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Tomtom Via 135 M

Tomtom Via 135 M
alaScore 94

49 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the route planning and screen are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the voice guidance.

usability, price, screen, route planning

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 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

While TomTom should be applauded for trying to get voice recognition out there and in cars, the Via 135 doesn't feel like it's at a stage where it's ready for mass consumption just yet.

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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...


Consumer review by:

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


Consumer review by:

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
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: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