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: 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 !!!!
"Menu not easy to understand/navigate, processor slow."
9 September 2011
Pros: I like the features although they are not always easy to find. Good voices, car icons to use, volume is loud enough to hear in moving car.
Cons: I actually have a TomTom XXL550 SE from Sam's and the SE model is supposed to have lifetime traffic and maps. I tried for several months to update map and finally found screen telling me the time for map updates had ended.
Summary: I selected the XXL 550TM specifically for its lifetime map and traffic updates; if there's one thing I hate, it's being nickel and dimed to death to keep a map current. Setup was quick and easy, and I was using the unit within minutes of opening the box. I thought the interface was reasonably intuitive. It found satellites quickly, seemed to know all the addresses and locations I used it to locate on my first trip with it, and overall first impressions were favorable.