I like TomTom products but didn't realize the screen was so small
23 September 2011
Summary: Screen is too small for my use and I am afraid I would have a difficult time viewing the screen and information on the screen. I have other TomToms so I do like the product just the size is not a good fit for me.
Summary: It seemed ok to start with but using it around New York city was a problem. I drove up the west side wanting to go over Brooklyn Bridge but for some reason it got me as far as battery park then sent me round and round in circles!!! In the end I got so frustrated paid the $5.50 toll for battery tunnel. Also I note that the arrow was not in correct position where I was so, instead of turning right at the junction I was at I drove past it thinking it was next right.
Summary: I own a Garmin (comparative in price)and I have tried this TomTom. The TomTom is very easy to use and set up is great. It's very compact. I like how you can download other owner's street corrections. It also has a lot of customizing features. What I don't like. The TomTom seems to always pick out of the way directions both in distance and in time. Garmin picks the same routes I would have taken 9 out of 10 times. You have to manually change the display from night to day.
Summary: Easy to use, can find anywhere I need to go. It takes a few minutes to acquire the satellite, but if I turn it on just before I go it's fine. People say it can be a little slow, but I'm in a big city and if I drive at a reasonable speed it has no problems keeping up. Very quick to adjust when I make a wrong turn. Overall, VERY pleased.
Summary: I was ready to send this back after opening it and setting it up, only to find that it was not seeing any satellites after nearly 30 minutes. After turning it off, it still took a long time to acquire satellites. The manual is no help at all. After doing some WEB research, I discovered that you need to install TOM TOM Home and load a GPS Quick Fix. The free map update you are promised within 30 days of purchase would not load. I got an error on not having enough memory.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Read, Good Price
Cons: Acquires Satellites Slowly, Bad User Manual, Poor Resolution
Summary: This model Tom Tom loses connection with the sattelites often. Sometimes it is right when I need turn information. If I elect not to follow the path suggested by the GPS it is very, very slow calculating another route. I could have done better; I should have done better.