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Old 10-30-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Lowrance XOG

Has anyone played with one yet?
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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Not out yet, I Have one on order,
It sure seems like the unit, Built in Solid state memory with Street Nav maps, "downloadable maps with U.S. satellite and aerial imagery, enhanced USGS topographic data, and BLM mapping from online mapstore" to the SD card.
Does Tracks (Unlike the Garmin street units) up to 100 saved tracks, plus many more track files on the SD card , .
It should be great on both the 610 and the GS.
Below from Lowrance web page


Display

* Bright, 3.5" (8.89 cm) diagonal 16-bit color touchscreen display
* 320H x 240V pixel resolution
* Super-bright, white LED backlit screen
* Simplified touch-screen menus
* Three selectable mapping displays: 2-D Track Up, 2-D North Up, and Elevated 3-D

Navigation/Mapping

* Internal, precision 12-channel GPS antenna with superior tracking sensitivity
* Built-in, turn-by-turn NAVTEQ® street Navigation detail with voice and visual guidance, plus over 3 million POI destinations
* Supports all current plug-&-play map/chart options from Lowrance (FreedomMaps™, Fishing Hot Spots® PRO, LakeMaster® ProMaps, and NauticPath™), as well as Navionics® Classic and Gold charts
* Unique, downloadable maps with U.S. satellite and aerial imagery, enhanced USGS topographic data, and BLM mapping from online mapstore
* Straight-line navigation feature for off-road, on-foot and marine use

Media Players

* Full-featured stereo MP3 audio player for playing audio files loaded on an SD memory card
* Full-featured picture viewer displays JPEG photos stored on SD memory cards

Specs

* Operates on internal, rechargable Li-Ion battery
* SD memory card slot for mapping options, MP3 audio files and JPEG picture files
* Built-in loudspeaker, DC power, and USB ports
* Weatherproof design; splash-proof to IPX4 standards
* 3.75"W x 3.25"H x 0.75"D (9.5cm x 8.2 cm x 1.9 cm)
* Full one-year warranty

Accessories Included

* Device cradle
* Suction-cup mounting bracket for windshield applications*
* 12 vDC accessory plug power/charger cable
* Mini USB cable

Accessory Options

* MB-32 cycle handlebar mount
* PAC-9 120 vAC power adapter/charger
* CC-8 Carrying case/holster
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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Let us know how well it works for you when you get it. Any idea when you will see it? Or how much the extra maps will cost? I was about to pull the trigger on a PN 20 but I think I will wait till this comes out. Where did you order yours from? I read your post about the PN 20 and am wondering if this will be different use or are you hoping that it can replace the PN 20? I really liked some of the features of the Delorme (1:24000 topo) but it seems to be a bit clunky to work with and the screen is very small. I am asking all these questions cause you seem to have had both the Lowrances and Delorme.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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Found this over on GPSpassion, http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/t...TOPIC_ID=98703

On page 3 one of the guys must be a Lowrance dealer and has access to the online manuals..battery life 2.5 hrs ! So sort of a zumo. OK on a bike but not so hot for a walk in the woods..I thought I wanted one.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:08 PM   #6
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The XOG looks good at first glance. It's certainly a very compact package. What I want is a 770 with the functionality of a 276C, but I doubt garmin will make anything like that. The 2500T and the XOG both have screens smaller than the 276C. It will be interesting to see what the XOG can do.

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Old 11-12-2007, 02:29 PM   #7
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Saw this on the D-90.com board:

Lowrance GPS

I talked to the guy that is over the automotive division of Lowrance the other night for just a couple of minutes. He got his layoff notice a couple of weeks ago.

They were purchased by a Norwegian company some time back and that company has decided to get out of the automotive GPS business. I didn't have time to get any details but he will be gone at the end of this year.

The guy that founded the company 50 years ago has announced his retirement.


I've got a Lowrance BAJA 480C in my Land Rover - hate to think they're getting out of the business as I like their equipment.
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
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The XOG looks good at first glance. It's certainly a very compact package. What I want is a 770 with the functionality of a 276C, but I doubt garmin will make anything like that. The 2500T and the XOG both have screens smaller than the 276C. It will be interesting to see what the XOG can do.
Not by much, as the XOG has a 3.5" diag screen and your 276 has a 3.625" screen
Where the diff is in the resolution, the 276 has a 480x320 and the XOG is only 320x240.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:29 AM   #9
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XOG questions

Thank you to all on this thread (especially RWAMF) for making this an easy process to get the right stuff for my recently purchased XOG.

I have a XOG with a RAM 1.75" handlebar mount and 2 Garmin 90 degree USB power cables on order.

The XOG will be primarily for my DRZ for singletrack and dual sport rides. I hope on downloading and creating some tracks for the off-road portions.

Questions:

1: I plan on also using it on my 97 BMW R1100RT. Does anyone know what is the best way to mount it? I do not think I can use the RAM bar mount. I plan on running power off an accessory fuse, so if anyone has experience with that too, it would be appreciated.

2: My dual-sport/singletrack club has routes/tracks/whatever in Garmin format which I will convert to *.usr files. Is there any reason I would need the Mapcreate software or any other maps to complement the tracks? I don't care about elevation since I live in the Midwest.

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Old 06-09-2008, 10:49 AM   #11
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Questions:

1: I plan on also using it on my 97 BMW R1100RT. Does anyone know what is the best way to mount it? I do not think I can use the RAM bar mount. I plan on running power off an accessory fuse, so if anyone has experience with that too, it would be appreciated.

2: My dual-sport/singletrack club has routes/tracks/whatever in Garmin format which I will convert to *.usr files. Is there any reason I would need the Mapcreate software or any other maps to complement the tracks? I don't care about elevation since I live in the Midwest.

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1. Don't know but check out the RAM MOUNT site as the have a motorcycle selector,


2. You will not need Mapsource , unless you would like to organize your tracks into manageable files to use on the XOG, Use GpsBabel to convert the Garmin to "usr" and you should be good to go.
Remember that the XOG will hold 5 times the number of tracks as a Garmin, and at full resolution per track, and you can save AND LOAD them from the SD card,
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #12
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Hi,

Sunday Fresno,CA paper has Walmart flyer listing these for $219,don't know if thats regional or national.

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Old 06-10-2008, 06:55 AM   #13
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It looks like they rolled back the price to $219 at Walmart since it's listed for that price on walmart.com

However, I just bought one from newegg.com for $181.99 including UPS ground shipping. I've been deliberating between the XOG and the Magellan Crossover. I was won over to the XOG for creating and importing routes, text to speech and the MP3 player.

I'll be using it on my motorcycle (now I just need to buy the accessories to make it work well) and my wife will use it in her vehicle.

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Sunday Fresno,CA paper has Walmart flyer listing these for $219,don't know if thats regional or national.

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Old 06-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #14
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Newegg

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered mine from Newegg for the same price.

Quite a savings!
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Thank you Rwamf.

I found a nifty way to mount the GPS for the BMW, on CycleGaget.com. It turns out there is a special kit with a new bolt that allows you to match a RAM ball onto your triple clamp for a R1100 or R1150 RT.

I will use GPSBabel to convert my clubs existing tracks into *.usr files and we will see how that works for me on my DRZ.

My first trip with a GPS will be next week with a trip around Lake Superior. Hopefully the XOG lives up to it's potential!

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1. Don't know but check out the RAM MOUNT site as the have a motorcycle selector,
http://www.ram-mount.com/cataloglarge/RAMB252.jpg

2. You will not need Mapsource , unless you would like to organize your tracks into manageable files to use on the XOG, Use GpsBabel to convert the Garmin to "usr" and you should be good to go.
Remember that the XOG will hold 5 times the number of tracks as a Garmin, and at full resolution per track, and you can save AND LOAD them from the SD card,
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