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#11453836 - 03/03/16 10:22 AM Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging?
Dadsthatlove2fish Offline

Registered: 08/10/15
Posts: 138
I have a Lowrance Elite 5 HDI right now which I've had for a year or so I'm upgrading to side imaging. I'm use to the Lowrance set up but hear that Hummingbird is easier to use, side imaging technology is better, the GPS doesn't lag behind.

As far as quality of imaging, accuracy of the GPS for way points and it's speed when you move to a way point...I hear bad stuff about the touch screens not functioning right with stuff on your fingers dirtying up the screen also. Which is better in your personal opinion I would like to get some honest feedback before I spend $600+ because this is an investment something I plan on keeping for years.

Edited by Dadsthatlove2fish (03/03/16 10:53 AM)
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#11455059 - 03/03/16 08:00 PM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8960
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Go with the Helix 10!!
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#11455952 - 03/04/16 10:20 AM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
Chris Richardson Offline

Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 479
Loc: Athens, Tx
In my experience the bird is far superior in every aspect other than traditional 2D and downscan.
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#11456305 - 03/04/16 01:38 PM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Capt. Michael Littlejohn]
fmclee Offline
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Registered: 07/25/09
Posts: 1038
Originally Posted By: Salsa®
Go with the Helix 10!!

I did !!!!


#11457128 - 03/04/16 10:17 PM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
TxShiner Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 137
Loc: Mineola/Nacogdoches
I went to bass pro Monday to upgrade to a helix 7 hummingbird but after playing around with the lowrance elite 7ti I was sold,it was
$799. I think the touch screen is way easier
To navigate from screens and I've always had a hummingbird. The helix was a hundred less but felt it. Only tested it yesterday on fork but was pretty impressed

#11470288 - 03/11/16 06:43 AM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
PMB Offline

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 111
I am trying to figure this out as well. I like humminbird for the reason stated on initial post and that the side scan does not require a big azzzzz box and transducer.

What I don't like is HM working with MinnKota trolling motors. I like mortorguide because I know a lot of folks that went from MK to MG and are very happy. Most report the accuracy of the spotlok as being much better on the MG.

I think I will go with the Humminbird and hope MinnKota gets better before I purchase the TM.

#11497293 - 03/23/16 09:16 PM Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird Side Imaging? [Re: Dadsthatlove2fish]
LundThump Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 58
Loc: Frisco
Don't leave out Garmin in your hunt. Just put a echoMAP CHIRP 73sv on my boat. Right out of the box settings are pretty darn amazing.
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