Humminbird Helix 12 Review

  • By: fishlovers
  • Date: July 15, 2023
  • Time to read: 3 min.

If you’re a pro-fisher or just got into the hobby of fishing and want to up your game to the next level, using a fish-finder or chart plotter to locate precisely the fish in a water body, especially when you are in the middle of a large water body such as lakes, rivers or seas will surely improve your fish haul.

What is a fish finder device?

Fish finder devices are specialized equipment that work based on SONAR mechanism, which consists of a transmitter which sends off sound waves underwater, which on striking up on solid objects such as fish, gets transmitted back as signals and displays the displays size, composition, and shape of the object, which is used to determine approximately the location of fishes.

Fish finders are used widely by commercial and sport fishermen.


The Humminbird Helix 12 boasts of a wide range of new and improved features such as:

  • 1″ display
  • MEGA Side Imaging+, MEGA Down Imaging+ and Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar
  • GPS mapping
  • built-in Bluetooth
  • Ethernet networking capabilities and ability to create your own maps in real-time with AutoChart Live’s depth, vegetation and bottom hardness mapping.
  • Humminbird Basemap cartography is built-in, with the option to expand your mapping capabilities with available LakeMaster charts.


The Humminbird Helix 12 has a 12.1” High-definition display powered by LED, gives you a bright and clear non-reflective display screen even when you’re out in the brightest of places.

Humminbird Helix 12 Features

MEGA Side Imaging+

The New MEGA Side Imaging+ provides 20% more detailing than the MEGA Side Imaging SONAR crystal-clear viewing out to 200 feet on either side of your boat.

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MEGA Down Imaging+

The New MEGA Down Imaging+ helps unlock fish and structure underwater with 20% more detail than MEGA Down Imaging SONAR with clarity with up to coverage of about 200 feet below your boat.


The DUAL Spectrum CHIRP provides a clear view of fish-holding structure and bottom, the Low Q CHIRP transducer offers wide mode for maximum coverage and narrow mode for high detailing.

Switch Fire SONAR

The Switch Fire SONAR offers two display modes which allows users to add, remove detail, detect the water depth, temperature, turbulence and to even watch lure presentations, all available in the push of  a button with its easy-to-use interface.

Humminbird Basemap Built-in

This provides you with a clear view of underwater terrain and surrounding points of interest so you can fish and navigate with total confidence. Identify buoys, day markers, hazards, marinas, contours, depth markers and much, much more. Includes charts of more than 10,000 lakes, plus coastal coverage for the U.S.

AutoChart Live

One can create real-time maps of your fishing spots. Map depth contours, bottom hardness and vegetation as you drive your boat are displayed. It also comes with 8 hours of recording time available.

Ethernet Networking

High-speed Ethernet allows you to build a powerful, professional-grade fishing system. Easily connect multiple fish finders, or upgrade to add-on technologies like Minn Kota i-Pilot Link, 360 Imaging and CHIRP Radar.


Enable features like wireless software updates from the Humminbird FishSmart App and also keep your phone out of the water and in your pocket by displaying notifications on your Humminbird. Additionally, you can take control of your most-used features with an optional Bluetooth remote (RC2).

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LakeMaster Compatible

The Humminbird LakeMaster maps provides easy-to-read contours, to highlighted depth ranges and adjustable water levels, you’ll have all the tools you need to make every moment count

Navionics Compatible

Humminbird provides even more map options thanks to additional Navionics compatibility. Available maps regions include detailed cartography for saltwater and freshwater applications which make Navionics a great option for fishing, cruising or sailing.

Includes transducer and mounting hardware, power cable, gimbal mounting bracket and unit cover.

The Humminbird Hleix 12 also comes with a 2 year warranty.


  • High-definition and large display screen, the exemplary clarity of the screen is a major advantage in this version of Humminbird device
  • The Dual Chirp has been reported to have improved the ease of use.
  • New Side Imaging with improved imaging capabilities.

If you’re looking for an effective and useful fish finder at reasonable price then the Humminbird Helix 12 is a recommended buy.

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