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TomTom XXL 540

TomTom XXL 540
alaScore 80

3014 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3017 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and value for money. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, screen, performance, value for money, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom XXL 540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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TomTom XXL 540 S

 

If you're in need of a honking big screen, you may be in luck. The TomTom XXL 540 S takes everything that we liked about the TomTom XL 340 S and the TomTom One 140 S and expands the color touch screen to a massive 5-inch display, which may come in...

The TomTom XXL 540 S has advanced features such as lane guidance and user-updated maps from TomTom Map Share. Its huge 5-inch touch screen is easy to read and to input addresses. Text-to-speech enhances the device's safety.

With a wide 5-inch screen and a thick EasyPort mount, pocketability goes out of the window. Routing from a moving vehicle is considerably slower than from a stationary one.

The TomTom XXL 540 S improves on the TomTom XL line by keeping the features we love while improving screen visibility; but the bigger size comes with compromised portability.

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TomTom XXL 540S GPS Review

 

Large, easy-to-read 5-inch screen ; Generous database of 7 million POIs ; Sensible routes from TomTom's IQ Routes

Bluetooth interface not included ; Live traffic feature is an extra-cost option

The XXL 540S provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features, and adds a roomy 5-inch screen.

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TomTom XXL 540-S

 

While the $299.99 (direct) TomTom XXL 540-S offers up a large 5-inch screen and a well designed, integrated mount in a slim package, it lacks some of the more advanced features of competing units, such as real-time traffic updates, an MP3 player, and...

Big 5-inch screen. Responsive interface. Fast boot-up and lock-in. Accurate directions. Easy POI searches

No real-time traffic reporting. Dated map graphics

The TomTom XXL 540-S isn't the flashiest device on the market, but it offers a larger-than-average screen and comprehensive routing capabilities at a reasonable price.

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TomTom ONE XXL 540-T

 

For the most part, the TomTom ONE XXL 540-T offers all the basic necessities of a GPS to consumers who prefer simple or less-expensive navigation devices. Unfortunately, you miss out on features such as Bluetooth hands-free calling or the premium...

Simple- great first-time GPS for beginnersWidespread- includes lifetime traffic updatesFeatured- Advanced Lane Guidance, IQ Routes, and moreInexpensive- overall great value for the price

Limited- short battery life and lacks fancier features

If you're looking for an affordable alternative to today's expensive...

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TomTom XXL 540TM World Traveler Edition

 

The TomTom XXL 540TM World Traveler Edition marries a luxurious 5” screen with preloaded maps on the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. On top of that, you get lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates (though Europe is not included in either).

Here's what the World Traveler Edition offers in terms of European map coverage:

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TomTom XXL 540M

 

The TomTom XXL 540M has a luxurious 5” screen and comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, and is stuffed with 7 million points of interest. All this plus lifetime map updates.

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TomTom XXL 540-S World Traveler Edition

 

The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition (WTE) marries a luxurious 5” screen with preloaded maps on the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Here's what the World Traveler Edition offers in terms of European map coverage:

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TomTom XXL 540 S GPS

 

The TomTom XXL 540 S is a GPS with a 5-inch touch-screen display that offers good performance and a strong set of navigational features. If you're interested in a device that gets you to where you need to go without lots of fancy bells and whistles,...

You can search for points of interest (POI) either by their name or their category, such as restaurants, gas stations, lodging, and more. Entering and searching is painless using the on-screen keypad. Many times you will only have to type a few letters...

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TomTom XXL 540-S

 

The TomTom XXL 540-S is one of TomTom's first 5” models. It comes with preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, and 7 million points of interest.

Check the current TomTom XXL 540-S price at Amazon Get the TomTom ONE XXL 540-S Extra-Wide Automotive GPS System w/ IQ Routes & Lane Guidance at TigerGPS, where you get free shipping on orders above $250 Check out the deal on the TOMTOM XXL 540-S...

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Review: TomTom XXL 540S GPS

 

The XXL 540S provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features, and adds a roomy 5-inch screen.

The XXL 540S has the same easy-to-use interface and menu system that virtually all other TomTom products do, but it's easier to see on a bigger screen. Tapping anywhere on the map view takes you to the main menu with two screens of options, including...

Product Specifications

You can see more and drive easily with an extra wide screen. Touch screen technology gives you the easiest operation to make using your device a pleasure. The EasyPort mount folds neatly onto the back of your device, making the whole navigation package fit into your pocket, bag or glove compartment.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5 / 5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA / Europe / Mexico / Puerto Rico/Canada / USA / Mexico / Puerto Rico

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:TomTom
Model:540
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom XXL