Average review score based on 136 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I decided to purchase this unit based on the free lifetime map updates, map updates are expensive so this is a good bargain. The special TomTom mounting device, though, I found a bit difficult and managed to break it on very first use. I have learned from that error how to carefully handle this device when mounting the unit to the windshield, and TomTom support were kind enough to replace the broken mount free of charge. The 5" screen is excellent. I did have a few minutes of trouble trying to get the voice activated, not quite as intuitive as others I have owned. A nice unit, though and if I can keep from breaking the mounting device I am sure I will get a couple of years of good use out of it.
I haved owned several GPS units including an older TOMTOM and a Garmin. This latest TOMTOM 500M is by far the easiest and most convenient to use. It is ready to go right out of the box and the step by step instructions can have even a novice up and away in under 10 minutes. The current maps that include user imputs is a great feature. Also, this model comes with lifetime map updates. What more could you want?
The price was great but the overall ease of use of this device is below average. It is not very user friendly and the touch screen is very slow when entering information. Additionally the mounting bracket is very difficult to use because of the way the unit snaps into the holder. The battery life is terrible. Overall this unit does not compare to the Garmin that I had before this one. I would not reccomend this unit to anyone.
I have used garmin for five years and this is my first tom Tom. I find it a little harder to use but there are some good features. It is much easier to find an alternate route if there is a road block or something. The speakers are louder and clear and display more user friendly with details like current time, time and miles to destination and speed limits. The bad parts are it is hard to re route to another destination and there are no via point feature like garmin. Also display is not as crisp and visual friendly.it takes more time to re route once missed an exit. Also the mount is not very easy to use and do not stay long attached
Big advantage to this unit is that it has a lifetime map update and the price was very good.
This product can be mounted at most any location in the vehicle and it finds itself very fast. Corrections can be made. However, I must still find out how to accomplish this.
The screen size is great and very easy to see. I own two older units but I like this one the best. Matter of fact I purchased two of these.
great price from this seller. great product. the small difference in size makes all the difference in the world. so much easier to read the maps. fonts much larger therefore readable in a glance. all of my workers at markthree com will now be switching from the tomtom 4.3 to this 5.0 screen.
thanks Tomtom for the improvement and thanks to this seller for a great product and price! thanks just one last time from
Very simple interface, very user friendly, especially for people who aren't tech wizards. The screen size is perfect, text size too. Tomtom's store has a bunch of great voices for free. Buy it.
I purchased this GPS for my husband because it was offered at a great price during the holiday specials. I already had a Garmin Nuvi for myself and he always admired it. I have to say that the Tom Tom is very nice and he loves it. However for myself, I found the Garmin to be more user friendly right out of the box. But since my husband is a electronic gadget nut, he loved it just the same. Have not found any fault with it so far. Have not had it long enough to make judgement on the preloaded maps, but with lifetime map ugrades, I don't expect any problems.
I have always been a Garmin GPS user so I chose to try TomTom GPS for a change and was pleasently surprised at the friendly setup startup, personalized settings and fast response, accuracy and easy to use, not to mention the lifetime map update that comes with it...
Did I mentioned a 5" display, it looks like a billboard !!
It is a great product, buckle up and enjoy!!
This unit is a total disappointment. A replacement for a 3 years old Garmin, the mapping and routing is inferior to the older unit. The display & features are great but the bottom line is map accuracy and the routing is horrible. I work on a private campus - none of the roads are shown, ditto if you go into a large shopping plaza. My old Garmin unit showed all these things. Face it, there is a reason that this unit is so deeply discounted - it is the below average performance. Map updates leave much to be desired, traffic function is very poor - does not detect upcoming problems unit it is too late to change route (try moving 3 lanes in 300 yards in evening urban rush hour traffic!!). The addition of the free lifetime features is Tom-Tom's way of trying to unload this under performing unit.
This negative review in no way reflects on the seller Beach Camera. I have dealt with them many times and Beach Camera is top notch eBay seller.
Excellent deal and easy to use....Free updates..The TomTom XXL 550M is easy to download All the states and up to date Maps. The price is hard to beat. A friend of mine said GPS always lead people to the wrong house and street with his address, I went straight to his house,,up to date maps.