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TomTom - VIA 1415M GPS with Lifetime Map Updates - Black/Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 487 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like the device, not the Website

    Posted
    wiredworker
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    This replaces an older model TomTom, so I'm familiar with the basic operation. I like the lifetime maps and inclusion of Canada, which is essential for my part of the US. However, the old interface permitted me to fully operate my device through the computer, which I've found impossible to do with this one. Too bad, because the older system made it easy to try out alternate routes and options easily without going outdoors to get a GPS connection. All I can do with this one is get a destination and one route. With the old TomTom Home, I could play around with all the options and alternates just as if the device were operating in the car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works very good

    Posted
    Motoracer28
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    Pros of the GPS. It has quick boot up time. Easy to navigate programming. Very accurate with destinations. It adjust your arrival time as you drive. You are able to put short cuts on main screen. Easy to make it calculate another route. Cons of the unit. No time on screen if you do not have a route planned. Makes you put in a Home Point before you can even use it. (I Know how to get home, its the getting there that is difficult.) Sometime it does not switch from day to night driving screen unless you have a route planned. You can change it in setting or create a short cut on main screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice small GPS

    Posted
    Dadmon
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    This is our first TomTom unit after a couple of Garmin units proved to be fragile and their customer service was pathetic. This unit is small but that's OK because it doesn't block the view out of the car. The screen is great, bright and clear with good lighting in sun or at night. Navigation is also good though some routes it chooses can be pretty exciting. We've seen very interesting areas on some of the country roads the unit has sent us down. That said, we always get where we want to go when it says we will. Some of the controls and functions are not readily apparent or easily completed but that's not a major problem. Overall this is a quality unit and we have used it with success.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    gets the job done

    Posted
    usedforwork
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    I bought this gps for a new job where I would be traveling throughout Monmouth and ocean counties. most of this territory is unknown to me so this purchase was to help me better navigate the area. I was not disappointed. you can change the settings as far as the route goes which Is good for me because I have driving anxiety and I like to avoid highways as much as possible, if possible. the only thing I didn't like was it never took me the same way twice; although that's probably because I tried to avoid the highways and I was coming home during rush hour.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hi there, thanks for the review! We are very happy to hear you like the routing settings of the device! Different settings will give many different route options, depending on the area. If you ever experience any trouble with the routes, let us know and we'll be happy to investigate. Cheers, Hanna at TomTom TomTomInc.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does it all but---

    Posted
    Pavelbure
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    Got it on sale for 89 bucks. Liked that it has Canada Maps at a cheaper price than the others. However due to its small 4.3 screen I can only recommend this for the occasional light GPS user. I am pretty nearsighted and its just a bit too small in screen size for me but I don't want to spend 100-150 or more for a bigger screen that has a Canada map built in. So I just drive a little slower and just pay more attention to the voice prompts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Easy To Use

    Posted
    MarineMsgt
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    The GPS was ready right out of the box. Since the initial use, I've updated the device through the TomTom Connect desktop app which makes quick work of any map and software updates. The UI is crisp and easy to navigate; I especially like the lane change feature which helps making those critical exit ramps easy to find. The added benefit of lifetime map updates (4/year for the device lifecycle) along with a good price makes this a no-brainer purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems to Work Well

    Posted
    Nate
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    I purchased it because of the small size and low price. It works well. My biggest complaint is that the writing on the screen is really not readable with the GPS device on the dash or windshield. I usually leave the GPS on the center console of my car, so I don't really care about the type size. I go strictly by the verbal direction, which are pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size and great functions

    Posted
    George
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased this unit and had BB technicians install it (hard wire it) into my new/used car. I wanted a smaller unit to install in the top left corner of the windshield. I also wanted a GPS with a speed alarm for my teenage driver and one that would start when he turned the key and stay on. This unit works great. Only one thing I would change...It does not have a compass function...oh well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hi George! We are super happy you are liking your new GPS and that the speed alerts are helping you keep your family safe. Thank you so much for your review! -Sophia @ TomTom TomTomInc.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for the price

    Posted
    Deeb
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    The product itself seems to work well. I had a hard time attaching it to the windshield and the glare from the Sun made it hard to see the screen. I ended up just driving with it in the seat beside me and I could listen to the directions which worked fine. I just need more time to figure out where in the car to attach it and if it's just an issue of the extreme slant of my windshield.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My 4th TomTom

    Posted
    Steve
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    This is my 4th TomTom, and only because I need more! They are reliable, have the auto-recalculation for when I try to go another way, and have lifetime maps. I bought this one when I relocated to another state and needed one for a company vehicle. I like their layout and simplicity of use. Never had a problem with one yet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A reliable GPS aid.

    Posted
    donspagnolo
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This GPS device has proved adequate to get me to hard-to-find locations. I could wish that it had a "reverse route" feature or a "cancel route" feature. However I do like that I can connect the GPS to my car cigarette lighter or USB - and the GPS will start when I start the car & turn off when I turn off the ignition. I really l like that feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hi there!

      Thanks for these 4 stars - we're really glad you like the product. There is a cancel route feature on this device - once you are on a journey, simply go to Main Menu > Clear Route to get rid of the current route.

      Hope that helps!

      - Cameron at TomTom TomTomInc.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive GPS

    Posted
    Ralco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought this GPS to get me from Chicago to Washington DC on to Baltimore and back to Chicago. It was simple to use, stayed on windshield easily, was accurate and got me to my destinations. I feel I easily got my money's worth. The only downside was that the display was just a little small. Larger screen models cost more money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hey Ralco,

      Thanks for taking the time to review your Via 1415. We're glad you had a great trip with the device at your side!

      May you have many more TomTom trips ahead of you. If you ever need a hand with your device, just let us know - http://bit.ly/2lMrMme

      Cheers,


      - Cameron at TomTom TomTomInc.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS for the price

    Posted
    Yulissa
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    I purchased this GPS for my mother since she drives in different states to visit all of her children. I got her a Tom Tom because I have one just of the same brand with just few differences and mine has also worked well for me. She tried it to see how it worked and to explore all its features, and she was very pleased. I'm glad she liked it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    losjr
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    I bought this for our recent trip to Mexico by land great device would be nice if it had more features like Google maps on my phones! But I got the tom tom because I knew cell service would be sketchy in the mountains which I was correct and having the tom Tom constantly connect to give us the route was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy enough for parents to install and use

    Posted
    bgfay
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    I bought this as a gift for my in-laws whose ancient Tom-Tom died on them. They were able to set this up and get it running with no fuss. That's the way it ought to be. They have yet to call me with any kind of tech-support questions, say that it is still working perfectly, and are very happy with it. I'm happy too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Navigation, better because lifetime maps

    Posted
    Mamma4
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    The best thing about this product is the updates of Lifetime Maps. I bought the latest and newest TomTom, after I read reviews. I know we all have GPS on our phones but for longer trips, and if you use your phone a lot while driving (shame) then go ahead without any worried about getting sidetracked using this TomTom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hi, Mamma4! Thanks for the great review. We're really glad you like it. We totally agree. lifetime maps are perfect, it will save you a lot of money in the long run! if you ever have an questions, please feel free to give us a shout. Cheers, Sam at TomTom. TomTomInc.

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good but not great

    Posted
    mgmstar
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    It's a nice little GPS system but the screen is rather small. And it takes a long time to find a signal when you boot it up. Other than those two things, it works fine with a clear speaking voice and standard features for navigation (i.e. avoiding toll roads, shortest time routes) that one might need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More memory space, but camera locations not includ

    Posted
    Alex
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    TomTom makes a good drive and this is better than my 8 year old TomTom. Free map updates sadly does NOT include traffic camera locations or gas prices or traffic volume. All cost extra for each download. Good basic GPS has some errors on maps, and sometimes gives inaccurate locations. Get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    TomTom is great

    Posted
    Dshelly
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    I have an older car without navigation and not wanting to use up a bunch of data for a trip to VA beach I bought this GPS unit. I love it! It's nice and compact, I love that it has a split screen when there are multiple lanes. The price was great for the amount of use I'll get with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good GPS

    Posted
    Rubleaux
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    I actually like the TomTom GPS. The free unlimited map updates makes the unit a real a money saver. I definitely got lost a few times depending on the TomTom, but I quickly recognized that I needed to make adjustments. It really a good product for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TomTomCommunityManager

      Hi there, thanks so much for your review. We are pleased that you are feeling the benefits of the Lifetime Map Updates! Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance in the future! Cheers, Becky @ TomTom TomTomInc.