Lowrance iWay 500C In-Car GPS Navigation System

Lowrance iWay 500C In-Car GPS

The fully loaded Lowrance iWay 500C Automotive GPS+WASS Receiver with MP3 Player not only gets you where you need to go, but it also lets you relax along the way with your favorite digital music files. Simply pick a destination via the easy-to-use touchscreen display, choose your favorite tune, and you're on you way. The iWay 500C will automatically display the best route and give you turn-by-turn directions with voice and visual guidance while you listen to your music. And being WAAS-enabled means that the iWay 500C is accurate within three meters, making it a great fit for scavenger hunts as well as road trips.

When it comes to navigation, the iWay 500C features both street address searching and best auto-routing choices that help you to choose the most efficient route. With these options, you can choose which toll road or interstates to choose or avoid, and you can find a route that avoids left-hand turns. The unit's mega-memory storage gives you access to up to 1,000 waypoints. The hard drive also holds a ton of other information as well, including a preloaded Navteq turn-by-turn database with maps of the entire continental U.S. and Canada. With the internal USB port, you can update the maps with your PC, ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available.

Lowrance iWay 500C Features:
  • Stores up to 5,000 MP3 files depending on compression rates and song lengths
  • Measures 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.15 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
  • Combination vehicle GPS navigation system and MP3 player with 5-inch color TFT display
  • Built-in 20 GB hard drive with 10 GB for maps and 10 GB for MP3 files
  • Built-in precision GPS WAAS receiver with 12 parallel channels
Lowrance iWay 500C Technical data
  • Monitor: 5-inch color TFT
  • Resolution: 320 x 240
  • Backlit keypad: Yes
  • Channels: 12 parallel
  • WAAS enabled: Yes
  • Built-in mapping database: Navteq, with continental U.S. and Canada
  • Waypoint storage: Up to 1,000
  • Built-in hard drive: 20 GB: 10 GB for maps, 10 GB for MP3 music
  • Built-in MP3 player: Yes
  • MP3 functions: Browse files, play lists, repeat on/off, shuffle, equalizer, pause, stop, scan, skip forward, skip reverse, and volume
  • USB port: Yes
  • Item width: 6.1 inches
  • Item height: 4.5 inches
  • Item depth: 2.15 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • In the box: iWay 500C GPS/MP3 player, cigarette lighter adapter with volume control and 1/8-inch stereo jack, hardwire adapter with 1/8-inch stereo jack, suction cup mounting bracket, flexible rubber base, USB cable, 110-volt AC to 12-volt DC power adapter, GPS antenna, protective cover, touch-screen cleaning cloth, user's manual
Amazon Customer review:
It does everything it says and the mp3 player works well, though it would be nice to have the playlist in a list rather than folders(I haven't read the entire manual yet, so that may be an option).

Every address I have searched, it has taken me to without fault. It's off by a few feet(10-50 depending), but it gets you close enough so that you can see your destination visually.

I would rather have this than a built in system that most cars offer since I can transfer this very easily between my three cars.

There is no setup required, I plugged it in, turned it on and immediately began navigating.

I also enjoy the trip meter that tells you fastest speed achieved, average speed and mileage travelled as well as the time elapsed.

All my friends who have the built ins say mine is much better than theirs and for 1/3 the price.
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