Summary: My previous TomTom Via 135 was stolen (forgot to lock the car in a car-park - my own fault!). But I liked this device well enough to buy another one. There are several features that I like, in addition to the obvious ones of lifetime updates: - it gives you a number of alternative routes to choose from if you don't like the one it first calculates (e.g.
Summary: I have always been quite good at finding my way from a to b by checking on Google maps before I leave but sometimes the journeys are too complicated and I get lost. I remember the days when my father used to ring the AA and ask them to post him a route! Nowadays we have Sat Navs and although I have put up a fight, reluctantly I have admitted defeat and joined the TomTom club and bought the TomTom Via 135. What does the product do?
Pros: Helps me get to my destination quickly and easily
Summary: This is just as good as the TomTom GO I already owned. It finds the way quickly, and the routes seem appropriate, with accurate predicted arrival times. It also sticks well to the windscreen and offers a lifetime supply of map updates. The voice recognition, however, is rather laborious, always reading out all on screen text and asking for confirmation.
Attractive sat-nav which might have you talking to yourself. ...
12 August 2013
Summary: I have worked previously in the delivery business, mainly for Parcel Force, where a sat-nav is an absolutely vital part of your days work, and, having owned two previously, this is the latest navigation device to add to my collection. Like all sat-navs it uses touch screen technology to bring up the menus, from where you can select your route, sound level, display type, points of interest etc.
Pros: Attractive, good screen size, clear instructions during travel
Cons: 'Speak and Go' function a little unreliable/impractical
Summary: Easy to use and a delight to travel with once you've set up all the menus sounds and features etc. Super lane mapping and voice direction. Maps are incredibly accurate. Hands-free bit is a tad disappointing, not loud enough to hear the caller, but it displays the caller details so you can pull over to call them back if you have to. The RDS is an essential add-on, it has saved me hours of wasted time by updating the traffic information.