Summary: Although delivery was prompt, despite being computer literate, I came up against several problems when trying to register online for the free lifetime map updates. There was no handbook included.
Summary: I had this device for about 6 months and it was working great. Left it in the glove box on a sunny but freezing morning and the screen shattered. BIG mistake when you are in the middle of nowhere and the touch screen doesn't work. Never had this problem with my old Tom Tom one and that was left in the car overnight on a few occasions.
Summary: Before I start I want to say that the M is important if you want the free Lifetime Updates, not to be confused with the Via 135. Review. I needed a new sat nav to replace my old Navman. I loved my Navman but I knew it was time for a new one when attending a conference for work, way out in the sticks and it took me to a lovely quiet spot down a cart track to a field full of cows!
Summary: I liked the via, to an extent. The 5" screen was extremely user friendly and it's similar to the tom tom one in many respects (my last sat-nav) using similar navigation tools which is easy and accessable. The biggest disappointment I suffered was I brought this product new just before a trip across Europe. The main reason I purchased this was because of the 45 maps it offered which covered a very long journey and it was meant to take the stress away from navigation.
Summary: I purchased this for my Mother in Law, she has never used a sat nav before so will take some getting used to, however the main problem she is finding is that some routes speed limits are way out, on screen says 60 but signs say 50 so tomtom need to keep their info up to date (drivers are obviously responsible for paying attention to the road at all times) there are some features missing that I would have expected but tomtom say could be in a future update??
Summary: A good value for money Sat Nav but the navigation could be easier, particularly in trying to return to the Home Page (of which there are 2!) Showing one or two road numbers on selected routes would also be helpful.
Summary: Maps are accurate and it finds the most direct route easily compared to the old machines but is let down by the fact that it keeps on loosing its GPS signal- even after installing patch that should have solved this problem. Went to London and was sent on a merry chase as it lost the GPS signal several times resulting in missed turns and then a tour of the oneway sysrem when it connected again!