The HELIX 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2 is similar has quite a few extra features to offer over the last year's HELIX 7 SI GPS unit. First of all, the new HELIX model has CHIRP sonar technology, second of all, it has the AC Live feature, and third, it's SmartStrike capable.
With regards to its fish finding features, the first aspect to mention here is that the unit comes with the XNT 9 SI 180 T transducer, which can also detect water temperature. This transducer supports all three sonar technologies of the unit, DualBeam Plus, Side Imaging and Down Imaging.
The new HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G2 fish finder and chartplotter system comes with a few improvements over the older HELIX 7 GPS. As its name suggests, its sonar technology uses CHIRP, and along with that, this new unit comes with the AutoChart Live software, also being capable of using SmartStrike fishing charts.
This unit doesn’t have Side Imaging or Down Imaging, therefore, it’s considerably cheaper than the HELIX 7 CHIRP SI and DI models. It’s capable of three standard sonar frequencies
As opposed to the last year’s HELIX 7 DI GPS, the HELIX 7 CHIRP DI GPS G2, as its name suggests, is a fish finder with CHIRP technology. This unit actually has two types of sonar, DualBeam Plus (2D) and Down Imaging, both enhanced by CHIRP technology. CHIRP offers superior imaging with less clutter and a better separation between targets.
The unit comes with the temperature capable, XNT 9 DI T transducer, which supports both types of sonar, DI and DualBeam Plus. It’s also a CHIRP capable
At the end of 2016 Humminbird has launched the second generation of HELIX units. The HELIX 7 CHIRP DI G2 is one of them. Although it's not too much different from last years HELIX 7 DI, this new unit, as its name suggests features CHIRP sonar.
One of the first aspects to mention regarding this unit is its lack of GPS and other navigation functions. This is a standalone fish finder. It offers two types of sonar DualBeam Plus and Down Imaging, both CHIRP enhanced. It comes with the XNT 9 DI T transom transducer, which is also temperature capable.
In case you don’t want to spend extra on a unit that also has GPS, but you happen to be interested in a medium-sized unit, with Down Imaging, the HELIX 7 DI is exactly the model you’ve been looking for. It has pretty much the same features as the HELIX 7 DI GPS, only without the GPS, and a few other functions. Evidently, it also costs cca $80 less than the aforementioned unit. Anyway, let’s see what this unit can do for you.
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