Summary: Works great and delivered quickly. Free updates every few weeks. I placed it in front of my speedometer since it displays the speed on screen. That keeps it out of view from outside as long as you have tinted windows.It only obstructs the speedometer/odometer on my 2013 Toyota Sienna.
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: 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. I used both my USB and cigarette lighter charge that came with the GPS but no luck.
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. If TOMTOM ever put the street names back on in 2D mode, this would be a great device.
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. This is especially important if you are dealing with a costumer who is use to his/her smart phone GPS... Second, some times it will take all around neighborhood before making up its mind to take you to correct route.
Summary: I would like to say this works great in my line of work,you can read street names easy,the print is a good size.this Tom Tom is loaded with great stuff,the traffic system really saves you from getting stuck in a big mess of traffic jammes! I would advise to get a carry case to protect the screen.A word of caution..if you recieve your Tom Tom VIA1605TM and it does not recieve salilite single after 30 minutes,send it back and replace it!