Cons: Cheap quality, graphics aren't as sharp as Garmins/Tom Tom, and average wait time for customer service. I called when it opened and still have to wait 20 minutes. Can you imagine noon time? Get the popcorn ready.
Pros: large touch screen, plenty of search & save options, upload music
Cons: heavy & bulky, gets very hot, poor audio, touch screen stopped working just before warranty expired (despite minimal use & stored indoors when not in use). Takes a long time (up to 30 min) to "warm up" even if used on consecutive days.
Summary: A friend let me borrow his last fall for a trip through Vermont and New Hampshire. I was amazed at the roads this baby picked up. I mean, out of the way, top of the mountain, dirt roads. And with a touch of a button, you tell it to take you back to the main highway and you're off.
Summary: I purchased the Lowrance iWAY 500c as a birthday present for my directionally challenged wife. Her mother has a Garmin Nuvi that my wife had been using and loving while on vacation in Florida. I purchased the Lowrance after looking at reviews on CNET, which rated the unit as the second best on the market and above the Garmin.
After receiving the unit, I have been extremely dissapointed.