Pros Big screen, easy customization of voices.
Cons Device doesn't stay on the mount, map quality is poor (very grainy/pixelated)
Summary I drive a thousand miles a week to places I have often never been before. I had a Garmin for 2 years until it was stolen. The TomTom was on sale and had some good reviews so I decided to give it a try. Especially would have liked the MapShare, except its been down for the two weeks I've owned this GPS. Tech support says that they have upgraded their maps and it takes several weeks for them to review the MapShare updates to make sure they are correct. This seems like a poor excuse. If it really takes that long then why release the maps before reviewing the MapShare updates. The windshield mount is just about useless. The mount is difficult to attach to the windshield, and then the device pops off the mount all the time. Tech support said that I might have a bad mount and shipped me a new one, but it does the same thing. Now I see the same complaint on many other reviews on CNET and elsewhere. The maps seems much poorer quality resolution (grainy and pixelated) than on the Garmin. I've sending this unit back and buying another Garmin. IMHO, until TomTom redesigns their windshield mount, and gets their map quality up to the quality of their competitors, I would avoid this GPS.
Pros Nice large screen, very bright, responds quickly to re-routes, advises of impending turns in plenty of time, lane arrows aid in being in correct lane
Cons Initial map needs update via PC connection...took 6 hrs and still did not show new roads that have existed over a year. Windshield mount is difficult to do from driver's seat due to steering wheel, passenger had little difficulty though.
Summary I've had the unit about 4 days. Bottom line - I like it. It re-routes faster than my Magellan and has a bigger, brighter screen. The voices better than my Magellan. They are clearer and easier to understand. Three digit road numbers take some getting used to though: route one hundred seventy and route seven hundred sixteen.
It shows multiple lanes when turns or exits are suggested, with arrows indicating directions of the lanes. It's harder to be in wrong lane for a turn that way. It warns of impending turns multiple times, especially in last 500 feet before turn.
The out of box map is OK but needs updating, which took 6 hrs of PC connection time to do so. The updated map was still 20-weeks old and did not show roads built in the past year in my area.
Pros Have tried them all, always come back to TomTom. For me, they have the easiest interface with the most features. Mine has lifetime traffic, which seem to work pretty good.
Cons No complaints.
Summary Good GPS.
Pros Screen Size!!!
Navigate to: ease of use
Options for: voice, display color, cameras, etc.
Cons Must use the tomtom USB cables
Window mount is great...but it can be awkward to attach the device to it...just takes practice
Summary This is a great GPS device; I just made a long drive with it and had no issues with navigation, use, or battery life. The screen is great...the 5 in screen is perfect for a larger SUV.
TomTom made the USB plug on the device proprietary...only the provided cables fit. My iGo nor standard USB cable will fit. Not cool Mr. TomTom....
I would buy this poduct again and would recommend it to friends. However I would consider a device that is voice activated for safer use while driving.
Pros Accurate Maps
quick start (locates satellites quickly)
Cons worst Interface
need to press hard on screen.
one mistake and you will have to rewrite everything again.
for some reason, every time I try to save my home location, it change to an older home location.
Summary Thank God that I got this as a gift. This is the worst GPS User interface I used, and I used many due to my continues traveling.
Maps are pretty accurate but again if they fail in that, they should just shutdown.