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Old 02-28-2006, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been thinking about buying a new GPS unit. Does anyone have any suggestions on one that you can add colo. lake maps to?

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Old 02-28-2006, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh yea.

Looking to spend UNDER $200.00


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Old 02-28-2006, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well Jay, there aren't many options for under 200 bucks. I did a lot of shopping at www.epinions.com before I got mine and Garmin really seems to be the way to go as far as GPS is concerned.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a guy on another site selling a lowrance Global Map 100 for $100.00. It comes with mapping software and PC cable. Anyone know anything about this unit?

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Old 02-28-2006, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do they have models which have colorado lakes charted and mapped with underwater features and depths? That would be cool. Easy to get directly on top of underwater features without having to find key spots on the map, locate the spot with your sonar, then mark it with the GPS. My GPS is the basic, basic model and I haven't really done any research into the lastest and greatest.
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Your only option in the $200 range (on ebay anyway) that I'm aware of is the Lowrance IFinder H2O. Here's a link to it:
www.lowrance.com/Outdoor/Products/ifinderh2o.asp

Navionics Premium Hotmaps (Western Region), which is around $150, has quite a few Colorado lakes, though it doesn't have nearly all of the lakes. Here's a link to a list of lakes it covers: cover:www.navionics.com/PremiumLakeList_06.asp?RegionID=4

Hope that helps!
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I have the Lowrance iFinder H20 and I really like it.* I also have a Lowrance unit on the boat, so I can transfer the saved waypoints back and forth using MMC cards.* That's a huge benefit for me.* Structure I mark on my boat mounted unit I can quickly transfer to the handheld unit for ice fishing and vice versa.* Lowrance has a few free bottom contour maps for Colorado and Wyoming lakes, too, including some that I fish a lot (http://www.lowrance.com/Mapping/LakeMaps/index.asp).* The Lowrance units accept the Navionics maps and charts, too.

It largely depends on personal preference.* I've used Lowrance sonars with good results for years, so when it came time to get a combo sonar/GPS unit for the boat that made the choice pretty easy for me.* And it didn't make sense to get handheld that was incompatible with what I had on the boat.* So both are Lowrance.
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That's some cool stuff. I assumed they only had coastal waters available for the chartplotters. I guess I'll be upgrading soon. It truly is a hole in the water!
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I bought the global 100 from a guy for $80.00. Come with all I need.

Ill have it on Fri and will let ya know how it works out.


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Old 03-01-2006, 09:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just bought a Garmin GPS 60c map. It is pretty nice since it has color and you can store up 56 mg of memory. I use the GPS to mark fishing spots and I can also use it for for driving around town. You can upload topography maps and fishing maps with fishing hotspots. The only downside is that you have to use Garmin mapping products which can get pretty pricey.
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