Summary: If TomTom wanted Beta-testers, they would have had no shortage of volunteers. If TomTom had delayed the release of this item until it was fully functional, they would have had a few disappointed pre-order customers but otherwise happy users. However, charging customers the current price for a buggy product which is clearly not ready for sale is unacceptable. Selling this product in its current form is false advertising. Plain and simple. I'll start with the positive: 1.
Summary: First things first. I've been a Garmin guy since 2000 and have owned several Garmins. So I base my review on my comparison of features against Garmins. I've also used this unit for the past month in the US for a trip from Dayton, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri and also in Europe so I've put it through it's paces. PROS: - Lifetime Traffic and Maps (No lifetime maps for Europe though). Don't understand why not, but that's the deal. - IQ routes..
Update issues with MyTomTom and the GO 2535 World Traveler
Ken "Ken", Amazon
5 October 2012
Summary: I am writing this review in the hopes that it might save others some of the difficulty I've had setting up this GPS Navigator. There are many great features inherent in the 2535 TM WTE, which are discussed in these reviews and which I won't repeat. That does not imply that I dislike or prefer another unit. My issue has been associated with the update function of "MyTomTom" software.
Summary: First of all, I live in Los Angeles and I've been using this GPS for about 6 months now. I don't know what's wrong with this TomTom but I find the software to be incredibly glitchy (the sound will turn off for no reason, or it will reset randomly). It's also VERY slow to recalculate/replan your route and find your position if you are coming out from underground parking.
Summary: Bought this since I was experiencing since local route funkiness on my Garmin 2595LMT. I gave them both a couple weeks spin and it was pretty clear cut to me that the TomTom had to go back. TomTom GOOD THINGS: 1. Magnetic dock mount - I pack away the unit every time I park, so this saves valuable time vs fumbling to plug back in the Garmin 2. Screen is bigger than the Garmin. About as readable as the Garmin most of the time. 2.
Highly Disappointed with Services and TomTom, and I was a repeat customer
31 August 2012
Summary: The GPS works fine most of the time, but sometimes it reboots on its own... I also purchased it for the Live HD traffic which is great when it wants to work. I am very disappointed with the service. Sometimes it starts up within minutes, other times it just hang with a grey circle. I've reviewed the forums and it seems to be a very problematic area for TomTom with no resolution. This issue has been known for a while now.
Summary: I bought this item back in June from amazon with the intention of using it to to direct me in and out of NYC every day on my way to work. It took me about 2 weeks to get the traffic started this is after sitting on the phone with TOM TOM customer service numerous times for lengthy periods of time. I got the traffic to work but it would stop in between tall buildings and has bad reception out of the city, so basically your traffic update is never accurate.
Summary: It's great as a GPS device, although as with all GPS's, it takes you on routes that the locals probably wouldn't use. I used it to navigate all around Baltimore recently. First the weak points. The Bluetooth wouldn't stay connected with my wife's phone. We haven't explored that further, so maybe it's a problem with the phone. The Voice Recognition never worked well in the few times I tried it.
Summary: Do not buy this product. It is not supported by TomTom. My brand new device failed within 3 months of purchase. TomTom replaced it with a refurbished, lower end model. I paid for a model with Lifetime Traffic and Maps, and now I have to purchase maps. I was also provided a replacement device with 1/2 the memory as the one I paid for. TomTom does not care about the customer. BUY A GARMIN.