What's this? This score mainly reflects how easy a navigation system is to use, combined with factors such as information given, portability, and routing options. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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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 Ratings applied to untested model TomTom XL 350 TM come from our tests of model TomTom XL 350T, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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 XL 350T
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.) All other things being equal, a helmet that weighs less causes less fatigue. Score is based on weight relative to its user category.
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.
I agree with the previous person 200%. I bought this to replace another brand, which I had 5 years & loved. I went on the recommendation of friends & I'm sorry I did. I have used it 3 times & got VERY lost each time. It only talks sometimes. It will tell me to turn after I've passed the turn or its too late to make it. I have to pick it up to look at where I'm supposed to go but that involves 3 steps to get to the directions. When I last used it, I knew I had to go north, and it kept telling me south. I contacted Tom Tom and they really don't care. I'd like to return it but can't find my receipt. I'll try anyway because this is useless!
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Jeff in Mississauga
from Mississauga, ON
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Read
This unit came with a lifetime update package, but the updates have been unavailable since I purchased the unit shortly after Christmas.<br /><br />I have encountered some very severe map errors including streets that extend out into lakes, switched, outdated (by decades) or completely erroneous street names. The route planner, on one occasion, took me to the wrong town, thirty kilometres away.<br /><br />I've also had problems with the unit not displaying side-streets as I pass them (neither the physical street or its name). In all cases these were streets that had existed for decades. <br /><br />The GPS has (rarely, but on a few occasions) displayed that I was on a parallel street several hundred yards/metres away. Had I not already been familiar with the area I could easily have believed I was on the wrong street and have tried to correct an nonexistent error.<br /><br />TomTom encourages users to participate in map corrections, but my email to them about the above problems (with Google and Bing maps to support) resulted only in a rather snarky and condescending response. They might update the information, but with online updates unavailable for over a month, I'm not optimistic I'll ever find out before I return this GPS to the store.