Summary: This device came looking as if it were a refurb, no plastic wrap and the tape holding the box closed appeared to be a re-tape job. It looked so suspicious that I opened the box to ensure that everything is in the box. The GPS itself did not have the protective plastic attached to the screen and the rest of the contents looked disheveled in the box which reconfirms my belief that this is a previously purchased (and maybe even used) product that I paid full (new) price...
Summary: The display is too bright at night even when turned all the way down. I mainly bought it for trips from Ga. to Tampa, I wanted to be able to find all the back road turns at night. This IQ Routes is garbage, I have driven several routes and found the best, but Tom Tom won't even consider that route. It wants to take me 25 miles out of the way to the west because it is one minute shorter, you tell it to reconsider and it takes you 30 miles out of the way to the east.
Summary: This unit was rooted and loaded with an unsupportable bios/firmware relative to Hardware - unsupportable in Tom Tom Home so can't be updated or corrected in any way. Don't buy unless you need a disposable unit.
Summary: bought this tomtom to replace one that died(white screen).this one would never function,no help from tomtom or business solutions(mother company).tomtom gps's are pretty much disposible units.going to buy garmin,better reviews and longevity.
Customer service made me rate a good device so low.
23 July 2011
Summary: I purchased this unit, as a reburbished model, based on the reviews found here at Amazon. I am a big fan of refurbs, in fact never had a refurb problem. My research on GPS units confirmed that this was an excellent unit so I made the purchase. When, like the other reviewers, I contacted customer service about helping me install the latest update, she told me that there was no way that this would happen on her watch!
Summary: I've been using my TomTom for about two weeks and when I went to get the map update, I found out that I'd received the XL 350 instead! I think with refurbished items, Amazon uses a different procurement process so make SURE you got the right item in the box!
Summary: This is my first TomTom GPS, I bought it to replace my older Garmin GPS. This TomTom doesn't pronounce street names and highway names correctly, that can be confusing if you're not familiar with the area you're driving in. Also, the street names turn by turn is only available on one of the programmed voices (Susan-American English) there are many voices to choose from for free already programmed on the unit.
Summary: I got my GPS today. I cannot feel any difference with a brand new one. Everything works good so far. The only complain is that I had to call Tomtom for the Latest map. But the call was easy and smooth. That's why I give 4 star here. After half a month use 1. I still haven't find a way to show if a point of interest is in your driving direction. This is very important in choosing a POI in driving. 2. The battery life is very short.
Summary: I really wanted to like this GPS. Wonderfully large screen and fast performance. However... The logical order of the touch controls along with the named functions are very odd and required a lot of fiddling around to discover what did what and where it was located. No instruction manual included to help you through this maze of a system. There were two main things I absolutely hated about this GPS. The first was the voice system.