The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 is an incredibly useful tool for any angler, whether they fish for sport, pleasure or commercially. Mounted on the hull of a canoes, fishing trollies and even speed boats, this device allows fishermen to locate more fish, making their fishing trips more successful.
How does it work?
The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 uses SONAR. This technology, developed during WWII, is the utilization of sound waves to locate underwater objects. The PiranhaMAX 175 produces a sound wave commonly referred to as a “beam.” Much like when shining a flashlight, a sound wave starts at the source as quite narrow, but widens as it gets further and further away until it resembles a cone. When the sound wave encounters something within the beam, it bounces back to the fishfinder. The PiranhaMAX 175 then measures the time between the release of the beam and the bounce-back, calculates the distance between it and the object and then draws it on the screen. The PiranhaMAX 175 can tell the difference between the bottom of a body of water and a large rock based on the strength of the reflected signal. Mud generally absorbs the signal while rocks and fish send back signals of varying intensity. Not only that, but due to sophisticated Humminbird multi-beam technology, the PiranhaMAX 175 can accurately identify fish, as well as the fish’s location. Optionally, users may choose to utilize the Arch display. Relying on the characteristics of sonar, this display option provides the user with information about the fish, its size and location as well.
The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 is designed to give users greater access to information about what is happening in the water, under their boat. It provides a number of useful features, including:
· Fish ID+
· Fish alarms
· Depth alarms
· Contrast Enhanced clear edge grayscale display
· Easy to read screen, even in direct sunlight.
This device has a four inch diagonal display with a resolution of 140Vx160H. With Dual Beam standard SONAR, the coverage is excellent: 28* & 16*- 10db. The Sonar frequency is 200/455kHz with target separation at only 2 ½ inches. The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 features a max power output of 200W (RMS) and 1600W (PTP). Capable of handling depths up to 600 feet deep, this fishfinder will locate fish in all water terrains. Transducer and temperature gauges are included, as well as the tilt and swivel mount.
Reviews for the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 is consistently positive. Frequently rated 4 and 5 stars by experienced anglers, the PiranhaMax 175 has received the outstanding recommendations. Reviewers from around the country reported using it in the rain, in the snow, ice fishing and on lakes, rivers and even bays and praised its compact size and affordable price. You can get a great deal on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 here.
|Humminbird PiranhaMax 165||Garmin Echo 150||Humminbird PiranhaMax 175|
|Screen Size||4 in / 102 mm||4 in / 102 mm||4 in / 102 mm|
|Screen Resolution||240 x 160 pixels||160 x 256 pixels||240 x 160 pixels|
|Display Type||8-level grayscale||8-level grayscale FSTN||16-level grayscale|
|Transmit Power||100W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||200 kHz||77/200 kHz||200/455 kHz|
|Maximum Depth||600 ft||1300 ft||600 ft|