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bjlarson

XOG Lowrance ?!

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What are people saying about the XOG Lowrance? I am thinking about getting one !!

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I was thinking of picking one up this spring too but then I heard that Lowrance was coming out with an updated version of this soon. I couldn't get any details but some said to wait and see?

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Lowrance is coming out with a new line of handheld GPS units called Endura, there's 3 models in the Endura line. No changes to the XOG though.

For $150 the XOG has a lot of great features, color screen, touch screen, uses LakeMaster or Navionics cards. The drawbacks are that it is not WAAS capable (but you still get really good accuracy with it), it's not waterproof, and it has internal batteries so your battery life is only a few hours but dimming the screen will help a lot.

You can check out all the handheld gps models HERE.

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What is the cheapest way via software or hardware into a larger screen forthe LakeMaster or Navionics chips?

Sometimes the H2O is just not big enough with the 1 ft contours.

Black and white is fine or even an old laptop would work for me.

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If you already have a laptop the LM computer software would be the cheapest way to see the lake maps on a larger screen. Just make sure you realize your computer is not a gps --- there's no antenna so it doesn't know your current position. You could use the laptop to pull up the maps and pan around on them and zoom in and out, but the laptop won't show you your current position and update as you move like a gps will.

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I thought there was a way to hook up your GPS to the laptop to make it read the GPS signal and serve as an antenna.

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