I can use my phones broadband & i get study course deviation when streets are busy. Has saved me time when motorways have been shut or sluggish moving. Not so several voices to select from as my outdated tom tom which is a disgrace as i can’t have the voice i appreciated before.
I thought i would be the first to write a non vine review because i guess like many i am always sceptical of them. Firstly if your updating from an old tomtom (like me) you need to know things have moved on loads with regards to the operating system and the maps. How would you know the difference before you buy, well if your using tomtom home software you have the older system. Before you start i recommend you go to the tomtom website and the support section to download the complete english manual. It is big, some 124 pages long compared to the one that comes in the box which is really designed just to get you going. I would also recommend you download and install mydrive as well as you will need this later for updates and planning routes which you can download to your new tomtom. Unlike tomtom home you can not operate the this new gps via your computer. Out of the box the initial screen instructions for setting it up are pretty clear but before you start you need to have your mobile phone handy if you intend to use the traffic update system (you can skip this function and do it later). It says it works equally well with both iphones and android phones.
TomTom VIA 52 5 inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Lifetime Maps
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- Free lifetime maps
- Lifetime TomTom traffic via smartphone
- Hands free calling via Bluetooth
- 3 months speed cameras including average speedcams
- TomTom road trips – available to download for free at TomTom website
6′ display screen measurement is great for easy navigating. Fast shipping and item as explained. 6′ display sizing is best for straightforward navigating.
Just helped us navigate back from italy when our existing tomtom stopped doing work (it was eight several years old). It located all our stops as a result of the europe.
A good item that is a sound replacemrnt for my old sat nav. It takes a bit of getting used to, but now works well. A pity it is not possible to transfer some of the voices i purchased.
TomTom VIA 52 5 inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Lifetime Maps : Acquiring the satellite on start-up takes a. I’ve had this for about 4 months now so reasonable time to post a review. I used this in france (and updated it prior to leaving). We didn’t have a postcode as it was some barn in the middle of rural france, but had the gps co-ordinates, which it does allow you to input. It handled it very well and noted that it disabled the speed cameras as soon as it determined it wasn’t in the uk (aa handbook states that it’s illegal to track speed camera locations), so that was a nice touch. Acquiring the satellite on start-up takes a little while – 2-3 minutes but provided you’re not in a hurry, this is fine. However, it’s very easy to set “avoid motorways” when defining your route options which results in you constantly being sent back on yourself – if you go and recheck this, you should be ok. The updates take a very long time though – 6 hours. Tomtom probably have some piddly little server in the us dishing out files on a dial-up modem.