Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 DI G2 Review

There aren’t any significant differences between the older HELIX 5 DI model and the new HELIX 5 DI G2. However, since Humminbird brought a new generation of HELIX 5 units, they also released a Down Imaging and a Sonar Only unit. Therefore, since it’s a newer model, the G2 will probably replace the older HELIX 5 DI unit.

With regards to the specs of this unit, the HELIX 5 DI G2 is a standalone fish finder. However, it does offer two types of sonar: 2D and Down Imaging. It comes with read more

Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 Review

The HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 is one of the new generation of units from Humminbird. As opposed to the older HELIX 5 DI GPS system, this one features CHIRP sonar technology and also has the AutoChart Live function.

In terms of sonar and navigation, this unit offers the same functions as the HELIX 5 CHIRP SI GPS G2. It's equipped with the UniMap charts, which are basically the most basic charts that you can find in a Humminbird unit.

Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 Review

The HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 is one of the most affordable fish finder and chartplotter combos from Humminbird for 2017. It doesn't include any fancy sonar features such as Side Imaging or Down Imaging, but as its name suggests, it does have CHIRP sonar technology.

Like all other Humminbird fish finders, this particular model comes with a transducer. The out-of-box transducer is the XNT 9 20 T, which is also temperature capable.

Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 CHIRP SI GPS G2 Review

The HELIX 5 CHIRP SI GPS G2 is one of the newest models from Humminbird for 2017. It comes with quite a few improvements over the older HELIX 5 SI GPS. The major differences are the CHIRP sonar technology and the AutoChart Live capability. As its name suggests, it's a unit with GPS and Side Imaging sonar, but it also has Down Imaging and DualBeam Plus standard sonar, all CHIRP enhanced. As for base maps for navigation, it comes with the Humminbird UniMap charts.

Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 DI Review

Chartplotting and GPS are two features that typically burden the price of a fish finder unit. Therefore, if you’re looking for an affordable unit with Down Imaging, but without these features, the HELIX 5 DI from Humminbird should be on your list. It basically offers the same fish finding potential as the HELIX 5 DI GPS Combo, but without the navigational features, and of course, with a substantial price reduction.

Just like the other models of the HELIX series, the head unit of the HELIX read more