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Offline Craigthor

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Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:09:52 AM »
Recently upgraded my Helix 7 to the HDSI transducer from the compact one. Just updated to the 7.8 software but curious if anyone thinks if Humminbird will update the unit further for CHIRP now that the G2 units are coming out.


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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 09:57:00 AM »
We do know that ONIX was updated to CHIRP with a software update ...but it's my understanding this takes a huge amount of processing in the conversion ...

HELIX 7 (and 5) may not have enough extra processing power to make this happen ...

But we have been surprised before by HB ...

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 10:29:36 AM »
Did you meant version 7.780?  I don't see version 7.8.  I Have Helix 7 SI GPS

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:15:37 AM »
Is the Helix 7 G2 si able to do bottom harness with a software update?

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:18:22 AM »
Recently upgraded my Helix 7 to the HDSI transducer from the compact one. Just updated to the 7.8 software but curious if anyone thinks if Humminbird will update the unit further for CHIRP now that the G2 units are coming out.

How much difference did the HDSI transducer make?

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 07:55:19 AM »
Is the Helix 7 G2 si able to do bottom harness with a software update?



HELIX G1 units were given this in version 1.350 ...
http://www.humminbird.com/Category/Support/FAQ/1-350/

I would think G2 units would either come standard with this feature or updated rather soon ...

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 02:17:37 PM »
HELIX 7 SI GPS v7.780, does this software update include bottom hardness and vegetation pls?

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Re: Helix 7 Software Upgrade?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 07:01:18 AM »
HELIX 7 SI GPS v7.780, does this software update include bottom hardness and vegetation pls?


Here are the release notes for 7.780 ...
http://www.humminbird.com/Category/Support/FAQ/7_780/

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