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Lowrance XOG for ice fishing????

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Anyone out there own/use a Lowrance XOG mapping GPS? The unit is about $100 chepaer than the H20C and seems to do the same stuff, including accepting map chips.

Wondering if anyone has used one outside their car or truck? I'd like to use it on my snowmobile.

Sorry if this has been covered, I've never looked at this post before.

Thanks for any help.

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I bought the XOG, plan to use it for ice fishing. The salesman said it can be used in cold temps.

I have used it once while out on the ice, and it seemed to work well. I am also going to mount mine on my sled.

One negative I have heard is that it has an internal battery. So if the battery dies, your done until you can recharge or hook it up to 12V power.

If you look in the snowmobile forum, and go to the post about EFI charging battery, you will see a pic from someone who is going to use theirs on a sled.

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also note that it is not waterproof like the H2O.

If your sled has a 12v battery for EFI, mount a ciggy lighter plug-in.

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Used mine in -20 this weekend and it was great. It won't work with gloves, but that is fine with me. As far as charging you'd need either a 12 volt standard plug in, or I found that the charger for my Blackberry works if you are inside a house, or a fish house with a generator or inverter. Also, the battery life may be only 3 hours, but that is continuous use. I use mine for about 5 minutes at a time to locate a spot and then turn it off. Works just fine for me.

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think the XOG has WAAS (the H2O does).

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I have an XOG. It is a decent unit, but the H20 is a much more sound unit.

It seems as though Lowrance cobbled something together to get in on the auto navigation craze. I have always liked Lowrance equipment, but I think the XOG could have used a little more time in the design room.

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I wanted to go with the XOG but it is not WAAS compatible, not water resistant and it got bad ratings from Consumer reports.

I was really wishing it would work well with my chip on the ice.

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I've used mine on the boat in the pouring rain for hours on end and it worked fine. Poor battery life. Would I ever buy one again, probably not. Easy to use, yes. It takes lakemaster and thats all i use it for. For the money not a bad unit.

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Wow, thanks for all the info... glad I asked...

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