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TomTom XL Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 861 reviews of TomTom XL Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the maps, and there are some less positive views about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom XL Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom XL Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of TomTom XL Black Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and maps. The performance and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

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reliability, memory

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 EU Sat NavTomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 EU Sat Nav

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom XL Black Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of TomTom XL Black Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The price and performance also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the maps.

usability, performance, price, screen, design

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XL 335T 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic Edition)TomTom XL 335T 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic Edition)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

TomTom XL

 

Widescreen, entry-level GPS

Slimline design, 4.3in widescreen, ease of use, EasyPort mount, TomTom HOME software, Map Share, Help Me! safety menu

No included AC adapter

The XL adds a larger display to the already fantastic ONE unit. The new EasyPort mount and TomTom’s Map Share feature make this an enticing unit.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 Sat-Nav

 

The second incarnation of TomTom's widescreen XL offers a simpler interface.

Simple interface, Good value, Full-screen graphics

No carry pouch included, Difficult to access USB socket, Slow map updates

May, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Europe 42 review

 

TomTom's original XL was great for anyone wanting a large-screen satnav at a reasonable price. As the name suggests, the IQ Routes edition has the more advanced route planning system, which has been a boon in TomTom's pricier models for a while now.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition review

 

You may fear that GPS technology is devaluing our map-reading skills, but your argument may be in vain. By combining navigational skills with various road statistics, TomTom's latest affordable smart satnavs could be the final nail in the coffin for...

The TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition is a great buy for the frequent traveller who needs to get where they’re going without having to worry about having chosen the wrong route or the wrong lane. Note that as per usual TomTom practice, no mains charger is...

May, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Europe 42

 

Tom Tom brings its IQ Routes system to one of its more affordable units, the Tom Tom One XL.

Although the One and XL are still TomTom's budget models, the new IQ Routes Editions slot in above the original versions - the latter remain available as the Classic versions, but only with one region, not full European maps. As such, you will pay...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

TomTom XL review

 

The XL is the first of a new breed of TomTom devices that sports a slimmed down cradle unit. For drivers fed up with the chunky cradles and curved armatures that usually accompany satnav units, the TomTom XL's new EasyPort mount design will be great news.

The TomTom XL is an excellent satnav unit that fixes easily and securely to a windscreen and folds away into itself so it can be stashed in a glove compartment or in a handbag. The mapping is as accurate as any satnav unit we've tried and the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Crowdedbrain (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 Review

 
May, 2011

Expert review by: Macworld Staff (macworld.co.uk)

TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition review

 

Boasting IQ Routes - allowing you to measure the fastest route based on the time of day - the TomTom XL sounds impressive.

IQ Routes, revamped user interface

Doesn’t feature Bluetooth, multimedia or a built-in TMC receiver

The XL doesn’t feature Bluetooth, multimedia features or a built-in TMC receiver (a £48 optional extra). The latter is perhaps the greatest shame, since combining real-time data with average road speeds could take IQ Routes to another level.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (getfrank.co.nz)

TomTom XL

 

GPS solutions for your Car, Motorcycle, PDA and mobile phone - The smart choice in personal navigation.Editors Note: This toy has been beyond awesome, from just darting around the Auckland city streets to downloading the Australian map for our...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

TomTom XL review

 

The TomTom XL satellite navigation device may have an oversized 4.3in touchscreen, but the overall design is anything but extra large.

The TomTom XL is an excellent satnav unit that fixes easily and securely to a windscreen and folds away into itself so it can be stashed in a glove compartment or in a handbag. The mapping is as accurate as any satnav unit we've tried and the...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.5 / 4.3
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Map coverage:All Europe / Central Europe / Ireland, United Kingdom
Map view options:2D, 3D / 3D
Maps included: Yes
Maps provider:Tele Atlas
Voice maps: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:1 / 2
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

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

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Internal memory:2048 / 32
Storage Capacity:2048

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

Processor

Processor frequency:266

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Bundled software:TomTom HOME

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm):Y
4.3" widescreen: Yes
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Anti-theft function: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver / White
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Simplified menu: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
TMC Traffic-ready: Yes
TomTom HOME desktop software: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787 / 0.984 / 1.06 / 3.27
Height:0.984 / 3.15 / 3.19 / 3.27 / 3.39
Weight:4.41 / 6 / 6.46 / 6.53 / 6.56 / 7.34
Width:3.7 / 4.65 / 4.69