Summary: Buying a Sat Nav is, in my experience, somewhat of a bewildering experience due to the increasing amounts of features, free or purchasable maps and other services such as traffic or speed camera alerts that are on offer from the manufacturers of these devices.
Summary: I went for a TomTom after reading good reviews and as I used to have a TomTom Go 520 which was good and served me well for nearly five years before it was stolen. Its main drawbacks were connecting to the computer which was very unpredictable, and the cost of updating maps.
Summary: This sat nav works every bit as well as my old Go720. I bought it as the battery in the Go720 no longer held its charge and TomTom wanted way too much money to update its maps. Sadly, although I now get free map updates for life, this new TomTom still won't work on battery for more than 30minutes so...
Summary: Decided that my old satnav was becoming a liability due to out of date maps and the cost to update them. So seeing a good offer on QVC of all places I took the plunge for the VIA 130. Whilst it is definitely more feature laden than my old Navman F20 it also has some serious drawbacks.
Summary: Let me preface this with this is early days for my TomTom, i've only just had it over a month. Pluses - Fantastically easy set-up great and clear on screen images and instructions whilst in use Good alternative views Great international maps (France, Turkey, Portugal - yes, I've made good use,...
Summary: After trying the tomtom start 20 which let me down after a couple of days of buying it and the weeks of looking at the best sat navs I thought i would give this a try... The first one I recieved was great! for 2 days then it wouldnt switch on!
Summary: I have used tom tom ones for years and thought to upgrade after seeing the voice control. Tne 130 system is not as clean and simple to operate as the basic models and takes many more commands to do the same instruction.
Ease of use could be better, I've used a Garmin for four years(almost impossible ...
Sean OCadhla, Amazon
5 November 2012
Summary: This unit arrived in quick time so full marks for dispatch and delivery. Ease of use could be better, I've used a Garmin for four years(almost impossible to update plus lately the screen begins to blank out at times) and other Tom Tom units at work but there is still a steep learning curve here.
Summary: This is my second Tom Tom, and it works fine. I do not use any of the phone/voice functions so couldn't comment on those but as a bog standard sat nav few problems. The memory does eem rather full after onlt a couple of routine updates. However, the power button is awful!