Summary: We have always been big fans of TomToms. In our opinion they are more user friendly than Garmins and we love the over all "miles left" and "time remaining" feature that is displayed on the main screen (which has to be tuened on in the settings). Other GPS manufacturers only display miles left until your next turn. We've only had this particular model for a few weeks but over all we are as extremely pleased as the older model we had! You can't go wrong with this TomTom!
Summary: Did not know much about any GPS except what I read on the web reviews. I'm so glad I gave this Tom Tom unit a chance. It has a clear and easy to read large screen with excellent graphics and voice instructions. The glass suction mount is very stable and reliance which surprised me because I not had any luck with glass suction devises. Updates are very easy and intuitive for all GPS user levels from beginners to experts.
Summary: TomTom has discontinued the START 55TM and for very good reason - the "liftetime maps" turn out to mean fourteen months. I bought this in July 20013 and the last map update was this past September. TomTom is still producing maps but they are too large for the memory available. Anyone who is unfortunate enough to buy one now will NEVER get a map update.
Summary: This is an excellent unit, especially with the upgradeable map system. There have been a few speed limit changes in Idaho and Utah that need updating. Also, for some of us who are "tech challenged" all the different built-in "helps" can, at times, be very confusing.
Summary: Great product, up to date. The only thing I miss is what my old Magellan did when you reach the actual turn, it doesn't "ding". But this device is much nicer and easier. Also, the POIs are fab. I find the closest of every category with this unit so fast. And the voice is not annoying and nagging when you deviate from the route.
Summary: I can't give an honest opinion because I won't be hooking it up until I order my 2015 pickup in Aug. or Sept. which I will then write another review. But, out of the box & setting up download onto my computer was a snap!!! Nice screen, etc. but as for operation, we'll see in a few months, for which I said I would like to write the proper review.