TomTom - XL 350TM 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates
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- MP3 PlaybackNo
- Bluetooth Built-inNo
- Text to SpeechYes
- Voice PromptsYes
- Battery LifeUp to 3 hours
- Battery IncludedYes
- Hand StrapNo
- Built-In 2-Way RadioNo
- 3D Map ViewYes
- Accepts Data CardsNo
- Audio Book PlayerNo
- Auto Sort Multiple DestinationsNo
- Auto re-RouteYes
- Avoid Highways/Tolls ModeYes
- Barometric AltimeterNo
- Car LocatorNo
- Choice of Route SetupYes
- Currency & Measurement ConverterNo
- FM TransmitterNo
- Map ProviderTeleAtlas
- Voice RecognitionNo
- Safety MenuYes
- World Travel ClockNo
- Internet ConnectableNo
- Maps IncludedMexico|Puerto Rico|United States
- Lifetime Map UpdatesYes
- Lifetime Traffic UpdatesYes
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 207 reviews(207 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good unit - with some quirks
Good unit - with some quirksPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
This is a good basic GPS for those that don't need or want too much in the way of "bells and whistles." It's very good at giving you directions and finding places, the display is clear and legible, even in bright sunlight, the audio is loud enough to be heard over an open window, and the menus are mostly pretty intuitive. What's really nice is the Lifetime Map Updates - no more paying for updated maps every year or so! That being said, it does have a few quirks. Nothing major, and most not worth mentioning. The only one that has been a constant annoyance to me is that it tells you the local highway number for each and every little street you might be on. This is fine for major highways and freeways, but it's a pain when you're trying to follow a sequence of turns that are close together. For instance, imagine this: "Left turn in 1/4 mile on Highway 1234, Smith Road, then hard right turn on Highway 2345, Jones Drive. After 500 yards, turn left on Highway 1234, Smith Road. Turn Left. Hard right turn on Highway 2345, Jones Drive. In 1/4 mile, right turn on Highway 3456, Thompson Boulevard. Right turn in 500 yards on Highway 3456, Thompson Boulevard. Turn Right." etc. etc. etc. This is typical of the kind of directions you get when trying to find your way through a subdivision that is new to you. By the time it's finished announcing the next turn, you've passed it! Other than this, I'm very happy with the unit. I have one in both cars, and my wife loves hers!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great for the money, but flawed
Great for the money, but flawedPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
The TomTom XL 350 price can't be beat. For $129, you get lifetime traffic and maps, and that is unheard of. There is also lane assist and full junction view, both great add-ons at this price. Satellite acquisition is fast and the routing seems intelligent. The traffic service is Clear Channel as opposed to Navteq and, in the Philly area, that is a MASSIVE upgrade. You get a signal everywhere and it is a help. The unit overall is fast, especially doing POI searches. The desktop software is clean and easy to use, which is a good thing. Based on the above items, I'd recommend the unit. However, there is a whole laundry list of maddening items: - Why can't I view the route turn-by-turn? - Where is the 2D view with rotating north? - Why are there next to no options? (I can't turn off a toll road warning on a route?) - Where is the Mute option? - Why can't I list all traffic events in text view? - Why can't I zoom on the route or traffic map? - Why is the keyboard so awful? And by "awful", I mean "AWFUL"!!!!! Non-responsive, inaccurate, etc... - Why is scrolling the map next to impossible? - When searching POI's by name, why doesn't it return the location? Search "Starbucks" and you get 30 hits with mileage, but no town or anything. - In general, too many buttons to press to do anything. - The power plug is awkward to insert and remove and the mount isn't that easy to deal with either. - I needed to manually uninstall unused files (as will you) in order to upgrade my maps. That is a MAJOR BUG and they should be embarrassed it was let out. It is my sincere hope that some of these items can be fixed with some firmware updates. Overall, I'd buy it again, but I really need to question TomTom on some pretty basic omissions and flaws.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Overall a very good basic GPS unit
Overall a very good basic GPS unitPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I managed to get this at a great price during black friday. I bought this GPS unit for when we travel and rent cars. As a basic GPS unit it works quite well. The 4.3" screen is big enough for the unit to be a good compromise for readability and portability. I did not experience any problems with initial setup with a mac with my product activation code. I would recommend downloading the Tomtom software FIRST, then plugging in the device when connecting for map updates for the first time. A summary of pros and cons. Pros: Lifetime traffic and maps (why bother getting a unit without?). Traffic is actually pretty accurate (based on Chicago land). Fairly fast mapping times. Routing seems logical and adjusts for your deviations from route quickly. Pretty accurate for estimated time of arrival. Displays speed limits and gives audible warning for traffic light cameras, a nice plus. Suction cup mount works surprisingly well, hasn't popped off on me yet when mounted on the windshield. Pretty comprehensive list of POI's, had a few obscure restaurants I wouldn't normally expect on a GPS unit. Cons: Menus are a little non-intuitive and take some getting used to. Touchscreen is seems less responsive when holding unit in your hand; works better when mounted for me. Traffic feature only works when using the included carplug adapter. Only 2 GB memory (which with current maps doesn't leave much room for future map upgrades). Unit does tend to pop off mount if you try and rotate it. Searching for specific POI's is a little cumbersome. 2D view only displays in North orientation.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good for the Price
Good for the PricePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was able to get this GPS for $129. I purchased this specific one since it was on sale, a brand new model, and it offered free lifetime traffic and maps. I just went on a trip out of state and it did very good. This is my first GPS, so I don't know what else is really out there as far as features and functions, but it seems to have what I need. I'm sure the longer I use it, I'll start finding things. About the only thing I found I would have liked was a feature that gave me the route in text mode. I was needing to explain to someone the route it told me to take and to just use the "browse map" feature was very difficult. I have some construction on the highway I take to and from work, so I'm anxious to see how well the traffic updates work for that. Agree that it could have used a better manual. We are going to Colorado in a couple of weeks so it will be interesting to experience it on another long trip and we will probably be using the POI's as well. Very clear speaking voice. Really like the advanced lane guidance too! One comment said they were taking turns too early...you have to listen for the word "ahead" after the turn instructions. This basically means don't turn now, but after this one. If you are to turn immediately, it will not say the word "ahead". I was confused about this at first as well until I learned to listen for "ahead".Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent ValuePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Picked it up when it was on sale for $129. Took it on our family trip to Florida (rather than buy updated maps for our old GPS, for $30 more, get a new GPS w/lifetime maps and traffic). The unit worked very well for us, getting us to all the parks and avoiding traffic (it alerted us that there was traffic on our current route, but this route was still the quickest). The unit is not feature laden (no Bluetooth, no picture viewer, etc), but as a GPS, it works quite well. It's pretty simple to use. We made extensive use of the POI for restaurants and the parks while in Florida. The only real negative I have is the 'easy port' mount. It's not that easy to use. It's rather stiff and relatively difficult to attach/detatch from the windshield. It also allows you to spin the GPS in 'click-steps' to get it straight on the windshield,but more often than not, straight would be between click stops. Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Never using Garmin again, Tom Tom all the way
Never using Garmin again, Tom Tom all the wayPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I'll begin this review by explaining that my GPS sees a solid amount of use. I travel a fair amount, while mainly local, but to places I'm unfamiliar with and thus need a GPS. The first one I tried was a Garmin, had it for two days, it took 35 minutes to find satellites, so I returned it. The next one I bought was a TomTom 130...great unit, quickly found satellites, worked well, had it for nearly 2 years, I tried to upgrade the maps and I got some error message, so I brought it back to Best Buy to get it exchanged under warranty. Got a TomTom with a larger screen, worked great for a few months, than it began freezing. Brought it back to Best Buy and, against my better judgement, tried another Garmin. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Whatever their issues are, they haven't improved them in the nearly 3 years since I first tried them. Took 20 minutes to load this time, so they improved that by a solid 15 minutes, but still not good enough. I'm driving through a town I know somewhat well, and it won't find one of the largest roads in the area, which happens to run through that town, and MANY others. I pull onto said road, look at what it's called on the map, type that into the GPS, and it STILL doesn't find it. It's a good size road in Jersey, where I am. I returned it the next day and went back to Tom Tom. Never again will I even consider buying a Garmin. Tom Tom all the way, keep up the good work...only thing I might say is "borrow" Garmin's Mount Design, TomTom's needs improvement.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Wish I had my old one back
Wish I had my old one backPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I had to replace my TomTom XL 340 due to it being stolen. I figured this would be bigger and better... I was wrong. Let me tell you my use , so that it may be helpful to someone in a similar situation. I drive a service truck , so in a days time, I visit some regular customers, others are first time customers. Features this unit does NOT have ( atleast from the unit itself ): Itinerary - I have to visit multiple sites in a day, not just home and work. My old unit would let me program all the addresses in, and plot me a course, the 350 is one at a time. My old unit also let me choose whether I wanted the "fastest" or the "shortest" route... this one has a mind of its own. My old unit, when I arrived at a regular stop, I could hit "add as favorite" and then hit my location, and it was saved, so I could get there from where ever I might be. This unit wants an address... very annoying. One of my customers is a cell phone company, I have to service towers which are usually off the road, the old one let me type in the coordinates, again, this unit wants an address!!!! I really had hoped for more out of this unit, am highly disappointed and will be returning it.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Value - Easy to Use
Great Value - Easy to UsePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Having wanted to get a GPS for some time now, I finally picked the TomTom XL350TM. I had been leaning toward Garmin, but the Lifetime Maps feature really pulled me over to TomTom. Garmin also offers lifetime maps... for an additional $119!! I have not experienced the Traffic Update yet, since I have not driven into a busy area where there is traffic coverage. The GPS is great! It quickly recalculates routes if you miss the turn or are unable to go the prescribed route. The voices are clear and loud enough to hear and the volume is easily adjustable so that the voice is not annoying. Points of interest can be looked up based on current location or destination... don't try while driving though! It does not have an SD card expansion slot, nor can it play MP3 or view photos/videos. It also does not have Bluetooth capability. With the exception of the SD slot, I did not feel I needed these features, so why pay for them. I love this thing!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.