Fishing has come a long way from the time of waiting for hours to get a catch. In the old days anglers used to rely on instinct; but now, they use sonar technology to see if there are fish in the vicinity. One of the latest portable and powerful fishing sonars is the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 Portable.
Fishing sonar is a technology using sound propagation to detect fish under water. The concept basically involves emitting pulses of sounds and listening for echoes from the fish making it easier to locate their position. This was developed from the sonar technology of submarines. Hydroacoustics or underwater acoustic studies make it so much easier to detect and catch fish.
Fishing enthusiasts who have tried the PiranhaMAX 175 Portable for the first time were impressed with how it is so much easier to locate, watch, track and even catch fish. Those who have seen the difference between their traditional methods and this new fishing technology now can’t imagine going out on their boat without their fishing sonar. Imagine sitting on your boat and looking into a screen showing you how many fish are under your boat without sticking your head in the water. You can see what they look like, ID each one and track their direction, and of course, see the best place to make a good catch.
Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 portable offers accurate and very clear pictures of the fish swimming below your boat. Now you can see the even the bottom image and structure of the fish that only a professional grade sonar technology can give.
With their new design, the 4″ display with 1600 watts PTP power output with Dual Beam sonar now has a 16 level gray scale 240V X 160H, which is an improvement from its previous models. Compared to older models, there is a very big improvement in terms of clarity, color and visibility, revolutionizing the whole fish tracking experience.
Waypoints now can be marked as you see your track; the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 Portable has an easy-to-use interface equipped with Fish ID+, Zoom, fish alarms and depth alarms. Even in direct sunlight, displays can be seen clearly through Color TFT or contrast-enhanced clear edge gray scale display.
Features and Specifications:
• Image resolution: 640 vertical pixels
• Resolution: 240V x 160H
• Display Size: 4″ Diagonal
• Screen details: 256 color TFT
• Tracking: DualBeam PLUS sonar
• Sonar Coverage: 28° & 16° @ -10db
• Sonar Frequency: 200/455kHz
• Depth Capability: 1,500 ft
• Power Input: 10-20VDC
• Temperature: Included
• Target Separation: 2-½”
• Power Output: 200W (RMS) 1600W (PTP)
Many reviews from retailers and customers have said that the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 175 Portable is great! The best features mentioned in reviews speak of the bigger monitor and its clarity. Unlike the older versions or its other counterparts, you will not have to squint and strain your eyes to see the image. But now, the picture quality is said to be superb. It is also easy to use because of its swivel mount which easily connects and disconnects. Most importantly, its ability to track fish even in the deepest waters gives it a very high rating from its users.
|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|