Summary: I am greatly disapointed in the quality of the product. The device frequently takes 5+ minutes to locate my position when I turn it on. I shouldn't have to get the device out to the car and turn it on several minutes before I leave so that I can get directions to my next destination.
Summary: I have had nothing but trouble with this unit. It could not navigate on the olympic peninsula in Washington state. Resets itself too often. Finally, when I really needed it one night, it died. Not a power issue as it was plugged into the car with the charge light on.
Summary: We were so happy when we bought our first GPS unit 8 months ago. But our experience with TomTom GO510 has been a frustrating one. The unit requires frequent resets, sometimes right in the middle of unfamiliar places.
Don't be fooled by the features: the 510 is a poor purchase
A. R., Cocktail Enthusiast, Amazon
12 May 2007
Summary: I bought this to replace an old Magellan Navigator, and after using it for one month, I've found it to be inferior in almost every way. To give you a sense of the problems: 1) The TT 510 doesn't recognize a lot of rural street names around my area, referring to them instead by route number.
Summary: Bought my Go510 on November 14 as a Christmas present for the wife. It comes with only 90 days of warranty. Today is April 6 and the thing is broken. For a few days it had trouble finding the satellites, then just went dead. It was never abused, never left the car.
Excerpt: I bought the TomTom 510 3 weeks ago and have been trying unsuccessfully to connect to Tom Tom to register and programme the device ever since. After many emails with TomTom who have not been able to resolve the problem I think it will be returning it under the guarantee.
Excerpt: I love the GPS, and I love the way TomTom works, but My Drive software is rubbish. It will not stay connected with my new MS Surface 3 running Windows 10 during updates. It lasts about a minute and then says that it is disconnected. The time I have wasted is incredible!!
Summary: Very disappointed that device would not stay connected to iPhone 6 (O2). Not a phone issue as Bluetooth connects fine with other devices. I did get it connected, but as soon as I turned the Tomtom off and on again, the connection was unreliable at best.
It doesn't work with most iPhones - and TomTom know this and they're still selling it! Incredible.
29 August 2011
Summary: The reason you'd buy this as opposed to the cheaper option (or even an old model) is live traffic and mobile camera alerts. For these features to work you need to hook it up to your smartphone. If you try to hook it up to an iPhone using IOS 8 (the latest software) it keeps disconnecting.