Humminbird 698ci HD SI Review

Are you looking for an affordable fish finder? Humminbird 698ci HD offers powerful technology for a price that won’t break your budget.

It’s simple to use and has Humminbird’s unique Side Imaging technology. The device has everything you’d need from Down Imaging, backlit display and more.


With a 640 x 480 5-inch VGA display, the unit works excellent as a chart plotter and fish finder. The screen is backlit so you can see all images more clearly, even in direct sunlight or during nighttime.

It has an SI, DI, and 2D sonar combination with an internal GPS. 2D sonar frequencies are 83 and 200 kHz. Down and Side Imaging are at 455 kHz. Its depth capability is 1500 ft.


Its SI technology is remarkable allowing you to see up to 240 feet on each side of your vessel. You can see all structure, water column, baitfish, sunken items and objects, and pretty much anything else that’s underneath your boat.

The 680ci allows you to freeze frame Sonar readings. This means a better study of objects around you thanks to the sharper picture. Split screen viewing is also an option, and useful when you want to see more data at once.

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It features temperature alarm and graph. The display has a selectable background and display colors. This model also features a memory card slot for you to save waypoints.

View preset keys and the X-press menu system both navigation with the 698ci easy.

With the unit, you also get the owner’s manual, installation hardware, a transom mount, transducer, and a mounting bracket.


The Final Verdict

The Humminbird is one of the leading brands with several best models on the market. They’re always striving to improve, and this particular model is proof. The 698ci HD is an affordable option if you’re looking for quality Side Imaging technology with full range.

The 698ci is suitable for experienced fishers as well as all beginners. If you’re in need of a fish finder, the Humminbird 698ci HD is one of the best choices that the market has to offer. 

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