The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 196ci has precision internal GPS, a track plotter and GPS speed which makes it possible to know your speed as you sail through the waters. Waypoints, Routes and tracks are fully accessible with the 196ci. Its design allows drop-in replacement for the in-dash models. This fishfinder has track markers with a user-friendly interface. It has fish alarms, Fish ID, Zoom simplicity and depth alarms. With the PiranhaMAX 196ci mounted, you will be able to see everything in detail on contrast enhanced vivid Color TFT screen/ clear edge grayscale display.
Other PiranhaMAX 196ci features include:
• Screen Size: 3.5″ diagonal
• Display Type: Color TFT
• Display Pixels: 320V x 240H
• Display Colors: 256 Colors
• Dual Beam Sonar Coverage/Range
• 200 kHz / 20°@ -10db
• 455 kHz / 16°@ -10db
• Target Separation: 2.5 inches
• Power Output: 1600 Watts (Peak-to-Peak)
• Temperature: Built into Transducer
• Power Output: 200 Watts (RMS) 1600W (PTP)
• Waterproof: Yes
• Backlight: Yes.
• Speed: Gps speed included.
• Mount Type: Tilt and Swivel
• Unit Size: 4-3/8″ W x 6-1/8″ H x 3-1/4″ D
• Transducer – Standard: XNT-9-28-T
• Transducer Mounting: Inside Hull or Transom Power Input: 10-20 V (DC)
Humminbird 196ci uses exclusive dual beam, Fish ID, gps, and sonar. These features are superb as they provide detailed and accurate location of the fish using sonar technology. The sonar sends sound waves on virtual cone shape designs. The sound waves travel through the water and when they come in contact with obstacles or fish, they bounce back and the hummingbird 196ci displays the images generated from the reflections. For wide coverage and imagery preview, the Dual Beam technology comes into action. This has proven to be the one of the most arcurate way of detecting fish.
The speed feature of the fish finder is very advantageous when it comes to finding Fish Arches. The speed determines the shape of arches. Slow speed’s results to straight arches, on the other hand, fast speeds results to more arches. If the fish is at the edge of the beam, more arches forms up. When the boat is moving fast or the fish, hook like arches forms. This indicates that the fish is further from the edge of the sonar cone.
The PiranhaMAX 196ci has a bright display, which makes viewing possible even with radiant sunlight. The water-resistant capabilities of the Hummingbird assure that you won’t have to worry about its state during stormy weather. Since it has the twist and swivel mount, you can view different angles. It is tangle free and easy to mount. The Dual beam works by focusing a center beam that is surrounded by a second beam deviating at an angle of 60º. The extra beam expands coverage to an area equal to your depth. The center beam is to focus on objects at the bottom part of the water, hence displaying your structure, weeds and surrounding cover. The second beam is used to locate fish. Each beam works separately but can be combined for clearer results.
|Humminbird PiranhaMax 196ci||Humminbird 386ci|
|Screen Size||3.5 in / 89 mm||3.5 in / 89 mm|
|Screen Resolution||320 x 240 pixels||320 x 240 pixels|
|Display Type||256 colors||256 colors TFT|
|Transducer Type||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor|
|Transmit Power||200W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||200/455 kHz||83/200 kHz|
|Maximum Depth||600 ft||1500 ft 2D|
|GPS Antenna||16 Channel Internal||Internal|
|Plot Trails||0||50 w/20,000 points each|
|Card Slot(s)||N/A||1 MicroSD|
|Map Compatibility||N/A||Navionics Gold/HotMaps|