Hotspots, Navionics, Insight Maps.

6/9/16 @ 7:11 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
USER since 1/24/05

Does anyone use Maps in their sonar/GPS? I have a Lowrance elite-5 and thinking about getting map software for it. What does the Lowrance Insight Maps have on it? I have an older Garmin GPS unit that I had purchased the hotspots maps for. I like that it tells you the fishing spots on lakes... Not just contours. I'm not looking at Navionics because they break their Maps in to regions that I would have to buy 2 regions in order to get both Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Opinions? 

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10/11/18 @ 11:23 AM
marvin1965
marvin1965
USER since 6/19/15

Just wondering if Navionics made by Garmin 

is it the same maps in there echo map fish finders

I have the 73vs echo map with chirp built in maps but does have a slot for a card 


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10/11/18 @ 11:18 AM
eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

jbird68...I have the Navionics Plus US/Canada card because I fish all over the US and Canada. I just update the waters that I will be fishing before I head out. Nice to only have to have 1 card that covers everything I fish. I highly recommend.

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6/11/16 @ 5:54 PM
jbird68
jbird68
USER since 1/24/05

It's all about the money. 

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6/11/16 @ 5:00 PM
Scott F
Scott F
USER since 6/12/10
Garmin will settle and pay for the licensing so there will be no interruption in the sales of their depth finders.

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6/10/16 @ 9:44 PM
Jax
Jax
USER since 1/5/06

I just bought the Garmin with the maps and so far so good.  I have a handheld GPS and two Navionic chips I am going to sell.

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6/10/16 @ 4:50 PM
6/10/16 @ 4:22 PM
Scott F
Scott F
USER since 6/12/10

Do not get the HotSpots maps. They are horrible. Very old data and very inaccurate. I just got a new Garmin that had 17,000 maps pre-installed. 13,000 of those maps show the depths in 1 foot contours and are very accurate. I will probably get rid of my Lowrance on my bow and replace it with a Garmin just because I am so impressed by the maps.

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6/10/16 @ 1:35 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

No kidding, I don't recall what I even paid for it, I thought it was like $130 bucks.  It is not doing me any good since I cannot use it.  If you want it, I will ship it to you for $50 bucks.  Let me know.

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6/10/16 @ 7:50 AM
jbird68
jbird68
USER since 1/24/05

Got my eye on a 2015 Insight chip for $55. Also another at $42 plus shipping. Let you know if I change my mind.

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6/10/16 @ 7:24 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

I do believe that the Lowrance Insight Chip will have what you are looking for.  I also have one that I would sell you for $65.  It is a 2013 version.  I have switched locator brands, and that is the last Lowrance Chip that I still have avaialble.  If interested, PM me.

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