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. If we ever forgot to bring a pin, we had to resort to the good old map to get us out of the jam. To TomTom's credit, it did replace promptly our dead unit after initial 2 months of use.
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. This is fine if you've been told the number, but if you just have a street name, the TT will be no help at all. 2) In Manhattan, the TT 510 can't ever seem to find itself.
Excerpt: absolutely rubbish i had mine 2 months and i had to keep on getting an exchange and now i use paper book maps it is not worth buying any tomtom because they are rubbish i used mine for work and it used to lose signal.
Summary: Sorry to be so negative but have had nothing but trouble with the Tomtom go 510 since I bought it a few months ago. The power lead doesn't fit properly, it is too loose, and so it is difficult to charge up. It takes ages to lock onto satellites once turned on so you have to factor in an extra 5 minutes before setting off. It doesn't stick to the the windscreen on my car very well (VW Golf) and regularly comes clunking off and turns itself off.
Summary: Beware of Dixons aftersales they offer a 28 day returns policy my tom tom failed after 20 days I rang 0870 333 1222 advisor agreed to replace and arrange for couriers returns label to be sent by post rang back after week only to be informed that 28 days had passed and no record of my call was logged told not to bother them but to contact tom tom uk rang but engaged for hours
Summary: I agree with some of the previous statements - its a lottery. Unfortunately, I lost the lottery after buying the 510. I was 3 days into a two week holiday on the winding roads of Norfolk when the unit died. I had to head for the nearest big town to buy a new unit (NOT a TomTom I might add!) - which wasted my time and severly wicked me off!! These units should be reliable and robust because of the very specific task they are performing.
Summary: Do NOT buy this unit. I have received mine and I was dying to get it into the car. I have not even managed to remove the protective plastic sheet from the front of it yet. It has frozen on the popup splash page when it boots up. It will not power down, it will not connect to pc via usb and it will not recharge. It is hopeless. I was wanting this one but was unsure after reading these reviews. My heart ruled my head and I thought maybe I would be lucky. I was NOT.
Summary: I bought one of these as it looked a good specification. The unit would not recognise the memory card and so was returned and a replacement given. The second would recognise the card but could not find a GPS signal on a clear day out of the car with no obstructions. I thought half an hour should have been sufficient! I lost confidence and gained a refund.
Summary: Ordered mine after re-assurance from TomTom via e-mail that they do not have issues with the current TomTom 510. I'll make no further comment on that, thanks Amazon for a speedy refund when I had to return it due to... the windscreen mounting bracket not making contact for re-charging, unless you hold head unit and mounting bracket in your hands and push them together. Tricky to do when I'm supposed to be holding a steering wheel while driving.
Summary: Kurzer Erfahrungsbericht zu diesem Gerät: > Neukauf für einen Deutschen der nun in Bratislawa wohnt > Ausprobieren auf der Fahrt von Dresden nach Bratislawa: Gerät funktioniert ohne Beanstandung > 1 Tag später: Versuch der Nutzung des Geräts von Bratislawa nach Wien: Das Gerät findet kein GPS- Signal, es startet gar nicht erst >> Frust pur > Rückfahrt nach Bratislawa: Das Gerät startet, stürzt aber nach 10 Sekunden ab, startet erneut und dann das selbe Spiel mit den 10...