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TomTom VIA 5" Advanced Lane Guidance Portable GPS (1EN501906)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and performance are generally positive. The value for money and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the memory and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 5" Advanced Lane Guidance Portable GPS (1EN501906) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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TomTom VIA 1605 TM GPS ($150 - $199) Review

 

With so many people using good smartphone GPS turn-by-turn navigation apps, there are still good reasons why dedicated car GPS devices can be the best choice for frequent business or leisure travelers. There's the large screen (in the case of this...

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TomTom Via 1605 TM

 

The VIA 1605 TM has a large screen size that is just shy of obnoxious, and the resolution has been upgraded to near-HD quality, but the plastic resistive screen hinders the improvements. This GPS navigator has many of the basic features we looked for,...

The screen size makes the display easy to see, and this model comes with lifetime map and traffic updates

This device does not have a multitouch-capable capacitive screen, and it lacks Bluetooth

The VIA 1605 TM has an impressive screen size and resolution, but the plastic resistive screen limits its functionality. This model has basic features but lacks some of the more advanced features, such as Bluetooth and speech access.

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Amazon review summary for TomTom VIA 5" Advanced Lane Guidance Portable GPS (1EN501906)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of TomTom VIA 5" Advanced Lane Guidance Portable GPS (1EN501906) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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30% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TomTom VIA 1530TM 5" Touchscreen Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigation System w/USA & Canada Maps & Voice Recognition

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TomTom VIA 1605TM

 

Purchased at Costco, so its going back. I had to spend about an hour on hold to get the free lifetime maps activated. Then it would not download any maps. Another hour with costomer service and now the device will not work at all. It seems the driver...

Easy To Read Large Screen

Inaccurate

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TomTom VIA 1605TM

 

This is a great looking, light unit. Resolution on the 6 screen is 800x600, higher than anything I've seen. Makes for a very crisp, clear display. Acquires satellites and routes very quickly. There are, however in my opinion, two very serious problems...

Acquires Satellites Quickly Large Screen

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TomTom VIA 1605TM

 

It speaks too frequently. If you are simply passing by an exit to the freeway it may decide to tell you to keep going straight. Not just once, several times. I had to turn off the voice.

Acquires Satellites Quickly Large Screen

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tom tom GPS 1535

 

Works pretty well, updates sometime are a pain but can be dealt with by a reset, the only real problem is volume on the bluetooth is not loud enough and it is difficult to hear when driving on a highway. There are lots of features that require user...

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Handy Piece of Equipment

 

Has lots of options and features that are very helpful. Sometimes the map has been inaccurate, but there is a feature that allows you to make corrections. Also, you can submit these corrections on the TomTom website and get access to corrections other...

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Great deal

 

The Tom Tom worked great for getting us around a big city we didn't know very well. I will be using it whenever we go to new places.

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AMAZING & CHEAPER GPS

 

This Gps it's amazing, confidence totaly, great deal, I like it so much

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