Summary: We purchased this less than two years ago as an update to our much older TomTom that we liked very much. This one is miserable. It ALWAYS has trouble finding a GPS signal to get started, when recalculating a route I can't simply tell it to avoid an entire road ( my old one could) and I can't just look at a turn by turn trip overview ( my old one could) these are two of the features that I used most often with the old device.
Pros: Screen interface is good. Has lifetime traffic updates and a method to verify that the update is current.
Cons: The voice information is useless as it does not give warning that a turn is coming up nor does it give street names. When possible turns are very close together i.e. a traffic circle, having the voice say "Turn Right" without giving the name of the stre
Summary: Scanning the other reviews I've nothing profound to add. My experience has been that the unit has obvious bugs in the voice commands. The maps are accurate and the updating easy and as advertised. However not infrequently when approaching a turn the unit will announce "turn left in one quarter mile" and then a quarter of a mile later "turn right". I cannot imagine how a reasonably mature code base could include such an obvious error but it keeps happening.
Summary: I now have used a Garmin Nuvi, a Toyota built-in Navigator, and this Tom Tom. This device does nothing better than the others, and simply cannot estimate a time of arrival more than one hour in advance. The other two estimate such within a few minutes, and ten hours in advance! I know that the problem lies in the program because on several occasions it would display a correct average speed, say 60 mph, and an accurate distance, say 300 miles, to destination, then tell me...
Horridly non-customizable, and forced subscriptions.
Glenn Laycock, Amazon
5 August 2010
Summary: I had a TomTom 330S, but it was 3 years old and the map was old and it seemed a good idea to just get a brand new one with lifetime maps. I am SO sad and disappointed. My old 330S is such a nicer unit .. the new map was nice though, so I will pay $100 for the new map now. Ready for my list .. this is what they TOOK AWAY. - No auto-dimming. - No auto power off option (when you turn your car off) - No POI features ..
Summary: I had a chance to try out my new TomTom XL350TM over the holiday weekend. During the setup, I noticed the touch screen sensitivity was off. I had to touch the screen 1/4"-1/2" to the left of the desired letter or icon to select it. That gets really old when using the keyboard. Once I got everything set up, everytime I navigated away from the map screen and returned, the volume would be muted. That's fun too.
Summary: I purchased this model with lifetime traffic and maps from a competing online store that had it in stock before Amazon. I've been using the same tomtom for about 4 years now, and although I've been very happy with it, I was eager to have traffic updates and advanced lane guidance. The functionality of this model is great, and the small size is nice. The touchscreen seems to be of a lesser quality than my older model, but it is still useable.