MotorGuide Xi5 Wireless Trolling Motor Review

Roman Herrick
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It's been long overdue, but today we finally got around to publishing our expert review on the MotorGuide Xi5 Wireless Trolling Motor.

Does the good reputation hold up or not? Let’s find out!

Our rating: 1 / 10


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  • The motor is extremely powerful
  • The wireless can easily reach 300 feet and upgradeable to 400 feet
  • The wireless is easy to adjust
  • The laptop compartment is very durable
  • The battery is removable and rechargeable


  • The wireless can only be used for a certain length of time
  • The battery was not included in the kit

The X5 is the most powerful trolling system on the market today. However, that is not the only thrust it has to offer. The Xi5 can also be used as a bow mount made for MCM Camalots, and it connects to a handheld remote control for use. This puts the X5 at an advantage over other trolling motors because it gives you a lot of flexibility.

The Xi5 comes standard with a 3-blade glass-filled Machete III propeller, and it also has a fully encapsulated high-tech 250-watt transducers. These high-tech devices are also fully protected and will not be affected by weather. When the weather does get extreme, the remote that the Xi5 is hooked up to will be protected.

The Xi5 comes standard with a Pinpoint GPS system that connects to the X5. The system is so precise that it will guide you straighter and straighten up any pull that you might have on your anchor.

The X5 has an optional tracking system that is available with a Pinpoint GPS system. This system includes a super high performance gimbal system which is adjustable with a dedicated control, unlike others that are not adjustable. This means that it will be able to hold the marker, whether it is a block or a buoy, at any consistent angle.The tracking electronics are also fully protected by a weatherproof shield, and it is specifically designed for the Pinpoint GPS, unlike others that you might have to bend your unit for protection.

The Xi5 Wireless Trolling Motor is a high-performance motor that will give you a run for the money. The fact that it can be connected to multiple devices gives you even more flexibility and power, and the fact that you can actually improve your shots in real time is amazing. It is easy to use, and it would make a great addition to anyone's trolling and motor needs.

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