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TomTom XL 350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and route planning. The value for money and screen also get good opinions. The memory and reliability get negative reviews.

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

voice guidance, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom XL 350 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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TomTom XL 350-TM Showcases a Simpler GPS Interface


The TomTom XL 350-TM ($170, price as of 1/5/2011) should appeal to both existing fans of TomTom navigators and newcomers alike. Like other models in the XL 350 series, this unit boasts a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

Sensible routes from TomTom's IQ Routes ; Generous database of 7 million POIs ; Live traffic receiver integrated into power cable on traffic-enabled models

No Bluetooth ; Missing some features found on the XL340 series

The XL 350-TM provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features, with an industry standard 4.3-inch screen. Included lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates make this one of the most feature-packed GPS devices available for the price.

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TomTom XL 350-TM ( Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)


It may look like the same old TomTom XL from last year, but with a new version of TomTom's software and new models that offer lifetime traffic, lifetime map updates, or both, the TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of navigators merit a second look.

TomTom's interface has undergone a massive overhaul with this new series, resulting in a menu structure that's much easier to navigate. Trip routing happened quickly, and turn-by-turn directions were clear and concise. TomTom's EasyPort mount keeps the...

Traffic service requires power cable to be plugged in. Some menu options are oddly labeled. Lifetime traffic model occasionally overlays ads on the map screen.

The TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of GPS devices represent a marked improvement over the previous generation, keeping its great form factor while streamlining its software.

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"Doesn't have true pedestrian mode"


The menu system allows you to select a pedestrian or bicycle mode so that the unit realizes you are not in a

Large bright screen

Since you cannot enter GPS coordinates, it really doesn't have true pedestrian mode.


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worst GPS ive ever used. terrible customer service


Avoid this product. worst GPS i have used. doesnt give fastest route, gets lost on straight roads, and breaks all the time. TomTom has awful customer service. I will not buy another product from them again.

good screen size

doesnt give fastest route ; cant hear the voice ; been replaced after 10min (yes 10 minutes) of use ; 2nd one has broken

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"Absolute worst customer service on the planet. Period!"


The product quality is poor, but TomTom's customer service is the very worst anywhere. These are clearly con artists disguised as a corporation. We purchased one of these units in December 2010. The screen failed at the end of January 2011 - just out...

Some of the screen features are very good. The "red light camera" warning feature that can be downloaded for free is very helpful - especially in our area where the local government is red light camera happy. Lane change images are good.

Product quality is poor (our first one failed just two weeks out of warranty). But when our second unit had an issue and TomTom's customer service refused to help, I realized that this is one of the least customer friendly companies on the planet.

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"worst GPS ive ever used. terrible customer service"


Avoid this product. worst GPS i have used. doesnt give fastest route, gets lost on straight roads, and breaks all the time.

good screen size

doesnt give fastest route

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"I LOVE This! It's great for beginners!"


This is a great first GPS unit. I recommend it to other newbies like myself. My work-around for the unannounced way points along route works well for me: 1) Program my final destination; 2) Change route "Travel via"; 3) Find the intermediate...

GPS navigation is a new experience for me. I quickly learned the basics and used unir continuously while on a 7000 mile drive which I embarked on about two weeks after receipt of the unit. I wonder how I survived so long without it!

1) I'd like to use it for geo-caching, but haven't figured out how to enter Long/Lat coordinates - no way to enter them as a destination. 2) Way points along route aren't announced when you arrive - only final destination is announced.

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"If I could give it ZERO Stars I would."


I had a Garmin Nuvi model & gave that to my wife - now I'm going to buy another Garmin. Not only have I had the above problems with updating the maps, the software/interface with the map is no where near as user friendly as the the Garmin unit....

Absolutely Nothing!!!

Life Time Maps-every time I update it locks up & I spend 30 minutes on phone w/ cust serv & then 2hr download.

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"total pile of ****. want to shove it back up Tom's ass."


pile of ****


doesnt ******* work

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Good GPS although somewhat sluggish


This is a good auto GPS that has some really great features. The interface may be sluggish at times and the traffic feature relies on FM broadcast signals so it is touch and go. Overall this is a good mid level GPS that has some really cool features. I...

Easy user interface, Advanced Lane Guidance, IQ Routes, big screen which you can see in direct sunlight, lifetime maps

touch screen is sluggish, only one voice speaks street names, traffic function can get tricky