Summary: I have had this unit for about 9 months.
It is relatively easy to see and the interface works well.
It generally gives pretty good directions, but (and this is huge) in October of 2007 we needed to get to Indianapolis airport from the Cincinnati area. We were guided through a series of dead end roads. Almost missed our plane. It turned out well for us, but this could be a huge issue for others.
The battery life is horrible and takes forever to charge.
Summary: I have had this unit for about 9 months. It is relatively easy to see and the interface works well. It generally gives pretty good directions, but (and this is huge) in October of 2007 we needed to get to Indianapolis airport from the Cincinnati area. We were guided through a series of dead end roads. Almost missed our plane. It turned out well for us, but this could be a huge issue for others. The battery life is horrible and takes forever to charge.
Summary: I had seen the Garmin StreetPilot c330 in operation but purchased the Lowrance iWay 250c because the literature indicated it offered the same features at a lower cost. I was wrong and returned the unit. I found the Lowrance to be difficult to use. Putting in a specific address was the area I found most troublesome. Secondly, accuracy in recalculation was way off. I missed the destination on purpose and let the machine guide me back to it.
Summary: My wife and I were interested in purchasing a navigation system, but did not want to spend $500+ for some of the higher end systems that we had seen in the stores. I ordered the Lowrance iWay 250C Multimedia GPS Portable Navigation System after reading several favorable reviews on the internet. After receiving the iWay, we tried to play around with it while we were in the house, but the GPS satellite was unable to locate us.
Summary: The product arrive when specified but I was disatisfied with the discription that was given on the product. There was not much information on the way the product worked neither was there more than one picture so that I could see it from diferent angles. The product is mediocre at best since it is very difficult not only to program but to locate the address. Also I am not very satisfied as to how accurate it is at getting you to your location.
Summary: I recently purchased the iWay 250C and attempted to plot a trip to my son's home in Jacksonville, NC. Even thought his street and address have been in effect longer than 5 years, the iWay said it did not exist. I had to call him to get his personal latitude and longitude to locate him. The unit did not direct me to his home but got close to the turn to his street. It also got lost and gave us incorrect turn directions to and returning on the trip.
Summary: This is my first GPS and I bought it for curiousity since my wife is the best GPS for me. Out of the box, it is perfect look. That evening we went out for dinner and then go to Target using the GPS for nevigation. It is not bad at all, but gave me different route that I used to drive on. The next day, we drove from NJ to Long Island via Lindon Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel. The GPS was generating a route since I left my home.
Summary: Takes 15 min to never to lock onto a position. Map includes addresses that don't exist. Try to contact company for technical assistance? Forget it - impossible. Latest recording was "Sorry we can't help now due to inclement weather or we're in a meeting. Try later".
Summary: Graphics aren't bad, maps are fairly accurate and the same goes for the turn-by-turn instuctions. There are, however, a LOT of flies in the ointment: First and foremost - very week ability to detect satellites. The unit loses contact frequently and takes an inordinate amount of time to relocate them. The slightest hint of clouds make this process take even longer. Second, VERY puny CPU. It's calculations are excutiatingly slow.