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#11908334 - 10/30/16 02:59 PM Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7
buggsboy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 196
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Friends, I need to get a Navionics mapping chip for a Helix 7. I fish mostly in Texas. The last Navionics chip I bought was a Hotmaps Premium south, I believe. Is the Hotmaps Premium compatible with the Helix 7? Thanks

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#11908525 - 10/30/16 05:51 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake

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#11908549 - 10/30/16 06:11 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 196
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Thank you sir. Looks like I need to get up to speed on the new mapping products.

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#11911821 - 11/01/16 04:23 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
Corey Stanley Offline
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The premium will work in that unit but there are definitely better choices out there. Have you picked up one or chosen which card you are looking at getting?
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#11911843 - 11/01/16 04:32 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: buggsboy
Friends, I need to get a Navionics mapping chip for a Helix 7. I fish mostly in Texas. The last Navionics chip I bought was a Hotmaps Premium south, I believe. Is the Hotmaps Premium compatible with the Helix 7? Thanks


If the Premium card you have is a S6, it will work since it is a microSD.

The Helix 7 has a microSD card reader.

The Premium edition was discontinued at the end of 2015 and has since been replaced by the Navionics+ Regional cards-- same price.
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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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#11912078 - 11/01/16 06:03 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 196
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
I have two boats: one that stays mostly at my RV spot at Lake Fork. This boat has a 998C SI with Navionics Premium at the console and a Helix 7 with Lake Master up front.

The other boat is kept at home. It is a Tracker PT 170 with Helix 7 and Lake Master at the console and a Helix 7 with no chip up front. I am considering Navionics up front for that unit. Is the Navionics+ pretty much like the previous Hotmaps Premium chip as far as features and detail?

Thanks

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#11912128 - 11/01/16 06:28 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3441
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Region is the only thing in common.

Navionics does about 2000 updates per day "somewhere". The current maps may be the same for a particular location, or may be updated.
You don't have to guess what the current maps are, you can view today's maps today on the Navionics website's Web App.

The Premium edition has Navionics Nautical Charts (their data)

The Navionics+ Regional has Navionics Nautical Charts plus the Sonar Charts map layer (HD contour mapping created from unit user sonar logs).

A new purchase of any Navionics product includes a year of Freshest Data Updates. If you purchase a new map card and update it today, you will have today's data today.
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#11912137 - 11/01/16 06:31 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3441
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
There is another current Navionics+ product that is not regional. It has all the maps for the US and Canada already loaded on the card.
It is Navionics+ Preloaded.
If you fish out of the South Region coverage, that may be a better product since you would not need to purchase another region card to have more maps.
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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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#11912225 - 11/01/16 07:12 PM Re: Navionics Mapping Chip for Humminbird Helix 7 [Re: buggsboy]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
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Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Great information. Thank you all.

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