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Humminbird HELIX™ family offers ‘compelling’ value

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Said to offer the highest resolution of any fishfinder in its price bracket, the HELIX™ from Humminbird.
↑ The HELIX™ family of fishfinders includes five models that can be gimbal or in-dash mounted.

Humminbird says it is continuing its trend of offering anglers more features at a compelling value with the launch of the HELIX™ family of compact fishfinders.

It adds that for many years anglers have been fishing in a box, limited to fish and structure viewing on a screen that does not fully capture the breadth of the underground landscape. Hence its recent shift to a five-inch diagonal 800H x 480V screen 256-colour TFT display that recalls the 16:9 aspect ratio of the HDTV, but in a more compact format.

“Over the years anglers have told us that they love our 800 and 900 Series units because of the screen orientation, Especially for technologies like our patented Side Imaging™, the landscape orientation maximizes the number of horizontal pixels for optimal details and easy viewing,” says Humminbird Brand Manager, Jeff Kolodzinski.

He adds that anglers on a limited budget now have access to ‘incredible’ fishfinding features with minimal investment. “HELIX offers the highest resolution of any model in its price category.”

“These aren’t just amazingly priced units,” says Humminbird Senior Product Manager, John Luther: “They are amazing units at any price.”

The HELIX family includes five models and all feature X-Press Menu System keypad control, 800H x 450V five-inch 256 colour TFT display and allow for gimbal mounting or in-dash with optional kit. International models support 200/50 kHz. Optional 50 kHz transducers are available for extreme deep-water use.

HELIX 5 SONAR

  • Designed for the angler who requires DualBeam PLUS Sonar only;
  • Included XNT 9 20 T transducer with 200/83 kHz frequencies for 20- and 60-degree coverage, respectively;
  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer;
  • 1,500 feet depth capability;
  • Also available in a portable model, HELIX 5 SONAR PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle and case;

HELIX 5 DI

  • Designed for the angler who requires DualBeam PLUS Sonar and Down Imaging®;
  • Included XNT 9 DI T transducer features 455/800/200/455 kHz frequencies for 16-, 28-, 45- and 75-degree coverage;
  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer;
  • 600 feet depth-capable sonar; Down Imaging®, 350 feet.

HELIX 5 SONAR – GPS

  • Offers DualBeam PLUS Sonar and GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver for 2,500 waypoints, 45 routes, 50 tracks and 20,000 waypoints;
  • Includes Humminbird UniMap base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, including AutoChart™;
  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ compatible;
  • Included XNT 9 20 T transducer with 200/83 kHz frequencies for 20- and 60-degree coverage respectively;
  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer;
  • GPS speed included;
  • 1500 feet depth capability;
  • Also available in a portable model, HELIX 5 SONAR – GPS PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle and case.

HELIX 5 DI – GPS

  • Functionality includes DualBeam PLUS Sonar, GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver and Down Imaging®;
  • Includes Humminbird UniMap base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, including AutoChart™;
  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ compatible;
  • Included XNT 9 DI T transducer features 455/800/200/455 kHz frequencies for 16-, 28-, 45- and 75-degree coverage;
  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer;
  • GPS speed included;
  • 600 feet depth-capable sonar; Down Imaging®, 350 feet.

HELIX 5 SI – GPS

  • The flagship unit of the HELIX family features DualBeam PLUS Sonar, GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver, Down Imaging®, and Side Imaging®.;
  • Includes Humminbird UniMap base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, including AutoChart™ and AutoChart™ Pro;
  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ compatible;
  • Included XNT 9 SI 180 T transducer features 200/83/455 kHz frequencies for 20-, 60-, and (2) 85-degree angles of coverage;
  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer;
  • GPS speed included;
  • 1500 feet depth-capable sonar; Down Imaging®, 350 feet; Side imaging®, 100 feet, left and right;
  • Also available in the Kevin VanDam Signature Series as HELIX 5 SI – GPS KVD.

BUSINESS CONTACT

Tel: + 1 334 687 1163

Web: www.humminbird.com

 

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