The is one of the most complete fish finders from Humminbird, with an excellent price / quality ratio. However, it’s only on the 3rd place in this top 5 because it’s price still goes over $1,000. Other than that, it’s a great unit, and here’s what it can do.
These being said, one of the best (if not the best) Side Imaging fish finders from Humminbird at the moment, in terms of quality / price ratio, is the . What makes it so great? Let’s have a look at its features.
In terms of sonar technologies, this unit has both Side Imaging and Down Imaging, and for standard sonar it uses DualBeam Plus. Like all fish finders from Humminbird, this HELIX model comes with the transducer that supports all the sonar technologies the unit is capable of. In other words, the box includes the XNT 9 SI 180 T, with transom mount. This transducer is capable of three frequencies: 83/200/455 kHz. Both the SI and DI use the 455 kHz frequency with different beams. Side Imaging uses two lateral beams of cca 84° each, covering 480 ft side-to-side (240 on each side). Down Imaging sonar is actually created from the side beams, the user being able to select from a narrow, medium and wide beam. Both SI and DI beams are fan-shaped, razor-thin. Needless to say, both of them offer photo-like clarity imaging. Side Imaging shows an above perspective of the bottom, and Down Imaging shows what’s under the boat.
Another great side imaging fish finder from Humminbird. Unlike other side imaging fish finders, this one comes at a relatively low price. Humminbird 899ci HD SI Combo has a big 7” color display. The display comes in a widescreen 800×480 resolution. What’s more, the display has LED backlit feature. The aspect ratio of this side imaging display is 16:9.