Interface is Not user friendly, Navigation is good
19 April 2013
Summary: This is the first GPS device I've purchased, and I regret that I didn't do more research into it before purchasing. I rated this GPS below average although I don't know what else is out there... I have to believe there are better GPS devices. My rating was based on the following main reasons: (1) setup was cumbersome; I work in IT so I typically expect I can set up devices like this on my own, I still had to call customer service for help with setup (on a positive note,...
Summary: I won't go into all of the technical details, since those have been nicely covered in other reviews. However, after driving with this unit for 5 months, I'm left hugely annoyed and irritated with the lack of functionality. Here are my main gripes: 1. Time to acquire signal: can be 1 minute, can be 5 minutes depending on how urgently I need to know where I am, apparently.
Summary: PROS Real-time traffic reports update best route Fast Google lookup for your destinations Intuitive UI for entering address for directions CONS Does not turn on automatically and resume when you start the car Suction device does not stay attached to windshield Not easy to see the screen in the windshield - not bright enough, bit too much glare Before the Tom Tom, I have used a Garmin Nuvï (extensively) and Neverlost from Hertz (a fair amount).
Would buy again.However,I wish the above corrections would be made.
10 April 2012
Summary: PROS:Perfect.Very Easy to use.CONS:Should be more instructions in booklet to help you navagate thru the system better.Downloaded different voice which gave me much more advanced warning as where to turn.
Summary: Please don't waste your money on any TomTom unit. I have owned he the XL340 Live TM for just 2 years and have had major issues. 1st it takes 5 or 6 minutes to start up if you have just landed in another city. 2nd, the touch screen is unresponsive and inconsistent; particularly when entering address information. 3rd the mount, while improved from older models comes apart easily when adjusting angle and tilt. The unit unsnaps too easily for from the mounting ring.
Summary: I liked the XL 340TM in use, but updating the maps was a real chore one slip up and the GPS is worthless. TomTom support is a matter of them instructing you to do this and that until eventually you give up. I kept telling them that TomTom Home would not recognize the device, they would reply, try this and that then update the device with TomTom Home, as you know if the device is not recognized it sure will not be able to be updated.
Summary: Great and easy to use and read. Easy set up, easy to program. Don't like that I either have to type 100 characters here for you, or not be able to leave a review at all. I think that's stupid!