Pros: NONE, cant say one good thing about the unit or the company.
Cons: Purchased my GPS in Jan of 2011. Had the unit replaced twice in one year. After the one year warranty ran out and my third unit quit working right, they said there was nothing they could do about it.
If you can learn to jump through hoops... at least it doesn't use Windows.
5 May 2012
Summary: The best thing about the TomTom line is that it doesn't use Microsoft Windows. The second best thing is that the screen is really sharp. That's about it. The software is not intuitive, the Voice Command is wonky, and it's not as precise as my previous GPS. Still, maybe they'll improve the software.
Summary: This TomTom has been a nightmare from the beginning. The battery, after being charged overnight, worked for all of 5 minutes in the beginning, and now, it won't even turn on without being plugged in. I have used MyTomTom to update the device on several occasions, and it has wiped everything out completely, and get a message that says No maps found!
Summary: Bought this brand new from Amazon in Dec 2010. First unit failed in July 2011 with dead battery issue. TomTom exchanged for a refurb unit. Now 2nd unit is dead with same issue March 2012, it only works when plugged into a power source. This was my 3rd and now last TomTom device (I previously owned a One 2nd Edition, GO 720, and now the dead GO 2505). The software was not ready when this was released and it took months and months to get some of the promised features.
"I like it but would like to see more content added."
4 March 2012
Pros: Big screen, good graphics, fairly accurate maps. Updates using the Internet based function works well, but only when TomTom decides to send updates, which is very infrequent. Used it in Florida and it worked well there.
Cons: Very poor ability to add any additional content. Very infrequently updated by TomTom. Doesn't work with the computer based app that is used to update most other TomTom devices. Battery doesn't last long when not plugged in. Fairly heavy.
Summary: It was a wonderful purchase. I had a TomTom previously that died after 4 years and hesitating in purchasing a new one. My husband went and purchased at Best Buy and I came over to eBay. Same model but what a saving I had. Love my TomTom because I have no since of direction and need all the help I can get. Thats TomTomDr.
Summary: Well... Here it goes... BUY A GARMIN!!! Got TWO of these and one had a bad connector and the other was DOA right out of the box. Maps would not load. Reinstalled them (via TomTom directions) and still no go! TomTom customer support STINKS! It is the WORST I have ever dealt with. Totally worthless. I waited a week for a reply and the reply I got was, "Sorry, I was on vacation"..What? Nobody could take her cases (Out of the country (USA) tech support by the way..
Summary: Just do a google search of 2505 Battery Problems. This tomtom 2505 has serious battery charging issue. After charging hours by connecting to laptop or car charger, the charge stays at 0%. Only way to get this to work is to connect power and use it. I previously used garmin and did not face any such problem. After 14 months of usage: I noticed after about 11 month that the battery is not holding any charge. Contacted tomtom after about 13 month about this battery problem.
Summary: I decided to write this review because I had a very good experience with TomTom's customer service. After about 8 months, the TomTom started warning me that its maps were out of date - but I had trouble downloading the new map from the website. Although the model I bought comes with lifetime maps, the web site kept prompting me to enter in a code.