Lowrance Handheld GPS

GPS devices have become popular over the last decade or so for use in the outdoors, fishing, or even geocaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are several brands on the market with Garmin and Magellan probably being the most well known.  Another brand, and the subject of this post, is Lowrance.  Lowrance may lack in name recognition, but they have a reputation for making a high quality GPS.

One of the more popular Lowrance models in their iFinder series of handheld GPS receivers is the H2O C.  As the name implies, the H2O C is intended to be used in a maritime environment and is therefore designed to be waterproof.  Other Lowrance models are simply water resistant.  

In terms if specifications, the H2O C does well.  The 256 color display is 2.83" diagonally.  Battery life of the H2O C is 14 hours on two AA cells.  The H2O C is also WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) capable for even better accuracy.   

The user interface of the H2O C is different from other units on the market but is easily learned, especially for those familiar with operating a handheld GPS.  Personally, I would rate the user interface on the same level as a comparable model Garmin. 

One of the nice things about the H2O C is how fast it acquires satellites.  It is noticeably faster than other brands of GPS receivers.

There is further good news regarding Lowrance handheld GPS receivers.  They are priced very competitively.  The H2O C sells in the $250 range, which is very fair for the included features. 

Check out my review of the Garmin HCx GPS!

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