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$109.66 - $136.00
Summary:This TomTom has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
The VIA 1405 T has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. Notable features include multi-destination routing, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
About This Brand
Founded in Amsterdam in 1991, TomTom now has offices Europe, North America, and Asia. The company Web site claims that TomTom is the world's largest provider of navigation devices, with sales in 30 countries and online. We've found TomTom devices to be among the easiest to use in our testing, but the company also offers tech-savvy users options to customize their units. Celebrity voices are available, and TomTom invites customers to update maps and POI information, and share it with other users.
Features & Specs - TomTom VIA 1405 T
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
For a compact unit this is a pleasure to use once you become familiar with the menus and general operation. Very frustrating is the effort to update the unit. It has conclict issues with Mozilla Firefox and IE. Tech reps are courteous and patient but after speaking with 3 of them I have 3 solutions, none of which work. The volume for spoken information is very low even at full volume. Routine road noise and in car conversation makes it difficult to hear.