If you’re looking for the most affordable and the most performant fish finder with Down Imaging, the HELIX 5 DI GPS has got to be IT. It’s one of the brand new units released by Humminbird for 2015, and has just about all the features of the 688ci HD DI Combo, only it’s less expensive. Let’s see what it can do.
The HELIX series is a new line of Humminbird fish finders, freshly released at the beginning of 2015. Although the models in this series don’t bring a lot of new features to the table, they all have a new, more effective and user friendly design. Also, they are significantly less expensive than the previous models with similar features.
Along with the ION 12, and the units of the ONIX series, the Humminbird ION 10 stands atop the list of the best fish finding and navigation units provided by Humminbird. It basically offers the same features as the ION 12, only with a smaller screen, and without the wireless connectivity to the web.
ION 10 features a 10.4-inch diagonal display, high-definition and full color TFT (16.7 mm colors), with a 1024H x 768V pixel resolution, and LED backlight. The screen of this unit has the specific ION
The Humminbird 1159ci HD Combo is currently the most affordable model in the 1100 series. That’s because it only has the standard Dual Beam Plus sonar with SwitchFire, without Side Imaging and Down Imaging. It can however be upgraded with an
As its name suggests, the 1159ci HD XD Combo is another fish finder equipped with Xtreme Depth technology, with a depth capability up to 3,000 ft., and a power output of 1,000 Watts (RMS) / 8,000 Watts (PTP). It’s one of the best Humminbird fish finders without Side Imaging and Down Imaging to have, the lack of these two sonar technologies cut off over $500 from the price.
This unit has Dual Beam Plus sonar with SwitchFire, its sonar including 3 operational modes: 200 kHz with a narrow, and