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TomTom VIA 1405 T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of TomTom VIA 1405 T. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The maps and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the memory. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 1405 T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 user reviews of TomTom VIA 1405 T from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the screen and price. The maps and performance are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps(Discontinued by Manufacturer)TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Apr, 2018

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Works vary vary good right out of the box


Works well and like the bigger screen. Have not learned all the apps but like it for a GPS.

May, 2015

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Works right away.


One glitch. The power cord connector was for another model, absolutely would not fit. Fortunately had a cord from a cell phone that did the job. Plugged in, it was all ready to go. No manual to speak of and this was my first attempt to use a GPS.

Apr, 2015

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Nice...But can't Update Maps


After trying many times to update the maps online, I could not find this model to get updates. The unit is great!

Apr, 2015

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Not quite as advertized


Guess if the bargain is too good to believe, well this was one. As received, it had maps for US, Canada, and Mexico. But I foolishly decided to bring the maps up to date. Took two hours to finally get the maps installed, only to find out that I could...

Apr, 2015

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Works well for basic use


This is the only GPS I've ever owned. It was a Christmas gift. Out of the box it was somewhat confusing. I spent quite a while online setting up an account and updating this thing. It was easy to learn how to operate. The touchscreen is responsive...

Nov, 2013

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it was a gift?


This was a gift for my wife to replace our old GPS. The old one would have cost $120+ to upgrade the maps. So just the life time map upgrade is worth the price I paid. So far she seem to like it and says it works good.

Oct, 2013

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A Great Bargain


You simply cannot beat this unit for quality and features at this price.

Oct, 2013

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Very good item for the money!


Plugged it in and away we went. This has been very user friendly and the suction cup attachment has solved the problem with location in my vehicle. Very good buy!

Oct, 2013

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Meet our needs


GPS system meet our needs as a gift give away during one of our fund rasiers.

Aug, 2013

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Map updates do not work


very happy with this unit for the first 3 weeks. works great. PROBLEM - it comes with free lifetime map updates. unable to update the map. download and install fails working with second level support at TomTom. I will probably return the unit and buy a...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: No
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Canada, Mexico, USA
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes


Internal storage capacity:1
Storage media type:Flash


Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Road signs: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Geographic coverage:US, Canada, Mexico
GPS receiver:Y
Internal memory:4096
Wireless connections: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


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
Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
Premium Maps of US, Canada & Mexico: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Refreshed User Interface, New Design & Classic Finish: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Spoken street names:Y

Weight & Dimensions