Summary: This product was a lot of fun for the first 2 years, but then it stopped acquiring my position. Clear sky, didn't matter. It would run out of batteries before it would acquire me. After doing some research, I found that a hard reset may help restore this so I tried it. Sure enough, it worked...
Summary: I purchased the iFinder H20C to use mostly on vacation trips.I wanted a hand held unit for out of car use, since I have a Garmin Streetpilot that I use in my car. On a recent trip I turned the H20C on and it would not lock onto the satellites. I performed both the Soft and Hard reset.
Summary: If you search the internet you will find many complaints about this product. Just stops connecting with satellites and the Customer Support response is send it in with $180 and we will replace it. Some have sent theirs back multiple times in warranty.
Summary: I have had this unit literally since it first came out--January 2006. I use it exclusively for geocaching and have the Topo Maps version 6 for it. I did a lot of research before settling on this unit because as one reviewer stated it gives the most bang for the buck.
Summary: My Lowrance H2O C is like new, never dropped or abused. It worked fine when I first got it. I stored it for a few months and now it will not lock on GPS at all. I have tried reloading software, soft boot, hard boot, still nothing.
Summary: Upon receiving my unit I promptly turned it on and paitently waited for a satelite lock which never came. Even going up 1000 ft in elevation didn't work. I checked to make sure the external antenna setting was unchecked, it was.
Summary: I purchased this product 2 years ago. It is used to mark waypoints on my favorite lake. I purchased the Fishing Hot Spots chip for it and proceded to mark favorite fishing places. It worked fine until this year. Now it will not lock on a satellite so all these waypoints that are on it are worthless.
Summary: I have used this gps about 7 or 8 times over 2 years, and now I get no gps lock. Lowrance says send $150.00, or wait until a new version comes out. A friend also bought one of these units after seeing mine, and now his won't get a gps lock.
Summary: I have been searching for a handheld chartplotter where you can string a series of waypoints on the chart and create a route. The Garmins (Colorado and now Oregon) don't do it, you have to set waypoints then select them from an off chart list to create a route.
Summary: I have had this unit for about 18 months but have used it only 6-8 times - never in foul weather. It worked fine at first - with TOPO downloaded maps onto the MMC card and a Navionics card for marine use. Always locked on fairly quickly. Displayed maps beautifully.