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Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo

Item # 91025
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Key Features

  • High-resolution 5" color display

  • Dual Beam PLUS sonar

  • 50-channel internal GPS Chartplotting


Our Price  $599.99
Sale Price  $499.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
humminbird Maximize your angling experience with the Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder GPS Chartplotter. The 597ci HD Combo's high-resolution 640V x 640H 5" color display is the best in the industry. Dual Beam PLUS 20°/60° sonar with 4000 watts PTP power output. 50-channel internal GPS chartplotter with built-in UniMap cartography. SD card slot for maps and saving waypoints. Tilt-and-Swivel Quick-Disconnect Mounting System. The new design also allows drop-in replacement capability for comparable in-dash models. 1200' max. depth. Sonar frequency: 200/83 kHz.
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Specifications
Model # 597ci HD
Depth Capability 1200'
Display Matrix 640V x 640H
Display Type 5" color
Power Output 300 watts RMS
Operating Freq. 200/83 kHz
Sonar Coverage 20/60

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo
 
2.5

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great resolution (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good unit

      By Chuck

      from Madison WI

      Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

      I bought this unit a few months ago and got a chance to use it about 10 times. Before this, I had a basic $80 unit that was nothing fancy, so it was a definite upgrade from that. The reviews I read before purchasing it were relatively consistent with the unit. The things I didnt like about it:
      -The speed does jump around a lot at low speeds... however, I troll enough to know the difference between 1mph and 1 1/2mph.
      -When zooming in and out on the GPS map, it shows a blank screen for 3-5 seconds until it has a chance to load.

      Other than that, everything else works well on it. I am getting an ice transducer to use it for ice fishing this year and hope this will save me some effort in drilling extra holes to find out exactly where I want to fish.

      (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would recommend this product

      By Turtle 1

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Recreational Boater

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • GPS Capability
      • Mounting System
      • Screen Resolution/Clarity
      • Screen Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boat Navigation
        • Freshwater

        Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

        Recreational boating use, location, tracks, etc

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Big mistake

        By Hornyb

        from Waukesha, WI

        About Me Weekend Angler

        Pros

        • Mounting System
        • Screen Resolution/Clarity

        Cons

        • Customer Service
        • Gps Is Junk

        Best Uses

        • Bent Prop

        Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

        I decided to go with this unit since the Lakemaster chip had the most lakes that I fish in HD. Unfortunately, that doesn't matter since the gps is useless. My location will move around on the map. That's scary stuff in low visibility conditions Or even fishing a reef that comes up out of nowhere. I ruined a prop by navigating with this unit. It will leave many trails spaced far apart even when covering the same exact water. Can't use it for speed controll trolling since that jumps all over the place. My 18 year old hand held Eagle works great compared to this. Hummingbird didn't return emails when I explained that the product is faulty. On the phone they all stated that you have to go more than 2 mph for it to work correctly. They would not take it back, or offer any upgrade even though it was still under warranty. I would never buy a humminbird again with their no service warranty.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This is not worth the money.

        By Wild Bill

        from Central Texas and the Gulf Coast

        About Me Recreational Boater

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Screen Resolution/Clarity
        • Screen Size

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install
        • Difficult to Use
        • Not Durable
        • Poor GPS interface

        Best Uses

        • Target practise

        Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

        This has the worst GPS system that I have used or tested to date. In the bays and on most lakes you want to know exactly where you are and have the ability to easily label waypoints - this is 1990's technology and ease of use. I would not recommend this to anyone. GPS reception is poor and takes a long time to boot up. The interface between your computer and the device is horrible - a real nightmare to use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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