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Hummingbird or Lowrance #13445690 02/20/20 06:32 PM
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Looking at getting either the
Lowrance HOOK2 5 SplitShot US/Canada Navionics+ Map Bundle Fishfinder/Chartplotter Combo for $280
or
Hummingbird HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 NAV+ for $350

not looking at spending over $500 but the $70 difference between the 2 isn't really playing a factor just looking at the better product and open to hear other options.

After looking at reviews Helix 5 just looks more clear and really easy to operate so that's why I'm leaning towards that.

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13445889 02/20/20 10:11 PM
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Check out the new Lowrance Hook Reveal series.
Nice.

Lowrance Hook Reveal

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13446626 02/21/20 03:27 PM
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There are some things I really don't like about the Hook series.
I own three different/older Elite units and a Helix G2

--The way the power and transducer cords connect to the Hook units--requires an unnecessary amount of force to connect properly
--The buttons and housing look cheaply made (as compared to the previous generation Elite units)
--The processing speed could be better
--The microSD slot swallows microSD cards making them difficult to remove
--The DI is better on the Hook series than the Elites, but not as good as the Helix

That being said, the 2D is very good and the screen display is nice and you get a lot of modes/function/features for the money.


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Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13446964 02/21/20 08:08 PM
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I have 2 Lowrances and one Humminbird on my boat and If I was buying new I'd get humminbird.


Thats my money fish
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Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13447216 02/21/20 11:51 PM
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I've owned Hummingbird and Lowrance, I went with new Lowrance HDS Live

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13448551 02/23/20 03:47 PM
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I have a Lowrance Hook. It is a good unit for the price.

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13448793 02/23/20 08:55 PM
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Bird’s.......

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13449743 02/24/20 04:37 PM
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Go to a retail store and play with them, buy the one that you can work!

Re: Hummingbird or Lowrance [Re: txAggie792] #13471896 03/15/20 12:51 AM
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Lowrance for great service.

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