Cheap but not very good- buy a better unit you will be happier
6 June 2014
Summary: I probably should have returned this item- while it has worked for me locally- I had many issues with is while on the road- I think your money would be well spent if you bought a newer version with smoother features- While out of town in Seattle it took me so far out of the way it became virtually useless.
Summary: The Tomtom hardware is excellent. The software however could be vastly improved by any group of 6th graders you could choose. For a dedicated device like this to be far far behind the capabilities of free Google Maps should shame all their executives. I have been directed into a dead end farmhouses dozens of times because someone in their map division apparently thought a cow path was a through road.
Summary: I liked this GPS at first. It was much easier to enter addresses in than the comparable Garmin. Over time this GPS would often lose signal and one day it just stopped working. My brother in law had the same experience.
Summary: I purchased this GPS unit for my sister for Christmas; I took it out a few days early to program some waypoints in for her ahead of time and was never able to get a satellite signal. I reset the unit several times and looked online for other possible fixes. After three days, I gave up and returned it. From what I saw of it, it was easy to use. I will say the screen quality was not as good as I expected.
Summary: When I first got this GPS, it was great! The routing was accurate 99% of the time. After about 6 months it starting taking me on really strange routes. It would take me off a freeway, to my parking lot at work, back to the freeway...what?!?! Yesterday, I was driving on the Ohio turnpike. It took me off the turnpike, make a couple of turns, then it showed for me to turn down this side street, turn around and go back the same way I came from towards the turnpike.
Summary: I am mystified by how this device has managed to garner 3 1/2 stars when it only deserves a solid 2. Evidently, the " cute factor" must have a value of at least one star. Certainly, if you are looking for a navigation device where Burt Reynolds, Homer Simpson or even a Cylon Centurion will give you verbal directions and time and distance traveled are of little consequence then this is the device for you.
Summary: I am on my second 130S from Amazon and am about to return it as I did the first one. I bought the clamshell package version of the 130S (as opposed to the boxed version). It is new, not refurbished. However, the windshield suction mount will not stick the windshield at all. I even handed it over to someone who has exactly the same model to get them to stick it to the windshield assuming I was doing something wrong.
Summary: i have used numerous of GPS devices. and this one is by far the worst. i have no idea why would anyone give this GPS a 5 star? anyhow, it sucks, and here is why. 1st. software sucks. I have the latest map (thanks to the latest map guarantee), but there are still many errors on the map. from Lexington park, MD to Webster field, the GPS asks me to use roads that do not exist, make turns that would lead you to a dead end.