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#11641343 - 06/01/16 08:17 PM Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts?
Ckrum Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/12/13
Posts: 5
I wanted to know what y'all thought about this?
I have always used lowrance but it recently went out! I am thinking about buying the Helix 5.
What are yalls thoughts on this Fishfinder??


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#11642404 - 06/02/16 10:59 AM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1045
Loc: Richland-Chambers
I prefer Humminbird over Lowrance. The customer service is better. I think the products are more user friendly as well. I have played with the Helix some and it seems to be a great unit.
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#11643053 - 06/02/16 03:24 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
TxRanger1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Humble,Tx
I would stick with Lowrance.....just because that is what I like. They are both good units.

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#11644632 - 06/03/16 09:46 AM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
TX0303 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 104
Loc: WilCo
I have the 10" and it is a good unit. The only downside for you will be SI on a 5" screen. I think it will be difficult to see details, especially if you run split screen.

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#11645160 - 06/03/16 01:27 PM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
kickingback Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 815
Loc: Texas
I run a Lowrance Elite 4X on my Ascend FS128T kayak. I run a Hummingbird 899 side image on my jon boat with an extra transducer up front on TM to use my Helix 5 SI which I use on both my jon boat up front and my Hobie PA 14. The Helix 5 is a good unit if you are close to it and can read the smaller screen. Perfect for a yak or trolling. If you have bad eyesight I would go with the 7 or 9 as the screen is much bigger. That is the only difference I feel. I like mine and I need to put my glasses on to read it sometimes but most of the time I can see the structure and fish easily without my glasses about 3 feet away. If you can see it fine you may want to upgrade the transducer to the HD version for better signal.


Edited by kickingback (06/03/16 01:29 PM)
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#11654319 - 06/08/16 10:59 AM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
Ckrum Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/12/13
Posts: 5
Thanks y'all!

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#11656898 - 06/09/16 11:14 AM Re: Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Fishfinder - Thoughts? [Re: Ckrum]
jjranch Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 121
Loc: Stephenville
If you go with the helix 5. Pls give feed back I'm thinking of running it on my boat combo with 899

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