Tomtom 1605TM - great GPS unit but Hopeless Software
9 July 2014
Summary: While this is a great GPS unit (in terms of size and directions) it is absolutely hopeless in terms of map updates. This is my second unit that i had to get replaced from amazon and unfortunately it does not update itself. Emails send to tomtom support have been going in thin air without any answer.
COULBN'T BE HAPPIER. DEBATED BETWEEN THE 5" AND 6" SCREEN BEFORE ...
LEO S MORALES, Amazon
3 July 2014
Summary: COULBN'T BE HAPPIER. DEBATED BETWEEN THE 5" AND 6" SCREEN BEFORE MY PURCHASE AND CHOOSE THE 6". IT WAS EASY AND SIMPLE TO USE, EVEN FOR THE TECHNICALLY CHALLENGED AS MY GRANDCHILDREN REFER TOO ME. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS GPS TO ANYONE SEARCHING FOR A GREAT BUY AND QUALITY PRODUCT.
Summary: Complete garbage! I've had several older TomTom products that worked well. The older ones used the TomTom Home software. Newer ones use the useless web update instead. I will be returning this unit as it can't seem to find a signal after 1 hour of being outside and not covered by anything.
Summary: Sorry, but I have had a TomTom Go 530 for years and it worked pretty well. My wife bought this 1605 for me yesterday, and it still won't update after being on the computer for hours. I transferred my account to the 1605, so that is not the issue.
Summary: I purchased this device for a trip to Friday. The functionality was not as intuitive as I would have liked compared to Google's GPS on my phone. Now. after 3 months of use the battery has stopped charging. So of course i am now not able to return it so I will have to eat the $118 I paid for it.
No street names in 2D mode & Screen too dim w/ Polarized sun glasses
6 June 2014
Summary: You can't see the name of the street you are on or the next one you are turning onto when in 2D mode. I have never liked the 3D (brain dead) mode as I can read and navigate with a map. I find myself stopping and referring to a paper map. Other than this very critical flaw, the unit is ok.
Summary: TomTom just updated their maps, now if you would like to have all of the United States & Canada on your gps, you have to purchase a micro SD memory card. I travel to over 30 states, Mexico & Canada for work, either spend more money, or change the maps before each trip.
Summary: First of all in order to enter the address you need to enter the city then street name and then house number, which is opposite of all other GPSs and maps, where you type house number, street name and then city.