Summary: The GPS has all the Features that I could want, however there is One Fly in the ointment. The Windshield Mount is permanently attached to the GPS and it is a Pain to use. Also , the first time I hooked it up to my computer to shake hands with the TomTom website, it took nearly 7 hours to complete the Downloads. Since that time, the downloads have been MUCH Quicker. The TomTom site seems to have Updates almost daily.
Summary: Although this TT operates as advertised, I found the installation to be clunky and not very user friendly. After getting several "failed to connect" problems, I was eventually able to get it working. I was also disappointed to learn that you can not use TT HOME to set favorites and plan routes (you must use MyDrive). You can only do those with the device it self - this is much less user friendly.
Does everything I'd hoped for (including ready web updates)
S. Collier "spcolli", Amazon
14 February 2014
Summary: Have now used it in both the continental U.S. and Europe (both east and west), and it's worked perfectly. It's thing, light, easy to mount and set up, and has readily accepted all of the destination addresses I've entered in it. Screen size, definition, colors, and brightness make it easy to refer to in both night and day, and sound levels are just right. It's my first TomTom but fifth portable GPS, and I'm altogether pleased with it.
Summary: I far prefer the graphics and screen displays of a TomTom over my friends Garman. I bought this model because I am planning a trip to Europe. I also spend time in Canada this was a great choice.
Summary: You have to get pass a couple of pages of description on this tomtom to find that the "lifetime maps" does not applied to European Maps. they have been doing this for years even on the Amazon website.
Summary: Used it for my driving holiday in Europe. Works very well & directions were clear. Battery lasted only about 2 hours though - it suddenly died without warning once when we didn't plug in the car charger while we were on the freeway so it caused a bit of confusion midway. Also may be a problem if you intend to use it for walking tour guide because of the battery life.