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.
$90.88 - $143.95
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 M come from our tests of model TomTom XL 350, 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 350
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 use this GPS for business and it seemed to route very well initially. After about 4 or so months, the routes became confusing and longer. It would wind me up and down side streets, back-tracking, and no longer uses the quickest route though that is how it is set. It will usually get me to my destination, but takes absurdly long and convoluted routes that I know alternatives that are quicker, shorter, and more direct. It also tends to come off the round mount easily... another annoyance. It comes with lifetime free updates and I do update when I should. Would not recommend.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Albany, GA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Setup
I use this device occasionally when needed on a trip. I found this device much harder to configure than any Garmin I have ever used. The touch screen is not very responsive. It is not easy to move thru menus and figure out what you want to do. I have never had that problem with a Garmin. I had heard Tom Tom were easy to use but maybe I am just used to Garmin. My advice is if you are used to Garmin stay with them if you want to buy a new one. There is a learning curve with this device. The mounting device is very easily dislodged when trying to move the view. It is not easy to snap the device in. I found it difficult to use.