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Best handheld gps for fishing?

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by walleyenut3214, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. walleyenut3214

    walleyenut3214

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    Im in the process of getting a gps and don't want to break the bank...i think i have it narrowed down to the etrex 20x for 169.99 and the garmin 64 for 209.99 mainly wanna use it to navigate the bay on ice of course mark way points and possibly have a decent contour mapping capabilities. Also thought about the garmin 64s anyone have these or have recommendations on what to buy? Thanks
     
  2. june bugger

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    alot of people like the 64. for the slight price difference I would lean that way
     
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  3. Miidhunter

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    I have a brand new eTrex 20 with a case that I am looking to sell. It’s only been taken out of the box in the house. Feel free to shoot me a text if your interested. Located in Fowlerville 231-944-9390
     
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    If you have a good SMART phone. Cannot go wrong with Navionics for a whopping $10. Can do everything you mention. Plus shows lake contours etc.
     
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    I like using my Android Smart phone with the Back Country Navigator app. Screenshot_20180204-093707.png
     
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    I love the fact I can mark locations even when I'm not on the water. I can later go to exactly that spot. I've found that the marine maps are very accurate, even though the app states that they are not for commercial navigation.
     
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    Thanks my only worry with my phonr is battery life out there.
     
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    Put your phone in air plane mode and its battery will last similar as a GPS battery.
     
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  10. msfcarp

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    If you want it primarily for navigating on the ice, and your going to spend a couple hundred, I don’t know why you wouldn’t want an elite (hook) 4 mounted to your machine. $199.99, West Marine.


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  11. walleyenut3214

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    Was thinking i want something that i can use for both...my boat and ice....i wanna use my boat this summer to find spots to fish on ice mark way points...i will check it out thanks
     
  12. brdhntr

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    Humminbird, Lowrance, and Garmin all make packages you that allow you to use your boat unit on the Ice. I have the Bird one that I bought as a portable for the old Matrix system that I now use with my 737. Runs off 2 6volt batteries. With the Matrix, I just used the boat transducer and made a wood adapter for using on ice. For the 737, I found a deal on the Ice transducer for it and use that.
     
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    Etrex 20 for me between those two units. If you can live with the screen size it will do everything you need.
     
  14. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Size matters??

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  15. Jimbo 09

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    64st works well for me. A lot nicer than the old etrex I had. Use the bird off the boat on one sled and the 64 on another. Can hurt to buy the navionics aswell.