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#12841572 - 07/25/18 02:20 PM lowerance versus garmin
bcstein1234 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/24/18
Posts: 3
i looking to purchase a new finder looking at the lowerance elite 9 ti totalscan versus garmin 93sv. i will primarily be freshwater but occasionally go down to the coast. any thoughts which unit would be better. Kindof concernced about the garmin transducer issue. also i would like the sat overlay for the bay. I asked about the nav hotmaps ofr sat overlay coverage in the bays. Would garmin maps be better. any advice would be great!

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#12841595 - 07/25/18 02:39 PM Re: lowerance versus garmin [Re: bcstein1234]
javelin150 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 979
Loc: Waco, TX
If you want Navionics, go with Lowrance.

Garmin has acquired Navionics but their graphs don't support them.....yet.

Both graphs will have similiar features. Sidescan, downscan and sonar.

Lowrance Elite TI series graphs will offer a touchscreen, FishReveal capabilities, Navionics support with Satellite overlay capabilities.

In my opinion, unless you have plans to run a Panoptix transducer for the Garmin graph, go with the Lowrance

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#12854882 - 08/06/18 06:22 AM Re: lowerance versus garmin [Re: bcstein1234]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 422
Loc: Austin
I believe Garmin licenses the scan technology from Navionics; and I noticed some units even share transducers. But 'm too lazy to pull up the article that I read it in. I'm partial to Lowrance myself, since that's what I use. You should look at the entire network infrastructure and compatibility, not just piece by piece (for future upgradability).

Good luck
Tim
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#12854898 - 08/06/18 06:55 AM Re: lowerance versus garmin [Re: bcstein1234]
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Registered: 03/19/06
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Loc: Waco, TX
Garmin owns Navionics now

https://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-acquires-navionics

Now Garmin and Navico, the parent company for Lowrance, have gone back and forth over lawsuits involving trnasducer designs

The result of these lawsuits is a cross licensing agreement between both companies involving various patents and designs

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#12855663 - 08/06/18 06:13 PM Re: lowerance versus garmin [Re: javelin150]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 422
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: javelin150
Garmin owns Navionics now

https://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/featured-releases/garmin-acquires-navionics

Now Garmin and Navico, the parent company for Lowrance, have gone back and forth over lawsuits involving trnasducer designs

The result of these lawsuits is a cross licensing agreement between both companies involving various patents and designs

Ah ha, there's an article. Thanks
Tim
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#12856517 - 08/07/18 01:20 PM Re: lowerance versus garmin [Re: bcstein1234]
CHewes Offline
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Registered: 11/10/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Florida
Did you decide which unit to go with? I personally run Simrad with the Navionics chips but the Lowrance has the same options. I really like the "Link" option that allows me to run the Simrad from my iPad on my tower. I'm a flats fisherman. You can also use the "Link" app to connect with your Android and iPhones but you can't control the unit with those devices just monitor it.

The plotter sync option between the NAVICO products and the Navionics maps is extremely useful when planning a trip.

Good Luck and Tight Lines!
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