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Humminbird 858c Review

Humminbird 858c has an average rating of 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 user reviews.



Welcome to the 800 series from Humminbird. You have arrived into a new realm of aquatic electronics with the 858C sonar/GPS combo unit. Beginning with the 800 series models, Humminbird has outfitted their sounder units with enlarged displays that are truly breathtaking. The Humminbird 858c is equipped with a 7 inch full color screen which has a 480×800 resolution. Imagery looks almost cinematic with its 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and super bright backlit monitor.

There is absolutely nothing lacking in terms of latest technologies on this unit. Nearly every feature that Humminbird has to offer in the aquatic fish-finding gadget realm is packed into the 858c . The unit comes with the ASGR50 external GPS receiver. 50 channels of WAAS compliant GPS signals ensure extremely accurate positioning to with 2.5 meters. Switchfire technology allows the user to customize his or her own level of sonar imaging detail that is displayed; choose to see every minute detail or simplify things down to only the most important information.

Furthermore, Humminbird has designed this combo unit with expandability in mind. No other feature allows for this in a more profound way than the inclusion of its Ethernet communications port. Now multiple sonar and combo units can be connected together to share sonar views, maps and waypoints to create an unprecedented fishing environment that can be controlled and viewed like never before. The Ethernet technology can even be used to remotely connect to a transducer or to control up to 6 downriggers. Networks aren’t just for home and business offices anymore.

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User Reviews

Posted by Flintlock

  • 4/5

In the Humminbird 858C, power and technology meet to help the angler achieve results. The expansive features are backed by 4000w of PTP power output. Know the estimated size of the fish you are tracking with Selective Fish ID. Toggle between features you prefer to use with the X-press menu system. Keep track of the water temperature with a temperature graph and alarm. Watch the images from underwater update instantly on-screen and send snapshots directly to your memory card as needed. Add in a customizable interface and an optional transducer and you have a fishfinder that will get the job done effectively.

Plot your way through the waters like a pro with the external 50 channel GPS. Keep track of your route and waypoints with Chartplotting and view the map to see where you have been. Navigation is made simple with the built-in Contour XD maps that take you into 3,000 lakes across the country. You can see fine detail including contours that will lead you to the drops and channels that are likely to hold the fish.

The 858C allows you to see near and far with the DualBeam Plus Sonar. You are given a narrow 20 degree beam and a wide 60 degree beam that can be used separately or together. The beams provide an accurate return that will show you precisely what fish, structures and bottoms are lurking beneath you. Gain the best coverage by combining the two beams and seeing at depths of up to 1500ft. For deepwater adventures, add an optional transducer and increase that visibility to 2000ft.

The magnificent display of the 858C sets it apart from the crowd. Your returns will come through crystal clear on the 7” color screen. The 480 X 800 wide screen resolution ensures that all images you see are in picture quality.

Posted by J Bozeman

  • 4/5

The Hummingbird 858C is a desirable device if you take your fishing seriously. It comes with a full color display and finding fish should be a piece of cake when you have this piece of equipment by your side. Humminbird has developed a great reputation for producing excellent devices that benefit from all the latest technology, and this fish finder is a great example of this.

The Hummingbird 858C comes with a seven inch screen and this is going to be all that most people are going to need. The screen ratio is 16:9 and the detail available with this is going to impress. This device is attractive as well as functional and learning to use it isn’t going to take much time. The image you get is crystal clear and the secret to how this is achieved is that the device benefits from traditional sonar as well as 3D sonar. You end up with a high definition image that is going to make finding fish a simple task.

The Humminbird 858C also benefits from the best in GPS technology to ensure that you can pinpoint your quarry. There is also the ability for chart plotting and this device comes with built in maps. It is hard to imagine how a fishing enthusiast could want any more; this device really does have it all.

Overall the Humminbird 858C is a device that is going to be suitable for a lot of people. It does almost everything you want from a fish finder, and its seven inch screen is good size. The fact that it benefits from some great technology means you do get an image on the screen that is superb. This is one device that you will want to at least consider.

Posted by West Coaster

  • 5/5

This is a great unit, big screen, lots of different features. The best way to get familiar with all the features is to turn on the simulator mode before get out on the water. Power usage is quite high, I had to get a separate battery just for the fishfinder.

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