Excerpt: A generous 5 inch LCD touch screen is just the beginning of the features on the Lowrance iWay 500C GPS Navigation System. Around town, or across the county, the iWay 500C is the GPS Navigator that’s with you all the way, providing turn-by-turn visual and audio cues and GPS satellite data that’s WASS enabled, along with up to 1000 waypoints.
Conclusion: This is the first Lowrance unit I have reviewed and I'm sorry to say that it failed the test. Its routing oddities alone would be a deciding factor. But let's give it the benefit of the doubt and say that by coincidence I ran into obscure problems. There's the fact that it is so heavy that it jiggles around on even the smoothest roads. Lowrance has some work to do on this one.
Pros: Weighs a lot which means it is almost constantly bouncing around on its mount, Weighs a lot which means it sinks downward out of postion unless you tighten the mount with Herculean effort, A lot of routing errors and peculiarities
Excerpt: The Lowrance iWAY 500C GPS is an award-winning auto navigation system. Named an Editors Choice by both PC Magazine and Laptop Magazine, the 500C does more than navigation; it includes an MP3 player as well. With more muscle than the 350C , the 500C comes with a larger screen (5″ vs. 3.5″) and bigger hard drive (20 GB vs. 4 GB).