Lowrance signs deal with MotorGuidePosted on Written by Michael LaBella
Lowrance has partnered with MotorGuide, a fishing brand with more than 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing electric trolling motors, to create PinPointConnect.
This new interface integrates the Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chart plotters with MotorGuide’s recently introduced Xi5 wireless trolling motor, which features Pinpoint GPS navigation.
By connecting through the PinpointConnect interface to a Pinpoint-enabled Xi5 MotorGuide wireless trolling motor, HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch system users get more boat control with navigational functions that are operated directly from the chart plotter display, including the ability to set a virtual anchor; set, recall and navigate to waypoints or cursor; plot a course or recall a trail; and maintain a current boat heading.
“Making GPS navigation easy and intuitive for anglers is a priority for MotorGuide, and that’s why we partnered with Lowrance to create the PinpointConnect interface,” MotorGuide category director Ben Curtis said in a statement. “Seamlessly connecting HDS systems and the Xi5 motors gives anglers greater vision and control, allowing them to make the most of their fishing time on the water.”
“We are pleased to announce this exclusive agreement between two fishing-electronics leaders with great reputations for innovation and quality,” Leif Ottosson, CEO of Lowrance parent company Navico, said in a statement. “Anglers with our best-in-class HDS system and the Xi5 electric-steer motor will now have an easier way to remotely access a wealth of impressive navigational capabilities.”