uncomfortable with the un-necessary routes it took us
11 June 2011
Summary: We just completed a 4000 mile trip using the TomTom XL340S Live navigator and the OnStar in our car. We compared the two throughout the trip and found that the OnStar was completely reliable then the TomTom. The TomTom gave us good detail on most occasions but would at times take us off on a different route to some undesirable place that would eventual recalculate to get us back to our planned route, adding extra miles.
Summary: The TomTom was a gift for my wife. She recently traveled out of state and she did not care for this product at all. It caused a lot of frustration and tardiness. She used it four times and with the assistance of this product ended up lost twice in two different cities. The TomTom would direct her to turn left or exit left when there were no opportunities to do so.
Summary: TomTom offers a free trial of its Live cellular feature. In the week I owned this unit, I got Live to work half-a-dozen times, getting server connection and other error messages during most other attempts. TomTom's support was unhelpful in resolving the issue. Disappointingly, the Live feature does not work out of the box.
Summary: This is my first TomTom. I have had 3 Garmin GPS units. I travel for work and use it every day in the D.C. area. The traffic features are great. The Google serach works pretty good but you get a ton of junk in your serch results even when you are very specific. The biggest problem is the software. The unit can take up to a full minute to recaluculate a route. Also when it is giving turn directions the street names default to the route number not the street name.