When the goal is to catch as many fish as possible, the right equipment is crucial. Rods, reels, bait and boat can take a fisherman far, but to truly catapult to the next level it’s important to know where the fish are in relation to one’s location. To make sure they know where the fish are biting, more anglers are turning to the Humminbird 859ci HD DI.
Using a 7″ LED backlight display, this model offers one of the biggest and brightest screens available. Offering a high-resolution 480 x 800 picture, the fish and the structure below the surface are viewed in great detail. With 4,000 watts of PTP and 500 watts of RMS output, the 859ci HD DI has depth capacity of 600 feet in broadband mode and 250 feet in down imaging mode. The DualBeam PLUS feature provides a 20 degree precision beam for finding fish hiding in bottom clutter and a 60 degree wide view beam for an expanded. The beams can be viewed side-by-side, separately or blended together to create a complete picture of what’s below.
The Down Imaging technology displays a straight down view. Angler will practically see a photograph of exactly what is underneath their boat. Any type of structure such as rocks, bridge pilings, brush, or timber will be displayed in amazing detail. The view from the Down Imaging/2D sonar provides anglers with a complete understanding of exactly what is going on beneath their boat. The 2D sonar allows anglers to locate and target fish while the Down Imaging allows the quick identification of structure. The combination of the two takes the guesswork out of finding fish with sonar.
Additional features include Ethernet networking that requires adapter cables or a switch similar to the older 700-series models. There are also 3 preset buttons that are programmable for added convenience. The GPS has a 10 Hz refresh rate. The 859 is also equipped with dual card slots for saving waypoints and maps. Humminbird 859ci HD DI is easily expandable and upgradable in numerous areas and it makes any fishing experience easier and more enjoyable for beginners or experienced outdoorsmen.
|Lowrance Elite-7 HDI||Garmin echoMap 70dv||Humminbird 859ci HD DI|
|Screen Size||7 in||7 in||7 in|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display Type||16-bit color, Full VGA SolarMax PllusTFT||Multi-touch touchscreen WVGA display||16:9 Color TFT display|
|Imaging||2D and Down Imaging||2D and Down Imaging||2D and Down Imaging|
|Transducer Type||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor|
|Transmit Power||Max 250W RMS|
30,000W Peak to Peak analog equivalent
|500 W (RMS) |
4,000 W (peak to peak)
|Sonar Frequency||50/200 or 83/200 kHz 2D |
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
50/200 kHz with an optional dual frequency tranducer
|200/455 kHz 2D|
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
|Maximum Depth||1000 or 2500 ft 2D|
300 ft Down Imaging
| 2,300 ft at 77 kHz freshwater|
1,100 ft at 77 kHz, saltwater
|600 ft 2D|
250 ft Down Imaging
|GPS Antenna Type||Internal, high-sensitivity GPS+WAAS||Internal||Internal|
|Plot Trails||Up to 100 trails - up to 10,000 points / trail||50,000 points; 50 saved tracks||50 w/20,000 points each|
|Preloaded Maps||Expanded U.S. BaseMap or Insight USA||LakeVu HD or BlueChart g2 Vision coastal maps||Humminbird ContourXD|