Fish Finder

Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS Review

You will get the perfect angling tool with this upgraded internal software included fish finder for your comfortable fishing time. I really love this product and it is one of the top choices for my fishing time.

Who Need Humminbird 409620-1 Helix 5

  • Professional Fishermen
  • Amateur Fishers
  • Seasonal Fishermen


  • Recordable GPS tracking features.
  • Unique unimap cartography features.
  • Color display along with the backlight.
  • Compact body structure.


  • Not good operation for deeper regions.
  • Reported to provide the terrible mapping.

Key Features of Humminbird Helix 5 DI Fishfinder

Exciting Digital Screen

Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS has a compact construction with outer dimensions of 7.55 inch width, 4.64 inch height and 3.3 inch depth. Besides there is a screen display at the front side of this tool which is 5 inch in width and this display is of color TFT type and excellent in providing clear and crisp images of higher resolution of 800H X 480V including 256 colors. The screen display has the features of split screen zooming for ensuring the greater view and also includes the split screen bottom lock feature. Besides that this display also includes the backlight that allows the fishermen to enjoy the best visible images, especially in the outdoor fishing time.

GPS Tracking Features

Humminbird Helix 5 DI fish finder also includes the GPS system. You will get the GPS tracker and receiver with this device. This item also comes with the built-in feature of UniMap cartography which is built-in. With the help of these features, you can go for precise GPS chartplotting and get the detailed, more defined and fully colored 3 dimensional charts of different fishing places where you can start your fishing like lakes, rivers, coastline areas, etc.

Moreover, if you are an adventure lover and interested on exploring new places for fishing, you can get the advantages by accessing to this GPS system which will allow you to get the info of your desired places. With the help of this device you will get 45 different designated routes along with 2500 numbers of waypoints by using this GPS tracking system.

Sonar Features

Humminbird Helix 5 DI has one of the best sonar featured fish finders available in the market. The item can produce sound waves of higher frequencies and then transmit them through the thin slices. Thus, with this down imaging sonar feature, the fishermen can get a perfect image of the down surface of the water up to the depth of around 350 feet. The standard sonar coverage will be for different angles of 16°, 28°, 45° and 75°; whereas the standard sonar frequencies range in different values of 200, 455 and 800 kHz. The high frequencies sonar waves emitted through the thin slices come back and make a snapshot of the down surface of the ocean level on the screen. Due to this SwitchFire, Sonar mode will make your fishing time more and more enjoyable.

Apart from this mode of sonar, there is another mode known as double beam sonar mode combined with two beams for ensuring better and wider coverage area for the fishermen and it will be applicable up to deeper areas of up to 600 feet approximately. Moreover, this mode makes an image of 28 degree angling with 200 kHz of frequency and 16 degree angling with 455 kHz frequency.

Humminbird DownImaging

You can get the amazing images of the down surface of the water by using Humminbird 409620-1 HELIX 5 DI GPS fish finder. Like all other Humminbird products, you can also be able to see what is happening below your boat by this feature. So, the images produced are clear and you will be able to get a complete view of the rocks, pits, holes, timber, reefs, and so on.

Additional Features

In addition, Humminbird Helix 5 DI has features of making instant image update, real time sonar system, freeze frame options, temperature graph, selective fish ID, large digit views, instant image update, and so on. This fish finder tool is contained within a box and this box contains all other additional equipment like power cable, built in transducer for temperature controlling purposes, a swivel transom transducer mounting system, an instruction manual along with the DVD, and so on. So this user-friendly and modern aged fish finder is easy to operate and amazing to get the best services. In addition, this tool will make your pastime more pleasurable.


How long this unit will take to install?

The installation process of this item is quite easy. You will need only around an hour to install this unit.

Will the beginners face any problem to use this tool as their first time using purposes?

This tool is easy to operate for the new users. I have used this item as my second fishing tool, and haven’t got any problem. Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS is one of the easiest appliances and the best for the new users.

How much depth will be suitable for this tool to continue fishing?

Normally this item will be best for operating from 350 feet to 600 feet of depth. The average depth at which this tool will be best to operate is 500 feet.

Final words

In conclusion, the technological features offered by Humminbird 409620-1 HELIX 5 DI GPS are really fascinating enough for your delight. You will enjoy all its features and love your pastime at its best. So this budget friendly device will also be worthy for your money.