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Old 01-23-2009, 09:00 AM   #1
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3 New Lowrance Models

Lowrance has announced 3 new hand held GPS. Info for one here:

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/...Endura-Safari/

2.7" Touchscreen + Buttons

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Old 01-23-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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That new Sirerra looks like it is going to be bad ass, 4 gig intrernal memory and accepts micro SDHC up 32gig. accepts GPX file from the card, and if they are like past Lowrance's it will not limit you to a measly 20 tracks at 500 points each like the Garmins.
Accuterra™ high-resolution topographic maps , extensive outdoor trails and POIs, as well as NAVTEQ® road network for contiguous 48 states too with Auto Routing
Buttons and touch screen way cool
Video Player? ..... I see, now I can watch motorcycle shows while I wait for my buddies to catch up, okay I like that too.
Built in speaker and a headphone jack,, Records and plays back voice notes to waypoints, finally

But not out till may
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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Should Be Available Soon



Will do a write up when I get it,
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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Will do a write up when I get it,
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:59 PM   #5
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I'll let you guys know when more info comes out. My wife's company wrote the code for these models*.



*That means I'll be forced to purchase one as well, since I don't have a GPS unit, and absolutely need a GPS unit.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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Will do a write up when I get it,
I got to get one too, so I can relay the information and share it wit hte guys I ride with. One is seriously considering replaced his Garmin 60c with one if its not all hype.

I wish they had a release date. Heck its May already.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:12 PM   #7
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I'm in the market for a new handheld to replace my aging Garmin eTrex Vista (B&W). I have no experience with Lowrance but my first concern will be the availability and quality of Canadian maps (both topo and street). Anybody have first hand experience?
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:22 AM   #8
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I'm in the market for a new handheld to replace my aging Garmin eTrex Vista (B&W). I have no experience with Lowrance but my first concern will be the availability and quality of Canadian maps (both topo and street). Anybody have first hand experience?
No experience, but this is the issue Canadians have with the DeLorme PN series. No Canadian maps, although I hear DeLorme is working on that part.

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Old 05-06-2009, 08:28 AM   #9
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and if they are like past Lowrance's it will not limit you to a measly 20 tracks at 500 points each like the Garmins.
From the specs it looks like it can store 30 tracks. I assume "plot trails" are the same as tracks in Garminese? Doesn't say how many points can be stored in each. Nice looking unit. In the description it says there is a ram mount available but I looked on the Ram website and they don't show it. Maybe not listed yet since the unit hasn't been released.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #10
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I got to get one too, so I can relay the information and share it wit hte guys I ride with. One is seriously considering replaced his Garmin 60c with one if its not all hype.

I wish they had a release date. Heck its May already.
Yeah, no release date yet. They're still working on a few things. Don't know if it's hardware or software, or both.

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From the specs it looks like it can store 30 tracks. I assume "plot trails" are the same as tracks in Garminese? Doesn't say how many points can be stored in each.
I'll ask the wifey and see what she can drum up to answer that.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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Most people like Lowrance up until the point they need customer service. Try calling each mfr's customer service just to get a feel for them.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #12
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Most people like Lowrance up until the point they need customer service. Try calling each mfr's customer service just to get a feel for them.
I have had to call them Twice about repair and the first time I shorted out my Handheld, I told them It was my fault and even then they sent me a NEW one free, The second one was I had a unit out of warranty and they told me the flat rate for repair , I decided to not repair it and just bought the newer improved model, about a month later they called me and asked if I was happy with their service I told them that I was and told them I just bought the new model instead, then they offered to fix my old one for free, so I sent it in and got a brand new unit in about a week.
So to me their Customer service is Top Notch
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #13
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Asked...didn't get the clearest answer. She doesn't handle non-auto GPS units, so all she could do was guess.

She doesnt know how many points a trail plot can remember, nor did she get an answer out of anybody. I've searched and could not find anything.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:27 PM   #14
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I asked this of someone else and they said they read someplace it was going to be 12,000 points per trail.
If the new Lowrance handles trails anything like the IFINDER series, a route and trail are two different things.
Like my my old Ifinder Pro has 100 trails and 9999 points each.
But that's all conjecture till I can see it someplace official.
Seems that it will hold 100 routes also, not sure on how many points a route can have though. I don't use the route feature much.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
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Don't know if you've seen this but here's some more info on these units:

http://enduracaching.info/

http://gpstracklog.com/2009/01/lowrance-endura.html
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