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TomTom VIA 1505 M 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the voice guidance and route planning. Opinions are divided on the performance.

usability, value for money, screen, size

route planning, voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 1505 M 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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TomTom Via 1505 M WTE

 

The Via 1505 M WTE comes preloaded with enough maps to make the casual explorer and the business professional happy, but it lacks an included traffic subscription, which would be very helpful. This GPS system has most of the basic features, and even a...

This device comes preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe with free lifetime map updates

The model lacks lifetime traffic updates, Bluetooth and the ability to use voice commands

The Via 1505 M WTE is a good option if you’re a frequent traveler, but the lack of a lifetime traffic update subscription is a hindrance.

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TomTom VIA 1505M

 

The TomTom VIA 1505M sports a wide 5” screen and offers lifetime map updates (hence the M in  the product name), and updates the TomTom XXL 540M with TomTom's new Webkit-based interface. Like all units in the VIA 1xx5 series, this one comes with...

Lifetime map updates ; Windshield mount is dependable and easy to attach ; IQ Routes historic road speed database ; Intuitive interface ; Extensive customization options ; Map Share allows you to correct maps and share corrections with others

Suction mount doesn't perform well with universal friction mounts ; Mount is not powered; you must connect the micro-USB cable directly to the device ; Slow to lock onto satellites ; No multi-destination routing ; Touch screen response lags a bit ;...

Most TomTom fans will be quite happy with the new VIA series. The core functionality (navigation) performed very well for me, and while the new interface is a bit rough around the edges in places, the overall experience was very good. I’m happy to...

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Amazon review summary for TomTom VIA 1505 M 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1256 user reviews of TomTom VIA 1505 M 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom VIA 1505M World Traveler Edition GPS Navigator with Lifetime MapsTomTom Via 1505T Battery Replacement Kit with Installation Video, Tools, and Extended Life Battery.

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It works. It was cheap.

 

It does what a GPS is supposed to do. No problems with the touch screen. Updates are like any other Tom-Tom unit. Thebest part is that since it a factory refurb, the price was a fraction of the cost of an assembly line fresh one.

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Good product for the price

 

I purchased this refurbished product when it was on sale! Its a good product for that price. Only negative side is the unresponsive touch screen. I need to press hard to enter the info. Lifetime map update did not work automatically as described. I had...

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Lifetime Maps!

 

Very user-friendly, nice large screen, has worked beautifully for me.

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Works Great - No worries

 

I needed an additional GPS since we were moving and I wanted one in my wife's car. I bought this and have been using it everyday. It attaches to the windshield of my truck easily. My other one wouldn't hold there. It also has great battery life. And...

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Excellent choice!

 

Great buy for the price. Works flawlessly. Maps are updated regularly, only gripe is daily updates for GPS. Customer service confirmed they do daily updates for GPS, and the desktop app will remind you daily.

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Great Product

 

Works flawlessly updates were easy

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Happy so far

 

Setup was simple. I haven't used it a lot but what I have used it for I've been pleased. I think it's a good product for the money.

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