360 degree is now also available from Humminbird. I have not had the privilege of using this technology yet, but have spoken to Tim Morgan about the technology. Tim has been using a prototype transducer on his boat for a while now and is simply amazed by its potential. 360 uses a special large round transducer that is lowered down into the water from a mount at the back of the boat. It has to be lowered deeper into the water than a traditional transducer in order to send a signal under the hull and motor to get 360 degree view. And so the system is only usable at slow speeds. The 360 displays in a 'radar like' sweeping motion around the boat, updating the return on the screen as it goes. So, unlike Side and Down Imaging, the boat does NOT need to be in motion at all to produce an image of the structure and fish! It is now possible see structure and fish as the boat is 'approaching', stop the boat in 'Spotlock' on the Minn Kota iPilot, and know exactly where to cast and how far without ever passing the boat over the structure. This will be an amazing advantage for fishermen in the future, but right now the 360 transducer is brand new technology and incredibly expensive. The transducer alone retails for near on $3k, and will connect to the 1198, 998, 898 & 798 with the latest firmware update applied.