|Lowrance iWAY 250C Automotive Mountable GPS Receiver USED|
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|The Lowrance iWAY 250C is a lightweight and portable GPS device that takes you to your desired location quickly and easily. The 3.5-inch display screen of this Lowrance automotive GPS receiver gives you a clear and sharp view of your maps, images and streets. You can enjoy music while you are navigating with the stereo MP3 music player of this Lowrance pocket GPS receiver. The 2GBÂ media card of this Lowrance automotive GPS receiver accurately stores all your maps, images and songs. The Lowrance iWAY 250C device uses NAVTEQ technology that provides you with all your map details. You get turn-by-turn audio direction of your roads and streets with this Lowrance pocket GPS receiver. The Lowrance iWAY 250C with pre loaded maps of USA and Canada, allows you to conveniently find your destination.|
|MPN||1.01012E+11, 101012012322, 101072012322, 101112012322, 101132012322, 12503, 12503IWAY250C, iWAY 250C, iWAY 250C 101132012322 101012012322 101112012322 12503IWAY250C 12503 1.01012E+11 101072012322, iWAY 250C 101132012322 101012012322 101112012322 12503IWAY250C iWAY 250C 101132012322 101012012322 101112012322 12503IWAY250C 12503 1.01012E+11 101072012322 12503 1.01012E+11 101072012322|
|System Type||Fixed, Portable|
|Map Capabilities||Download maps, Map cartridges / Data cards|
|User Interface||Touch Screen|
|WAAS Features||WAAS enabled|
|Number of Channels||12 Channels|
|Display Type||16-bit Color LCD TFT Display|
|Resolutions||320 X 240|
|Features||JPEG Image Viewer, MP3 Player|
|Audible Features||Voice Navigation Instructions|
|Trip calculator||Current speed, Detour Feature, Maximum speed, Odometer, Points-of-Interest (POI), Route Recalculation, Shortest distance, Track Log|
|Included Software/Maps||Canada Maps, Europe Maps, USA Maps|
|Battery Type and Quantity||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Battery Life||15 Hours|
|PC Interface||USB, USB 2.0|
|Expansion Slot Type||MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot|
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love the size. It's small, so it doesn't distort or distract your view of the road. It also gives audio directions so that you don't have to stare at the unit while trying to drive. I wish it had come with an AC adapter, but it did come with a car charger. I decided to buy this item because although it was used it appeared to be in great condition -- which it was. It's accurate, compact, and user friendly -- everything that an automotive GPS unit should be!!! A+
Having compared the iWay 250c to a TomTom, a Garmin, a Magellan and a couple of other comparably priced units, I found this little GPS to be the most for the money. It is ready to go right out of the box with mapping data already installed on the 2gig SD card included. The most striking feature of the iWay line of GPS's is the mapping display. It's like looking at a real map and not like looking at a crayon drawing of the streets and roads. It also functions as a detailed street map by being able to instantly 'drag' or 'zoom' the map at any point during use. You'll also see detailed water ways, mountain peak names, city and national forest boundaries, historical interests and even old abandon mining sites as you drive along your journey. I've seen all kinds of stuff I never knew about until I saw it on my iWay 250c. It also has a map of the whole world on there! It's not fully detailed world wide but it does show major routes in many different countries. I did not expect this in a "bottom of the line" model.
A great feature of the iWay 250c is the customizable interface. I'm a truck driver so I changed my interface to show me how many miles driven and the hours it took on one side of the display and miles left to go with the hours needed on the other side of the screen. You just can't do that with other systems at this price! You can also display your speed, your destination, your next turn and turning arrow, total mileage, a clock, elevation, ...anything the GPS will track can be put on the screen if you want it there.
The mapping data for this device is typically a few years old but it still beats other brands. For instance, my Mom's new TomTom did not have my sister's street or address listed so she paid for a 70+ dollar map update... only to find that the address and surrounding streets were still not in there after the update! I searched it on my iWay 250c and WALLAH it did what the new TomTom did not.
However, consider a 500c or 600c iWay if you want it to double as an MP3 player. It doesn't have an FM transmitter and it will not hold many songs. The 2 gig card does not have much storage space left for extra media. I mean if you want to put 1 or 2 albums at a time on there it'd be ok but don't expect to get much more than that. You can also put pictures on there but the same applies as music. If these are important to you then, look at some of the higher model iways with large internal hard-drives.
I also don't like the pink line that leads the way on the map. Why pink? Why not green or yellow or something? I think all of the iWays have that. It also will not show low clearance bridges or restricted routes for trucks. Does not display road speed limits.
Overall, the iWay is a great system for the price you pay.
Keep in mind that the 250c model seems to be being phased out and I'm not sure that they even make them anymore. This can be important for manufacture supports. They do list a firmware update and all the instruction manuals on the Lowrance website but I don't think you can even purchase updated maps anymore.
I've had mine for over 3 years now and I just love it! I'd still buy another one today if mine went out on me.
I like the Iway 250c because it does a very good job as a GPS and has an Ipod built in also. It is also easy to use, I have bought two of them for my grand sons and they are very happy with them.
This GPS was very well done by Lowrance, who has beenn a leader in GPS techknowledgy for years. This GPS can go down the road and take you to your selected deestination, or you can just take it through the 2 tracks that you used to booze cruise as a kid, or take it out on the lake with you. No matter where you go, this GPS keeps positioning, does your current GPS like Garmin do that?