Summary: Like most new toys, it takes a bit of getting used to. The POI feature shows too information when you try and find a POI in a named city. Be careful in your selection or you will wind up in the wrong town. I found the customer service by phone to be marginal at best, and they have yet to respond to my email of 25 days ago. Installing the My Drive feature on my computer was very frustrating, and this is a required process.
Summary: I like it but I don't love it. Sometimes it has issues finding a traffic alert signal, and because of it I was stuck in traffic for an hour during a 4 hour ride to begin with making it five... lately I will turn it on mid day and the night time view will be on and I have to manually adjust it. For the most part the speed limit is accurate but not always.. saw one area it said 70mph on the device and it was actually 55mph for a short distance.
Summary: I needed to replace an aging Garmin, so after reading the reviews, I purchased the TomTom Go 2405TM. The spoken directions and lane assist are excellent. Brightness and volumn are much better than the Garmin. Directions were pretty accurate, although it did send me into a traffic nightmare and detour in downtown Dayton, OH when I could have taken the beltway around it. The bluetooth "hands free" and voice commands are so bad that I turned them off completely.
Summary: The TomTom itself is great. I really like the way the unit directs you to your destination. I really liked my previous TomTom too, but to update the map and the battery would have been expensive, so I purchased this one. The thing that I hate about this is the website. The previous version used TOMTOM home 2(software installed on the computer), now you update via their website. Its definitely got a lot of bugs that need to be worked out.
Summary: The 2405 is fairly over rated, the 330XL is comparable , if not better, not far far less money. The 2405 does not even have the basic functions of the lesser units, no ability to save/back-up, minimal voice selection....and the list continues. I got this as an X-MAS gift, I wish they had not spent the money on it..Very over-rated....save your funds and stay with lower rated XL/GO units.. I have sent this item back TWICE to be fixed.
Summary: I haven't had the best of luck with TomTom GPS units. Compared to the Garmins that I've played with in the past, they just seemed slow, awkward and quirky. I always have to ask the question: would I recommend or buy this GPS unit for a non-techy family member or friend? Up until this GPS, the answer was always no. First of all, the LCD is bright and shiny and readable under all sorts of circumstances.
Summary: This would be a rocking GPS device in 2005, but alas it's not. That's not to say that it isn't good, but it could be so much more. First off a 5" screen should be the bare minimum for GPS units designed to be used in cars, and this one just doesn't cut it. Likewise lifetime free traffic and maps is also something I take for granted with these devices, and again this Tom Tom unit passes the test. Bluetooth ditto. So where does this device go wrong?