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Old 01-10-2021, 05:17 PM
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Anyone running this unit ice fishing? Hearing some places that the GPS doesnít work in Canada.

Is this true?

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Old 01-10-2021, 10:20 PM
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I have one, love it. GPS works just fine.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:06 AM
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They probably mean is they have a map chip that is not canadian lakes in it or no map chip at all. Location has nothing to do with the gps in this part of the world.


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Anyone running this unit ice fishing? Hearing some places that the GPS doesnít work in Canada.

Is this true?

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Old 01-11-2021, 11:21 AM
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They probably mean is they have a map chip that is not canadian lakes in it or no map chip at all. Location has nothing to do with the gps in this part of the world.

Without the chip does the base GPS work? for example if I want to mark coordinates ice fishing will the unit be able to show that waypoint?
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:57 AM
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Without the chip does the base GPS work? for example if I want to mark coordinates ice fishing will the unit be able to show that waypoint?
yes u can mark spots and track the map it comes with is not accurate at all so do not go my the depths on it
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:40 PM
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Been running one for 3 years and itís great. I use a zerolines card and make my own maps, but it will still mark waypoints and tracks without a card. The zerolines card just allows you to build your own bathymetric maps using Autochart.

I made a couple YouTube videos of it on the ice and Iíve posted them on here before. A quick search should show them for you if you want.

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