Pros At $99 I thought it was a great price.
Cons While I'm not a techie, I'm not an idiot and I was unable to get mine to ever find a satellite. Bought it, plugged it in nad it never acquired a satellite in the middle of Colorado Springs, home of the USAF Space Command and NORAD, so it should have found
Summary I'd like to give it no stars, but on the chance that it was user error I gave it one. I bought a Magellan (5045-LM)today and in less than a minute it was working, no exaggeration. I'll write a review on it in a few weeks.
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Pros works within 15 minutes out of box. was able to navigate home from store on power that was in battery from factory. factory software is adequate and needs no actual update.
Cons The map update took about 6 hours at 17mb/s connected to a Alienware Aurora! I am afraid this may take several days on a normal computer. 50% chance of error during update which renders the XL 330-s inoperable until a retry.
Summary good nav. cheap @ $99. no instructions needed. you can literaly drive in to any mongoloid-Mart, buy this thing, and be navigating from the store lot.
The update mess is going to lead users to believe they have a defect. It is just very slow. and complicated. If you click the abortion button during update, you must start over in order to use the tomtom. a partial update will cause total system failure until completed. there is no signifigance to screen size since vocal prompts only are used for driving. the female voice options are useless because they sound like old bags. Not a voice you would trust to navigate on an important trip.
Pros As a first time GPS user I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the unit was to set up and use. Planned a trip from Tampa Bay to Columbus Ga. and got me there with no burps or belches. Love the screen size and the text -to-speech.
Cons The windshield mount is a total disaster! Not a good day for the R&D team. Falls off at the slightest bump. Inserting the cable is a real treat and takes a few times to insert it. Could use a contrast control for bright daylight and glare.
Summary Overall I'm very pleased with the unit. Would definitely recommend the 330S to any prospective buyer. The price is right and the features provided are outstanding and many for the comparatively low price.
Pros I haven't been able to use it yet, so nothing is good about it.
Cons Plugged it into the computer first day and it tried to update the software and the maps. It took a really long time and then reported an error trying to write a file to the TomTom. I spent hours trying everything I could think of to resurrect this.
Summary TomTom needs to get their update software fixed. It is junk. It killed my TomTom before I could even use it. Best thing is that it happened early enough to return the product and never buy another.
Pros A good auto gps with some some bells and whistles; includes maps of Canada & US,
Cons Built in mount - pops off the windscreen without notice. Backlight is weak in direct sunlight.
Summary This is my first auto GPS. I owned handheld unts from Magellan and Garmin. I conducted plenty of research and decided upon this model. The maps of Canada are useful when we go to Montreal or Ottawa. The speaker is great and the map, accurate. I did not have uploading problems that others expressed. I did notice, however, the trickiness of plugging the supplied cables into the unit. Traffic updates are available should I pick up the proper cable; that's useful in Montreal or at the border during evening rush hour. I like the accuracy of POI's and that I may add POI's. While space may be limited, I don't have a lot to add, just trailheads and the like. All said, a good unit and I look forward to years of usage.