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.
Summary: The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is the company’s least successful GPS unit. But however better other versions are, this one is still capable of a perfectly good performance. Which, though, should not have asked for such a high price tag.
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.