One and all,
From the makers that brought you the XOG, there is now a new line of handheld GPS units for those who like to ditch the road and hit the dirt.
The Endura series looks to have some nice units. I don't think the "Outback" would do much, but both the "Safari" and "Sierra" look pretty nice. If you're too lazy to click the link above, here are some basic info about the "Safari" & "Sierra":
Display Size 2.7 in \ 68 mm
Display Type Touchscreen
GPS / NAVIGATION
GPS Antenna Type Internal GPS+WAAS
Background Map Preloaded mapping content with detailed hill shading, topographic contours, primary and secondary roads and key POIs
Custom Mapping Optional full-featured turn-by-turn navigation
TECHNICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL
Built-in Backup Memory Yes
Sealing Waterproof to IPX7 standard
Waterproof Standard IPX7
Width 2.4 in \ 60 mm
Height 5.1 in \ 130 mm
Depth 1.2 in \ 31 mm
Weight 0.36 lbs \ 0.165 kg
Battery Type 2 AA (not included)
Memory Card Capable Micro SD card slot for up to 32 GB cards
Other Features Directly accepts GPS trails and geocaches, as well as POIs from web communities or other sources; Trip computer records trails, altitudes, trip times, speed and distance travelled; Multimedia MP3/voice notes, picture, and video players - for entertainment or viewing trail camera photos; Power standby mode saves battery life while allowing ultra fast startup; Speaker, headphone jack and microphone; Mini USB port for power and data cables.
Biggest differences between the "Sierra" (top-range) and "Safari" (mid-range)are these:
- 4GB internal memory, Accuterra Hi-Res mapping, highly detailed trail maps, tri-axial internal compass.
- no internal memory or Accuterra mapping, no trail maps (only primary and secondary roads), has a two-axis electronic compass.
Both do not have Turn-by-Turn navigation standard, but it is an option that can be activated. Pricing will be ~$550 for the "Sierra" and ~$385 for the "Safari".
Disclaimer: No, I do not work for Lowrance. My wife is software designer who works with GPS units. She alerted me to these units.