Summary: When it works, it does what is expected. It is not dependable. It just wont boot up if it's been sitting awhile, even when plugged into a power source. I guess TomTom figures their precious device is too good to use the power source when the battery is drained. Their way of saying, 'keep it charged.
Summary: I've owned two Garmin units in the past, loved them and never had a problem. Decided to give TomTom a try, and within a month of ownership. I'm sending this unit back and going back to Garmin!
Pros: Features that TomTom say should work!
Cons: This unit is out dated and TomTom no longer support majority of the features that are featured on this unit. Unit is full of bugs, traffic RDS-TMS does not work, and it always looses the blue-tooth connection with my mobile resulting with resetting the unit on a weekly basis.
Summary: I had purchased a GO730 the unit is great, the problem is the warranty. I have bought this product new, and after 5 mos. had a problem with software. The pages start moving all by itself, this became a problem especially when your driving and not know the area and need the driving map.
POI Limited, UI Unfriendly, Poor Battery Life, No Side-of-street Notification
6 June 2010
Summary: I really wanted to like this TomTom. When you compare most TomTom models to their competitors, at first glance it looks like the TomTom does more - but what I've found is that in many cases TomTom doesn't do these things well. I've had my TomTom for about 7 months now.
Summary: Mostly I like the unit but it has some distinct problems. Like all GPS units it will occasionally bring you to the wrong place but it does seem to do better than some others I have tried. My main problem is that the firmware has glitches that significantly affect the devices operation.
Things to know about TomTom map update service plan
Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 May 2009
Summary: I bought this unit about a year ago. This equipment is okay but their service sucks. The handsfree calling is almost useless.. I tried to use it but the party I called says they cannot hear me well.. so I stopped using it and bought a separate hands free device.
Summary: Screen rendition of the map and location is fine. Once you get a destination into the unit, the routes seem fine, and directions are easy enough to follow. That much works well. Pronunciation of streets and cities is not very good. For example highway 101 is `highway one west one.
Summary: I bought the tomtom because of the user map updates, but returned it for several reasons: 1. you can only have 48 favorites. I travel a lot - it's not enough 2. when you download the user updated maps, it erases your favorites 3.
Summary: Beware! If you buy this unit now, do not upgrade the application software to 8.300. Here's why, I ordered it on 9/12/09 and received it the next morning:) The directions said to connect to Tomtom through the Tomtom software that automatically installs when you plug it into your PC.