Summary: I sent this item back. But not because it was bad, just because it is too new and costs too much money for the flaws that haven't been worked out. Perhaps they will be soon, but I don't want to wait it out. First, I will preface this and say it's my first dedicated GPS unit.
Summary: The TomTom 2535 LIVE really rocks my socks. I'm a bit of a GPS geek, having owned 6 Garmins and 2 Magellan units in the past - this is my first TomTom. Here is what I like (latest firmware/maps as of today): * Google Maps Local Search: Lets face it, the POI databases are always out of date (no...
Summary: I have had 2 Garmins and and after reading a few reviews I bought the TomTom which I thought offered better navigation features. The unit has many great features, but what it does not have is decent route planning software.
Summary: I want to preface my review by stating that the only point of comparison that I have is a two year old . I only mention this because there is an obvious price point difference and I want to be fair to Garmin.
I Love Everything About This (Except for The Directions)
Geoffrey Kleinman, Amazon
18 May 2011
Summary: I did a lot of research on TomTom vs Garmin and ultimately got one of each. Purely from a directions point of view I like my Garmin better, however given the fantastic utility of the TomTom I actually USE my TomTom More.
Summary: I have owned Tom Tom's GO 740 Live and XXL 540 models. The 2535 is a major step upwards, in my opinion. Finally, the unit announces what side of the street your destination is on. Now, if they can only send out an update that will turn the darned thing on when you turn your ignition key!
Summary: The TomTom GO 2535M Live has a lot of useful features that my older and more moderately priced Garmin Nüvi 255W and Garmin Nüvi 260W does not have. The voice recognition is quite useful as it allows you to enter commands and addresses using your voice (after pressing the little microphone button).
Summary: I currently have a Tom Tom Go unit. It is several years old but still does the job. I purchased this unit as a second GPS, since my wife uses the other unit extensively, for her job, and I, now retired, went to Flordia, to see the shuttle launch and, wanted a GPS to get around.
Summary: Installation was easy and the safety suggestions for mounting this little device out of the driver's main line of sight to traffic should be followed to the letter. Like many electronic aides the TomTom makes a fascinating toy and improper mounting could distract a driver into an inadvertent game of...
Summary: 8/6/2011 I've updated my review to reflect updates to the hardware and software to improve their product. First, my GPS has not unexpectedly reset itself in months, so this model gets good marks in software stability.