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Old 07-01-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Bought Myself A New Toy
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:

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Old 07-01-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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extremely cool
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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I'd love GPS..*drool..envy and all that*
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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does it have an automatic yarn store locator?

that really does sound like a good thing to have. yay for new toys that are useful too!
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:32 PM   #6
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Handy gadget!!
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:45 PM   #7
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A friend that I used to work with called his GPS device "Beth"...he couldn't go anywhere without "Beth"...and there were times where he couldn't get anywhere even with "Beth"...but that's a whole other issue
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My husband bought one for himself as we are in a new area and I have been his "map" way too long! He would call me from the east coast when I was on the west coast and say I am (wherever he was) and I need to get "destination", how do I do that? And then he would get mad at me when he missed the turn! So now we have one and we use it all the time to look at potential houses, saves alot of time!
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Vendie..its when he marries Beth because he feels she provides him with the right life direction that he may be in trouble
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We got one last month and I just love it. We call her Lola. The only problem is she can take us the longer way sometimes.
But I use it s lot and it is great help.

Congratz on your new toy
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