08-18-2008, 08:52 AM
Does anybody have a suggestion or recommendation on a hand held GPS. I am looking at buying one of the cheaper models $100 range. With all the different ones out there I would like some feedback on what others have and hear their thoughts.
I would like some thing that would work well at pin pointing spots so that when it comes to ice fishing I can get as close as possible to the spots I found during the open water. Any thoughts?
08-18-2008, 11:54 AM
I would get a H2O Lowrance, black and white. Little more than $100. but not too much. Color is higher but B&W. if just fine, also comes with 12volt cord for cigar lighter.
08-18-2008, 12:32 PM
Any specific reasons why you would pick the iFinder H2O?
08-18-2008, 01:26 PM
I agree, H20.
They accept chips, and are tough units. Mine has seen some nasty weather...30 below on the wheeler all day, works fine. Deer season, frozen rain...the entire unit/ram mount was frozen solid, had to remove the bolts and bring the entire unit inside to thaw...thawed and no ill effects(waterproof). I've dropped it on the ice many times...still going strong. It's put through lot's of elements on my wheeler during the winter, non stop shock, cold, rain, snow...then I'll drop it! No problems.
I like the color for the mapping, the screen is clearer and easier to read when bouncing around on the wheeler. But if the cost was to much I'd take the B+W in a snap.
08-18-2008, 02:28 PM
no specific model, but it would be Garmin.
08-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Magellan explorist 100, $99 bucks very user friendly,14 channel waas. Mine is usally acurate to 16ft. or less. I use it exactly for the reasons you stated, brings me right to the spot,no problems.
08-18-2008, 05:56 PM
I also have the lowrance handheld its the expedition c which is the same as the h20 with a few more features.I've had it for about 1 1/2 years and other then having to buy a new power cord its been very accurate and easy to operate.I will recomend you get a good mount for it as my first chepo off e- bay did'nt last long.