Summary: Bought this as a gift. The directions were a little outdated. I had to buy an upgrade and install new software for it to be accurate. Would of been better to buy a newer model in the first place. works great and is till going strong after several years.
Its a good enough value for the money. You get what you pay for.
9 November 2011
Summary: I bought this because the power connectors on both of my Garmin's failed from over use. Dislike; the TomTom Language interpretation is poor. Doesn't pronounce street names correctly. Pronounces the number "0" as "west" as in freeway 101 is said " Freeway one west one". I rely on the vocal cues since I am trying to keep my eyes on the road. Also does not give sufficient warning before making turns.
Summary: I want to get a GPS for my uncle, he's just come to the U.S.A. He got lost all the time, so this is the best solution for him (and also the best price). But there is only thing that I'm really concerned about is the map update (this refurbished item offered one-time-update-only). anyway, it is good!
Summary: This gps es partially good because in Puerto Rico they are a lot of places that the gps do not have integrated in the map. Also sometimes I had trouble to locate a place bacause they do not appear with the same name. The street of my home is Rio Bairoa and according to the GPS is Rio Lopez, it has certain maps errors.
Summary: When entering in letters and numbers on touch screen, there are continual errors in wrong numbers/letters or they are doubled and even tripled. I have to reenter and reenter letters/numbers by readjusting my finger placement, it takes a few attempts. The price was right, however, I use it all day long in my career and wished I bought a Garmin.
Summary: I bought a TomTom One, years ago. It was the base model, 4" screen(?), didn't even say the street names, and I absolutely loved it. It was very fast, accurate, and dirt simple to use. It finally quit getting a signal, so I thought I'd upgrade to the XL-340. This model is sluggish in every way. Takes too long to get a signal, and since there isn't a screensaver built in like the TomTom One had, you can't leave it on. Updates and directions lag just enough to be annoying.
Summary: Nice, compact, works fine. Two problems so far. First, as others have noted, the memory card is too small. Second, downloading/installing an application update apparently caused some file to become corrupted, so the device would start. Had to reformat the memory and download and reinstall everything. For some reason, copying from PC to GPS in veeeeery slow. First attempt failed and had to do it over again. I hope this will not become a habit.
Summary: i bought this for my wife so she has been using it but i helped to set it up. plus: looks good. i like the 3d view and the highway offramps you need to be in. speaks street names which is good but only works in computer voice. easy to mount on the windshield but bulky if you take it off and leave the bracket on. this unit came bundled with a quilted bag...not much protection, but protest from scratches. i like the user updates.
Summary: I had some initial difficulty locking into a signal but it resolved it pretty quickly. The routing got a little messed up finding a golf course around the Pinehurst, NC area but it was near the airport there which seemed to interfere with the GPS momentarily. POI's are limited to choices of gas stations, places to eat, etc.