Summary: I am glad that TomTom discontinued this model. Because of its low memory, one has to store away its current map North America, for example, for the maps of Europe, and that takesmany hours-- I mean it takes over 12 hours! Once you have the map loaded it works fine. Mine lost its touch screen function after three years of use and I just purchased the newer model that comes with preloaded maps of Europe and the North America.
Complex, difficult to use and lacks a user interface that is intuitive.
2 March 2012
Summary: This device is way more complicated that it needs to be. The user interface is much to complex for use during any type of driving (not that you should be). It requires several clicks deep to make simple inquires of location and desired destinations. Its ability to sync with the GPS in a city is poor at least my model is.
Summary: If you plan on using the device as is, then you're probably going to be OK. Once you attempt to update the included maps, then your problems begin. The memory on the device is 3.8GB, but the updates would take up 2.6GB for the Europe maps and 1.7GB for USA. So all you'll be able to do is keep one map on the device at a time. TomTom says that you should be able to divide up the Europe maps into MapZones.
ONLY speaks one turn, not the next one. BIG weakness
Steven I. Ramm "Steve Ramm "Anything Phon..., Amazon
13 December 2010
Summary: I did a lot of research on affordable GPS units before the Black Friday sales. This was my first GPS. The Tom Tom seemed to be the one with best reviews and I found this model on a BF sale for about $79.00 on Amazon so I ordered it. It hadn't arrived by the time I needed to make a trip so I picked up a Garmin (Nuvi 1300) for about $99. at Walmart to test. The Garmin gave good directions. The screen was smaller and there was no UBS cord included (optional!).
Summary: After doing much research on GPS devices, I settled on this model of TomTom for my wife. She was going to Germany on business and had to rent a car to get to her various places. There was no problem with delivery from Amazon and we tried it out in Colorado with good results. I waited until a few days before she left to download any map updates. (You have 30 days after you get the GPS to do this.
Summary: I have a Garmin nüvi 255W, works fantastic, but it has a 4.3" screen and I have ended up in the wrong lane several times on big interchanges so the TOMTOM with the 5.0" screen and advanced lane guidance sounded really good and as the deal of the day for $89 how could you go wrong. unfortunately TOMTOM showed me no love.
TomTom XXL 540S WTE is barely decent GPS - but map update policy a ripoff
11 August 2010
Summary: The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveller Edition is a decent but far from stellar GPS unit. THE GOOD The screen is a good big size, the details on the display are nice, the sound is clear. I also like the lane guidance feature and the customizable POIs on the screen. Those are the good things.... THE BAD However the guidance and mapping on this unit is weak.
Summary: This is my first Tomtom. I own a Garmin GPS which I bought a few years ago. What I like about this device: 1. Good GPS reception. The device shows 4 or 5 satellites even inside my home. My old Garmin would lose satellite reception when driving on side roads with a lot of trees. 2. Large screen. I like the large screen so that I don't have to deal with small buttons. What I don't like about this device: 1. Low map quality.