I ordered it from "Crutchfield" as I have used them many times in the past and all with good luck. Not sure when it will be officially released as Lowrance never seems to hit their target release dates.
I am planning on using this as my main GPS on the dirtbike and the GS, Will keep the 500c for the truck, The Delorme I am sure I will still use as a track logger and backup, as it is small and will log tracks while in my backpack or pocket.
The Bad thing with all GPS's is that you still need multiple Software to use all the features, Like managing tracks you need Garmin Mapsource, It is the best for track editing , Plus I need it for using tracks from all the Track sharing on the Web including here, or for any DualSport rides as they seem to only use Garmin tracks, I use GPSBABEL to convert the "gpx" files to "usr" for the Lowrance. I use Delorme Topo mapping for research and for scouting out trails and or new areas. I have the lowrance Topo also but the PC program is worthless for anything other than cutting Maps to the SD card. The Lowrance Topo is great on the GPS and includes POI's. So I will be able to use it with the XOG.
The Delorme Data packs are too expensive for me and the free packs that I have downloaded have been worthless for me. I hope that Lowrance has a better more affordable option. The Sat images of metropoliton areas on my brothers Iway 600c is not very good IMO, they do not have usable resolution at the closer zoom levels. So I am not expecting High Res Google Earth type data.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ RWE
rwamf screwed with this post 11-15-2007 at 08:08 PM