Complete XXL Widescreen Navigation & Spoken Street Names
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Customer Reviews for XXL 540S World Traveler Edition
Review 1 for XXL 540S World Traveler Edition
Ease Of Use
Great Navigator in Scotland
Date:May 30, 2012
Favorite features: Advanced Lane Guidance, Ease of Use, Voice command and control, spoken street names
We recently bought the 540XXL and with two minor errors in navigation, the TOMTOM worked incredibly well. No doubt I would recommend this unit!
GB in Colorado
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Review 2 for XXL 540S World Traveler Edition
Ease Of Use
Simple and effective GPS system
Date:March 13, 2012
Favorite features: Ease of Use
Coming right out of the box the TomTom is easy to setup and use. The map is clear and with excellent visibility. What I most like about it is that it comes with all of North America and Europe built in with multiple languages and a choice of voices. I'm very pleased with it. After all, I really purchased it to take with me on trips to other country's. It is more economical to purchase the TomTom than renting one over and over on getaways from the rental car company's. It's small and compact adding very little weight to my luggage.
when I received the product and created account the maps were upgraded. Now only one map fits at a time. So I have to switch maps. Not enough memory for its stated maps and no SD drive that would have compensated for the problem
Favorite features: Advanced Lane Guidance, Ease of Use, Voice command and control, spoken street names, additions of poi catagories, photo camera alerts
I have used TomTom for several years and like the interface and frequent direction. In all these years I have naturally encountered some errors in getting to my destination but these have been minor. My only objections are the very long times to download maps. It took two attempts (and a call to tech support) to successfully download the USA maps. I have tried 3 times to download one of the map zones for Europe and have, as yet, not been successful. Each attempt failed after 6-8 hours with a time-out or what TomTom perceived to be a disconnected circuit. This 540 TME has 4 gb of memory which is better that my previous one which had only 2 gb but still not comparable with my old 920.
I switched to a Garmin for a while but was unhappy with the directions. I switched back to TomTom and have been pleased ever since.
Be careful when you first get it. Touch was very sensitive and I goofed and ended up in another language. Went to the help questions on line and it gave lots of easy to understand instructions. Just finished first trip and it worked perfect. Now I have to make up an itinerary for 2 weeks driving in Europe. Wish me luck!
The maps are OK, traffic feature works OK but worst feature is that the TomTom GPS does not hold a charge. I have it plugged in for hours and the next day the battery is almost drained. Tom Tom says you have to plug it into the computer to charge and that it won't charge in the car. What poor design if this were true.
Favorite features: Advanced Lane Guidance, Ease of Use, spoken street names, europe maps
Loved that unit was charged when I got it so I could program the setup right out of the box. Have had a Go920 for a while so I was familiar with Tom Tom. This one is even easier and love the larger road display. I bought this uni because it is preloaded with North America, Mexico and Europe. We used the 920 in Europe and it is a life saver. Do not go to Europe without it. We are going to Mexico this spring so will try it out there. i would give this a solid 5 across the board except for the mount.
On the down side the mount is a definite step backward from the 920. We fought getting the suction mount to work for more minutes than it was worth. We had prchased the dash mount to so the tomtom would be closer to the driver for ease of programming. The suction mount was not easy to get stuck in place and the ring mount to the tomtom is very touchy about staying locked together.
Favorite features: IQ Routes™ Technology, Ease of Use, Voice command and control, spoken street names
Crisp clear picture with fairly accurate lane while on the expressways. Turn off the speed actuated volume until you are ready to test and use it. Otherwise it will blow you out. Traffic gets good signal. Usefullness TBD.
Favorite features: Voice command and control, spoken street names, shift to night view
Once I got it loaded I love it. However it took like forever to get it ready to go. To back up the data and download all the stuff and updates took almost four hours. It was easy enough to do and worth it overall, but that is a long time to set it up. I have a high end modern computer and broadband cable, so that was not the reason. I must say I like Tom Tom enough that this is my second one, and upgrade from a smaller one with fewer goodies.
Favorite features: Advanced Lane Guidance, Ease of Use, Spoken Directions including street names
Having been a previous user for 4 years of ONE XL, I really like the larger version...the suction set up took a time or two to master (it is illegal to attach to windsheild or side window in most states I drive) but once mastered it holds securely to the dashboard and does not impede vision in the least. The only difficulty I have found so far has been visualizing the screen with bright sun. I have learned to compensate by paying closer attention to the vocals. From a personal standpoint, I liked the offerings for vocals on the previous TomTom, but these are adequate. I do appreciate the updates and certainly the continued efforts to maintain current map integrity and accuracy.