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GPS News: Lowrance Announces New Endura Line of Handheld GPS Products
      #32466 - 01/23/09 11:31 AM

Lowrance has announced the new Endura handheld GPS product line - Outback, Safari and Sierra. These ruggerdized handheld GPS devices target at outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seeking individuals.

Here is more info on these new handheld GPS devices:

Outback

The Outback is a touch-screen, easy-to-use handheld GPS. The highly adaptable, cost-effective GPS product in Lowrance?s new Endura handheld line up, the Outback provides extensive expansion capabilities for the outdoor enthusiast. Preloaded with a sophisticated base map and offering multiple mounting choices and downloadable mapping options, as well as support for shared web community content and plug-and-play micro SD cards, the Outback offers an economical, yet completely scalable, solution for adventure sport-minded individuals.



Smartly designed for easy, out-of-the-box use, the Outback?s straightforward menu makes navigation simple. Its large color transflective touch-screen allows for easy viewing and operation, and its pre-loaded mapping content with detailed hill shading, topographic contours, primary roads and key Points of Interest (POI) provides accurate and realistic situational awareness. Outback is also easy to customize, including a recording option that saves trails and routes allowing quick recall or sharing, a geocaching application compatible with Geocaching.com and power standby to conserve battery life as well as provide ultra-fast startup. The Outback supports Lowrance?s full range of optional mapping content including Fishing Hot Spots and Lakemaster charts, as well as national and international maps, and sport-specific content. Like all Endura handhelds, the Outback accepts public domain files and community-based content such as GPX trails, routes and general outdoor POIs.

The Outback GPS handheld?s compact yellow housing with rubberized armoring provides a comfortable grip. Its user interface is optimized for ease-of-use and features both touch screen and keypad functionality. The device measures 5.1-inch high x 2.3-inch wide x 1.1-inch deep (130mm x 60mm x 31mm) and weighs a scant 5.8 ounces (165 grams) without two AA batteries. The handheld device includes a high-resolution 2.7-inch color touch screen display, micro SD slot with up to an additional 32GB of storage for mapping cards, mini-USB port for power and data cables (USB-to-mini USB cable included), cigarette lighter adapter and a reinforced attachment loop. The Outback and all Endura systems are protected by a one-year limited warranty.

Price & Availability:
The Lowrance Outback GPS has an MSRP of $229.99 U.S. and will be available for purchase in May 2009.



Safari

Offering enhanced situational awareness to outdoor enthusiasts, the Safari combines advanced mapping capabilities with a trip computer, electronic compass and barometric altimeter into a powerful handheld GPS system. A touch-screen display and simple, intuitive keypad make it easy to enter data and access information. The Safari is preloaded with a sophisticated base map and supports both plug-and-play micro SD cards and downloadable maps offering complete versatility to aid any outdoor adventure.



Fully functional right out of the box, the feature-packed Safari is the ideal all-purpose outdoor handheld GPS. The device includes a large color transflective touch-screen for easy viewing and enhanced functionality. It incorporates a high-performance processor and high-speed memory for quick map redraw and panning; a trip computer that records trails, trip times and distance; pre-loaded mapping content with detailed hill shading, topographic contours, primary and secondary roads and key Points of Interest (POI); and an unlock option for full-featured turn-by-turn navigation. The innovative GPS handheld also offers multimedia resources including MP3/voice notes as well as a picture and video player. The Safari can be customized to meet individual needs; accepting many public domain files and community-based content such as GPX trails and general outdoor POIs.

The Safari GPS handheld has a compact, sleek housing that incorporates rubberized armoring that protects the unit and provides a comfortable grip. Its user interface is optimized for ease-of-use featuring both touch screen and keypad functionality. The device measures 5.1-inch high x 2.3-inch wide x 1.1-inch deep (130mm x 60mm x 31mm) and weighs a scant 5.8 ounces (165 grams) without two AA batteries. The GPS handheld includes a high-resolution 2.7-inch color touch screen display, marine-grade speaker, headphone jack, microphone, mini-USB power port, USB-to-mini USB cable and a reinforced attachment loop. A micro SD card slot allows up to 32GB of user-specific storage for mapping, picture, video and MP3 audio files. The Safari, like all Endura handheld GPS products, is protected by a one-year limited warranty.

Price & Availability:
The Lowrance Safari GPS has an MSRP of $384.99 U.S. and will be available for purchase in May 2009.



Sierra

Featuring touch-screen operation, a high-accuracy 3D digital compass and barometric altimeter, the Sierra provides sensor-enhanced navigation and better situational awareness capabilities then other products on the market. Preloaded with high-detail outdoor maps and fully functional right out of the box, the Sierra is the flagship of Lowrance's new Endura line of handheld GPS devices!



Designed for versatility, Sierra provides never before seen expansion capabilities. The device contains 4GB of internal memory and provides a micro SD expansion slot supporting up to an additional 32GB of storage for mapping, pictures and MP3 audio files. The pre-loaded content includes Intermap?s AccuterraTM high-resolution topographic maps, extensive outdoor trail networks and Points of Interest, as well as the NAVTEQ road network for the contiguous 48 states with an upgrade option for full-featured turn-by-turn navigation. In addition, Lowrance offers a full range of optional mapping content including Fishing Hot Spots and other national and international map content. Fully customizable, the Sierra accepts many public domain files and community-based content such as GPX trails and general outdoor POI?s.

The Sierra offers a user interface optimized for ease-of-use featuring both touch-screen and keypad functionality. Fully waterproof to the IPx7 standard (submersible), the compact Sierra offers a comfortable grip and steel-blue housing with rubberized armoring. The device measures 5.1-inch high x 2.3-inch wide x 1.1-inch deep (130mm x 60mm x 31mm) and weighs a scant 5.8 ounces (165 grams) without two AA batteries. The handheld device includes a high-resolution 2.7-inch color touch screen display, mini-USB port for power and data cables (USB-to-mini USB cable included), and two reinforced attachment loops. The Sierra is protected by a one-year limited warranty.

Price & Availability:
The Lowrance Sierra GPS has a suggested retail price of $549 U.S. and will be available for purchase in May 2009. For more info visit www.lowrance.com/endura



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