Pros & Cons
- DualBeam sonar
- 6-color flasher with 526 segments
- 3-color palette
- XI 9 19 ice transducer
- Target Line, Zoom, Gain, Noise reduction
- LCD display with an LED backlight
- Battery and carrying case included
- Very portable
- Reduced jig-tracking precision after 150ft
|Transducer||XI 9 19 ice transducer|
|Display (size, resolution, backlit, color)||LCD display with LED backlight|
|Dimensions||8" x 15.5" x 12.65"|
|Batteries||12V 9 Amp Hours|
|Frequency||- DualBeam - 200 and 455 kHz|
|Power Output||Peak-to-peak - 2400W; RMS - 300W|
|Power Input||10.8 - 20 VDC|
|Routes, Waypoints, Tracks||No|
|MicroSD card slot||No|
ICE-55 comes with a 6-color fiber optic ring display that provides you with three different color palettes. In other words, instead of using a traditional 3-color palette, you can utilize up to 6 colors for your flasher ring, which helps you to better gauge the intensity of every single sonar return.
Read clockwise, the 0 position represents the surface and the segments on the right show the contents of the water column. On the other hand, the thicker segments in the top-left section represent the bottom, underwater structures, and any fish nearby. Regarding the unit’s color code, green indicates weaker returns, orange/yellow indicates underwater structures or fish, and red usually indicates the bottom. You can also amplify the return sonar signal using the Gain button.
In the center, there is an LCD display that holds several readings. The number at the very center shows the current depth with depth ranges on the perimeter. You can also check which beam you are using at any given moment. The screen has a backlight functionality, which allows you to use the device at night or in direct sunlight.
When it comes to other important features, Humminbird ICE-55 comes with Auto Range, Screen Zoom, and Target Line.
Sonar & Transducer
ICE-55 features a DualBeam sonar that covers 240 and 455 kHz. You can switch between the two as you see fit, but you cannot use them both at the same time. This feature is reserved for DualBeam Plus units.
The device comes with the XI 9 19 ice transducer equipped with 8ft of cable as well as a stabilizing floater. The transducer supports both frequencies and utilizes conical sonar beams angled at 9° for 455 kHz and 19° for 240 kHz, respectively. Note that the transducer does not come with a temperature sensor.
The transducer can reach up to 200ft, but ICE-55 can track your jig even past 100ft. However, once you are past 150ft, the device will start experiencing problems, losing its initial jig-tracking precision.
What's In The Box
- Hummingbird ICE-55
- XI 9 19 ice transducer
- MHX ICE Transducer mounting hardware & float
- Soft Sided Carrying Case
- 9AH BK - 9 amp hour battery kit
- AGM battery charger
As stated in this Humminbird ICE-55 review, we are talking about a pretty decent ice fish finder with a 6-color flasher with 526 segments as well as an LCD display that keeps track of the depth and other relevant metrics. It also comes with a serviceable transducer, a carrying case, and a battery.
Even though it is not the budget-friendliest ice fish finder, ICE-55 still provides users with a great money-to-value ratio. Bottom line, it is a very good choice for ice fishing – if you do not plan to go past 200ft.