With text-to-speech voice guidance and turn-by-turn voice prompts, this 5" TomTom VIA 1515M 1EN5.052.08 GPS offers hands-free navigation assistance, so you can safely and easily reach your desired destination.
It is a good GPS
Posted by: Will from: Waco on
It is a good GPS but it's not as good as my last one. I had a later model Tomtom. This one is a earlier model,but it does what I need it to do. It just don't have all the bells and whistles like blue tooth for hands free calling or traffic updates. Tomtom is an excellent product though and if I ever have to buy another one in the future it will be a Tomtom, just a newer one. They are worth the money.
33 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Posted by: PaulGo from: on
Excellent maps. Voice instructions very informative so you don't have to looks at GPS screen. Great lane guidance. Updating maps is fairly quick (on my computer the total time for the 3.5gb download and install was less than two hours). This unit has 4gb of internal memory so their is sufficient room for newer maps.
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Functional, but seriously flawed search functions
Posted by: Zephyrous from: Rochester, NY on
This device is easy to set up and use. The routing screen is sleek and intuitive. The ability to save Favorites and remember recent addresses is very useful. Many options can be found in the Settings screens.
Negative points include a fairly rudimentary search system. For example one can only find a street in one form. If you are searching for East Aurora street and the device has it listed as E Aurora street you will not find it. To make matters worse, the schema is inconsistent such that some are listed as "East <name>", other streets as "E <name>" and still others as <name> East". Searching by "points of interest" is also nearly useless. When searching for a hospital nearby - a function that could literally be a lifesaver - you will be presented with a list of several hospitals that are merely clinics, outpatient offices, or mental health clinics that just happen to be in the same hospital system. Imagine furiously driving to what you believe to be a hospital and ending up at a dental clinic. Yes, this function is literally that useless.
25 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Website wrong description
Posted by: Shopgirl from: on
The website says this has traffic and weather updates and I cannot find that anywhere on this. If anybody knows where to find us please let me know. I also find interesting they never posted my first rating that I did after I bought this. Best buy has really had terrible customer service lately .
36 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Posted by: dyn085 from: on
I chose to pick this up for the UHaul in my recent move across the US. Quite honestly, I couldn't have been happier. I think this even does a fraction of a bit better than the nav setups in my cars because it even tells you what lane to be in for many of the more complicated intersections. I don't recall a single instance of issues with this unit, and it far exceeded my expectations.
The UHaul, on the other hand...
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
It was everything I wanted
Posted by: EGM51 from: on
I have had another GPS in the past. The TomTom was far more accurate. The best part is not only does it tell you when your coming up on a turn, it also tells you which lane you should be in. I found this very helpful.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Dernesto from: on
1. Bought to replace a broken Garmin. This is not the product I went to Best Buy to get, they were out and this was the next choice. There overall availability of products was abysmal to say the least.
Just used it on a trip. I will say it programs well, better than the Garmin. The voice is identical to the Garmin so they must use or share the same software.
On the trip going out it worked flawlessly once we got it to find the correct state to search. Our bad on that.
The reason it worked is this leg of the trip was to my daughters with very little small town travel, mostly freeway. Didn't need this really but I love the eta on these.
It was on the way back I noticed problems. The biggest, in small towns it would NOT ANNOUNCE the street name in advance. Ex, turn 1/2 mile ahead on Smith Street. It says turn 1/2 mile ahead. OK, I'm not sure when in traffic and there are three places ahead to turn left which one is the correct one. I have a car to drive, can't be reading maps and watching the screen. Like the Garmin it would show the street name but in a small box on the right with small letters. Great for the passenger to read but the driver needs superman vision to read it.
My Garmin presented a display across the entire screen at the top showing the street name.
For this reason alone, when you need it the most in unfamiliar towns, this is where it lets you down. Funny, on major highways it says clearly; exit 1/2 ahead on the right, exit 257.
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Easy to use GPS
Posted by: 2654 from: on
TomTom makes great products. They are easy to use. I find the lane navigation helpful. The screen is big enough, so personally I don't think the bigger version is necessary.
I gave this one back though and got the TomTom Start 50M instead. I realized that would be good enough and I don't need the maps for Canada etc.
The VIA 1515M has a crisper screen, the cable is located in a more convenient spot and it was quicker to attach and reattach. Also, it showed the speed limit more frequently, so it seemed as if there is more data available for the software.
If I had the extra money, I would go for this but because the functions are very similar, I ultimately decided that the START 50M is good enough.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SweetMari86 from: on
I bought this last minute to go on a road trip to Florida and it was awesome. I owned a TomTom before with a bigger screen but I found this item to be better. The price was good too. Deff will recommend this to anyone looking to buy an affordable and easy to use GPS.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Love my TomTom
Posted by: doedoe from: on
I drive a charter bus. I use it a lot. It was on the cheaper side and it does everything I need. I really love the split screens when you get to the exit ramps.