The Humminbird 386ci is an affordable and high-quality fishfinder. It is a sturdy product with numerous user-friendly features to make this a great value for serious fishers. This unit features a high-quality 3.5 inch display and powerful sonar technologies, making it a great deal. The 386ci uses a compact but high-resolution 320V x 240H 256 Color TFT 3.5 inch FSTN LCD display. Don’t be fooled by the small screen, the 3.5 inch LCD display provides more than adequate screen space.
The Humminbird 386ci sports many of Humminbird’s most advanced and highly-regarded features. Anglers will love the screen snapshot to memory card feature that will allow them to save important screen shots. There is also an advanced sonar recording system that you can use to keep track of all the action. The advanced split screen zoom system allows for customized viewing, and the instant image update system will ensure that all images are live and highly time accurate. You can also use a freeze frame feature to slow the action down, and there is a “mark structure” feature to keep track of important objects.
Further, the 386ci Combo uses an advanced “Down Imaging” system that takes highly accurate snap-shops of the environment underneath the boat. The 386ci Combo series uses a powerful sonar output system recording powers of: 200 kilohertz / 25° @ -10 decibel + 455 / 16° @ -10 decibel and 455 kilohertz / 75° @ – 10 decibel + 800 kilohertz / 45° @ – 10 decibel and has a depth of 350 feet(DI)/600 feet. This unit can also provide near live updates with its Real Time Sonar Window. And if you are looking for a specific fish or specific size of fish, the highly regarded Selective Fish ID+ system can be used to find the exact species and size of fish you are looking for and will use an easy to understand icon system to alert you when the right fish is in range.
The 386ci Combo series is built to last and is waterproof. This sturdy product also comes with a one year warranty and a quick disconnect system. The transducer can be mounted inside the hull. This unit also features a back lit display and thus can be used in the dark or low-light conditions.
|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|