Humminbird’s New Hardwater Hero: The 688ci Ice Combo

Across the Ice Belt, anglers are already banging up early-ice walleye, panfish and pike. And, as cold temperatures befall much of the Ice Belt, all indications point to a good, long ice fishing season.

Market research reveals that ice fishing participation continues to grow. And with it, more anglers are turning to Humminbird for three formidable, built-in technologies: high-speed LCD flasher, Precision GPS and Humminbird LakeMaster charts.

2183130New for 2015, Humminbird brings ice anglers the new 688ci HD Ice Combo which offers tons of fish-finding power in one unit, plus faster processing, improved screen brightness and functionality optimized for the rigors of ice fishing.

Right out of the gate, the ICE 688 features a high-speed LCD with digital depth read-out to remove guesswork and Precision GPS to help you find and return to productive spots. Optional Humminbird LakeMaster charts provide structural detail of high-probability fish-holding locations. Each is also compatible with Humminbird AutoChart™ to utilize custom maps created during open water, as well Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™.

And that’s just for starters!

688ci HD Ice Combo – currently shipping

Ultra-bright 5-inch, 256-color, 640H x 640V HD display for easy viewing, even in harsh sunlight

DualBeam PLUS w/SwitchFire sonar; up to 8x zoom in graph mode

Graph mode allows review of jigging/fish-finding history

Maximum depth: 1000 feet

Power: 4000 W (PTP); 500 W (RMS)

Included XI 9 20 transducer (with MHX ICE hardware and float): 200kHz / 20 degrees; 83 kHz / 60 degrees

2x Dynamic Zoom in digital flasher mode

Digital flasher in three different color palettes, including Humminbird’s exclusive 6-color palette, a must-have for fishing shallow weeds

Target Line Depth Marker, which can be set to identify any depth in the water column

Internal Precision GPS

Built-in Humminbird UniMap base maps

Single card slot/upgradeable software

Humminbird LakeMaster chart compatibility, including AutoChart

Quick Disconnect bracket mount

Optional ATV/snowmobile RAM mount, RM ATV, #740116-1

Optional vehicle windshield RAM mount, RM AUTO, #740117-1

Convert to warm water use with optional portable transducer

688ci HD Ice Combo Retail: $599.99

And for those ice anglers who prefer more traditional flasher displays, Humminbird’s ICE 35, ICE 45 and ICE 55 offer loads of features. Selectable dual-frequency operation provides plenty of coverage options and extreme-temperature LCD read-outs perform day after day, no matter the conditions.

For more information visit humminbird.com, contact Humminbird, 678 Humminbird Lane, Eufaula, AL 36027, or call 800-633-1468.

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