Summary: I have owned this model for more than a year and would not recommend it to others. I have never owned another brand so I can't compare features and past experiences but I have encountered many of the same frustrations reported here in other reviews.
Summary: This is my third Tomtom unit, and it will be my last. While the basic navigation is competent, and the screen is easy to read, that's about all I can say on the good side. The bad stuff: The Bluetooth doesn't work. It drops every single call after a minute or two.
Summary: While taking a long trip, the PASSENGER is unable to change the destination while moving. We like to see how long it is to various cities along our route while moving! Our previous GPS was Garmin and we could key in the next town and see how far it was plus what gas stations, restaurants, motels...
Summary: I got the TomTom Via 1530 for Christmas and gave it a tryout on a long roadtrip (1000 miles). The built in window attachment is nice, as the right-sideup screen no matter the orientation, as well as the slim profile for storage. But I do not care for a magnetic clasp on the storage case.
Summary: First of all, for those of you with Windows 7, you may experience some issues. I had to call tech support because I couldn't install the software on my computer... it would literally just not boot up after I ran it.
Summary: I haven't actually used the GPS yet but the installation was such a hassle it prompted me to review early. I nearly returned this because I couldn't get the maps to load on Windows 7. I tried everything in their FAQ but nothing worked.