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.
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...
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.
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.
Traffic service (LIVE) just doesn't live very....live.
20 November 2011
Summary: I pay to subscribe to the LIVE service. My TomTom does tell me to take an alternate route when there is bad traffic, but the problem is it is always...when I'm already in the traffic. I realized how bad a job it is doing after I installed a competitor's app on my iPhone and used both head-to-head.
WARNING! TOM TOM CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A NIGHTMARE!!
1 November 2011
Summary: PROS: Navigates well (accurate streets and turn times) and I really like that it gives you the allowed speed, the speed you are going and a warning (if you choose this option) for a designated "miles over" mark...WHEN THE UNIT IS ACTUALLY WORKING.
Summary: The instructions for this GPS are woefully inadequate. They assume that everyone has a degree in electronics and have no need of AN OWNERS' MANUAL!!!!!!I had to search for an owners manual online without the help of TomTom.
I love my new TomTom, even if it is not the newest model (5- stars)
Debbie Lee Wesselmann, Amazon
8 August 2011
Summary: I admit that I'm a GPS junkie; after buying my husband a Lifetime Traffic version a couple of years ago, I asked for my own upgrade (from a smaller TomTom) for my birthday since his traffic version had saved us from many delays.
Summary: This XL 340TM has a few limited functions. The voice was too low most of the time and suddenly gaining very high. The instruction for the route was slow. I have nothing to complain compared to the price I paid for it. In conclusion, it's usable.
Summary: This is my second Tom Tom Live GPS. We bought it for our son for graduation. He moved to NC to go to NTI. I thought this would give him a chance to learn the roads around NC and that he could wonder further than the town he is living in and still feel safe knowing he could get back to his apartment...