humminbird 385ci review

Humminbird 385ci Combo Fishfinder Review

humminbird 385ci review

If you want a fishfinder and a GPS at the same time, go for Humminbird 385ci Combo Fishfinder. Humminbird 385ci Combo is a powerful combination of fishfinder and GPS chartplotter. Featured with a 3.5-inch 256-color display, 2400 Watts PTP DualBeam sonar, and GPS Chartplotting with built-in UniMap, best of all, it’s at the price of some portable fishfinders.

Main Features

  • 3.5-inch LCD display
  • Dual-beam Switchfire Sonar
  • Real-time Sonar
  • 256-color display, DualBeam sonar with 2400 Watts PTP power output

GPS Features

  • 16 Channel GPS
  • Trackplotting
  • Chartplotting
  •  GPS Speed
  •  Humminbird UniMap

In-depth Review of Humminbird 385ci

Big Collection of Advanced Tech

This little fishfinder integrates a bunch of advanced technology, including DualBeam Plus, Switchfire Sonar, Split Screen Zoom and Instant Image Update.

With the DualBeam Plus you get the best of both narrow and wide beams. You can either view the two beams separately, or blend them together to form a complete image of fish, structure, and bottom profile. Exclusive Humminbird SwitchFire Sonar enhances your power to adjust with the fishing conditions, making your sonar more customized and valuable, especially in a shallow water area.

There is a Real Time Sonar (RTS) Window appears on the right side of the display, which will updates at the fastest rate as your boat moving through the water. So that the sonar chart can always present the latest information.

High-accuracy Fish Detecting

Other than commonly used by other fishfinders post processing software to enhance the arching effect, which can slow down performance and exaggerate the information displayed, Humminbird’s TrueArch Technology utilizes parallel processing of sonar data, helps anglers fast discern the arches of fish targets and in the same time provides higher accuracy.

Built-In U.S. UniMap

Humminbird 385ci is also a powerful GPS by the way. The built-in uniMap covers the continental U.S. coastline, inland lakes, and rivers, plus hundreds of thousands of small lakes that even don’t appear on other charts. And with the help of waypoint feature, navigating to a cursor selected point is as easy as placing the cursor over the place you want to go.


  • DualBeam sonar
  • Real time image update
  • Works great on both shallow and deep water


  • Screen too small

Bottom Line

There’s no doubt that Humminbird 385ci Combo Fishfinder is really a good combination of fishfinder and GPS. This is the decent budget for enthusiast want to experience a combo fishfinder.