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#12303744 - 06/20/17 09:57 PM HB Helix labeling
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Currently shopping for an upgrade unit but not finding things lining up.
I go to fingerprint units in store @ BP and Cabella's and their units have the chirp logo to the left of the power button
All online pics of the same described units do not have it,but claim the same item features/capabilities
These the same units or is there an upgrade to the ones with the Chirp logo affixed ?
I dont need the plastic chrome stickers,just the performance

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#12303987 - 06/21/17 06:09 AM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: SARG]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Look at the model names, not the labels on the unit.
CHIRP is stated in the names.

The Helix 12 models are the only ones that have CHIRP on the face of the unit. No other first generation Helix has CHIRP.

G2 and G2N current models have CHIRP sonar and CHIRP Imaging.
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

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#12304324 - 06/21/17 10:00 AM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: Wayne P.]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas





Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Look at the model names, not the labels on the unit.
CHIRP is stated in the names.

The Helix 12 models are the only ones that have CHIRP on the face of the unit. No other first generation Helix has CHIRP.

G2 and G2N current models have CHIRP sonar and CHIRP Imaging.

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#12304445 - 06/21/17 10:58 AM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: SARG]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Thanks, I had not see the production models.

PM sent
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

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#12305243 - 06/21/17 05:51 PM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: Wayne P.]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas


So these are Gen2 and the sales sites have pics of Gen 1 with Gen 2 details/features

hmmm


Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Look at the model names, not the labels on the unit.
CHIRP is stated in the names.

The Helix 12 models are the only ones that have CHIRP on the face of the unit. No other first generation Helix has CHIRP.

G2 and G2N current models have CHIRP sonar and CHIRP Imaging.

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#12309647 - 06/24/17 11:59 AM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: SARG]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: SARG


So these are Gen2 and the sales sites have pics of Gen 1 with Gen 2 details/features

hmmm


Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Look at the model names, not the labels on the unit.
CHIRP is stated in the names.

The Helix 12 models are the only ones that have CHIRP on the face of the unit. No other first generation Helix has CHIRP.

G2 and G2N current models have CHIRP sonar and CHIRP Imaging.


I guess it depends on when the pictures of the new models were available for advertising.

Another way to tell if you see one on display is turn it off then back on. The model will be shown on the start-up screen:



I did not think to take a picture of the Helix 5 DI GPS G2 start-up screen.
I took this to show screen glare.

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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

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#12310176 - 06/24/17 08:55 PM Re: HB Helix labeling [Re: SARG]
SARG Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Yes Sir
I did the easiest thing and took one out of the box dance2
The new G2's are in G1 box's with G1 box art.
There are visors for these units now,Im ordering Monday
MarinerSales in Dallas Tx has them

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