Summary: I bought this Tom Tom for a Christmas present to myself. This is the second one I have owned. It will not work for me. It shuts off after a few minutes. I have never been able to get a GPS signal. I have not been able to use it, despite updating on the internet/disk with it. I am very frustrated, as there was no guarantee/warranty in the box and I am out the money I paid for it. I would not recommend buying this product on EBay.
Summary: The display is very large and easy to see, even in broad daylight. The software is intuitive and fairly straightforward. Though the touchscreen seems less responsive to those that own a smartphone or tablet, it does the job. My only complaint is that we periodically have to buy updates. This is not unique to this make and model but when taken into context with cellphone software that is also good and usually offers updates for life, this is a major drawback.
Summary: This reminds me of my cell phone. I fought for the longest time against it as I did not need it. When I finally did get it I found I couldn't live without it.This item is not only a convenience and a essential road aid it is a downright safety device. You could still navigate the old way like I used to do, but why would you?
Summary: I purchased this product in 2010. It has performed pretty well for 2 years, but is in need of a map update. The software was updated about 3 months ago (more or less). I found I was unable to get the update using my mac so I borrowed a friends PC. The update was very slow! Recently I tried to upgrade the maps. The TOM TOM website will not recognize my US billing address, although it has done so before. I believe their online services are terrible.