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TomTom VIA 130 M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews of TomTom VIA 130 M. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and maps. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas the durability and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 130 M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of TomTom VIA 130 M from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

durability, reliability

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Via 130 UK GPS UnitTomTom VIA 130 M Europe Satellite Navigation System

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-07-29 21:03:29.143 (

Rubbish voice recognition, map update software and general interface software.

In use it's not bad although establishing satellite connection can be long-winded. But anything connected with software/map updates is rubbish! Also the traffic alert system and the map updates are very expensive. In a way their machines are like...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: 2011-07-29 21:03:29.143 (

Voice recognition and update software

1 The voice recognition is, as previous reviewer says - a joke. It almost never recognises words, usually coming up with something completely different, even in ideal situations i.e. not in the car.2. The update and download software for one's PC is...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: lodine (


Although very good I think it worth knowing that if the speech recognition available on this model is important to one, it is a bit of a joke,and had my family laughing as it was very difficult to get it to understand what address one was trying to enter.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Dave P (

Good all round product


In general it has everything you would need in an everyday satnav, great features like voice control, a bit tricky to get used to but good to have if you need to amend your route when driving. Mobile telephone hands free is a good extra via bluetooth....

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: dave (

good purchase


worked straight from box for a planned journey,found it to be very precise and straight forward to use,cannot review on all features yet as not had a chance to use fully,hence a four star rating.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Head up Display: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:No / Via External Device
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:No / Yes
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control:Address only / Full Voice Control


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No