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TomTom VIA 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 577 reviews of TomTom VIA 130. 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 are impressed by the design and maps. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the durability and reliability get negative comments.

usability, performance, price, maps, design

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of TomTom VIA 130 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 People are impressed by the design and maps. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and durability get less positive comments.

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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 UK GPS Unit

May, 2018

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

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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

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Voice recognition and update software

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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

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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

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Very Accesable,


I bought this about 6 weeks ago and used it endlessly.

Oct, 2015

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TomTom Via 130 UK -Bluetooth -free Lifetime updates


The TomTom via 130 was chosen for travel in UK and for the ability to connect to a mobile pkone via Bluetooth.\nThe offer of free Lifetime maps influenced my outlet selection.\nThe visual and verbal directions are clear, and the setup is easily...

Mar, 2014

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Love the hands free phone connection


Bought this for my son who does a few long trips, live being able to ring and not worry about him answering the phone if he's driving and not at his destination

Feb, 2014

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Excellent value Tomtom.


I've had a Tomtom for some years but realised that it was somewhat out of date with maps etc. I saw the Tomtom via 130 advertised at a very competitve price at Tesco and bought it after looking at the very positive reviews. I am delighted with my...

Dec, 2013

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Delighted with my new sat nav\n So many more features than my old one. More informative. Gives road names and tells you which lane to be in. Doesn't keep falling off windscreen! Easy to use. Very pleased.

Dec, 2013

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Great features


I bought this sat nav last month and haven't had a problem! It get's me from A to B and offers different routes etc. Happy with my purchase :)

Dec, 2013

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Very easy to use


Found this product very easy to use, and gets you where you want to go using the best routes.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Placement supported:Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter, USB / USB

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto:No / Yes
Aviation:No / Yes
Bike/Scooter: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type



Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Ireland, United Kingdom
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:45


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


Address input:House number, Street
Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):6.22 x 2.05 x 6.38
Package weight:11.6

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter, USB / USB


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm):Y
4.3" widescreen: Yes
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Alternative route viewer: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Fast route (re-)calculation: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
FREE Daily Map Changes: Yes
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Mobile Speed cameras: Yes
Parking assist: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Speak & Go: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
TMC Traffic-ready: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Via: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.748 / 0.866
Height:3.34 / 3.35