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Tomtom Via 135 M

Tomtom Via 135 M
alaScore 89

1376 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1376 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the voice guidance and screen. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Tomtom Via 135 M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1376 reviews)

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TomTom VIA 135 review


The TomTom Via 135 may not be the most exciting satnav around but the no-nonsense gadget proves that the brand knows what it's doing

Low, low price ; TomTom's maps and routes ; Five-inch proportions

Resistive touch tech ; Short on features ; No connected features

This is a straight forward navigation device without fancy features. But it's reasonably priced and it gets the job done with a minimum of fuss. If it's pure navigation without the frills, you can't go wrong with a TomTom.

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TomTom Via 135 review


The TomTom Via 135 boasts voice recognition and maps for the UK and Ireland, but does it offer truly hands-free sat nav?

Great map technology ; Clear voice navigation ; Compact unit and mount

Inconsistent voice recognition ; Hardly hands-free ; Only covers UK and Ireland

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TomTom Via 135


TomTom's Via 135 launches the company's surprisingly effective Speak & Go voice control system.

Very effective voice control ; Clear 5in screen with good viewing angles ; Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity

No voice entry of post codes ; No live services

Similarly, you can search for a local restaurant or hospital, should hunger or illness strike in a journey. You can zoom the map and mute the sound, or control the volume. It's also possible to add a favourite using the voice commands. TomTom has made...


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Amazon review summary for TomTom VIA 135 Europe


alaTest has collected and analysed 287 user reviews of TomTom VIA 135 Europe from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on

usability, value for money, performance, screen, voice guidance

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Via 135 EU M Sat Nav with Lifetime Map UpdatesTomTom Via 135 UK M Sat Nav with Lifetime Map UpdatesTomTom Via 135 5" Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps (45 Countries)

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Very good item


I bought this item on the strength of the reputation of tomtom. I have not been disappointed and find the tomtom via 135 an excellent purchase

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TomTom Via


The Via 135 is a great easy to use satnav. I did have trouble with the Bluetooth. It wouldn't put the call through the speaker. not sure what setting I need to change to hear the call. It also seem a little quiet. Haven't used the Speak and Go yet. I...

ease of use, optional rds tmc antenna


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a very good purchase


Easy to order once I got my pass word etc..sorted out.Was at local store for next day pick-up. A good al round order etc,pleasure to deal with Argos.l

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: 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:Not Applicable / 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:PART CONTINENT / Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:Off board / On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:No / Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech: 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