UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.
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).
23 readers at Amazon gave the iWAY 500C an average 4 out of 5 star rating.
Here’s what others are saying about the iWAY 500C:
- PC Magazine gave the Lowrance 500C a 4 out of 5 star rating, though a few readers rated it somewhat lower.
- Laptop Magazine also gave the iWAY 500C a 4 out of 5 star rating.
- CNet gives the Lowrance iWAY 500C an 8.6 out of 10 rating. 36 of their readers gave it a somewhat lower grade, a 7.0.
- Crutchfield has posted a Lowrance iWAY 500C review.
Here are some other resources that may be useful:
- The official Lowrance iWAY 500C web page.
- A PDF version of the iWAY 500C owners manual.
- A new Yahoo iWAY 500C discussion group has been started.