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Tenntodd
07-20-2009, 09:49 PM
I am interested in a hand held GPS. What are your guys feelings on models, brands, ect? I would like one that has lakes on it. I know a couple of you have Garmin 70 series that may work ok. I also looked at the eTrex Legend. I want to sink some boo of my own soon and want a way to easily find it along with other uses. Thanks......

BigSandyRookie
07-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Don't get the Lowrance H20. Terrible tracking at slow speeds.

crappietime
07-21-2009, 06:11 PM
I was going to reccomend the Lowrance H2o.It has always done me justice and seems be more accurate than my hummingbird side scan.Guess that is where opinions come in.....lol:confused:

BigSandyRookie
07-21-2009, 09:41 PM
I was going to reccomend the Lowrance H2o.It has always done me justice and seems be more accurate than my hummingbird side scan.Guess that is where opinions come in.....lol:confused:

It's great if you're going at least 4 or so mph. under that, never had any luck. seemed to freeze up or just lose track. could just be my unit or operator error i guess. :confused:

Petie Wheatstraw
07-21-2009, 10:46 PM
i love my H20!! i broke down and got the Navionics chip and it's a sweet setup. not very hard to figure out and its definetly help put fish in the boat and mark spots easily. seeing that it aint HD i bought the 2008 chip. saved about 60 bucks doing that. i use mine not only to fish but it's worth its weight in gold on the poker runs in other states that are on the Chip. shows depth,markers,channels all that you'd ever need to Navigate a strange lake. you can get them on ebay cheap and the chip also. i got around 200.00 in mine whole setup and its done it's job. i personally havent had any trouble at slow speeds. and the sink your own rigs(GPS) has been dead on almost every time. shop around and see what you like, but my opinion the card brings it life 100%.

crappietime
07-22-2009, 01:28 AM
BSR are you running the card in yours or not.I got the card in mine also and the color screen.I have ran the lake at night with it and never hit a bouy yet.Also takes me right to where I mark my brush and other places out there.:confused:

johnny5
07-22-2009, 11:27 AM
etrex vista hcx has been awesome for me. got it off walmart's website for 149, bps wanted 299 for the exact same unit.

use in on road trips, marking duck holes, fishing spots. never had a prob. with it and it's dead on.

Walmart.com: Garmin eTrex Vista HCx Handheld GPS: GPS & Navigation (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6015174)

If you buy maps for it, get the ones on DVD, and get yourself a microSD chip.

oldwun
07-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Several friends have the b/w H20 and they love them. I am waiting on one of them myself.

TN_Explorer
07-22-2009, 08:46 PM
There's one for sale on the Chattanooga Fishing Forum:
Viewing a thread - Anyone need a handheld GPS ??? (http://www.chattanoogafishingforum.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=34460&posts=6&start=1)