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#10970462 - 07/11/15 02:24 PM Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899
Ltcm09 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 185
Whats sounds like a better buy waiting till September 1 for the Helix 7 or getting the 899 right now?

Can someone explain the difference in the two units?

Thanks

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#10970495 - 07/11/15 02:53 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: Ltcm09]
timbertoes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1332
Loc: Van Alstyne
Here is a comparison on the supported/not supported (differences).
copy and paste from excel...


Helix (left info) 899 (right info)
Display Colors Grayscale: 256 65000
Depth Capability: 100 150
# Card Slots: 1 2
Navionics Platinum+ No yes
Navioncs Gold/Hot maps optional Optional
Platinum Capable: No Optional
C-Map 4D: No no
360 Imaging No Optional
i-Pilot Link No Optional
HD Radar No Optional
NMEA 2000 No Optional
5 Port Expansion Module No Optional
WeatherSense: No
Heading Sensor GPS: No
External GPS Receiver: No Optional
AS Interlink: No
AIS Compatability: No
View Preset Keys: No included
Temperature Graph: No included
Temperature Alarm included included


Edited by timbertoes (07/11/15 02:54 PM)

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#10970497 - 07/11/15 02:55 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: Ltcm09]
timbertoes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1332
Loc: Van Alstyne
depth capability is the SI

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#10970502 - 07/11/15 02:59 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: Ltcm09]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3429
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Main difference is the Helix series units are stand-alone only, and the 800 series can be linked to another unit to share data and accessories.

The Helix 7 SI GPS would be the equivalent of the 899ci HD SI Combo as far as sonar functions.

$300 MSRP price difference.


Edited by Wayne P. (07/11/15 03:03 PM)
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, 360, RC-1

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#10970510 - 07/11/15 03:07 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: Ltcm09]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1332
Loc: Van Alstyne
and I pilot contour following for the 899

Spot anchor OK on Helix is what I was told.

concur or no ?

( have an 899 on the way) smile


Edited by timbertoes (07/11/15 03:07 PM)

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#10970529 - 07/11/15 03:23 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: timbertoes]
Ltcm09 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 185
Yeah im thinking about getting the 899 let me know how you like it.

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#10970568 - 07/11/15 03:47 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: timbertoes]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3429
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: timbertoes
and I pilot contour following for the 899

Spot anchor OK on Helix is what I was told.

concur or no ?

( have an 899 on the way) smile


The Helix is a standalone unit that can't be linked, so there is no way to connect it to an iPilot motor.
You don't even need a sonar unit for an iPilot motor, it has its own GPS system that does Spot Lock.
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, 360, RC-1

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#10970576 - 07/11/15 03:49 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 7 vs 899 [Re: Ltcm09]
timbertoes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1332
Loc: Van Alstyne
Ok, now that is how I remember it.

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