Humminbird® Launches HELIX™ 5 G2 with CHIRP and AutoChart® Live

Humminbird® Launches HELIX™ 5 G2 with CHIRP and AutoChart® Live

Second generation of the compact HELIX 5 family features CHIRP, AutoChart® Live, SmartStrike™ and updated user interface
RACINE, Wis., October 13, 2016 – Humminbird® is pleased to announce the HELIX™ 5 G2 units, the second generation of thehttp://www.humminbird.com/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNEC9MXB4_c27H_zLOjtI8IJ6x3sug">Humminbird HELIX 5, bringing anglers new features and a compelling value. The GPS units in the family all come pre-loaded with AutoChart® Live and are compatible with all Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, including SmartStrike™. In addition, the new units include digital sonar, Side Imaging and Down Imaging capabilities that have been enhanced through the use of CHIRP operating frequencies.

All units feature the original http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Product-Category/Series/HELIX-5-Series/?facets=,,,,,,," target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Product-Category/Series/HELIX-5-Series/?facets%3D,,,,,,,&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNEhNzec7N2GldZiFSWFCepFpo8S0g">HELIX 5's best-in-class, ultra-bright 5-inch diagonal HD widescreen color display and professional features, but also include a new updated user interface.

"Easy viewing and operation are now only part of the story," says Humminbird Brand Manager, Ray Schaffart. "With the new HELIX 5 G2 we decided to deliver flagship Humminbird fish-finding technologies like CHIRP digital sonar, AutoChart® Live and Smart Strike™ at an accessible price point, giving more anglers state-of-the-art capabilities. Now, fishermen are not limited to what they can do because of screen size."

MEET THE G2 FAMILY

The http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Product-Category/Series/HELIX-5-Series/?facets=,,,,,,," target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Product-Category/Series/HELIX-5-Series/?facets%3D,,,,,,,&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNEhNzec7N2GldZiFSWFCepFpo8S0g">HELIX 5 G2 family consists of five models to meet the individual needs of anglers and boaters. All units feature an updated operating system, 800H x 480V 5-inch 256-color TFT display, and allow for gimbal mounting, or in-dash mounting with an optional kit. International models support 200/50kHz. Optional 50 kHz transducers are available for extreme deep-water use. All models in the HELIX 5 G2 family are upgradeable, allowing users to receive software updates when they are available.

Three new units have GPS capabilities built-in - the http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNERZi53pBXemXo9lcnaSGNzQ0WCOw">HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2, http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-DI-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-DI-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNFNdIhEgihiWCJ2kewOgRcFc093EQ">HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2, and http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-SI-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-SI-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNHTW96IDIkf3nHF7JicFNVohK5yXA">HELIX 5 CHIRP SI GPS G2. The new GPS units feature a Micro SD card slot for use with advanced cartography or to save screenshots, sonar recordings or waypoints.

All three GPS-enabled units have the following features:

  • CHIRP digital sonar and GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver for 2,500 waypoints, 45 routes, 50 tracks and 20,000 waypoints.

  • Pre-loaded with AutoChart Live, giving users the ability to map the depth of any body of water; includes space for 8-hours of mapping on the hard drive with additional storage available on an optional AutoChart Zero Line map card.

  • Compatible with all Humminbird LakeMaster charts, including Smart Strike.

  • SmartStrike identifies the best places to fish based on species, time of year/day, weather, bottom contours, and more.

  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ compatible.

  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer for finding fish-holding locations.

  • GPS speed included.

  • 1,500 feet depth capability.


The http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-DI-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-DI-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNFNdIhEgihiWCJ2kewOgRcFc093EQ">HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 includes CHIRP Down Imaging, with 600 feet depth-capable sonar and 350 feet Down Imaging® capability. The http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-SI-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-SI-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNHTW96IDIkf3nHF7JicFNVohK5yXA">HELIX 5 SI CHIRP GPS is the flagship unit of the family and includes CHIRP Down Imaging and CHIRP Side Imaging®  with 1,500 feet depth-capable sonar, 350 feet Down Imaging capability and 100 feet Side Imaging capability on both left and right sides.

In addition, there is a portable model, http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2-PT/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2-PT/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNHvwBJBAdRbvuUt1xH0DiwmOAEtzQ">HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle, soft-sided carrying case, suction cup transducer, 7aH battery and charger, and the same capabilities as the http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-CHIRP-GPS-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591932000&usg=AFQjCNERZi53pBXemXo9lcnaSGNzQ0WCOw">HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2.

Designed for anglers who do not require GPS, the http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNG0A_HlaBb6_NMVhFSMAq3EBJPj0w">HELIX 5 SONAR G2 and http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-DI-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-DI-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNHd0ZqcaPE1jiuCpdH2JrNxl5YvJw">HELIX 5 DI G2 bring HELIX 5 users a new, more intuitive and streamlined user interface and operating system.

The HELIX 5 SONAR G2 and HELIX 5 DI G2 include:

  • Sonar capabilities designed for the angler/boater who requires DualBeam PLUS Sonar, allowing users to select a narrow, high-detailed beam, and/or a wide beam for a larger search area.

  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer for finding fish-holding locations.

  • 1,500 feet depth capability.

  • Optional paddlewheel speed sensor to gauge speed on the water.


The http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-DI-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-DI-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNHd0ZqcaPE1jiuCpdH2JrNxl5YvJw">HELIX 5 DI G2 is designed for the angler who requires Down Imaging® and DualBeam PLUS Sonar. It delivers 600 feet depth-capable sonar and 350 feet Down Imaging capabilities.

The http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNG0A_HlaBb6_NMVhFSMAq3EBJPj0w">HELIX 5 SONAR G2 is also available in a portable model, http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2-PT/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com/Products/HELIX-5-SONAR-G2-PT/&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNGjs7-Ii0H2sGaupTScANogRLhVRg">HELIX 5 SONAR G2 PT (Portable), which includes Humminbird shuttle, soft-sided carrying case, suction cup transducer, 7aH battery and charger.

For more information visit http://www.humminbird.com/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://www.humminbird.com&source=gmail&ust=1476479591933000&usg=AFQjCNFmHA_MRTSpqylZ_UyPgdn0UlXFQQ">humminbird.com, contact Humminbird, 678 Humminbird Lane, Eufaula, AL 36027, or call 800-633-1468.

About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products. Minn Kota® is the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

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