Pros Found a great price on craigslist
Cons Bit wary of the negative reviews posted here... will give it a go anyway
Summary I found a ridiculously good deal on this Tomtom on craigslist, but before buying it, I rang Tomtom tech support (which was very quick to do and the young lady was actually in the states not oursourced somewhere) to see if the previous issue with the large maps had been resolved. Turns out, according to Tomtom tech anyway, that it isn't the overly large maps that causes the trouble, but when people download additional computer voices, this is what causes the GPS's brain to get too full. I am off to go purchase the thing this evening and will keep you posted.
Pros nice screen size..text to speech..tom-tom home .
Cons Same problem as all else.. bought new map..too big. Accidentally deleted old map off computer.
Summary Called customer service, who referred me to Tech Support, he said it was an issue with the model.
Sent it back today, Fex-Ex, postage paid, they will send me another unit.,,he said he will talk me though installing new map. That ought to be good, if it can't fit to begin with..lol. But VERY helpful to even try..I'll see what happens.
Pros This model is a good gps for the average user. It has all the functions one needs to get moving confidently in the right direction. It has a large screen size which makes it easy to see and has many good extras that make it even better.
Cons It is a little bulky due to the mounting device on the back which makes it hard to put in a pocket, but otherwise no real problems.
Summary I would recommend this model to anyone in the market for a GPS. It has all the necessities of any other GPS, plus extras and a nice large display all for under $300.
"Tom Tom is junk junk"on by iggy53
Pros This unit has no pro's.
Cons Restarts all the time. Traffic subscription is useless. Wind shield mount failed. Power cord becomes useless in cold weather.
Summary I have owned this unit since May 2010. Purchased at Best Buy with an extended warranty (Thank Heavens!). I have decided I have had enough. There is no comparison in quality to my previous Garmin units. I am so sorry I decided to try Tom Tom. Please take my advice. After much reading at other web sights, I am not alone with my issues with Tom Tom. Stay away. Their support is as useless as the unit. Yes, you read the reviews and decide based on what you read. Trust me in the real world. they are junk! When the weather was cold this winter, the power cord becomes stiff as a board. The re-starts are frustrating, the routing sometimes is so idiotic. It has actually taken me around the block! Do yourself a favor, stay away!
Pros Ease of use; large screen; easy to use mount; easy to backup and update; customizable; Tom Tom Home software is also easy to use and is a nice way to manage the info on this unit
Cons One road I travel is not on the map, I guess I'l lhave to use Map Share for user fixes; I did expect it to be there with the updated map.
Summary Before I buy anything, I check it out on CNET. The editors reviews and then the user reviews. After reading some of these user reviews, I almost did not buy this product. I couldn't resist though, due to the sale price it was offered at. I am glad I did. I had no problem updating the map as some reviewers had. It took me about 1/2 hour to download the map with a broadband connection, and about one hour to add it to the unit. I will admit that I made a backup of the unit using the Tom Tom Home software and removed the voices that were foreign to me first. The voices I removed from the unit were saved to my PC by the Tom Tom software, so I can always add them back in the future.
After the map update, I scrolled around the software and added a "recorded human voice" and a few POI's. I bought an "s" model that will state the road names you are to turn on to. This feature does not work if you choose to use a "recorded human voice". It does work fine with one of the "computer voices" installed in the unit. To me this is not a problem, but thought some of you would like to know that prior to purchase.
I also read a few negative opinions about the mount. I actually like the mount. A quick quarter turn and it is adhered to the windshield firmly, I find it to pivot nicely also. If the thickness of the unit with the mount attached is a concern, I find it is easily removed from the back of the unit so I can leave the mount in the glovebox and take the unit with me in my jacket pocket. With the mount removed, it is no thicker than a Tom Tom One.
The Tom Tom Home software is a nice way to update and customize the unit. I found it very easy to use. I was able to download a new startup picture for my unit for free through the software. There are also some optional accessories that you can access through the software for purchase.
I am not a poweruser. I'll use it on long trips and vacations. I have used it going to and from work, and realized the IQ route technology was actually working. It told me to go to work using one route, and a different one to return home. I belive this was due to traffic at the time of day.
All in all, I feel I received a very good deal purchasing this unit. I hope that if you purchase this unit, your experience is as pleasing as mine was.