Summary: The visual part of the Tom Tom is OK, the audio part especially in Canada is terrible. It sound s as if someone has marbles. The auto adapter keeps falling out. It is nearly impossible to palce it on the dash because of a such short mount. I have a Garmin Nuvi that is much easier to use. Too many steps to cnacel route you have to spend too much time viewing the screen.I listen to audiobooks and the MP3 player keeps skipping around and losing it's place.
Summary: This was supposed to be a second, better unit, next to my Tomtom one 3rd edition bought refurbished about 1 year ago. As you can tell I was happy with my previous unit, I just wanted the more advanced features of GO 730 and the latest, better maps. I also used a friend's Garmin Nuvi 350 for a 1 week trip, and while it was better than nothing, I found several very annoying shortcomings with that. I will not insist though as that is not the object here.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Simple Controls
Summary: TomTom continues to show weak support for the US market with its software that touts fantastic features that are not available in this country, which is a constant reminder of the wasted potential of this device. The interface is mostly usable, with big buttons to click on using the touch screen. The TomTom Home software is miserable, coming up with weird errors and an inability to perform anything but the most basic tasks.
Pros: Ability to reroute around a single/multiple roads while keeping route intact Bluetooth Loud speaker Nice screen when you can see it Not as cartoonish as other brands Can update map corrections from other users Can plan multiple routes
Cons: Screen fully washes out in the southwest sun. Tomtom software can be confusing Battery life when powered off is only 4 days Missing most necessary accessories (usable mounts, sunshade) POI database not very robust