Summary: Overall I am pleased with this SatNav. It has been with me for 3 years now, and other than the monor glitch here and there, it has been what you would call reliable and it does the job. However, since it is not the newest kid on the block, it has some disadvantages compared to the newer ones. It only takes 3 digits for the post code, which is seriously annoying sometimes. Lacking Live services is another drawback.
TomTom XL Live IQ Routes edition Europe 42: Well worth the money!
31 May 2011
Summary: 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.
Pros: Good price! Looks good! Live services are amazing!
Cons: Can be slow once you've got the live services
Summary: This review is for the XL IQ routes edition and not the XL IQ 2 which by all accounts appears to have taken several steps back! The XL isn't overpacked with features, if you want extras like bluetooth then you are better off looking elsewhere. If however, all you require is a capable sat nav that can get you from A to B with the minimum of fuss, then the XL is worth a closer look.
Summary: all round good sat nav no problems, updated easily when plugged into computer. battery could be better as don't use it regularly so after a week or so, completely dead and requires a few minutes to charge before use. also power cable could be longer, or coily type would be better.
Summary: Tomtom works fine...mostly. Trying to update its maps .... at least on Mac with the Tomtom delivered software is a nightmare. I've done it many times and I'm still not done while I'm about to turn it on and go for Europe. First it's failed to download pre-paid maps. Second it's failed to install them on the SatNav. Third I don't know why. My fault is that I'm trying to do this on eve of my departure. Tomtom's problem is that it's not professional for the creators.
TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit UK & ROI
John Baker "johnny b", Amazon
29 October 2010
Summary: A decent model of TomTom, although a seperate traffic receiver is required for traffic updates. A mains charger is also required if you want to charge from home. No Bluetooth on device either. But if you want a basic tomtom which is reliable then it is a good model.
Summary: Bought the unit just proir to going to Portugal via France and Spain. Vrey pleased with the Tom Tom any changes to the route are picked up very quickly and alterations made. One slight problem the unit did crash on the way down,don't know why, luckily i had the instructions and was able to reboot,easy process.
Summary: Purchased this for my partner who has found it both useful and easy to use, particularly for long distance driving. The lane guidance facility is extremely handy particularly when approaching exits on motorways and roundabouts. The only negative comment is the difficulty in connecting the power cable to the usb fitting on the Tom Tom, but apart from that it does what it claims to do.
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.