Humminbird Helix Review

Westin Yancey breaks down what model of Humminbird Helix is right for you. The Humminbird Helix Review will go over the basic functions of each model and price point as well as some important information on making your selection.

The HELIX 5 SI GPS features ​a brilliant 800H x 480V, 5″ 256 color display with backlight. Side Imaging/Down Imaging and DualBeam PLUS sonar with 4000 watts PTP power output, Precision Internal GPS Chartplotting with built-in UniMap cartography with a micro SD card slot for optional maps or for saving waypoints. Maximize your angling experience with the Humminbird HELIX 5 SI GPS fishfinder GPS system.

Meet the 2015 Helix Family

The HELIX family currently comprises five models to meet the individual needs of anglers and boaters. All units feature X-Press Menu System keypad control, 800H x 480V 5-inch 256-color TFT display, and allow for gimbal mounting, or in-dash mounting 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/boater 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.
1500 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.

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