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#11947871 - 11/23/16 09:27 AM Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2
mperl Offline
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Great Black Friday deals, trying to decide between the 2.

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#11948017 - 11/23/16 10:44 AM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
44 Diesel Online   content
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http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Product-Category/Series/Helix-7-Series/?facets=,,,,,,

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#11948087 - 11/23/16 11:40 AM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
Wayne P. Online   content
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There is no G1 designated unit, that would be the discontinued Helix 7 series.

If you check the specs on the HB site with the above link, there is the G2 and G2N versions. The G2N is networkable via Ethernet. The discontinued Helix 7 is not linkable.

Both of them have CHIRP 2D sonar and the imaging versions have CHIRP Imaging also. They have faster processors and several features that the discontinued version does not have.

You will have to refer to the legacy unit listing to get the specs to compare with the new ones.
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#11948145 - 11/23/16 12:22 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
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I fish for catfish and crappie and have a helix 7si. Thinking about buying a lake map sd card. Which one would you recommend?

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#11948261 - 11/23/16 01:33 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
44 Diesel Online   content
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Lakemaster has more features but the Navionics usually has better detail. So I have both but prefer the nacionics

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#11948342 - 11/23/16 02:33 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
mperl Offline
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Bass Pro had the discontinued Helix 7 on sale with Nav+ for $550. I made the long drive, and naturally they had sold out early this morning. I will not rush to brick and mortar stores again of their big sales. I may just stick with internet buys.


Edited by mperl (11/24/16 09:06 AM)

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#11948399 - 11/23/16 03:16 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: snowyriver6]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: snowyriver6
I fish for catfish and crappie and have a helix 7si. Thinking about buying a lake map sd card. Which one would you recommend?


The first thing to consider is if Lakemaster has the coverage you need. You can download the lake list from the Humminbird Lakemaster site to check. What you want to look for are waters that are listed as Lakemaster High Definition Survey. Bold letters with (*). Those are very good, the other two types--not so much.

Don't have to guess with Navionics, both of their map layers can be viewed on their website's Web App. The maps are current as of today.
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#11948410 - 11/23/16 03:31 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: Wayne P.]
mperl Offline
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Wayne, I only fish Lewisville Lake near Dallas Tx. Can I buy/download just one lake map?

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#11948571 - 11/23/16 05:50 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Yes via Humminbird Chart Select.

Download and install the Chart Select software, then you can make the purchase.

You have to ENCRYPT a blank memory card with your unit to load the map to the card. One map per card so get carried away with GB size. 2 is plenty but hard to find. I use 4 GB when I can find those. I got some real cheap class 10 8 GB cards by Transcend the last time I purchased memory cards.
Make sure you get the microSD size that fits your Helix 7.

PM sent with additional info.
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#11948738 - 11/23/16 07:38 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: snowyriver6]
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Jerry,
I have both cards. We can go out on your boat and plug each one in and see which you like best. The Navionics may have more detail, I havn't compared them that closely, but the Lakemaster will give you some features with the Humminbird that you won't get with Navionics. It will let you adjust the lake level offset to correct readings when the lake level is high er or lower. You can mark shallow areas to show up in red and if you want to fish a certain depth range, it will let you highlight that. I don't know if the Navionics chip has those features.
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#11948872 - 11/23/16 08:55 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
snowyriver6 Offline
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Great. santa came yesterday and delivered the helix. I'm gonna take it to neil when i get a chance to get it installed

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#11949738 - 11/24/16 01:52 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: mperl]
Bob Landry Online   content
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Humminbird still needs to fix some inaccuracies on their website. They have many of the G2, no "N" listed as having optional networking. I think only the G2Ns can be networked in spite of their site information.
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#11950135 - 11/24/16 06:24 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: Bob Landry]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Humminbird still needs to fix some inaccuracies on their website. They have many of the G2, no "N" listed as having optional networking. I think only the G2Ns can be networked in spite of their site information.


What G2 models show an Ethernet icon and indicate optional networking?
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#11950244 - 11/24/16 07:11 PM Re: Whats dif between Helix7 Gen 1 and Gen 2 [Re: Wayne P.]
Bob Landry Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
Humminbird still needs to fix some inaccuracies on their website. They have many of the G2, no "N" listed as having optional networking. I think only the G2Ns can be networked in spite of their site information.


What G2 models show an Ethernet icon and indicate optional networking?


I couldn't find them. Probably mis-read something. It wouldn't be the first time, probably not the last.
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