Reviews and Problems with TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes
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pretty clunky by modern standards
Matthew "~CaffeineAddict~", Amazon
15 May 2011
Summary: I guess when these first came out they must have seemed pretty impressive - but these days smartphones have set a new level of expectation and SatNav devices have fallen way behind. Have had one of these for a year now, and whilst the basic level of functionality is OK, there are so many annoyances that could easily be solved. - the touchscreen is awful. really awful. - updates to UK maps cost £. seriously? a map of France is £!
Summary: This Tomtom was great and did everything I wanted it to, until I tried to update it. The unit corrupted and hours of frustrating toing and froing via the Tomtom web help service and then on the phone did nothing to help. It wouldn't even turn on. Although Tomtom don't officially admit it, their software is not mac-compatible. I was told by the helpline employee that some mac users never have problems, some do. It seems to be esentially a lottery.
Summary: I like the big screen. You can google search for places like restaurants, shops or hotels, which is fantastic (it works by having a sim card inside). You can find the cheapest fuel prices in your area or on route etc. You need to update the software using a computer to get a real boost in responsiveness and performance from this device. The things I don't like are: it takes aages to re-route (2-5 mins). You have to stop and let it route you again!
Summary: Great device when it's working, it keeps pausing and is difficult to reset, not a good idea when you are in traffic. The live traffic is also good but although it manages to avoid traffic it still takes as long to divert down back roads and the wrong way down one way streets??? I will try it for a little longer before i am convinced.
Summary: I have used this product for almost a month and it has been perfect... regularly connecting to Tomtom Home via my laptop I receive the latest map updates, speed cameras etc. I connected on Wednesday 7th July and one of the updates was a "vital upgrade" of the Tomtom software itself... from then on I have been unable to connect to the Live Services (HD Traffic and fuel prices). I have been on the phone to the support line and constant email.
Summary: Bought my TomTom XL Live IQ and was delighted to receive it - worked as expected right out of the box. Somewhere along the line it suggests you update your maps. For this you have to install and use TomTom Home - the single worst piece of software on the planet both on Mac and PC. I've used it on both platforms and can't believe it's so bad. When I "updated" the map it completely obliterated everything on the XL!!!
Summary: Bought this as a replacement for a TomTom One V3, as needed Eastern European coverage, and decided that the Live services would be pretty useful too. Unit arrived, but before Live services could be used the unit said that update was needed. So connected to computer and tried to update. Computer is a 3 year old desktop, with Windows XP, and sufficient memory capacity. All I got was a series of error messages, and was unable to update anything.
Summary: Whilst the SatNav is excellent quality there is one design fault. Once the usb cable is plugged in it's very hard to get out again. It's because the right handed plug fits flush to the machine. Looks good and there is no wire hanging down but I have to use a pair of pliers to get it out. I've seen a number of reviews saying the same thing.