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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I am very disappointed that this unit does not have a "Save Route" feature, nor does it have an "odometer" feature to show the overall mileage driven. Both of these are just so basic, that it never occurred to me to check before ordering.
Don't buy for LIVE traffic - it usually doesn't work during rush hour in Los Angeles
_ "_", Amazon
4 August 2012
Summary: I've had the 2535M for about 6 months now, and sadly must warn off anyone thinking they want this for the "Live" traffic service. The sad part is that when it works, Live traffic is great. Even includes surface streets, which is pretty nice.
Summary: The Tom Tom voice is easy to understand and does a better job than my Magellan in getting you initially on the route pointing in the correct direction. I only gave 4 stars because the voice recognition feature does not work for us. This is one of the reasons I went to this up-scale navigator.
Summary: I am (was) fan of TomTom GPS and was excited about HD Traffic. But it has been a big disappointment. It does not work when you really need it. The first time I used the GPS, it noticed UI interaction was really slow, but thought I can handle it if HD traffic really works. It worked on first trial.
Summary: Bought two of these and both failed to connect and update properly. FIrst one crashed and I spent an hour on the phone with TomTom after a 15 minute hold. Useless tech support. Have purchased TomTom in the past and it performed. This model is a failure if you expect to update online.