A few days ago I noticed a sign in a truck stop that said they had the Lowrance iWay 250c GPS on sale for $100 off. As I had been eyeing them for some time I decided to go ahead and pick one up while they're on sale. Knocking off the $100 put the price about the same as I could have bought it online.
It comes with a suction cup windshield mount and cigarette lighter power cord and is very easy to set up. I've been playing around with it for a few days now and it's quite handy.
Yesterday it saved me at least a half an hour. I came up on a bad traffic back up on I-44 caused by an accident that was blocking the lanes. A quick glance at the GPS showed me a route around the back up. I exited the interstate and the GPS immediately recalculated the route and gave me turn by turn directions around the wreck and back to the interstate again. Very nice.
I thought the voice directions would be annoying but I actually like it as you don't really have to look at the screen while driving. The nice female voice lets you know when a turn is coming up and which way you need to turn. Kinda sounds like the computer from Star Trek
As I am constantly going places that I have never been before this thing is going to pay for itself in no time by saving me tons of time and wrong turns (you'd be surprised how many people who give you directions don't know left from right or East from West).
It also shows me where shopping centers, stores, and restaurants are located near where I happen to be, along with a lot of other handy info. It can also store custom locations and I have been busy storing the locations of the truck stops as I go along.
All in all I'd say it was money well spent. Besides, I do enjoy new toys. :rofling: