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7.5 out of 10

TomTom Via 1530

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Reviews and Problems with TomTom Via 1530

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Overall 4
4.0

My brother calls it "Dumb Dumb"

Sam-I-Am, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • 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. I also find the map updating tedious and the TomTom community "My Drive" updates annoying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointing ... my last TomTom

Alan J. Gerber, Amazon
18 January 2012
  • 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. I've got an iPhone, and the iPhone works just fine with a Motorola earbud, but it doesn't work with this GPS.
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Overall 4
4.0

TomTom 1535 - Not user friendly

Carole Houghton, Amazon
3 January 2012
  • Summary: TomTom VIA 1535TM 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps 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 were in the next town or the town after that. Side trips were easy to add.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

kc, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • 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. Magnets and electronic equipment, like flashdrives, do not get along, so care must be taken.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a bad GPS, but it has some major issues

Cory Lidle, Amazon
14 December 2011
  • 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. Support said, "Oh, sorry, we've been having some issues with the 64-bit version of Windows 7, so it might not work on that platform." Umm... ok. I mean, luckily I also have a computer with XP, but Windows 7 has been around for over 2 years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Difficulty installing maps

Penny Gname, Amazon
26 November 2011
  • 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. Finally I booted my Windows XP machine and it successfully loaded from that system. I even sent email to their customer support and they sent a robo-reply saying they'd get right on it... and reply in 2 days. Bleh!
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Overall 4
4.0

Decepção

e-bit, Bondfaro
1 July 2014
  • Summary: Achava que por ser Tom Tom era um bom produto. Mas me decepcionei. Não é tão prático de usar como alguns de outras marcas que conheço. Muito mais dificil de atualizar o conteudo de mapas e radares. Começa que não é tão simples instalar os progrmas para sincronização. Depois esses programas não reconhecem o aparelho gps. O suporte via 0800 é uma porcaria, feito por um português que mora na Holanda.
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Overall 4
4.0

ruim

e-bit, Bondfaro
4 April 2013