Hummingbird Fish Finder Piranhamax 196ci Review


Piranhamax 196ci

The Humminbird PiranhaMax 196ci is also a new model released in 2013. It’s one of the smallest units featuring GPS and trackplotting. And when it comes to its trackplotting capabilities, it can store up to 2,000 points, and 500 waypoints.

Since it’s a new released model, it has the new flat layout, and even though it’s a small unit, it has color screen (256 color). Like most fish finders in the Piranhamax series, it has a small screen, 320X240 pixel resolution 3.5″ diagonal.

Has a narrow Dual Beam sonar, 455 kHz (16° beam) / 200 kHz (28° beam), with a power output of 200 Watts (1600 PTP). This makes it reliable for depths up to 600 ft.

Among other useful features can be numbered: Fish ID (a more user-friendly display which interprets the returns for you, telling you which are fish and which aren’t showing their depths as well), depth alarm, fish alarm, water temperature display, tilt and swivel mount.

Just like all the other fish finders from Humminbird, the 196ci Piranhamax comes with a 1 year warranty.