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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested TomTom XL 350T although it may differ in price and features.
The TomTom XL 350 TM is a GPS available from
The XL 350 TM typically costs
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Screen size (in.):
The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
All other things being equal, a helmet that weighs less causes less fatigue. Score is based on weight relative to its user category.
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.
The Ratings of TomTom XL 350T were applied to untested model TomTom XL 350 TM, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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 TM
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.
Originally seemed to be very accurate and quick. As it got older, it lead me down cul-de-sacs and zig-zagging through many side streets instead of taking direct main roads. Takes the LONG way even though set on quickest route. Very slow now to pick up satellite. Seems the older it gets and more it is updated, the more imprecise it becomes. Does have nice multi-lane feature for exiting interstates and other main roads. But, looking at getting a Garmin.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from NEW JERSEY
Use it for work
Easy To Read
Easy To Setup
Not Loud Enough
It saved me alot of time getting around for work. i USE IT EVERY DAY AND i LOVE IT , NOW I can,t leave without it.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Bedford, NH
It's great when it decides to work!
Backup to Road Atlas
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Southbound on toll way in Austin, TX Tom Tom had me get off toll, then reenter toll road in opposite direction until I figured out it had me going in CIRCLES! My brother is a witness! Another time it had gotten me off course by two miles (I missed my doctor's appointment) to almost 30 miles. I have used it over and over on the same route measuring over 200 miles and it can calculate several different Fast routes....NOT! Works good if you have a road Atlas or you mapquest the route before you start your trip. Several people thought that I should have bought a Garmin, they are right & I have to eat crow (That's all there is when you're away from civilization LOST!