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.
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.
The HELIX 9 Sonar GPS is the HELIX 9 series unit which lacks DI and SI, using only 2D sonar. But apart from that, this unit is quite similar to the other units of the series. Therefore, in case you don’t want to spend on additional sonar features, but would still like a 9″ unit, here’s what this HELIX model can do.
First of all, the control unit is ready to use as a fish finder right out of the box, as the transducer is included. The XNT 9 20 T transom transducer is actually the
The HELIX 7 GPS unit, newly released in the summer of 2015, is pretty similar with the HELIX 5 GPS in terms of features and functions. Also, the unit itself is basically the same as the HELIX 7 SI GPS, only it’s not capable of Side Imaging or Down Imaging. But nonetheless, it’s a great unit to have on the water, a unit that packs a considerable amount of useful functions.
So, to begin with, this unit is equipped with a powerful internal GPS antenna, the Humminbird’s Precision
For the summer of 2015, Humminbird has launched a new line of fish finders: the HELIX 7 series. As terminology suggests, they all feature a 7-inch display, among other fish finding and navigation features. Evidently, one of the best models of the series is the SI model. Therefore, let’s see what the HELIX 7 SI GPS combo can do.
To begin with, the head unit features a 7-inch HD display, easy to read in direct sunlight or during night fishing, being LED backlit. The display is 256 TFT color