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Humminbird 1198c SI HD Review

Humminbird 1198c SI HD has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.



The avid angler will find the Humminbird 1198c SI HD to be the perfect blend of technology and ease of use. This feature rich fishfinder is backed by up to 8000w of PTP power output. Use split screen zoom to expand on a view that interests you. Instant image update ensures that you are never more than a moment away from the most current information. Apply Selective Fish ID to track and target only the fish you want. Even as you use the extensive components you can customize the interface to have the colors and views that you prefer.

Cut through the water and see the area in crystal clear clarity using the Down Imaging and Side Imaging of the 1198c SI HD. Side Imaging takes sonar snapshots of the area up to 240ft to the left and right of the boat. Down Imaging creates those snapshots directly below you. Combing the two will give you a 180 degree view around the boat. This instant view will allow you to mark the GPS location of notable structure and identify fish at up to 150ft deep.

DualBeam Plus Sonar allows you to create a bottom profile. The two beams when combined offer returns of a coverage area up to 1500ft deep. An optional transducer increases that to 3000ft deep. Switchfire technology lets you adjust those returns to meet the fishing and water conditions. Choose max mode for full detail or clear mode to limit the return to fish and structures.

The massive 10.4” color screen will showcase the returns in picturesque quality. With a 600 X 800 resolution you will see each image in fascinating detail. Use the LED backlight anytime you want to fish in low lighting conditions.

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 Lowrance HDS-9 Touch InsightHumminbird 1198ci SIHumminbird 1158c DI
Screen Size9 in10.4 in / 264 mm10.4 in / 264 mm
Screen Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Display TypeWidescreen, 16:9 ; WVGA color TFT LCD4:3 Color TFT4:3 Color TFT
ImagingBroadband 2D, Structure Scan, DownScan Overlay2D and Side Imaging2D and Down Imaging
Transducer TypeTransom Mount/Trolling MotorTransom Mount/Trolling MotorTransom Mount/Trolling Motor
Transmit PowerMax 250W Broadband, analog equivalent 30,000W and 32W Broadband, analog equivalent 3,750 W equivalent 3750W1000W RMS
8000W Peak-to-Peak
500W RMS
4000W Peak-To-Peak
Sonar Frequency(50/200 or 83/ 200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz83/200 kHz 2D
455/800 kHz Side Imaging
200/455 kHz 2D
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
Maximum Depth5000 ft / 1524 m1500 ft 2D
150 ft Side Imaging
600 ft 2D
250 ft Down Imaging
GPS Antenna TypeInternal, high-sensitivity GPS+WAASInternalInternal
Waypoint Storage500030003000
Plot TrailsUp to 10 trails - up to 12,000 points/trail50 w/20,000 points each50 w/20,000 points each
Background MapExpanded U.S. BaseMap or Insight USAHumminbird ContourXDHumminbird Contour XD

User Reviews

Posted by WOZ

  • 4/5

Humminbird 1198c SI HD is one of the latest high tech models of fishfinders to hit the market. This fishfinder makes you experience more rewarding if you are a fisherman by profession and it will be more adventurous and enjoyable if it is a hobby for you. You will not be wasting your time without knowing the availability of fish at a particular location. The sonar technology is now backed by so many technical innovations that you will be lured to take up fishing. The 1198si can give information on the availability of fish and about the type of fish, so you have more options to choose from with the data made available to you.

The top-of-the-line Humminbird 1198si has attractive features like its huge 10.4 inches display monitor, 50-channel GPS, Chartplotting, Trackplotting, sonar with 1500ft depth. Other features include High Density side imaging up to 150ft. and 8000 watts power output. This fishfinder is one of the most advanced models but is very user-friendly and is ready to use in minutes. The monitor gives a clear high resolution display at 600V x 800H pixilation. The monitor display is adjustable with regard to background color, chart display etc. It is provided with wide narrow cone split screen.

The Humminbird 1198si comes along with the manual which gives you the step by step instructions for installation and operation. The 1198si fish finder is sold with a one year warranty. Further customer support for any software updates, guide for getting started, FAQs regarding various application of the high tech instruments are provided. The availability of fishfinder and such a comprehensive model like Humminbird 1198si is prompting so many persons take to fishing as hobby. The additional tools that have been provided has helped to save time, have fun, but also rewarded adequately. It is no wonder the market has become very competitive, so much the better for customers.

Posted by R. Knapp

  • 5/5

This is a must-have if you’re serious about fishing. It costs a lot but it’s worth every penny. Buy it if you can afford it.

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