"Many bugs, Live Services frequently unavailable"0.5 starson by omnikey
Pros: Nice magnetic mounting bracket
Cons: Staggering number of bugs. Live services are available only 25% of the time. Much of the Live Services data is inaccurrate.
Summary: I ignored the negative comments on the TomTom GO 2535 and am regretting it. This unit has so many bugs, its just staggering. Let me also say, I am an engineer who works as a software developer, so my technical ability is quite high.I exchanged my GO 2535 M LIVE with a new unit at the suggestion of a sales assistant. I now believe that the first unit I had was defective. My second GO 2535 M LIVE works well and all of the broken features on my first unit are now working. The HD traffic works very well and is very accurate.
The live services work 50% of the time and are mostly inaccurate. Weather, gas prices, and traffic are very inaccurate. About 25% of red light cameras on not in the GPS.
The map data is often wrong. Some modern, paved roads are marked as "unpaved", speed limits are out of date. The GPS also indicates that a school is close, when no school is on my route.
This GPS does not save changes to user preferences. The map correction feature does not work.
I could go on and on with the problems with this unit, but I think you get the picture. Do yourself a favor, and DO NOT BUY the GO 2535.
Updated on Jul 16, 2011
TomTom needs to better support their products. When there is little or no response from them when users have questions or concerns, they appear to be selling untested "junk" and it aggravates users who depend on these products. This GPS costs as much as an iPhone, so its a major investment for most people. To be fair, I am not suggesting that Garmin or other GPS makers are any better.
With regards to comparisons to Garmin, I was a Garmin user before getting this TomTom. I agree that the TomTom overall experience is better, and for navigation, its much better.