Summary: While Tom Tom still makes the best user interfaces in my opinion, this devices is equipped with cheap components that make address entry near impossible. The touch screen is laggy and inconsistent and I constantly find myself re-typing. The mounting system used is sheer useless as well. The cup works only half the time and over time wears out to the point where it's unusable and wobbly.
Summary: When my TomTom first arrived it would not acquire satellites and asked me to plug it into my computer for updates. I installed the updates and my TomTom crashed. It kept saying "NO MAPS FOUND" and wouldnt say anything else. After a week or researching and troubleshooting I FINALLY got my tomtom to work again. TomTom now works just fine, except the battery life is TERRIBLE. Maybe 1 hour at the most.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my parents. We looked at the paper manual which is pictures and very little text. I connected it to their MAC computer and the 1st thing that happened after TomTom Home installed is it indicated CRITICAL updates were required to download to proceed. I downloaded the updates and that is when everything went wrong. The original maps were no longer accessible.
Summary: This is my 2nd TomTom. I was very happy with the "TomTom One" which I used for several years until I starting having problem with the USB plug. The new XL340-S has a more protected USB slot that I would expect to hold up better. It prevents the weight of the cord from putting a strain on the electrical USB connections.
Summary: The TomTom XL 340S is a fairly basic navigation system by modern standards: it has text to speech, but no bluetooth or live traffic. However, in a couple of days spent with it I enjoyed its performance in terms of recalculation speed, ease of data entry, loudness and voice intelligibility. The XL340S is quite thin and features an innovative ring hookup in the back, that can connect to a range of accessories.
Summary: I ordered this because of the low price and what I'd heard about Tom Tom's reputation as a major player in the GPS area. It worked seemingly fine for about 10 days, but then, when I turned it on one day, it could not find the satellites to make the GPS work. Next day I tried again with the same result, and the next day and the next.
Summary: ARGHHH! This devise was great, until. I stupidly thought that maybe TomTom had worked out their updated maps problem. They haven't. I tried to update the maps w/ my free update - and "no maps." Blank. Nada. The update wiped out everything. This happened on June 10, 2009. I get to call and argue w/ the company tomorrow. Not my idea of a fun Thursday. Hopefully, they'll make it right by me. I'll let you know what happens. Tune in later.
Summary: The product was good out of box until connecting to TomTom Home. I heard I should not update the map. But the Update Device also burned. After installing the update, the map looks black & white, and worst ever, it cannot get satellite signals any more. I called the customer support, they said maybe it's hardware defect. But I am sure by heart it's the software from the TomTom Home that crashes the device.