Summary: One other person indicated this unit is in the beta stages and not yet ready for the market place(IMHO and his). If you do not believe this please call TomTom support at +18664866866 and ask them yourself. I was told about 10 days ago that they were having issues getting the unit to accept downloads of the maps and update and that a new home page would be rolled out by September 1 with all the fixes. I was also told this is a beta program that is causing the problems.
Summary: Because once you try to update maps the desktop software will destroy everything on the device. The mytomtom software didn't want to sync; the TomTom support forums said to do a hard reboot on the device. Apparently that worked because it cleared *everything* off the device (including voices, the North America and Europe maps). Too bad that you can only restore the North America maps via the support tool once you get it syncing again.
Summary: Although I like this unit when it operates (sic), the internal, non-user-changeable battery now totally fails to accept a charge and the software is becoming somewhat "funky" for no apparent reason. The GPS takes an inordinately long time to boot up when turned on, for example, and requires frequent hard resetting to operate at all. This after three-and-a-half months of use since purchase.
Summary: I have been trying all new generation of TomTom's and Garmin's going from one dissapointment to another, I finally choose to stay with this item because of the wide variety of maps which is pretty convenient when traveling between Europe and USA, however I have to point that Europe maps are not updated and that is going to be an extra cost.
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GPS has locked up several times, had issues finding locations through the search function, and the maps and POIs are outdated versus the Garmin. Although I like many features of the TomTom and the their customer service was very helpful and responsive, teh hassle just was not worth what I liked about it.
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. First thing I've noted was that the big screen (which I did like size-wise) is highly reflective. That is a MINUS versus the GO 930T! Second issue and more important: They call it World Traveler Edition.
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. I went with Garmin 1490LMT last year, but exchanged it recently for this Tomtom GO 2535M Live. And I am glad I did. This is by far one of the best GPS devices out there (and at a quite affordable price).
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. Touch Response: I'm an iPhone user so I wasn't sure how the touch features would hold up. They are pretty amazing. A lite touch, or tap on the surface and it responds.
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. The live traffic and closest/cheapest fuel features are very cool, but will I want to pay a monthly fee after my 1 year freebie and do they warrant buying this device rather than upgrading my existing smartphone to GPS capability??
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. I decided to try the TomTom.