"Nice unit, but there's no way to expand the memory."3.0 starson by ballershaun
Pros: Good graphics & crisp layout, Short satellite locking time, Customizable options, Ability to make map corrections and share them.
Cons: Lack of expandable memory for future map updates (No SD or micro SD card slots).
Summary: I have a few questions about TomTom's new Go 2405TM & 2505TM. I noticed that both are limited to 4GB of internal memory with no SD or micro SD card slot for expandable memory. What happends when you update the maps? Won't the units eventually run out of memory? Map updates will require more memory in the future. Are the lifetime map updates deemed useless up to a certain point once the memory gets used up completely?If it had an SD or micro SD card slot for memory expansion, I'd give it a 5 star rating.
What if I want to add an additional map; such as Europe? Do I have to temporarily remove an existing map to install a map of Europe? What if the map of Europe is a larger memory required map than the map I removed temporarily?
I'd rather go with the Garmin Nuvi 3790LMT. That's the best stand alone GPS unit in the market for now. And Garmins have memory slots for expandable memory in their units.
Updated on Nov 29, 2010
Updated on Dec 6, 2010Eventually you'll have to purchase another TomTom device because you will use up your 4GB capacity. Between the Nuvi 3790LMT and the Go 2505, I'll be able to keep the 3790LMT longer because I'll have the capability of putting as much memory into the 3790LMT as I want. The largest SD cards I've seen were 64GB of memory. That's 16 times more memory! As maps get updated through the years, they will require more memory. I think this is ANOTHER game played by TomTom so that you'll go out and buy another unit; even if the unit you have still works fine. Their XXL 540 WTE offered lifetime map updates. But what TomTom failed to disclose to their consumers was that the map of Europe was NOT included in the offer. That's false advertisment in my book.
I'm also an owner of the Go 920T. It still works, but I no longer can get traffic on it. I tried calling TomTom customer service, and it seems that they can't seem to fix THEIR server to their RMS traffic cables. They advised me to by new unit.