Although it’s medium size fish finding device, the Hummingbird Fish Finder 597ci HD DI Combo offers a wide range of possibilities, and for the price, it’s quite a reliable fish finding unit.
The Humminbird Fish Finder 597ci HD DI Combo has a full color display, 5-inch wide with a square 640 x 640 pixel resolution, with LED backlight which offers a clear visibility even on a bright, sunny day. Since the display is full color you will be able to interpret the images and the returns with higher accuracy, in SwitchFire and Down Imaging.
The sonar capabilities of the Humminbird 597ci HD DI Combo include DualBeam Plus/SwitchFire, and as its name says it, it’s also equipped with Down Imaging technology. The Down Imaging view of the underwater environment are much more accurate that the SwitchFire view, allowing you to understand better the water depth, the shape of the bottom and any objects and of course fish, that pass under your boat. DI on this fish finding unit has a 250ft depth reliability.
Just as its bigger brothers, the 998c SI Combo or the 1198c SI Combo, the 597ci HD DI Combo is more than a fish finding device. Its GPS capabilities include a 50 channel Internal GPS, Chartplotting and has a built-in UniMap cartography database, covering the continental U.S. coastline and in-land lakes and rivers at 30 meters/pixel resolution.
This Hummingbird Fish Finder’s memory can store up to 3000 waypoints, 50 routes and 50 tracks (20,000 points each). Like most Hummingbird Fish Finders, it has a 1 year warranty.
All in all, this is a great fish finding tool to have, at a reasonable price. Even without the Side Imaging option, it is quite a reliable fish finding tool, the Best Hummingbird Fish Finder in the 500 series.