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TomTom Via 1535

alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 reviews of TomTom Via 1535. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and maps are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Via 1535 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom Via 1535

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of TomTom Via 1535 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and price.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TomTom VIA 1535TM TomTom VIA 1535TM

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

TomTom Via 1535

 

Design The Via 1535 TM is built around a 5-inch color touch screen. The unit's thin-profile chassis has a metallic bezel with a brushed aluminum finish. The only physical control on the entire unit is a power button located on the back of the unit. The...

The thin-bodied TomTom Via 1535 has a more secure EasyPort connection than previous generations. Bluetooth hands-free calling and voice command enhance driver safety. Traffic data and IQ Routes technology actually helped us to avoid traffic jams.

While much easier to use than in earlier versions, TomTom's interface can still be a bit confusing to learn your way around for the first time. Traffic info doesn't cover surface and secondary roads.

The TomTom Via 1535 TM offers many features and services to increase driver safety and routing efficiency.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

TomTom VIA 1535TM

 

The TomTom VIA 1535TM ($249.95 direct), the company's latest mid-range portable navigation device, is a good performer. While the VIA 1535TM doesn't have every feature in the book, I wouldn't expect it to at this price. But it's easily powerful enough...

Accurate routing that improves over time. Lifetime map and traffic updates. Improved graphics and on-screen fonts. Clear voice prompts. Highly customizable. No ads

Stubborn touch screen. Sluggish UI for entering addresses. Some POI organizational issues

With free lifetime traffic and map updates, the TomTom VIA 1535TM adopts the company's newest interface conventions, and its routing performance is as accurate as ever.

May, 2011
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Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

TomTom VIA 1535TM review

 

The TomTom VIA 1535TM is the top of the line model in TomTom's new VIA series. Sporting a wide 5” screen, the VIA 1535TM offers lifetime traffic and map updates (hence the TM in  the product name). This model updates a previous unit, the exceptionally...

Windshield mount is dependable and easy to attach ; Excellent voice command responsiveness ; IQ Routes historic road speed database ; Intuitive interface ; Extensive customization options ; Map Share allows you to correct maps and share corrections...

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 ;...

My biggest concern about the VIA 1535TM is the Bluetooth implementation. As far as everything else goes, most TomTom fans will be quite happy with the new VIA series. The core functionality (navigation) performed very well for me and voice command...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

TomTom VIA 1505TM

 

The TomTom VIA 1505TM sports a wide 5” screen and offers lifetime traffic and map updates (hence the TM in  the product name). This model updates a previous unit, the exceptionally popular TomTom XXL 540TM, bringing along TomTom's new Webkit-based...

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...

Consumer review by: Mo (tigerdirect.com)

Own 2 of these

 

This is the second one of these I bought. I like it better than the Garmin which I also have. I use it in the trucking business for 15 stops a day. It has everything you'll need. Foe in town use I recommend just using the non traffic cable as the...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Good Value

 

Has some better features than others for the same price. Easy to use and I like that it will flip the screen when you turn it over.Only bad thing is that it came with no instructions.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Pete (tigerdirect.com)

Great features, simple to use, super deal!

 

Very clear, easy menus. Display is big and split view is fantastic showing aerial view and ground view at same time to avoid confusing intersections. Voice control is a big plus while driving. Bluetooth easily connects to iPhone. Lifetime maps and...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Rick (tigerdirect.com)

Basically a good product

 

Until about 3 months ago, I enjoyed the reliability of the 1535 unit. Then sometime early in October, they pushed a software update and I have been frustrated ever since. The unit would not stay on or suddenly start cycling. Hopefully Tom Tom will fix...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Charley (newegg.com)

skip it

 

it navigates

so very many times it shows ' unknown street ; it does not know some streets that are already 3 years old ( yes I have all the updates) ; I should have returned it in the first week but too busy

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Pam (consumerreports.org)

TomTom VIA 1535 T

 

Purchased and used the product that day. Took a little while to get it started but once it had info, bingo, did a good job. Drove home from vacation spot and that's when the problem started. As a casual user, it was frustrating to get it to do what I...

Battery Life Large Screen

Acquires Satellites Slowly Complicated Controls Difficult Menus

Sep, 2013
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