Summary: This was my 1st attempt at purchasing a portable GPS unit for my car. I paid extra for next day delivery, another mistake. The unit arrived on time, but problems began when I started the set up procedure. Instruction booklet reads that the unit may be behind in map updates.
Summary: We purchased TomTom XLS 08/02/08 for a trip to Canada. Many time the GPS did not know where we were. Just yesterday I was going to see a family member in Indianapolis. She lived at the same address for about 3 years but street not in GPS.
A very annoying piece of equipment with many many problems
Dragon Speak "goldragn", Amazon
17 July 2008
Summary: I bought the TomTom One XL-S for the larger screen and text to speech capabilities. I first tested a Garmin 260 text to speech model, but the screen was too small to see at windshield level. I was very surprised at the ease of use of the Garmin and the problems with the TomTom.
Summary: The unit worked well for the 2 weeks I had it. Then, the TomTom "Home" software downloaded and installed a software "update" for my One XL-S, however, the updated software was for a different model. The unit malfunctioned from then on.
Summary: On a trip to one of the built-in Points of Interest (The NY Hall of Science), my Tomtom XL-S told me to go in the wrong direction through a one way loop in the front of the museum. Then it told me to connect to the highway by going through the paid parking lot at the museum.
Summary: I went through two Tom Tom XL S units. At first, I thought that the model name on the unit and the box were mismatched - I bought an XL S, and the unit (serial # and software) said XL. So I returned the first unit because it would not pronounce street names. The second unit - same problem.