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TomTom XXL 550T
 
Approximate retail price:
$159.99
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Summary: This TomTom has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
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Community icon11 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 4.7- to 7-inch screen GPS
User Reviews
User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not Reliable - Crashed
12/11/2011
Pros
Large Screen
Cons
Flimsy Mounting
Not reliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I would not recommend this GPS to anyone. Ours crashed within 3 months of buying it and tech support was of no help. One tech had me working with the device for 3-4 hours and then the next tech told me the first one should have never had me complete the steps they had me do. That's a lot of money for a paper weight.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
It make mistakes
5/31/2011
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Read
Large Screen
Cons
Difficult Menus
Flimsy Mounting
Inaccurate
Best Uses
Comment:
This tomtom makes a lot of mistakes with its addresses. It cant even find my home address. I use to have a garmin and I have found now that the garman is 100% more accurate than a tomtom.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Unit
3/18/2011
Pros
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Compact
Ease of use
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Setup
Intuitive Interface
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
My third TomTom and I wouldn't use any other brand. Far better than Garmin-better lead time to turns, etc., more intuitive interface, better display. Simply superior.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The TomTom XXL 550T is part of the GPS test program at Consumer Reports. The TomTom XXL 550T GPS features and specs include Weight (oz.), Spoken street names, Bluetooth hands-free calling, Screen size (in.). In our lab tests, GPS models like the TomTom XXL 550T are reviewed on Routing, Tested battery life (hrs.), Traffic interface, Display, Ease of use, Info for driver, Mount design, Overall score. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the TomTom XXL 550T based on personal experience. The user reviews of the TomTom XXL 550T include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the TomTom XXL 550T.
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