Conclusion: The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is a solid choice for anyone who prefers standalone GPS devices to cell phone apps, but still wants some Internet connectivity, and more accurate traffic reporting than those apps can offer.
Pros: Accurate routing. Informative display. Internet-based services are a nice extra. HD traffic reporting is a standout.
Cons: HD Traffic and Internet services cost $60 per year to renew. Occasional GSM buzz over car stereo speakers. Clumsy POI search.
Summary: The TomTom GO Live 1535M's is a solidly performing GPS device and its app integration for search is a nice first, but that's hardly this PND's strongest feature.
Pros: The TomTom GO Live 1535M features a suite of destination searching apps from Yelp, Expedia, Trip Advisor, and Google. Twitter integration allows users to update friends and family with ETAs in a manner safer than texting. Other Live services, such as HD Traffic, fuel prices, and weather forecasts, round out the unit's great connectivity service.
Cons: Searching the connected services is clunky and, at times, unintuitive.
Excerpt: The TomTom GO LIVE 1535 M is the company’s new mid-range navigator featuring LIVE (Internet connected) services, such as HD traffic, fuel prices, weather, and Google local search. And it’s their first device with travel apps – Twitter, Yelp, TripAdvisor and Expedia. The GO LIVE 1535M has a 5” screen and comes with preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Mexico. It also includes lifetime map updates, Bluetooth for hands free calling and voice command.