Summary: I travel alot and with this product is simple to use. I find that I count on it not only for awesome directions but for estimating how much time I need to get there. I love using the voice that speaks the names of the road - so easy to find your turns... I would highly recommend this product to anyone...
Summary: I am a avid TomTom user. Product was as described - HOWEVER, the "Lifetime Traffic and Maps" code had already been used - thus not allowing ME to use it. 2 stars for that. I could have just went to the store and got one. Not satisfied for the first time on amazon.
Summary: we love tom, hes a great machine, we bought him with enough time before our big road trip to form a good working relationship, since this is a slightly older model we did an update, and hes very accurate now. he always knows where we are, how fast were going, and even gives us an ETA.
Summary: TomTom XXL 550TM 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic and Maps Edition) Not User Friendly and the Instructions are the worst I Have ever seen, Absolutely no details. Once in the GPS it is very cumbersome to move to other screens. I would not recommemnd this to anyone. Mapquest.com is much more friendly and complete and accurate. How do I call for instructions? Vince - Not Happy with the purchase !!!!
Summary: This GPS worked great for a time, but I can't give it a good rating since it is useless after 18 months. Is that the life span of these things? We tried changing the battery, but it will not work unless it is plugged into a computer. Going to try another brand, but these GPS manufacturer's need to get on the ball - we used our son's Android phone on a trip after this one collapsed.
Never asked directions before, now I don't have to.
C. J. Moody "Visionary", Amazon
24 September 2011
Summary: Wow, don't know how I went so long without this GPS before. My wife and I purchased this GPS after much research and review investigation. Liked the 5" screen, the lifetime map and traffic updates. We bought it for a trip to Illinois from Montana (1,300 mi. one way). It worked flawlessly except for one city where it took us one block out of our way, but it self corrected the mistake.
Summary: I purchased this unit for my wife a year ago and can say that it is a very reliable unit. It has made my wife much more confidant in her travels around Phoenix. However, I have had to return this unit twice at my own cost, attempting to upgrade the maps and POI using the latest version of the TOMTOM Home application, each time I attempted to update the maps, the software scrambled the units memory so bad it had to be sent back.
Summary: Been using it for two months now. Like the system a lot. Easy to understand, to follow while driving. Big screen is a plus. However, couldn't activate my "Lifetime Maps" service, maybe I need to call customer service. Otherwise, everything else works right. I like how if stuck in traffic, it gives you the option to recalculate and reroute your trip. The only downside is it doesn't accept gps coordinates.
Summary: Seems to get you from A to B and the traffic is pretty good in ATL... Not so good in Canada. The maps are up to date and there is minimal issues like speed limit errors and such so always follow posted speed limits. I love the big size but I don't know about TomTom's mount. Otherwise Tomtom support is awesome and they helped me with setup and such. I think I got a pretty got thing goign here with this unit.
Summary: I have a TomTom GO 910, that still works great and got XXL 550TM< hoping for similar results. They are very different. Although GO 910 is much older, it still faster, and the menu was easier to user then the new model. I guess with larger screen, lighter and new technology, it still cannot match with some old gps. There are new improvements on the new model. The suction that was a concern for some people, did not happen to me.