The xi5 is the big push by Motorguide to reclaim their position as leaders in trolling motor technology. It is built to exceed today’s demanding customers and engineered to be reliable every day and durable over the long haul. This wireless troll motor offers several features that set it apart from the competition including a sophisticated steering transmission, well-lit status indicators, fully protected electronics and a composite shaft. The xi5 is also available with Pinpoint GPS which works like Minn Kota’s i-Pilot and provides the same autopilot functions such as anchoring, jogging, and route recording.
The motor has an innovative design that is both quiet and fast. It is built with a high impact resistant composite material that prevents warping and flexing. It has a foot pedal that is wireless and eliminates the need for cords that can get tangled up. This design is very efficient and allows anglers to control the motor from anywhere on the boat.
Users say that this is an exceptional trolling motor that is easy to use and has a lot of advantages over traditional cable steers. They are very pleased with the performance and the speed control and say that it makes the difference between spooking fish and catching them. It is very quiet and allows them to focus on the fish.
There are a few minor things that some people dislike about the motor but overall it is an excellent option and one of the best trolling motors on the market. We would recommend the xi5 to anyone looking for a high quality and affordable wireless trolling motor that will save them time and effort.