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Comparison Table

Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2
Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP DI GPS G3
Display Size5″5″
Display Resolution800H x 480V800H x 480V
Standard SonarsCHIRP Down Imaging, DualBeam PLUSDual Spectrum CHIRP, CHIRP Down Imaging
Coverage16°, 28°, 45° & 75° @ -10dB20°, 42° & 60° @ -10dB
CHIRP FrequenciesHigh (130-250 kHz), 50/200 (28-75/130-250 kHz), Med (75-155 kHz), 83/200 (75-155/130-250 kHz), Low (28-75 kHz)Narrow Mode (180-240 kHz), 83/200 (75-155/130-250 kHz), Wide Mode (140-200 kHz), Full Mode (150-220 kHz)
Sonar Frequencies50/83/200/455/800 kHz50/83/200/455 kHz
Sonar Depth2,500 ft (optional 50 kHz), 600 ft (standard transducer)3,000 ft (optional 50 kHz), 1,200 ft (standard transducer)
CHIRP Imaging Frequencies800 kHz (790-850 kHz), 455 kHz (420-520 kHz)455 kHz (420-520 kHz)
Down Imaging Depth350 ft350 ft
Side Imaging Range
Memory CardSingle Micro SDSingle Micro SD
CompatibilityAIS, AutoPilotMinn Kota US2 Sonar, AIS, AutoPilot
Power Input10.8-20 VDC10.8-20 VDC
Power Output Max4000 Watts4000 Watts
Power Output Cont.500 Watts500 Watts
Screen SnapshotIncludedIncluded
Sonar RecordingIncludedIncluded
Transducer LocationTransomTransom
GPS ChartplottingIncludedIncluded
GPS TrackplottingIncludedIncluded
Lakemaster CompatibleYesYes
Coastmaster CompatibleNoYes
Navionics CompatibleYesYes
Temperature SensorBuilt InBuilt In
Included TransducerXNT 9 DI TXNT 9 HW DI T
HDMI CompatibleNoNo
MEGA Live CompatibleNoNo

Key Differences

The Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 fish finder has CHIRP Down Imaging and DualBeam PLUS sonars, while the newer Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP DI GPS G3 fish finder has Dual Spectrum CHIRP and CHIRP Down Imaging sonars.

One key difference between these two fish finders is their sonar technology. The older G2 model has CHIRP Down Imaging, which uses high-frequency sound waves to provide detailed images of the underwater terrain. It also has DualBeam PLUS, which provides wide coverage and narrow precision beams.

On the other hand, the newer G3 model has Dual Spectrum CHIRP, which uses a broader range of frequencies to deliver even more detail and accuracy. CHIRP Down Imaging is also included in the G3, so users can still get detailed images of the ocean floor.

Another key difference between these fish finders is their compatibility. The G2 model is compatible with AIS and AutoPilot, while the G3 model is compatible with Minn Kota US2 Sonar, AIS, and AutoPilot. This means that the G3 model has more options for integration with other devices, which may be useful for fishermen who want to create a more advanced and customized fishing system.

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