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TomTom VIA 135 / 135 M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2133 reviews of TomTom VIA 135 / 135 M. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 135 / 135 M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 user reviews of TomTom VIA 135 / 135 M from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the screen and price. The maps and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design and reliability.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Via 135 EU M Sat Nav with Lifetime Map UpdatesTomTom Via 135 EU M Sat Nav with Lifetime Map Updates

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

TomTom Via 135


TomTom's Via 135 launches the company's surprisingly effective Speak & Go voice control system.

Very effective voice control, Clear 5in screen with good viewing angles, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity

No voice entry of post codes, No live services

Jul, 2012

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TomTom VIA 135 review


An affordable entry into TomTom navigation? That'll be the TomTom VIA 135.

Low ; low price ; TomTom's maps and routes ; Five-inch proportions

Resistive touch tech ; Short on features ; No connected features

Expert review by : Alan Dexter (

TomTom Via 135 review


Is this the right time for voice-controlled sat navs?

Great map technology ; Clear voice navigation ; Compact unit and mount

Inconsistent voice recognition ; Hardly hands-free ; Only covers UK and Ireland

Voice recognition is a technological dream that we all feel our devices should be capable of - even our sat navs. Are we ready for our in-car companions to listen to us while we're out and about?

Jul, 2012

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Purchased Via 135 after using a Garmin. Works well enough but on several occasions has lost signal at a critical point (in open areas - no buildings of trees) for 20 minutes, whereas my wife's old Tom Tom One, which we often carry as backup now, had no...

Apr, 2015

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windscreen mount is awful

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this is my second tom tom and frankly cannot fault the unit as a sat nav. However, the windscreen mount is truly awful. It is so fiddly and awkward to fix, worst of all, no matter how careful I am with the fixing, it endlessly falls off the windscreen,...

Oct, 2014

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When it works it's great, however...

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I have owned this model for a year or more now, on the plus side it has a nice bright screen, the maps themselves are accurate almost all of the time and the overall the spoken instructions given are good. What more could you want from a satnav? Well,...

Oct, 2014

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Poor sound and lane guidance

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I bought a Via 135 M Special Edition from Halfords to replace the One series I had used happily for a number of years. I am very disappointed by the inferior sound quality compared with my One version, it is of a very narrow mid to high frequency, and...

Aug, 2014

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my via 135 malfunctioned badly while 3 months out of warranty, informed tom tom and they wanted around a hundred pounds to fix it. I told them that it should last longer than 15 months and that it was not fit for purpose, the young lady gave this...

Jun, 2014

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A solution ot the problem?

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I too had what I regarded as a failure with my Tom Tom Via. It would not start. I had a dead screen, all black with no sign of life. Sounds like something similar to your problem.AFter having an unsatisfactory experience with the Which recommended...

Apr, 2014

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TomTom Via 130

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Great when it works. Sadly, my unit doesn't work very often. It will refuse to switch-on for no apparent reason, even though the battery is fully charged. TomTom acknowledge that it has a fault and want €105.00 to repair it, but will not say what the...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: No


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 270 / 480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Placement supported:Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter, USB

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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


Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Central Europe / Southern Africa
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:45
Voice maps: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


Address input:House number, Street
Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter, USB


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

5.0" Touch Screen: Yes
5" touch screen (13 cm):Y
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Alternative route viewer: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
FREE Daily Map Changes: Yes
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Mobile Speed cameras: Yes
Parking assist: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Rich Points of Interest: Yes
Safety camera alerts: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Speak & Go: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader:No / Yes
TMC Traffic-ready: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787 / 0.866
Width:0.748 / 4.69 / 5.28