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#12259005 - 05/23/17 11:49 AM Solix or Helix
TxSpec Offline
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Registered: 07/28/14
Posts: 43
Trying to decide which would be better the Solix 12 SI mega or Helix 12 SI mega. I currently run the 1199 at the console and 999 on the bow. I would like to use the new unit on the console and possibly rearrange the others and have them all networked together. With only a $300 difference I'm not sure which to go with or any networking issues either may have with current units. Thoughts?

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#12259058 - 05/23/17 12:14 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: TxSpec]
Shallow Waters Online   content
Angler

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 285
Both units will only share waypoints to the core units. Either unit is great. I run 2 helix's that are alsome, but I would buy the solix just for the customizable views.


Edited by Shallow Waters (05/23/17 12:15 PM)

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#12259273 - 05/23/17 02:01 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: TxSpec]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 853
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Isn't Solix a touch unit and Helix a button unit? Seems like the touch would be much better to me. If there is only a 300 dollar difference, I would go Solix for sure.

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#12259384 - 05/23/17 03:05 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: TxSpec]
Shallow Waters Online   content
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Registered: 01/03/17
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I havent messed with the solix on the water, and obviously not in the summer heat, but I have had issues with touch models in the past when it gets really hot. I am sure the Solix touch screen is great, but it really wouldnt be a selling point for me personally.

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#12259611 - 05/23/17 05:30 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: TxSpec]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Solix has trackback feature on side imaging too

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#12259685 - 05/23/17 06:27 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: TxSpec]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4435
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I'd buy a Helix Mega cause next year there will be a "Solix G2" and then a "Solix G2BT" or something that will just make you regret buying a first gen product.

Speaking from experience.
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#12259700 - 05/23/17 06:35 PM Re: Solix or Helix [Re: Shallow Waters]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3808
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: Shallow Waters
Both units will only share waypoints to the core units. Either unit is great. I run 2 helix's that are alsome, but I would buy the solix just for the customizable views.


False.
A Helix is the current version of what the number series(core)was. Shares the same data---GPS/Sonar/Sensors/Accessories

The SOLIX will only share waypoints to Helix/core. Same as the ONIX.
The SOLIX is the new version of ONIX, they have the same operating software and same menu system.
All versions of the SOLIX are cross-touch.
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