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TomTom Via 180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the route planning and design are overall positive. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the voice guidance and screen.

usability, value for money, performance, design, route planning

screen, voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Via 180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

TomTom VIA 180 review: A mid-range GPS with IQ Routes and safety camera notifications

IQ Routes, points of interest, safety camera alerts, lane guidance, hands-free operation

Not set to metres by default, map display sometimes got confusing even in places with a clear view of the sky, screen not always responsive

The TomTom VIA 180 is a mid-range GPS unit with plenty of features. You get IQ Routes, fast route calculation and re-calculation and it also offers safety camera warnings, lane guidance and hands-free operation. It performed well in our tests, guiding...

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TomTom Via 180

 

Pretty, but flawed. Somehow the recent software has nixed the camera alerts and made a decent GPS less so.

Slim and slick ; Refreshed look for the interface ; Speedy route calculation

Voice recognition is more miss than hit ; Latest software upgrade has removed camera alerts ; MyTomTom PC software is a retrograde step

Pretty, but flawed. Somehow the recent the software has nixed the camera alerts and made a decent GPS less so.

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

I recently purchase a Via 180 (from Dick Smith), the battery seem to go down very quickly when the GPS is off. When I on the GPS again, I need to wait about half an hour before it's able to pick up the GPS signal. The first Via 180 I got did not pick...

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

Got this via180 for Xmas and has given me no trouble at all. I was using a similar Tomtom in Australia last year while on holiday and the interface is the same so no trouble with using it for the first time. I can only assume that some of the negative...

Ease of use from box to car

Nothing yet

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

This is my first GPS and so far its great, the only issue i have with it is the bluetooth connection it worked a treat once and thats been it since the unit finds the phone but the phone cant find the unit (not sure if its the phone or the unit) apart...

most things

blue tooth connection

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

nothing

everything

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

The Via 180 is the first GPS I've owned, although I've borrowed many (mainly Navman). Everything is really good, easy to configure, bluetooth works great. The cigarette lighter/USB charger is great because I can charge my phone from it. The only...

Good value. Charging plug. Ease of use

Issues with software

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

I have just replaced my GO720 (damaged) with a VIA180 and am very impressed at the ease of use. However I can understand the negative comments from those who are unfamiliar with the operation of TOM TOM's. I found it very easy too configure and to...

Easy to use, good value for money

pressure pad, instructions

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TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

 

How much of this is a problem with the device and how much of it is a satellite problem?

dont knoq

not sure

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TomTom Via 180

 

Last week I purchased two TomTom Via 180 units for both of my cars etc...

Looks and Menu

Software Flaws

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