Product Comparison: Lowrance Hook-5 vs Humminbird Helix 5 (410220-1)

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General Specifications
Helix 5 (410220-1)
About the Product
The HOOK-5 combines the benefits of CHIRP Sonar and DownScan Imaging™ technology to give you a clear and complete view of the underwater environment beneath your boat.
It's hard to believe this much power comes in such a compact form, but the Humminbird® HELIX® 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2 Fishfinder and Chartplotter brings all that and more. Built-in CHIRP SONAR allows the unique selection of Low, Medium, and High frequency ranges, giving clean returns and exceptional target separation.
Key Specs
Standard Sonar
CHIRP, Down Imaging
CHIRP, Down Imaging, DualBeam PLUS
Sonar Power Output (RMS)
500 watts
500 watts
Max Depth
1000 ft.
350 ft.
Sonar Frequency
455 kHz, 800 kHz, 83 kHz, 200 kHz
83 kHz, 200 kHz
Sonar Power Output (Peak)
4000 watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lowrance Hook-5 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder
  • I would recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a quality graphic device with down imaging detail at a value price.
  • It worked great really helped to get a better feel for the bottom.
  • My success rate of catching fish has gone way up as now I can see what depth the fish are at!
  • It has no issues picking up my 1/32oz tungsten jig in 40' of water and does a great job marking fish.
Humminbird Helix 5 (410220-1) Chirp Di GPS G2
  • Extraordinary performance with excellent display..... can only page through the different screens forward
  • Chirp technology makes fishing more enjoyable as it increases your chances of catching fish.
  • It is ok. Pretty good as a depth/fish/structure machine. Speed checks out pretty close as does the not so good.
  • Excellent little unit. It fit my boat perfectly and works as expected. Down imaging is great as is the traditional sonar. Chirp adds some nice clarity.
  • It's hard to get ajusted to it,I wish I would of spent a few dollars more,and got the one that has side and down imaging,other than that it works fine.
Size & Weight
5.36 in.
4.6 in.
6.85 in.
7.56 in.
2.5 in.
3.3 in.
1.60 lbs.
4 lbs.
5" (480x480) 256-color TFT display with backlight
5" (800x480) 256 color display with backlight
Built-In Maps
Detailed U.S. Map (3,000 lakes, rivers & costal contours to 1,000ft)
UniMap cartography, Autochart Live, Humminbird Basemap, SmartStrike, Hummingbird Lake Master, Humminbird LakeMaster PLUS
Memory Features
3000 Waypoints, 100 Routes, 100 Tracks
2500 Waypoints, 45 Routes, 50 Tracks
3D-Map View
What customers say about "Interface"
Lowrance Hook-5 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder
  • I have been satisfied with the quality of the display and appreciate the down imaging component.
  • Simple controls and so far no issues with the unit.
  • I love the color and clarity in the screen.
  • I like the larger screen size over the Hook 4 models.
  • The display and the venue are easy to read and use.
Humminbird Helix 5 (410220-1) Chirp Di GPS G2
  • The display and screen size is just right for a smaller boat.
  • Great display. Complicated, but fairly logical user interface.
  • Very good Di fish finder for the money. Gps maps are adequate for now.
  • Very clear easy to read and operate
  • The next headache was the maps, they too needed to be updated, they are large files and the download did take a long time to complete .The base-map update had the same warning about bricking so again a little nerve-racking.
GPS Features
Internal high-sensitivity WAAS + EGNOS + MSAS
Precision Internal GPS
Mounting System
Gimbal Bracket or Dash Flush Mount
Gimbal or Optional In-Dash
Smartphone Compatibility
Memory Card Slot
10 - 17 VDC
10 - 20 VDC
Accessories Included
Quick Release Bracket, Power Cable
Portable Carrier
Water Temperature, Depth, Lake Insight™, Fishing Hotspots® PRO, Nautic Insight™ PRO, Navionics HotMaps® Premium, Ice Fishing
Slim Profile Display, Ultra-Bright LCD Displays, Temperature Graph, Built-in speedometer
What customers say about "Features"
Lowrance Hook-5 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder
  • This unit is solid and I've already had it out when it rained on me.
  • I also love the maps feature or GPS.
  • Great charting capability. If the chart shows a structure you just drive over it and it's there.
  • It has worked flawlessly. Mapping, temp, and GPS readout have been accurate.
  • It does not have all the bells and whistles, but with the GPS and down scan it works great for the novice to advanced fisher.
Humminbird Helix 5 (410220-1) Chirp Di GPS G2
  • Installation was pretty easy, software update required some work on my part but went smoothly.
  • The best part about this unit other than the obvious DI/chirp/GPS capabilities is the clarity at all times, day or night.
  • Having GPS is awesome coming from a non-gps model.
  • Very nice depth finder and gps! Very pleased with this item.
  • The first project was installing it. It required a 5/8" hole to install a large transducer cable; Humminbird should know people do not like holes in their boat
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
2 year
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