NorCross has a lot of different fishing accessories and fishing gear but the NorCross HawkEye H22PX Sonar System fishfinder definitely stands out from the rest. The Hawkeye H22PX is portable fish finder so you don’t have to worry about attaching it to your kayak or boat to get it running and it’s small enough for you to carry with you wherever you decide to fish. There are a lot of other little features that makes this the ideal handheld depth finder device in the market and here’s a list of them for you to consider.
Features of the HawkEye H22PX Sonar System
First of all you’ll notice that it is powered by 4 AA batteries, making it one of the most reasonable portable depth sounders you’ll find in the market. What really makes it stand out is that it can get instant depth readings that go from 2.5 feet all the way to 200 feet. With a press of a button you can also get temperature readings (in both Fahrenheit and Celsius readings).
- The Hawkeye H22PX has the shoot-thru technology, meaning you can use it to get readings even through thick ice and boat hulls. You won’t have to worry about other obstructions in the water either because the device can retrieve readings right through them.
- It is built to read temperatures as accurate as 1/10th of a degree Fahrenheit (or Celsius). The good thing is that it is not just for reading water temperature; you can also read air temperature with it. If you are a serious angler then you know how important it is to determine where the cold and warm waters are since fish do relocate according to temperature changes
- It is built for durability. Unlike other depth sounders that easily break when they hit against objects or when submerged too long or too deep in the water, this device can last throughout your entire fishing or diving career, seriously.
- It’s purely a depth sounder. You can use it as a fish finder but there are times when I was getting fish in areas where the device didn’t pick them up. So the fish finder feature is nice but not as dead accurate as its depth sounder features.
- More of a personal gripe, the depth-reading button and the temperature reading button are the same. You’ll need to press the button to switch from one reading to the other. It’s fine most of the time except when you’ve already submerged the sensor into the water, and the reading can get blurry.
The Norcross Hawkeye H22PX Sonar System is a powerful mobile sonar depth sounder. It is built specifically as a depth finder and in that aspect, there is nothing to complain about. The readings are accurate and the added feature to get temperature readings is a nice bonus. It would have been a little better if the fish finder feature was more accurate but then that’s what the Hawkeye F33P Fish Finder is for (also from Norcross). I can’t imagine ever going fishing (especially kayaking where depth is of utter importance) or diving without this little device by my side.