Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder All I can say after extensive research on this Humminbird product is Wow!! This has just about everything you could ever want from Fishfinder.
Granted, it might be a little overkill for the casual weekend fisherman, but if you’re really serious about your fishing, look no further.This is one to give serious consideration to.
The Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder is designed for those who demand top-of-the-line technology but don’t have space for a bigger fishfinder. With tons of new features, the Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder performs way beyond its size and is right at home in the most difficult fishing conditions.
Humminbird’s DualBeam sonar combines the advantages of narrow and wide-beam transducers into one system with wide coverage and better bottom definition. Its precision 20° at -10db 200kHz down-looking center beam looks for fish and structure directly below the boat, while the broad 60° at -10db 83kHz wide beam looks for fish outside the narrow beam around the boat.
The Fish Identification feature on the Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder gives much better information on location than a traditional single beam:
Fish in the narrow beam are displayed as solid fish symbols; fish in the wide beam are shown as hollow fish symbols.
Trackplotting which we will explain in the Display feature below
Sonar..what exactly is Sonar and how does it work exactly?
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 300 Series Fishfinder uses sonar to locate and define the structure, bottom contour, and composition, as well as depth directly below the transducer.
Sonar is extremely fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of 240 ft. and back again in less than ¼ of a second. It is very unlikely that your boat can “outrun” this sonar signal.
Dual-beam Switchfire Sonar with precision 20-degree beam and wider 60-degree beam; view beams separately, side-by-side, or blended together
What does Switchfire actually do?
Switchfire Sonar; When you hit the water, you don’t limit yourself to one bait. So why limit your sonar?
Exclusive Humminbird SwitchFire Sonar gives you the power to choose how returns are displayed. With two unique modes, you have complete control to adjust with the fishing conditions, making our down-looking sonar an even more valuable fishfinding tool.
Real-time Sonar always updates at the fastest rate possible, shows returns from the bottom, structure, and fish that are within the transducer beam
Inside hull or 385C1transom mount transducer
DualBeam PLUS 1000ft
Large Digits View…Provides easy to read format. 3.5″ diagonal
Ultrahigh-contrast, high-definition display with backlight 256 Color TFT
The menu is divided into easy to use modules
X-press Provides shortcut to your most frequently used settings
Frequency, Watts, Power, and Cables
2400 Watts PTP power output
300 Watts RMS power output
Output Voltage: 1.2 V DC
Alarms and Alerts
All the alarms you need including, Depth, Fish ID, a Low battery which I really like, Temp, of course, Drift, and also gives you the choice of alarm tones.
Tilt and swivel quick-disconnect mounting system
The Humminbird Quick Disconnect Mount System is compatible with the Matrix 700, 500 and 300 Series. It allows for the user to quickly disconnect their head unit from the mount. It also features the ability to tilt and swivel.
10.7 x 8.3 x 4.5 inches
In the Box
- Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder
- Chartplotter with Sounder
- Mounting Bracket
- Transom Mount Transducer
- Installation Hardware/Cables
- Owner’s Manuel
Operating Manuel: Humminbird 385Ci GPS Fish Finder Manual
Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder Pros & Cons
- Great value for the money
- Relatively easy to use
- Finding fish is easy with fish ID and it beeps when it finds some so you don’t even have to watch it for it to alert you Fishfinder provides far more detail than B&W models
- GPS map upgrades are too expensive as currently offered
This is one awesome Fishfinder. Noted, It might be a little expensive for the average weekend angler but again If you’re serious about your fishing, I would give this considerable consideration.
I found it very hard after numerous searches on the Internet to find negative comments besides some purchasers not setting it the right way, to begin with. Overall I feel a great purchase for the money.