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pstone
10-09-2007, 10:51 PM
What is a decent GPS or Combo unit for under $500 or do they even make one for under $500?

Thanks in advance for the advice guys!

EDDY CREEK BANDIT
10-10-2007, 08:28 AM
I replied to this earlier today, however it did not post soooo....161 Humminbird. I use one myself and it dowes all I need it to do. Not pricey, the gps is equal to my E-trex and the locator does a good job as well.
THE BANDIT

Wiskers
10-10-2007, 10:16 AM
I replied to this earlier today, however it did not post soooo....161 Humminbird. I use one myself and it dowes all I need it to do. Not pricey, the gps is equal to my E-trex and the locator does a good job as well.
THE BANDIT
Yep. Good little unit for the price. I think Walmart had them for about $230 recently. For less than $500 you can also get a, I think it's a Humminbird 560. My brother-in-law just got one & he likes it. The only thing I don't like about his unit is you can't update it & manage your waypoints on the computer like mine. I would check out the 700 series humminbirds. Check out www.jandhproducts.com . :D

Ranger375
10-10-2007, 10:42 AM
Several good units out there now that are less than $500. Some things to think about when choosing

1. Want to get as high a resolution as you can.

2. need to be able to get upgrades from computer

3. save/store waypoints on seperate media (like seperate SD card for various lakes).

4. Do you want mono or color (I kick myself for not getting color sooner)

5. Do you possibly want to have seperate units. I have hand held GPS that I can take with me when doing scouting or when in somebody eles's boat.

Just some things to think about. I have the H'bird 797 and considering adding H'bird 785.

I highly recommend waht ever you choose as unit of choice check with Three Rivers Marine Electronics. Great people and great customer service.. none better.

http://www.threeriversmarine.net/page/page/2298356.htm

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pstone
10-10-2007, 01:35 PM
I already have a hand held, but I wanted something better. Thanks for the info guys I'll check into those you mentioned.

mduncan62
10-10-2007, 01:48 PM
I'm cheap, and I don't care about recording my trip on sonar and playing it back at home on the computer.

I bought a garmin 178 gps sounder off ebay, new in box for 235.00 and overall am pretty happy with the unit. The only thing I cared about was being able to add maps for the lakes I fish. Can do with the Garmin, and it seems to be a really decent unit.

Garmin has impressed me enough that I just ordered a 160C unit for the front of the boat. Not a high end unit, but should be good enough.

DTG
10-10-2007, 08:05 PM
Humminbird 595c w/gps

mduncan62
10-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Humminbird 595c w/gps

How do you go about putting all the maps you want on a 595C? There's no card slot right?

Humminbird_Greg
10-17-2007, 03:49 PM
The FishFinder 595c has a card slot on top - not always seen in the advertisement pics. It uses the Gold and premium HotMaps and Charts.

DTG
10-17-2007, 06:51 PM
595c is a good unit. still have one on front but run 997 on console

mduncan62
10-17-2007, 08:12 PM
The FishFinder 595c has a card slot on top - not always seen in the advertisement pics. It uses the Gold and premium HotMaps and Charts.


Did not know that. Thanks for the info Greg. Any chance you can get my matrix 25 looked at? I pm'd you my info as requested.

Humminbird_Greg
10-18-2007, 03:14 PM
mduncan62,
I looked in my private messages and do not see one from you. Might have deleted it by mistake though. Direct e-mail worls better for me. Send your info to:
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com

mduncan62
10-18-2007, 05:15 PM
mduncan62,
I looked in my private messages and do not see one from you. Might have deleted it by mistake though. Direct e-mail worls better for me. Send your info to:
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com

Email sent. Thanks in advance.