Summary: Update -- After using this GPS for several months I no longer recommend it. It has not operated as advertised. I have had multiple problems uploading new maps, the GPS has locked up several times, had issues finding locations through the search function, and the maps and POIs are outdated versus the...
Summary: I do own a TomTom GO 930T for 3 years now. I was mostly satisfied and was willing to go finally for a newer model (faster?/bigger screen?/better calculation routines?/etc.) Received my new GO 2535 TM WTE 4 days ago and was excited.
If you're confused between a Garmin and Tomtom: Pick this. (Buyer Beware -- Please read followup)
Pankaj L. Ahire, Amazon
31 July 2011
Summary: ----- Please read my new comments on this device at the very end. ----- If you're like me -- then you are probably confused between buying a Garmin or Tomtom -- and the internet searches are of no help with evangelists on both sides.
Summary: First off let me say that I was very unsure of this device and if it would hold up to my standards. I'm just going to mention the areas that have stood out to me as I have yet to find anything serious that I don't like about it.
Summary: I purchased the device through Amazon at a $50 saving over the big box store. The image is high quality,the voice instructions are clear and the device is a wonder at choosing the shortest route for any trip.
Happy to have found Centennial on DVD "movie ..., Amazon
21 July 2011
Summary: I have owned 2 Garmins previously, sequentially. I gave the first one to my parents after I purchased the second one and it lasted about 4 years for them. My second one is 4 years old and I am getting worried about its longevity so I decided to purchase a new GPS proactively.
Summary: Have had many GPS units over the years, this one is a huge leap forward. Voice commands appear superb!!! Will need to update after used for extensive travel to 'support' or 'trash' its true abilities performance.
Summary: I upgraded to this GPS from a less-featured, older, very basic Garmin model. I've been using it for about a month now in the NY/NJ area. There are things that I love about this unit, and others that have been a profound disappointment. I'll start with the good: 1.) The windshield mount is awesome!
TomTom 2535M - Design & HD traffic, a step forward; rest, several steps backward
Ramakrishnan Ramkumar "Ram R", Amazon
18 June 2011
Summary: 7/13/2011 Update - HD traffic has been down for the past two days in the DC area (not sure about other places); RDS-TMC traffic is working fine without any issues. The option to manually tune does exist. 6/25/2011 Update - RDS-TMC traffic is working fine with 2535M Live.
Summary: I've owned two TomTom devices and they've both been great. I did have a malfunction with this model but before I could return home from vacation, I had a new one waiting for me and it works great. The lifetime traffic and map updates are just a bonus.