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TomTom XXL 550TM

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TomTom XXL 550TM, XXL 550T, XXL 550M, XXL 550 5 Inch Portable GPS Navigators (Lifetime Traffic & Maps) Review

GPS Technology Reviews
4 November 2010
Overall 7

TomTom XXL 550-TM

PC Magazine
14 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The TomTom XXL 550-TM makes a compelling case for replacing an older standalone navigation device, thanks to its large screen, solid GPS performance, and free map and traffic updates.
  • Pros: Accurate navigation. Clear voice prompts. Free maps and real-time traffic information. Fast boot-up. Good value.
  • Cons: Occasional UI sluggishness. Drab map graphics. Fiddly power connector. No Bluetooth hands-free mode. Doesn't shut off with the car ignition.
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Overall 6

TomTom XXL 550

13 September 2010
  • Summary: The TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of GPS devices represent a marked improvement over the previous generation, keeping its great form factor while streamlining its software.
  • Pros: TomTom's interface has undergone a massive overhaul with this new series, resulting in a menu structure that's much easier to navigate. Trip routing happened quickly, and turn-by-turn directions were clear and concise. TomTom's EasyPort mount keeps the cradle with the GPS device at all times, which is great for portability.
  • Cons: Traffic service requires power cable be plugged in. Some menu options are oddly labeled. Lifetime traffic models occasionally overlays ads on the map screen.
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TomTom XXL 550TM review

GPS Tracklog
21 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The TomTom XXL 550TM is a 5” widescreen unit in the XXL 550 series, and is the first 5” model to incorporate their new new EasyMenu, which debuted in the US on the TomTom EASE. The TM stands for lifetime traffic and maps; the 550 is also available in a base edition , and ones with just lifetime traffic or maps .
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