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What depth finder sould I get? I am looking for something that shows temp, accurate speed, fish and is easy to operate. Looking to spend $300 to $500 depending on what it is. Should I go with GPS or not? I do alot of ice fishing so I have considered getting a handheld GPS unit. I am just tired of having junk for electronics. Everyone says that electronics dont lie mine sure the heck does. But than again its just a cheapie that was in the boat when I bought it. Any advice or input would be great.

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I have a lowrance 522c and it is awesome. The are around $500 and worth every penny.

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There is a thread going saying that people are having trouble with them. And someone said that the 520 would be better, something to with the antenna?

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The 520 is the same thing as the 522, except the 520 has an external antenna and the 522 has an internal antenna.

If you want a fishfinder only, not a GPS, we've got great pricing on the Lowrance x510c right now, it's a really great color fishfinder and in the bottom half of your price range. You can see it HERE if you want.

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I have never found a finder with accurate speed, if you want accurate speed get a GPS. 500 series Lowrance or Eagles are good units.

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Does the HDS 5x have gps and are these any good they are new right? Is speed a real big factor when fishing?

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The HDS-5x is the sonar-only model, the HDS-5 is the fishfinder/gps combo that would give you speed. There is a $50 rebate on the HDS 5 right now.

Speed is a huge factor when trolling or live bait rigging. A handheld gps would give you speed readings, although they may not be very good below 1 mph (ie. live bait rigging speeds).

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Hey Perch does that x510c come with all the mounting hardware and the transducer? I do think this is the way I leaning on going. Just trying to pull the trigger on doing it. I may need a foot controller for my V2 Minnkota so I am trying to jiggle some loose change. What kind of warrenty come with it? I did see it a lil cheaper on E bay but I dont trust them. Being you are a FMer I trust I am getting what I pay for through you. Thanks for the input.

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Hey Perch does that x510c come with all the mounting hardware and the transducer?

Comes with transducer and all mounting hardware and a 1-year warranty.

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I have a lowrance 522c and it is awesome. The are around $500 and worth every penny.

I love my 522c. To me, having the GPS in the unit is essential.

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