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: I went to south Texas couple weeks ago and brought this device with me. It recognized most of the back roads, but one time it asked me to turn left to the empty field. There is no one there, no car, and it really scared me. Fortunately, it happened in the afternoon, so I made u turn and looked for alternative street (it wasted my time and this device asked me to make u turn to go back to that field again, and for sure I ignored it).
Summary: Bought it a month ago and it worked great, large screen so I didn't need reading glasses to see the street names. Then took it to California where the car charger would not work on either of the 2 rental car 12V adapters, they worked for all other chargers so I had a spare cable but could not get traffic updates which in California is a must.
Summary: I used this gadget and I liked it. It has nice big screen with crisp colors and contrast. The free maps upgrade is a wonderful feature. GPS guidance is upto the mark with lane assistance and all other features that you could expect in a GPS. Recommend anyone to purchase it!
Summary: My first GPS quite a few years ago was a 4.3 inch Navman, that I enjoyed very much and it operated like I do. I believe it was made in New Zealand. I could not get subsequent map updates for it and then could no longer find a U.S based retailer. I did not like the operation of my fiances Garmin, in comparison, but ordered a Garmin as the reviews everywhere, including Consumer Reports, placed Garmins significantly above TomTom, and both a large margin above Magellan.
Summary: I ordered this after a very disappointing experience on the Garmin 3490, which attracted me because of the size but after experiencing some interface issue and unusual heating issue. I then decided to go back to what I know and like the TOMTOM. I owe the XXL540 since 3 years and it never failed me. But I decided to go a bigger screen. Therefore this Via 6 Inch.
Terrible lack of install and operations information
F. T. Sobol, Amazon
18 April 2013
Summary: I got this unit from Amazon a day ago. While many reviewers are pleased with its operation in practice, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who desires an easy installation and complete and useful operation guidance. 1. No information on the need to charge the unit before starting the set-up process. My unit was created in Feb 2012 so the battery was low and the unit could not be recognized by my computer.