Posted on November 23, 2014
Humminbird® Introduces New HELIX™ Fishfinder Family
Compact units pack a huge punch, offer anglers widescreen color display and pro features at an equally attractive price point
EUFAULA, AL. – Continuing with the trend of offering anglers more features at a compelling value, Humminbird® is proud to announce the launch of HELIX™, a family of compact-format fishfinders that feature a best-in-class, widescreen color display and powerful, professional-grade features.
For years, many anglers have been fishing in a box, limited to fish- and structure-viewing on a screen that doesn’t fully capture the breadth of the underwater landscape – landscape being the operative word.
Hence, Humminbird’s recent shift to a 5-inch diagonal 800H x 480V screen 256-color TFT display that recalls the 16:9 aspect ratio of 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 detail and easy viewing,” says Humminbird Brand Manager, Jeff Kolodzinski.
For first-time electronics buyers, the getting has never been so good. Anglers on limited budgets now have access to incredible fish-finding features with minimal investment. HELIX offers the highest resolution of any fishfinder in their price category. “These aren’t just amazingly priced units, they are amazing units at any price,” says Humminbird Sr. Product Manager, John Luther.
MEET THE 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
*Also available in a portable model, HELIX 5 SONAR PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle and case.
HELIX 5 DI
HELIX 5 SONAR – GPS
*Also available in a portable model, HELIX 5 SONAR – GPS PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle and case.
HELIX 5 DI – GPS
HELIX 5 SI – GPS
*Also available in the Kevin VanDam Signature Series as HELIX 5 SI – GPS KVD.
All prices are in USD