- Size (LWH): 10.9 inches, 7.5 inches, 6 inches
- Weight: 2.4 pounds
Humminbird SmartCast RF15 3.9-Inch Waterproof Fishfinder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 3.875-inch 4-level grayscale display with 160 x 132 pixels of resolution
- 100-foot remote operating range and 100-foot depth capability
- Digital depth readout with backlight for night fishing
- Rugged carrying case with non-skid bottom and RSS storage
- Includes 1 waterproof programmable Advanced RSS for either Channel A or B operation mode
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The Smartcast RF15 utilizes a traditional, single-beam 90-degree sonar to deliver ultra-wide coverage equal to twice the water depth up to 100 feet deep. Vital information is displayed on a big, 3.875-inch display with 160x132 lines of resolution, in a true four-level grayscale that delivers clearly better images of the bottom, fish and structure. The large, easy-to-see digital readout includes a backlight for night fishing, and is powered by eight AA (not included) batteries. This system is designed to be waterproof, and has a 100-foot operating range allowing you to easily travel around without losing your signal.
The Smartcast RF15 comes with a waterproof, programmable Advanced RSS (remote sonar system) for either Channel A or B operation mode, as well as a rugged carrying case with a non-skid bottom and RSS storage. The new illuminated, advanced RSS includes water surface temperature, typically lasts for 500 hours of in-the-water usage, and allows you to purchase replacements that are available on the manufacturer's web site, as well as at your local tackle dealer and major outdoor retailers. The Smartcast RF15 features one-touch menu navigation that allows you to easily control FishID+, depth range, fish alarm, and sensitivity, as well as Wet Switch technology that maximizes battery life by automatically shutting down when the Advanced RSS is out of the water. For those who like to travel light and go fishing anywhere and everywhere, this system is the perfect companion.
What's in the Box
RF15 control head, advanced remote sonar sensor, portable carry case, and operation manual.
Top Customer Reviews
Over the past two weeks I've taken the R15 out to 4-5 lakes around my area to test it out. Provided I do a nice steady retrive a smooth display of the bottom is presented. I have also seen a fair amount of fish on the display using the Fish ID function. From what I have read on various newgroup posts this feature should generaly be turned OFF. Instead one is supposed to learn how to identify fish using "raw" sonar returns. So far I have not seen any "fish arches". I have a feeling I might need to be in deeper water for this to occur.
Overall the detail is nice and there are four options for displaying the 4 gradations of grey in ordet to highlight either weak or strong returns. One of the limilations of using this near the shore is that is does not do well with shallow depths. It lists 2 feet as the minumum but even depths of 3 feet and a bit more seem to confuse it, giving false returns. I have not tested its actual ability to recognize a return as a fish yet. I say this becuase so far I have not taken my tackle out, just the fishfinder in order to concentrate on learning it. I think I will try adding some bait to a line and attaching this to the small hole provided on the bottom of the RSS to see if it will show any fishing coming up to check it out.Read more ›
As other reviewers have commented, it works quite well. After messing with it, I can't imagine fishing without one. Knowing where the fish are and are not is invaluable. Of course it can't tell if they're biting !
A few observations to add to the already good reviews of this product:
1) The RF45 "rubber ducky" unit that you cast into the water is smaller than I expected, but that's good. It is light and casts well.
2) The display you wear on your wrist is a somewhat large, and thick, watch. This is fine. The resolution was good enough to see what needs to be seen, and lack of greyscale does not seem to compromise the utility.
3) The user manual is very well written, but as you might expect for something with few buttons, it takes some study to understand what you've bought. The operation of the watch-unit took a while to learn initially, but is straighforward after you use it a couple times. (It has defaults, so you can probably just use it if you don't want to study the manual...)
4) The RF45 rubber-ducky seems faily durable. I actually dropped mine on the concrete and it bounced and survived. But I don't recommend repeating this experiment.
5) The display unit I got had a bit of a manufacturing quality-control issue. All the pixels were quite dark, requiring me to find the part of the manual that explains how to adjust the LCD contrast. After setting it on the lowest setting (1, rather than the default of 5) it seems to work fine - but I wish I could adjust it even lower.
6) While not needed, "programming" the RF45 rubber-ducky (if you want to switch channels, turn on the light, etc) is a bit cumbersome, and can't be done without the manual.Read more ›
well for the price. Great little unit for the money, for sure-especially if you have a kayak like me. You won't be disappointed.
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battery life sucked, this product started messing up by the third trip out fishing... I was really upset for what I paid for this.Published 22 months ago by SD_TYSON