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Lowrance H20 & I-Hunt discontinued?


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I have heard that the I series from Lowrance have been discontinued. Is this true or are they just coming out with a new lineup?

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Builders

Huum? Sounds odd, they've sold a millon of them? Hope I didn't buy a lemon? frown

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I believe they are stoping making them.. i heard the are coming out with a new touch screen one.. Like the iphone or something...

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New models are coming out later this spring, they're due out in May. Haven't heard about any iFinders being discontinued, for now they're all still available.

Lowrance Handheld GPS

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Would it surprise you?

They come out with a new locator number every year or two to replace the previous version with a few more bells and whistles.

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PJ, Do you know when the 09' Lakemaster Chips are coming out? And are they going to have much more detail than the 08's?

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the Hunt HuntC and H2O C are going to be discontinued..... the Go2 H2O and Expedition C will stay. The endura series will have 3 new units in that series.... the sierra, safari and outback.

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PJ, Do you know when the 09' Lakemaster Chips are coming out? And are they going to have much more detail than the 08's?

Have not heard anything definate, but wouldn't be surprised if it was around the time the new endura units hit the market, which is supposed to be May.

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I sure hope they don't discontinue all the color GPS that have an SD card slot. Those new ones have a micro-SD slot and my lowrance lake map chips are all of the SD size.

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In a few years everything will be running the micro cards. better get your Navionics and lakemaster Chips for your exsisting units now before they all go micro. It wont happen all at once but I would say in 5 years the vast majority of our electronics being put out will run micro's.

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There is an adapter to use the micro cards in a SD slot. When I picked up a micro for my phone a couple of years back it came with one.

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There is an adapter to use the micro cards in a SD slot. When I picked up a micro for my phone a couple of years back it came with one.

Yep, I have the same thing, a micro SD card with an adapter so it can be used in regular SD slots as well.

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I'm not worried about the micro sd fitting in to an SD slot, I'm worried about my regular SD sized cards not fitting into a new GPS that only takes micro sd. I can think of a bunch of different things I'd rather buy with the $350 it would take to replace all my map cards.

Do the new Lowrance GPS/Sonar take an SD card or a Micro Sd card.

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any idea on the cost of these new units? i was going to buy a h2o but if there coming out with a new model i will probley get that if its not overly priced. $150 for a h2o is a good price i think

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The new Lowrance handheld gps units take a micro SD card, the LakeMaster and Nav cards you have now in SD or MMC format won't work in the new handheld units. But the new cards in micro SD format should have an adapter so you can use them in your H2Ocs, etc.

You can see all the new and current models and pricing HERE at Pro Fishing Supply.

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Can't you just copy the info from a large card onto a smaller one?

The software on the cards has something in it that marries it to that specific card. You can make a backup copy of the data, but that backup copy won't work unless it is put back on the original card (ie. make a backup copy from your card, lose your card, and your backup copy is useless). It's how they prevent illegal copies of the map cards from getting out there.

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I see they went with the mini USB for power options.

This is good! Atleast you can use your phone charger to also charge the handheld GPS.

Someone decided that standardizing is better than every piece of electronics you own has to have it's own charger grin

I guess this would be a form of Green?

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$500??? if thats right i know ill be going with the h2o gezz

There's 3 new models. The Sierra is pushing $500 but the Outback (color, touchscreen, takes map cards) is less than $200 ......

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oh ok guess i didnt see that one. has anyone used the touchscreen at all? is it that great of a thing to have?

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Most likely the micro chips will come in an SD adapter. This is what Garmin does now with their micro chips. The micro chip pulls out of the adapter for micro units, it's left in for units that take SD size chips. LakeMaster will continue to produce SD size chips for the foreseeable future, in addition to the new micro versions.

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I would guess the majority of people aren't concerned about using a microSD card in a standard SD slot, it's the other way around.

Some guys have quite a bit of money in the standard SD cards, and if the GPS/Sonar companies want us to upgrade to microSD, it would be a good gesture to somehow subsidize the extra cost of all the new LakeMaps, or have LakeMaster/Navionics offer a discount price for upgrade.

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You can order them HERE. You can place an order for them now if you want, but they aren't due out until May.

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There is an adapter to use the micro cards in a SD slot. When I picked up a micro for my phone a couple of years back it came with one.

Excellent!! I just bought the Lakemaster SD card and was thinking the retailers are trying to figure out a way to make people go out and buy new cards when they upgrade their units. Kind of like going from 8 tracks to cassettes to CD's.

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