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#11910146 - 10/31/16 01:59 PM garmins mapping on toledo bend
toledo puma Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 17
I have heard a lot about how much better garmins mapping detail and accuracy is than the rest. I have been a lowrance/navionics guy but their mapping is not accurate and does'nt appear to be getting any better. For any of you out there that have experienced both and lend your experience i would appreciate it.

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#11911051 - 11/01/16 08:25 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
toledo puma Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 17
Come on guys,let me hear from those of you that have looked at those Garmin screens/mapping on toledo that have also ran lake master or navionics, to give me feed back that would be greatly appreciated.

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#11911080 - 11/01/16 08:42 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5852
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Maybe nobody has compared both...

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#11911120 - 11/01/16 09:12 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
basscfo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 9
I live on TBend. Pm me.

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#11911163 - 11/01/16 09:38 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
Bigron119 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4111
Loc: Lufkin, TX
I haven't seen the units and mapping for Toledo Bend BUT I have seen the 2 units operate side-by-side on other lakes. The Lowrance/Navionics/ & also the Legend Map is Good BUT BUT BUT the Garmin is by far the more detailed and better mapping and screen definition. I even was considering to Purchase a Garmin for my boat primarily due to the high definition detail. If they were not displayed side by side I would not make those comments since it would be hard to compare or remember or notice the details. Since these were on the Lowrance HDS-12 and the Garmin 7612 I would say they were a fair comparison. Don't misunderstand, the Lowrance is a very very good product and map. BUT you asked for a comparison of the maps and details. We did see items on the Garmin that the Navionics & Legend did not have. (Legend does have the Google Map overlay of the low water conditions though.) Most of us do not have the rescources to operate 3 Big Units on the Back so I would select the Garmin if I only had one to choose.


Edited by Bigron119 (11/01/16 09:59 AM)

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#11911207 - 11/01/16 10:05 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
coachallentca Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3746
Loc: crowley
I have had all 3 and on some lakes the mapping is better with garmin and I believe TB is a HD lake so the mapping would be great. I also bought Hot spots for garmin and it shows even more detail. I will not go to the others. I love my garmin.


Edited by coachallentca (11/01/16 10:06 AM)
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#11911220 - 11/01/16 10:11 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
McKinneyMike Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 254
Loc: McKinney, Texas
If you purchase LakeVU HD Ultra chip, Hot Spots are included.

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#11912803 - 11/02/16 06:37 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
toledo puma Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 17
Thanks a million for the input! anyone else out there that has some real seat time staring at their screen,especially on Toledo Bend, I would appreciate them giving us their insight also.

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#11912959 - 11/02/16 08:20 AM Re: garmins mapping on toledo bend [Re: toledo puma]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7275
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Seems pretty legit. Wonder if it would be worth getting a cheaper small garmin just for mapping I have humminbirds with lake master chips but having multiple mapping options could really be useful.

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