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Tomtom-via1605tm.34079988
9.2 out of 10

TomTom VIA1605TM

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Reviews and Problems with TomTom VIA1605TM

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 2
2.0
Durability 2
2.0

Defective Model, No Support

Scott, Bestbuy
22 September 2014
  • Summary: I switched from a Garmin unit that provided over 6 years of great service. I was going to go with them again, until I saw this larger unit on sale.
  • Pros: Nise size, when it works
  • Cons: It interrupts your route and takes you home
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Durability 2
2.0

GPS direction very confusing

Mike, Bestbuy
19 August 2014
  • Summary: During my out of state trip, this GPS mislead the direction. Do not give advance notice prior to reaching the exit, give last min and speaks in yard...
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: poor performance
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 2
2.0

Great... while it lasted

ddbowdoin, Bestbuy
23 July 2014
  • Summary: It was great while it lasted, I picked this up on sale and am not a regular GPS user (probably like 7-10 times a month if I'm in a bind).
  • Pros: Easy to use, large screen
  • Cons: Broke within a year
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Overall 2
2.0

Flawed and Useless For Me

S. Cummings "ShayFL", Amazon
17 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Tomtom 1605TM - great GPS unit but Hopeless Software

Swifter, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

The GPS stopped charging

Martin L. Cumberbatch "Martin", Amazon
13 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Quite Frankly, I hate VIA 1605.

Mark, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Durability 6
6.0

I am very disappointed.

Mary, Bestbuy
2 May 2014
  • Summary: I am very, very disappointed in this Tom-Tom. My last Tom-Tom was stolen out of my car a month or two ago.
  • Pros: It has a big screen
  • Cons: Does not show the current time. It's hard to figure out how much further we have to go.
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Overall 2
2.0

needs improvment

Peter M. Simon, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: This was my 2nd TomTom. I had to return this one because every 5 or 10 minutes I would loose my GPS signal. It also does not give street names.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lack of Support

Murray Mitchell, Amazon
12 April 2014
  • 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.
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