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I am interested in purchasing a handheld gps for use on Lake of the Woods,and also getting the Lakemaster chip for it. Can anyone give me some advice on which unit to consider. It would be used just for that purpose. Any advice would be appreciately, Thanks

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most guys use the lowrance ifinder h2o, its a great unit. i actually will be selling mine within the next day or two, to get the new endura. the oregon by ... garmin? is supposed to be a nice unit also. as far as chips go, i think the navionics overall is better than lakemaster, but not sure on the stand alone LOW chip. i should mention that the h20 is no longer bieng sold as that, the endura is now taking its place with a touchscreen. hope this helps, if your interested in the h20, hit me up by email

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I am interested in purchasing a handheld gps for use on Lake of the Woods,and also getting the Lakemaster chip for it. Can anyone give me some advice on which unit to consider. It would be used just for that purpose. Any advice would be appreciately, Thanks

You're looking at the right time of year for sure, I've seen some pretty good deals on them, $139 for a Garmin Etrex Vista HCx, $269 for a Garmin Oregon 450 and $369 for a Oregon 450t ( topo map built in ), any one of these will take a Lakemaster chip or if you buy it on CD, you can put that data on the GPS too.

If you would like to have a good navigational device that will take the Lakemaster chip too, the Nuvi 500 is the ticket, you should be able to find them for somewhere around $200 - $300 depending if there is a sale or not. The battery life on the Nuvi isn't as long as the other handhelds because of the larger screen but it's still decent.

Mike

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I have heard bad thing about Lowrance Endura. H2O was goos unit, but is no longer sold. Garmin Oregon is way to go now. Very solid unit w/ great customer service.

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I am considering getting a new handheld...Oregon 450T.

Has anyone had any issues with the touchscreens in the cold weather?

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Everyone who is looking for a handheld GPS for lakes, apply your smart phone.

If you have an android phone you can download for 13.19$ Navionics lake maps.

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I had the Garmin 60CSX (2 actually) and had nothing but problems with them. This last spring I switched over to the Delorme PN40 and love it!

With the PN40 you can see your areas with aerial and topo maps, but you can also add the Navionics chip for fishing.

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