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Tomtom-via1605tm.34079988
9.1 out of 10

TomTom VIA1605TM

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Reviews and Problems with TomTom VIA1605TM

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0

Not what I've come to expect from TomTom

ButchieO, Bestbuy
24 July 2014
  • Summary: This is my third TomTom unit. I have an XL330 and an XL330S, and have had fine service from both units.
  • Pros: Large, clear screen; lifetime maps
  • Cons: Only one computer voice available for spoken street names
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Overall 6
6.0

No street names in 2D mode & Screen too dim w/ Polarized sun glasses

TI99, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Charger fell apart

intlpvti, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: In less than 3 months the charger literally fell apart. We'll see how their warranty program works. The unit itself is great.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

TomsReview, Walmart
1 January 2014
  • Summary: needs back up and clear instructions a vidieo would help!
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Overall 6
6.0

It is not perfect.

DORU, Amazon
17 August 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 6
6.0

Charger Issues

Charles E. Courtney, Amazon
30 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

TheGhostWarrior, Walmart
12 June 2013
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Much better than my Garmins

SDEF, Amazon
16 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the high quality of the XXL version

Auriolette, Amazon
7 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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