Excerpt: Before getting my Tomtom, I'd have described myself as a nervous driver. Not nervous in that I didn't know what to do, or was scared, when on the roads, but I'd find myself getting nervous if I didn't know exactly where I was going. I'd planned to buy a satnav for some time, but had found myself put off by the cost. They aren't cheap, and for someone on quite a tight budget, I wandered if I'd use it enough to justify the cost.
Excerpt: I've just brought this Tomtom sat nav, I could not decide between tomtom or Garmin but everyone advised me tomtom was better so went and brought one! I'd never used a satnav before but find it very useful especially on my recent trip to devon! It is easy to set up, just plug it into your computer so it can upload any updates. To plan a route simply enter the postcode or search for the place on the map and click go!
This takes the stress out of driving and will save you both time and money
8 May 2011
Excerpt: I'll start by saying I was a late adopter of sat nav technology and if we were going on a day out somewhere unfamiliar I would simple use one of the Free online route finders to plan my journey. Most of the time this was ok, but if you take a wrong turn, are diverted or the instructions are wrong as they sometimes are, they you are well and truly goosed and left driving round in circles trying to get your bearings.
Summary: Studied as well as asking around on grapevine,easy to learn operation,adjusts routes(due to mis- Sat Nav Kit for Motorcycle Motorbike Hama Hard Case For TomTom One XL - Black hearing/seeing-own fault)very quickly,great tool,especially in a strange town/environment,Large Cities etc,due to Lane Guidance,very useful for Underpasses,Elevated overpasses etc (Spaghetti/West Midlands junction & such like roads.
Summary: Thanks for all the advice and help on the amazon website. First thing I did was back eveything up from the Tom Tom to my PC, then customised the TomTom and installed all the updates.I installed each update one at a time to avoid any sort of software conflicts and hey presto, everything works superbly. No poblems at all. One nicely working TomTom and no problems.
Summary: As with the previous review, my Tomtom XXL wasn't UK stock. However, this is not a problem. The startup screen was multilingual and I simply had to select the Union Jack to set the language. As with all other Tomtom's the menus are intuitive, but a UK manual can be downloaded from the Tomtom website if one is needed. I only need navigation for occasional use, so I haven't gone for the optional live traffic updates. But even without this, the unit is feature packed.
Summary: I am delighted with my purchase. The Tom Tom arrived as quickly as forecast and was in excellent condition. It is extremely easy to learn to use but one needs to become used to the directions e.g.Exit ahead confused me at first as I did not realize that it merely warned of an exit and not that I should take it for which there would be more warning and specific commands. Also keep right just means don't take that exit or turning.This price is very competitive.