New from America's Favourite Fish Finder

Posted: 22nd July 2016 | Written by: Cristiana Zama

With a full armory of digital weaponry and a massive widescreen, the new HELIX™ 12 is Humminbird®’s rarest beast yet, with precise Humminbird® Broadband CHIRP, incredible imaging sonar and the mapmaking power of AutoChart® Live. 

Goes without saying that the HELIX 12 CHIRP Series also industry-best screen brightness, advanced imaging technologies, an Ethernet port for networking multiple units and technologies like Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link™ and Humminbird 360 Imaging®, and one-of-a-kind AutoChart Live, which allows anglers to make their own maps in real-time, no PC, server or Cloud required. 

But the biggest news? Full-spectrum Broadband CHIRP between 28kHz – 490kHz to provide you with the ability to see what lies below in a whole new light (additional transducer purchases may be required to attain the full range of 28kHz – 490kHz).  Humminbird® Broadband CHIRP delivers impressive detail and accuracy in virtually any freshwater application.

Compared to peer technologies, this best-in-class CHIRP sweeps frequencies, while using superior transducer and data processing to deliver unrivalled fish-finding precision. For maximum convenience, this 1kW technology is built right into your HELIX™ 12 head unit. While other manufacturers pick just a few frequencies, Humminbird® 12 CHIRP gives the angler full spectrum capability from square one, even allowing the user the ability to select start and end frequencies for the ultimate in control. 

With HELIX™ 12 CHIRP you get improved fish detail, great clarity, more target separation, reduced noise, unmatched precision and increased depth.

The HELIX™ 12 Series comprises three models, all with an incredibly user-friendly operating system called REFLEX Interface, X-Press™ Menu System keypad control, 1024H x 600V HD 10.1-inch 65,000-colors TFT display, and allow for gimbal mounting, or in-dash mounting with optional kit. International models support 200/50kHz. Optional 50 kHz transducers are available for extreme deep-water use. 

HELIX™ 12 CHIRP – GPS, HELIX™ 12 CHIRP DI – GPS, and HELIX™ 12 CHIRP SI – GPS all feature dual SD card slots for use with advanced cartography or to save screenshots, sonar recordings or waypoints.

All models in the HELIX™ 12 CHIRP family feature upgradable software. 

Himminbird Helix 12

HELIX™ 12 CHIRP - GPS

  • Offers Digital Signal Processing (DSP) DualBeam PLUS™ w/SwitchFire® Sonar and GPS chartplotting with internal 10Hz Precision GPS receiver for 2,500 waypoints, 45 routes, 50 tracks and 20,000 waypoints

  • Broadband CHIRP: 28kHz – 250kHz

  • Includes built-in Humminbird ContourXD™ base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts

  • AutoChart® Live included for real-time mapping

  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ and Platinum+ compatible

  • 8000 W (PTP); 1000 W (RMS)

  • Included XNT 9 20 T transducer with 200/83kHz frequencies for 20- and 60-degree coverage, respectively

  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer

  • GPS speed included

  • 1500 feet depth capability; 3500 feet with optional deep-water transducer

  • Ethernet port for networking capabilities

  • Add-ons include Minn Kota® i-Pilot™ Link, 360 Imaging™, Bluetooth® remote, Autopilot™, HD Radar, AIS, and NMEA 2000® 

HELIX™ 12 CHIRP - DI - GPS

  • Functionality includes Digital Signal Processing (DSP) DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar w/ SwitchFire®, GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver and Down Imaging®

  • Broadband CHIRP: 28kHz – 490kHz

  • Includes built-in Humminbird ContourXD base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts

  • AutoChart® Live included for real-time mapping

  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ and Platinum+ compatible

  • 8000 W (PTP); 1000 W (RMS) with optional deep-water transducer

  • Included XNT 9 DI T features 200/83 kHz frequencies for 20- and 60-degree sonar coverage; Down Imaging via 455kHz and 800kHz, for 75- and 45-degree coverage, respectively

  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer

  • GPS speed included

  • Ethernet port for networking capabilities

  • 1500 feet depth capability; 3500 feet with optional deep-water transducer

  • 350 feet Down Imaging® capability

  • Add-ons include Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link™, 360 Imaging®, Bluetooth® remote, Autopilot, HD Radar, AIS, NMEA 2000®, GPS Heading Sensor and 5-Port Ethernet Switch 

HELIX™ 12 CHIRP - SI - GPS

  • The flagship unit of the HELIX™ 10 family features Digital Signal Processing (DSP) DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar w/ SwitchFire®, GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver, HD Down Imaging, and HD Side Imaging®

  • Broadband CHIRP: 28kHz – 250kHz

  • Includes Humminbird ContourXD base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts

  • AutoChart Live included for real-time mapping

  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ and Platinum+ compatible

  • 8000 W (PTP); 1000 W (RMS) with optional deep-water transducer

  • Included XHS 9 HDSI 180 T transducer for HD Side Imaging®/HD Down Imaging® with 180-degrees coverage: 455kHz/(2) 86-degrees; 800kHz/(2) 55-degrees. (DSP) DualBeam PLUS™ w/SwitchFire®: 200kHz/20-degrees; 83 kHz/60-degrees

  • Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer

  • GPS speed included

  • 1500 feet depth-capable sonar (3500 feet with optional deep-water transducer); Down Imaging®, 150 feet; Side Imaging®, 150 feet, left and right

  • Ethernet port for networking capabilities

  • Add-ons include Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link™, 360 Imaging™, Bluetooth® remote, Autopilot, HD Radar, AIS, and NMEA 2000®

About Humminbird
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Humminbird®, LakeMaster®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, ice flashers and digital depth gauges. LakeMaster® is the premier brand of high-definition electronic fishing charts. 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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