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Looking to purchase a GPS?


bassman186

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I'm looking to purchase a GPS and have somewhat of an idea of whats out there but would like advice from others on what they have and how they like there units. Also any advice to steer me toward a certain make.

~Matt Jung

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Matt,

Are you looking for a handheld or a stationary unit? What all will you be using it for?

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Im looking for a handheld unit. It will be used for Bass Tournaments. I use the Aqua Vu to locate spots while prefishing and then want to place them in the GPS for locating during the tournament itself.

~Matt Jung

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Matt,

In a handheld I would go with an Ifinder Pro, or the Ifinderh20. Great units with a lot of features at a reasonable price. You can also add the Lakemaster/Lowrance Chip and have Lake contours right on your GPS. Simply an awesome combo smile.gif

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Ifinder? I am interested in this thread as well.. but never heard of this.. what brand is it? Garmin? Magellan? What is it?

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I also have the I finder H2O with the Lowrance chip. Very easy to use. I just love it!!!!!!!! Well worth the money.

Brian

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I've got the magellan meridian gold...very easy to use...the base map is plenty for the amount i use it..and the big screen is easy to view...

having said that..the i-finder h20 is great for fishing applications...particularly with the navionics/lowrance chip with lakemaster maps.....having a detailed map with 3 foot contours in the palm of your hand! wow...what a tool!

i'm hoping to learn to use the mmc chip function on my magellan....and utilize the lakemaps images this summer...

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I have an older Garmin Emap unit which is great. The Garmins are easy to use and have a very freindly display. The problem is they won't use the navionics maps. Recently purchased an Ifinder h2o and am still struggling with using it for navigation. Love the mapping however. The new Garmin 76 series are nice units if you want to shell out the money for the fishing hotspots maps.

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