Lowrance iWay 600C
Jan 22, 2007
I was hypnotized by the incredible map display of this Lowrance iWay 600C. What struck me was the fact that it was displaying satellite photos of city blocks! That's the first time I've seen that done in an automotive GPS system. The Lowrance rep. said that the map set includes satellite imagery for about 250 North American (US and Canada) cities, as well as full vector-based, turn-by-turn street and highway detail for the rest of the continent. Other tricks include the ability to play MP3 music files and the inclusion of inland water and coastal water marine maps on its 30GB hard drive.
TULSA, Oklahoma – Lowrance Automotive, a unit of Lowrance
Electronics, Inc., a leader in consumer marine electronics
since 1957, and GPS navigational systems since 1992, has
introduced the new iWAY 600C.
Taking a whole new direction in utility and value, the iWAY
600C is the first to offer both precision street-ready and
marine-ready navigation... including a wealth of road
mapping, plus charting for inland and coastal waters with
depth contours...in one complete waterproof package at an
affordable price. Considering added features of the larger,
highest-resolution color touch-screen display, 30GB hard
drive, built-in stereo MP3 player and full-spectrum FM
transmitter, the iWAY 600C is truly a navigation bargain at
$799.00 suggested U.S. retail.
For the absolute best in location accuracy, the built-in
receiver/antenna of the iWAY 600c tracks both 12-parallel
channel GPS and WAAS signals, with position updates every
second. A large, 5” diagonal, higher-resolution (640H x 480V
pixel), 16-bit color TFT touch-screen display renders
exquisite mapping detail and superb readability even in
bright sunlight. Fully-adjustable cold-cathode screen
backlighting offers crisp viewing to match ambient light
conditions and viewing preference. Navigation and music can
be configured with a few simple touches of the sensitive,
yet rugged touch screen. Operation is further simplified
with only 5 primary function access keys featuring
high-tech, blue LED lighting.
At the heart of the iWAY 600c is a rugged 30GB internal hard
drive, loaded with a wealth of mapping and charting. For the
road is the extremely detailed and highly accurate NAVTEQ®
turn-by-turn database for the continental U.S. and Canada,
which includes over 5.5 million points-of-interest to easily
find fuel, lodging, dining, as well as intersections,
addresses and other searchable locations. For boating, the
iWAY 600c features superb MapCreate™ shoreline detail with
over 3,000 Enhanced U.S. Lake Maps with depth contours for
inland waters, plus high-detail NauticPath™ charts for the
Great Lakes and coastal U.S. waters with depth contours,
navaids, port services, tide/current data, and more.
Adding stereo music to mapping for the longest road trips or
voyages, there is 5GB of free hard drive space to store
audio files in both MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats for replay.
For downloading music (as well as software upgrades and
mapping updates), the unit connects to a computer via the
USB port and cable provided, and is compatible with PC
Windows® XP, ME and 2000, or Macintosh OS X. In music mode,
the system delivers a complete suite of touch-screen button
and slider controls, along with a frequency spectrum
analyzer display. For sound output, the built-in,
fullspectrum FM modulator wirelessly steams music through an
open FM radio channel. When playing audio while on the road
to a destination, the iWAY 600c will automatically mute the
music momentarily to give audible directional commands.
In turn-by-turn mode, the iWAY 600c is an easy-to-use
in-vehicle GPS navigation system, showing the motorist the
way to any destination across town, or across the country
with 2-D and 3-D mapping view choices. Once the destination
is selected, the system automatically displays the best
route in a colorful pathway, and provides turn-by-turn
directions with visual and voice prompts. If a turn is
missed, it automatically replots the route to quickly get
the motorist back on course.
See www.lowrance.com for more information on this cool GPS.
Big, beautiful 5", touch-sensitive screen
Autorouting with voice-prompted directions
Inland water data
Coastal water data
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