MotorGuide Xi5 Trolling Motor - Value Priced GPS Control
MotorGuide joined the GPS party two years ago with the debut of their Xi5 line of freshwater and saltwater trolling motors with Pinpoint GPS. Seeing the phenomenal success that Minn Kota was having with their i-Pilot technology, they had no choice; the market was clearly moving towards advanced technologies.
The Xi5 is available in 55, 80 and 105lbs of thrust, in 48”, 52” and 60” shaft lengths. All motors come with a wireless handheld Pinpoint GPS remote control, and the freshwater series also feature a wireless foot pedal, which is a nice alternative to the wired pedal from Minn Kota.
When the Xi5 first launched in 2015, it featured a few other benefits over i-Pilot: Quieter operation, more accurate GPS positioning, and the ability to jog five feet in any direction. These improvements at the same price point made the Xi5 a compelling alternative to Minn Kota’s offerings, especially for die-hard MotorGuide enthusiasts, but Minn Kota added all these features and more with the relaunch of their entire i-Pilot system for the 2017 model year. However, with Minn Kota’s relaunch and improvements also came price increases, and now the Xi5 offers fantastic value for someone looking to get into GPS control without the bigger price points. Yes, you give up the latest and greatest, but you get the feature that everyone wants: Anchor Lock with Jog!
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