Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: Have had the Iway 250C for almost a year and it does all that I ask. However, upgrade required directly from manufacturer was difficult to perform. Needed help from a computer geek. Compared it to this year's models and found no reason to change.
Summary: The Iway250C is a great low end unit that will not get you lost. Unit does have trouble locking on and getting a signal at start-up (2-3 minutes). Decent MP3 player and picture viewer. Both extras are limited to the amount of space on the 2GB memory card. This unit is being discontinued so if you can find it for $100-120 go for it !
Summary: How could we live before without a gps device? first time gps user and very pleased with the product. pros: nice screen, maps work flawlessly, lots of settings to customize your device, looks good, locks good to windshield, ready to use, all u need is there. cons: if set in standby mode, battery drains out real fast. if u miss a turn it takes a while to reroute long trips. excellent device, easy to work around the little things its missing.
Summary: This GPS has worked well for me. I like the 3D mapping better than others I have seen. It has all the features that I need. You can find any point of interest you are looking for. The user interface was easy for me to figure out, I didn't have to read any instructions. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to buy a GPS for there vehicle.
Summary: I bought this unit to use on trips where we get a rental car. I discovered that the car rental companies charge up to $11/day to rent them. In the past, this was still considerably cheaper than buying one but with the advent of inexpensive units like the i250C, I decided the tide had turned and it made more sense to buy. Having experience with a much more expensive factory GPS unit in my own car, I was expecting to have to consideraly lower my expectations.
Summary: I always marvel at the 'love-hate' variations from user to user on product reviews. In my case, the 250C has performed quite well with functionality and features comparable to the last Garmin I owned (passed down to my daughter). Trying to be realistic and balanced there are things I like more and less about this GPS: Pro: *Excellent 2D display w/ variable map scaling. At freeway speeds, the display extends about 11 miles; as you slow, the scale shrinks down to 200'.