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 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
The Humminbird 386ci Combo PT is one of the best portable fish finders with chartplotting, in terms of price / quality ratio. Excellent to fit on your kayak or rental boat, and comes with charger, 7 Amp Hour AGM Battery, and its soft-sided carry case.
Although it does not have Side Imaging or Down Imaging, and does not support 360 Imaging