Summary: I researched different Sat. Nav's for a while before deciding on the TOMTOM 540. It is a great buy and I found it at a fantastic price on Amazon. It's handsfree bluetooth feature is brilliant and I love the lane guidance. I even bought one for my father. Great purchase, highly recommended.
Not 100% perfect, but a good, solid SatNav solution
S. Lyle "pogey29", Amazon
13 July 2009
Summary: I purchased the 540 as a replacement for my old GO 500 which had become increasingly outdated. Initial impressions were very favourable. From a design perspective, the new slim form factor is very pleasing and the new wide screen is clear and detailed. The new mount solution is light years ahead of the massive arm mount I had with the old 500 and very easy to use. I dock mine into a beanbag mount rather than stick it to the windscreen from a security perspective.
Summary: A good product, reliable and easy to use, with touch screen and voice instruction functions. Instant live traffic report gave an estimated time of traffic delay on your route and suggested an alternative quicker route if there was one available. However, even fully charged, the built-in battery operation time was around two hours if without in-car power supply. The hand free voice instruction function did not work particularly well.
Summary: Checking my requirements against the various TomTom versions was easy. I think i bought the right one for me and have since found others who bought cheaper models and now wish they hadn't! Using it has proved easy, although it thinks my elder daughter lives in the street next to the one she actually lives in and my younger daughter's house number is not recognised - so much for post codes! however my son and his house are accurately recognised!
Summary: Previously i had a Tomtom one, the 540live is much better product albeit nearly three times the price. the other products in the live range dont really offer much more to warrant the increased price. the live range have a built in sim card that recieves traffic information, fuel prices and the ability to search for places using google. The google search works really well, i searched for a thai restaurant near my location.
Excerpt: I have had my 540 Live for 4 months now and it's certainly the best Satnav I have ever owned. The maps ... well the maps provided by Tomtom are very clear/easy to follow and are updated 4 times a year. If using the map update service, these can be updated from £7.99 each time, compared to £49.99+ if purchased "off the shelf".
Pros: Easy to use, very accurate and a great alternative to sitting in traffic jams
Cons: Handsfree mobile system can be tempremental & fairly high price to purchase
Summary: I bought my 540 a month ago. When I connected it to my PC and ran the TomTom Home software the first thing it did was download the latest map free of charge under the Latest Map Guarantee. I was pleased to find that the new ring road changes in Sheffield are mapped perfectly, a good start. The mount supplied is a huge improvement over the old ones. It's easy to apply and is absolutely rock solid.
Excerpt: This SatNav was purchased a few days and is my first SatNav experience. What attracted me to it was the live services, HD Traffic which tells you about traffic delays on route and re directs you, and the Google Live search, which allows you to find points of interest and be navigated there.
Pros: HD Traffic is a fantastic feature for not getting caught out in traffic jams
Cons: There are some conflicts between the google search and tomtom map
Summary: Es ist ein erstklassiges Gerät mit perfekter Halterung. Es gibt nur kleinere Mängel, wie die doch recht lange Ladezeit von Karten beim Einschalten und das schnelle entladen des Akkus bei nicht benutzen des Gerätes. Perfekt ist die Bluetooth Funktion für die Freisprecheinrichtung mittels Handy.
Summary: Zum Vergleich: Mein erstes Navi, ein 3 œ Jahre altes One 2.Edition für damals 360 Euro...hat immer brav seinen Dienst getan...dennoch wurde es Zeit für ein neues...doch was nehmen....puh...man hört und sieht so vieles, ich wollte nach wirklich langem Überlegen wieder ein TomTom. Aber das ist ja Geschmacksache. Gleich zu den positiven Eindrücken: - Großes Display - Super Aktiv Dock" Halterung..