Excerpt: I first bought this Tom Tom refurbished from Tesco Outlet. It was £129.99 which I thought was a very good price. Also it came with a years free Live subscription worth about £50. So it seems well worth the money. I'd had a Tom Tom before and thought it was great but not very modern looking. Also I had never tried the Live services before and thought it would be interesting.
Summary: After a number of years using a Navman, which had maps that were well out of date I decided it was time to get a new Sat Nav. I chose the TomTom XL IQ routes over the others because of the larger screen & price. On using it I found the menu options fairly easy to use, & the instructions on the road very clear. The lane assist is superb & where the old Navman had me taking a wrong turning on the junction of the M62 & M66, there was no problem with the TomTom.
Summary: Used to have a TomTom One v2. Recently purchased this one on offer. First thing to note is that this product heavily relies on you updating the software so that the QuickGPS location update exists. This is the update where TomTom will try and scan for the GPS satellites from your last known location.
Summary: I originally bought the TomTom GO 540. This had to go back due to the dreaded error 107 though. That is the error you get with a high number of units when you try to access the Live services. I have to say though, I also wanted the voice input, which the IQ XL does not have. Initially I was very enthusiastic about this, being able to just say "Navigate to Address", then having it bring up the address input routine, and I can just say the city name, it brings up a list,...
Summary: Just a quick review related to the software (TomTom Home). I've got my TT XL IQ Routes Europe since Thursday and my main concern when I've bought this item was the bad reviews about the software and related hardware problems. I don't know if I got lucky or if I have done the right things but everything went very nicely and smoothely for me during the installation.
Summary: This is an upgrade from my older TomTom One. Much better display and I like the route indicators at major intersections. Readily locks on to Satellites and displays location. Clear and concise instructions. Good value for money. Did require software update from the box but this seems the norm with TomTom. Connector can be fiddly but with care does not cause any major problems. Like the new windscreen mounting much better than the older type.
Summary: Now we are both in our seventies we found we were making navigational errors, and then getting more stressed attempting to find our way back on course! Friends had recommended SatNav in general and TomTom in particular. After a few weeks scanning descriptions and reviews we plumped for the TomTom XL IQ.
Summary: I initially bought the Go Live 540, being a lover of gadgets I love the more technical units! Unfortunately when trying to access the Live services, I kept getting the "107" error. I exchanged the unit but the new unit had exactly the same fault. It turns out that the units that show the "107" error are supposedly meant for France and that's why the live services on these models fail to work in the UK.
Summary: This is the first Sat Nav which I have purchased so am unable to compare with previous purchases. It is definitely worthwhile paying the extra for the XL than the standard as the screen size on the XL is just right. The biggest issue for me is that sometimes it takes a very long time to get a GPS signal, am not sure if that is common with all Sat Navs. Overall, it does what it says on the tin.
Summary: I've had this for a month now, and have used it quite a bit. It is very easy to use and understand, and is the best sat nav I've had so far. You're probably thinking, "this has started well, but I feel there is a BUT somewhere". You'd be right. I bought this mainly for the advanced lane technology, but haven't seen it work yet. And before anybody says anything, I have turned that function on. Also, the unit comes with a 30 day free map update. 30 days my eye!!