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Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo

Item # 91025
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Key Features

  • High-resolution 5" color display

  • Dual Beam PLUS sonar

  • 50-channel internal GPS Chartplotting


Our Price  $599.99
Sale Price  $269.99

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Product Description
humminbird Maximize your angling experience with the Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder GPS Chartplotter. The 597ci HD Combo's high-resolution 640V x 640H 5" color display is the best in the industry. Dual Beam PLUS 20°/60° sonar with 4000 watts PTP power output. 50-channel internal GPS chartplotter with built-in UniMap cartography. SD card slot for maps and saving waypoints. Tilt-and-Swivel Quick-Disconnect Mounting System. The new design also allows drop-in replacement capability for comparable in-dash models. 1200' max. depth. Sonar frequency: 200/83 kHz.
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Specifications
Model # 597ci HD
Depth Capability 1200'
Display Matrix 640V x 640H
Display Type 5" color
Power Output 300 watts RMS
Operating Freq. 200/83 kHz
Sonar Coverage 20/60
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Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great resolution (4)
  • Mounting system (3)
  • Screen size (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Great unit !!!

      By Oldhippie

      from St.Albans, Vermont

      About Me Avid Angler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • GPS Capability
      • Mounting System
      • Reliable Performance
      • Screen Resolution/Clarity
      • Screen Size
      • Sonar Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boat Navigation
        • Freshwater

        Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

        I put this on the bow of my Triton bass boat, I needed the GPS capability, I also have 2 other Humminbird units on the boat. I have the 798ci SI on the dash and a 858c DI on a ram mount. Humminbird has always made very reliable and user friendly units, I would buy nothing else.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good unit

        By Chuck

        from Madison WI

        Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

        I bought this unit a few months ago and got a chance to use it about 10 times. Before this, I had a basic $80 unit that was nothing fancy, so it was a definite upgrade from that. The reviews I read before purchasing it were relatively consistent with the unit. The things I didnt like about it:
        -The speed does jump around a lot at low speeds... however, I troll enough to know the difference between 1mph and 1 1/2mph.
        -When zooming in and out on the GPS map, it shows a blank screen for 3-5 seconds until it has a chance to load.

        Other than that, everything else works well on it. I am getting an ice transducer to use it for ice fishing this year and hope this will save me some effort in drilling extra holes to find out exactly where I want to fish.

        (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would recommend this product

        By Turtle 1

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Recreational Boater

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • GPS Capability
        • Mounting System
        • Screen Resolution/Clarity
        • Screen Size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boat Navigation
          • Freshwater

          Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

          Recreational boating use, location, tracks, etc

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Big mistake

          By Hornyb

          from Waukesha, WI

          About Me Weekend Angler

          Pros

          • Mounting System
          • Screen Resolution/Clarity

          Cons

          • Customer Service
          • Gps Is Junk

          Best Uses

          • Bent Prop

          Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

          I decided to go with this unit since the Lakemaster chip had the most lakes that I fish in HD. Unfortunately, that doesn't matter since the gps is useless. My location will move around on the map. That's scary stuff in low visibility conditions Or even fishing a reef that comes up out of nowhere. I ruined a prop by navigating with this unit. It will leave many trails spaced far apart even when covering the same exact water. Can't use it for speed controll trolling since that jumps all over the place. My 18 year old hand held Eagle works great compared to this. Hummingbird didn't return emails when I explained that the product is faulty. On the phone they all stated that you have to go more than 2 mph for it to work correctly. They would not take it back, or offer any upgrade even though it was still under warranty. I would never buy a humminbird again with their no service warranty.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This is not worth the money.

          By Wild Bill

          from Central Texas and the Gulf Coast

          About Me Recreational Boater

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Screen Resolution/Clarity
          • Screen Size

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install
          • Difficult to Use
          • Not Durable
          • Poor GPS interface

          Best Uses

          • Target practise

          Comments about Humminbird 597ci HD Fishfinder Chartplotter Combo:

          This has the worst GPS system that I have used or tested to date. In the bays and on most lakes you want to know exactly where you are and have the ability to easily label waypoints - this is 1990's technology and ease of use. I would not recommend this to anyone. GPS reception is poor and takes a long time to boot up. The interface between your computer and the device is horrible - a real nightmare to use.

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          • Q:

            I have a gps ant from another unit does this unit have an external gps plugin
            Asked on 3/24/2015 by Butch

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              Is the other unit a Humminbird unit? If not, then the GPS antenna will not work. Please call out Technical dept. at 1-800-334-6541 for more information.

              Answered on 3/25/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Will this unit replace a ff565 with the same transducer?
            Asked on 3/14/2015 by Hoop from West Fork AR

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              Yes--Both units use the XNT 9 20 T transducer from Humminbird.

              Answered on 3/17/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            what kind of transducer is included,and how long are the hookup cables
            Asked on 3/5/2015 by ezrider from mantua,nj

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              Transom mount transducer--20ft cable.

              Answered on 3/17/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            what is the difference between the 597 ci hd and the598 ci hd units
            Asked on 2/6/2015 by riff raff from gneva oh

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              The 597ci is a standard combo chartplotter/fishfinder .
              The 597ci HD DI is a combo unit with a Down imaging Fish Finder
              The 598ci HD SI is a combo unit with a Side Imaging Fish Finder (scan down and out to the side in 3D).

              Answered on 2/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Do you have to purchase map apps or is it already installed for the gulf coast? does it use a reagular sim card like in a cell phone?
            Asked on 1/29/2015 by Midge from Perry, Fl

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              There is a built in basemap of the entire US---but for detailed charts you will need to purchase the appropriate Navionics card for your area. There is no data download like a phone/tablet--does not run apps.

              Answered on 2/5/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Is there a quick disconnect mount for the 597 CI HD?
            Asked on 1/20/2015 by JD from Missouri

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your email.
              The Humminbird 597ci uses Humminbird's proprietary quick disconnect mount as seen on all other base mounted models.

              Answered on 1/26/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Does this unit support a Universal Sonar 2 transducer (the one built into my Minn-Kota trolling motor) like my 787 c2i does?
            Asked on 1/5/2015 by Dave from St. Louis MO

            2 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes--this will work with Universal Sonar.

              Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question. Yes--this unit will operate with the universal sonar.

              Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Does this come with all hookups and transducer?
            Asked on 1/1/2015 by Mike from Oklahoma city

            2 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes---all cables--complete.

              Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              Yes--all transducers and required cables are included.

              Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I have a second boat. Can I use my humminbird 597ci without using my transducer. I want to be able to use it as a gps only to map a trail from point A to point B.
            Asked on 9/21/2014 by Moe from Crown Point IN

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for your question.
              The unit can be used as chartplotter only without any issues.

              Answered on 9/22/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            is this product recomended for salt water use
            Asked on 8/11/2012 by dock rat from florida

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Absolutely

              Answered on 11/14/2012 by Justin from Overton's
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