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.
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.
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.
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.