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JustinH

iFINDER Expedition C or lowrance h20c?

Looking to buy one but what one?

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wplatehunter

The H20 is a great unit.

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magnum mike

H2Oc has all the options you will need and is easy to use. I love mine.

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RonT

I too have the H20 and would highly recomend it.

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minndonn

I purchased the H20C but wish I had purchased the expedition as it adds the compass. I would have liked the compass for hunting etc.

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Chad Halvorson

Very happy with the black and white H20 here.

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Wash-Ups

go with the expedition C. I love the one I got. Get color with what ever you go with. A huge difference

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JustinH

from what i see there are the same execpt the IFinder Expedition C has a few more features. does that sound right?

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Northlander

Biggest option is the compas. If you use it for hunting than I would go Expedition. For fishing I would get the H2Oc. I have the H2Oc and its a great unit for fishing.

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Nymph

I Have the H2Oc and works great. here are the comparisons

Expedition

Unique "Scout Mode" to mark area perimeters and create borders

Built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter with weather predictions

Plays MP3 audio files from an MMC/SD card (MMC/SD card included only with Plus model; headphones and HPA-1 head phones adapter not included)

Built-in microphone for recording voice notes to waypoints

Watertight with sure-grip rubber welt seal

Classic black & silver case

Display <<

High-brightness 2.83" diagonal (7.19 cm) color TFT display

320V x 240H pixel resolution

White LED backlit screen

Excellent direct sunlight and low-light/night viewing

GPS/Mapping <<

Precision 16-channel GPS+WAAS receiver

Antenna port for connecting optional external GPS+WAAS antenna

Dual processors for high speed screen updates

Dual Easy/Advanced operation modes

Built-in continental U.S. and Hawaii background map featuring interstate exit services

One MMC/SD digital media memory card slot for higher-detailed mapping, GPS trip details recording/playing, and MP3 music playing capabilities

Optional Mapping Accessories Pack that includes MapCreate™ USA Topo mapping software, one digital MMC/SD memory card, and an MMC/SD card reader/writer with USB connector

Compatible with optional plug-&-play Lowrance FreedomMaps™, Fishing Hot Spots® Pro, LakeMaster® ProMaps, NauticPath™, and Navionics® electronic charts

1,000 waypoints/1,000 event markers/100 routes

Up to 100 savable and retraceable plot trails, with up to 10,000 points in any trail

40 map zoom ranges, 0.02–4,000 miles

63 graphic icons

Internal back-up memory

H2Oc

Display <<

240V x 180H pixel resolution

3" (7.6 cm) diagonal display size

High contrast Film SuperTwist

White LED backlit screen

16-level grayscale

Excellent direct sunlight and low-light/night viewing

Precision 12-parallel channel GPS+WAAS receiver

Antenna port for connecting optional external GPS+WAAS antenna

Dual processors for higher speed screen updates and scrolling

Dual Easy/Advanced operation modes

Built-in, detailed Lowrance background map featuring interstate exit services

One MMC/SD digital media memory card slot for mapping and recording capabilities

Optional Mapping Accessories Pack that includes MapCreate™ USA Topo mapping software, one digital MMC/SD memory card, and an MMC/SD card reader/writer with USB connector

Compatible with optional plug-&-play Lowrance FreedomMaps™, Fishing Hot Spots® Pro, LakeMaster® ProMaps, NauticPath™, and Navionics® electronic charts

1,000 waypoints/1,000 event markers/100 routes

Up to 100 savable and retraceable plot trails, with up to 10,000 points in any trail

40 map zoom ranges, 0.02–4,000 miles

42 graphic icons to mark special spots

Internal back-up memory

Easy point-and-map cursor navigation/route planning

Plus <<

Waterproof to IPX7 standard

Cigarette plug power adapter

Operates up to 12 hours or longer on two AA batteries (not included)

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Harmonica Bear

I have the H2o and love it. I can't imagine going with something different.

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Muddog

I just purchased an iFINDER Expedition to replace my old one (Lowrance still make the worst electrical plugs made!). The only thing I don't like about it (other then the electrical plug ) is the ground speed numbers on the map page are to small. If you mount it at over arms length it is hard to see. My old one had larger bolder numbers.

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