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Humminbird 718 Review

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Humminbird has been in the marine electronics business for over 40 years and they are one of the most respected names in the business due to the ease of use and full functionality of their equipment. The 718 keeps this tradition in spades. The screen size measures 5 inches diagonally and is ample for viewing subsurface objects. The images are further enhanced with 16 levels of gray-scale which helps distinguish between fish and other structures. The resolution measures at 320×320 pixels which will give the user plenty of definition for clear and accurate representation of provided images.

Once the signals are emitted by the sounder module and returned to the main control unit, there are other technologies that Humminbird uses to accommodate the needs of nearly any angler. One such feature is what Humminbird refers to as Switchfire. With Switchfire the user can customize the level of detail that is displayed on the monitor. Max mode provides views of absolutely everything under the water including bait, weeds, trees and thermoclines. However, in certain circumstances it may be of some benefit to simplify the display and eliminate some of the clutter. In such instances the user can quickly shift over to Clear Mode to get a more abbreviated look at the underwater activity.

The 718 is fast, powerful and easy to use. It’s also expandable. When the need arises, the unit can be connected to a GPS antenna for navigational and mapping capability. Humminbird has you covered with the 718.

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