Summary: In this day and age I think the quality of picture and sound plus the touch screen is crap. I don't find this devise user friendly. But possibly all sat navs are the same. A bit of iPhone quality would be nice. Use your iPhone then! Ok.
Disappointment compared with previously owned TomTom
Moore Paul Patrick "ppmoore", Amazon
10 June 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace my previously TomTom which stopped working after 5 years reliable service. As a GPS I like it, it has the same simple-to-use user interface which I had gotten used with the previous model. However it is irritating in several ways: - Getting the device to be recognised by Windows 7 is very much hit-and-miss. Today for example, I have been trying to connect, and Windows refuses to recognise it.
Summary: I have been using the sat nav since January and the bluetooth connection has failed twice since then. I had to return to factory setting to get the connection back the first time but I cannot get the connection back now and I have tried everything. I asked my friend at work to try and connect to the Tom Tom but she could not get a connection either. I am going to contact Tom Tom direct to see if they can help or take the unit back to check it out.
Summary: Its good and worked reasonably well in Sicily although a couple of times it tried too hard to find the shortest route and took us down some roads too narrow for cars. If the destination is not quite where you want it, its difficult to slightly alter by just touching the point on the map. You can do this easily on the Garmin. I also understand that more expensive Tomtoms have a better response.
First thoughts on initial receipt - and further use
Phil Franklin, Amazon
26 March 2014
Summary: I ummed and arred about this satnav and nearly went for the Garmin 2597 but my nephew, a long-distance coach driver persuaded me that the TomTom is best. I wish I'd ignored him. You don't get any documentation for the satnav out of the box except for a flyer to tell you to plug it into your computer.
Summary: Ordered this to replace a snooper 7000 only because they wanted £99 to update maps. It arrived very quickly and was well packaged. However when I connected it to the internet I was told that its camera warnings data had expired and it cost me £19.95 to update it. Come on Tom Tom that's a con.
Summary: Worked well for about 4 - 5 weeks then suddenly died on me, Amazon gave me a full refund as soon as I had scanned the Postal Receipt from one of their collection points & e.mailed the scan to them. So I decided to buy the XXL TomTom with 25 EU Countries instead & this is still working well. Also the XXL TomTom is £39 cheaper.