Summary: Tried this based on some of the good reviews and promptly returned it after one trip. Got another Garmin. The problem with TomTom is the inability to stay zoomed out or in. You can zoom in and out, but it only stays for a second and defaults to a set view.
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.
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.
Summary: I have had several TomTom units including a 530XXL. I thought I would go ahead and buy a new unit, as they now include maps for a lifetime of the unit. I thought instead of buying a map upgrade, I would just buy a new unit.
Summary: I had some issues with the device as soon as it arrived. I installed the MyDrive app and tried to update the maps under the lifetime map updates. This did not go well. The biggest issue is that the device has no meaningful error messages, the only message it displays is "Something went wrong" I had...
Impossible to get from Prior Tomtom login to new one
Trader SP, Amazon
7 April 2014
Summary: This device may work beautifully. However, I cannot get rid of my old login for old device nor get that log in to work properly for this device. Whenever I start login, the "mydrive" spins forever and never finishes login.
Summary: Ever since I bought this product all I had was trouble. Takes forever to pick up a signal and when it finally does pick one up it looses it shortly after. Sick and tired of sitting at work with my wife hysterical on the phone that she is lost because the signal went dead!!
Summary: This was my third Tomtom and unfortunately it will be my last. The first 2 were plug and play, a little clunky but not to bad. This new system of syncing in a browser is a real nightmare. After following all the steps, I couldn't sync for the updates, and the GPS was unable to find any satellites.
Summary: I purchased this item November 30th, 2013 and put it into service on December 5, 2013. I was thrilled about this items' features such as gorgeous graphics, screen size, and Lifetime Traffic & Maps feature.