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.
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.
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
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.