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#11416715 - 02/15/16 10:00 PM Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons????
tbucket101 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 395
Loc: Saginaw
Comparing these 3 units, but with no actual run time behind any of them, wondering what some of your opinions are to make a decision based on actual opinions and comparisons from those that have used them.
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#11416722 - 02/15/16 10:06 PM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
Kyle405 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 238
Loc: Mansfield, TX.
Go to bass pro and get hands on. They aren't the cheapest for them but go in there and look over each model. Even though it's demo mode, at least you can see the layouts, features and screen sizes. Then do your homework online and find the best deal.

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#11416770 - 02/15/16 10:35 PM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: Kyle405]
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 19853
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Originally Posted By: Kyle405
Go to bass pro and get hands on. They aren't the cheapest for them but go in there and look over each model. Even though it's demo mode, at least you can see the layouts, features and screen sizes. Then do your homework online and find the best deal.


Can't you give you much better advice than this ^^^^^^. I have run birds and Lowrance, I like certain aspects of Lowrance like their "out of the box" 2D better, but the extra transducer, price, and reliability keep me with Birds, but I am going to look at Garmin as well and decide between Garmin and the Helix for my next.
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#11416843 - 02/16/16 12:07 AM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
Roll Tide Ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 386
Loc: Krum, TX.
I have run Lowrance only and never owned a Hummingbird but I went by Shut Up and Fish today to pick up a Balzout mount from David and he showed me his Helix and I gotta say I was quite impressed with it. He walked me through a few of the simple settings and the clarity of the picture and brightness was very nice.


Edited by Roll Tide Ranger (02/16/16 12:10 AM)

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#11417448 - 02/16/16 10:05 AM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
Tyler.Woods Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 1035
Loc: Mansfield, TX / Nacogdoches, T...
I love my Helix 7. It's got SI and DI and with the Lake master chip its hard to beat the price for a great unit with Si and Di. $700.00 for the unit and $120 for the Lake master micro chip.
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#11417490 - 02/16/16 10:21 AM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
DJB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 1528
Don't work for or sell em .garmin is my vote and I have a helix and a 73v

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#11417615 - 02/16/16 11:20 AM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
Fishingking Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 944
Helix 7 gets my vote

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#11417786 - 02/16/16 12:53 PM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
PineMills Tracker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Trophy Club
I was torn between the Helix 7 or the Garmin 73sv. Went ahead and bought the Garmin 73SV at Bass Pro for $540 with the lake maps included. Its being installed right now. BPS did have some negative comments on the Helix but they may have been pushing the Garmins during their classic sale. I read nothing but positives reviews on both.

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#11417867 - 02/16/16 01:32 PM Re: Helix 7 vs HDS7 vs Garmin 73...all SI, pros/cons???? [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 10/25/02
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Loc: Fort Scott, Ks.
Pine, you will love your 73sv. So easy to use and one helluva price.

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