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. Zooming out is critical so you can see where you are in relation to streets and what is coming up. With TomTom it is very disorienting to only know one street ahead.
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. I used both my USB and cigarette lighter charge that came with the GPS but no luck.
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. Also, after three years, the battery quit on the XXL and will now only work plugged in. Fool me once, but now you must subscribe to the traffic camera database and buy your POI.
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 to trawl through the user forum to find out what I should be doing, no user manual is supplied with the device.
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. I tried total uninstall and wipe out of all previous data and software, followed by reinstall for new device ... DID not work.
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!! One example that we had was on a recent trip from the East coast to LA, when we got to LA and tried using the GPS it was telling us that we was still on the East Coast.
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. Many emails, waiting on hold, being walked through the same steps that didn't work with the last tech and I still was NO closer to getting it working.
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. However, a mere month into ownership, my first clue that I should send this GPS Navigation system back was when, in spite of it feeling as if it was secure, it flew off of its plastic disk and pealed the back of my husbands' hand like a grape.