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TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS

TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS

Item: 323584    Model: 1EN501903S

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  • Includes free lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic updates
  • Screen: Large 5.0" touchscreen display with intuitive interface
  • 24/7 IQ Routes™ Technology calculates the fastest route possible using actual average speeds of travel rather than posted speed limits
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Includes free lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic updatesScreen: Large 5.0" touchscreen display with intuitive interface24/7 IQ Routes™ Technology calculates the fastest route possible using actual average speeds of travel rather than posted speed limitsEachIncludes free lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic updatesScreen: Large 5.0" touchscreen display with intuitive interface24/7 IQ Routes™ Technology calculates the fastest route possible using actual average speeds of travel rather than posted speed limitsTomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS219.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0425334_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0425334_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0425334http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0417148_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0417148_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0417148/TomTom-VIA-1505TM-Portable-GPS/product_323584
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS
 
3.8

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (57)
  • Easy to read (50)
  • Reliable (38)
  • Simple controls (32)
  • Compact (25)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (11)
  • Inaccurate (7)
  • Buggy software (6)
  • Short battery life (6)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Auto (41)
  • Travel (29)
  • Everyday use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (35), Enthusiast (16), Power user (14), Midrange shopper (10), Budget shopper (7)
    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/directions (48), Bad w/directions (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71), Yes (12)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Very happy with this fast GPS.

Bought it from Staples for the move from Queens, New York City to Overland Park, Kansas; about 1300 miles move. The GPS acquisition is normal at start up which is about a...Read complete review

Bought it from Staples for the move from Queens, New York City to Overland Park, Kansas; about 1300 miles move. The GPS acquisition is normal at start up which is about a minute. However, the reroute function is extremely fast. It takes less than a second to reroute. So much faster than my old TomTom One 3rd Edition. With the old ones, if I miss a turn, by the time it plans a new route for me, I'm already 5 blocks away from the new route I'm supposed to take. Extremely frustrating in a big city like New York where there is a block every 150 feet. With this 1505TM GPS, I no longer have to worry about that and trust this GPS to completely to guide me. It even works in underwater tunnels; Holland Tunnel in New York. So, if you are under an overpass or under a bridge, you don't need to concern yourself about GPS signals getting lost. With the street name announcement, I now know the exact location to turn without having to look at the GPS screen again for which road to turn. For me, turn right on Broadway Street is so much better than turn right in 300 yards, especially when there is a fork on that turn or where there are 2 streets so close to each other. It might be because I'm bad at mentally measuring distance; is it about 300 yards already? You know what I mean. The arrival time estimation is dead on, give or take 5 minutes. Now, I can confidently call and tell my friends/customers/family when I will be there. The advance lane guidance is also a great feature. I don't have to worry about if I'm in the correct lane. With the lifetime traffic and map, you just can't go wrong. In addition, this will pay for itself if you live on East Coast where there are tolls everywhere. One time, I drove from New York to Washington DC with this GPS (I trip I have done hundreds of times) and decided to let it avoid the tolls. I haven't paid a dime on driving according to this GPS. And the route is extremely different and saves me more time too. Even Google maps couldn't manage to do that for me; I paid a tiny toll of less than $5. All in all, if you are looking for a GPS, or even contemplating about getting one, buy this. You will not regret it. With this GPS, I'm driving safely and confidently without having to put a backup map in the car.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Not the best that I've owned

Not particularly accurate, will get you there but in a roundabout fashion most of the time. If you accidently touch the screen and get another screen, it's hard to find the original screen...Read complete review

Not particularly accurate, will get you there but in a roundabout fashion most of the time. If you accidently touch the screen and get another screen, it's hard to find the original screen again.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TomTom

By Brighton

from Brighton, ON

Verified Buyer

Comments about TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS:

Great product, large screen size, even has Homer Simpson as a voice, we are very please, excellent and easy to use suction cup for the windshield, easy to use 12vt OR USB charger

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Tom Tom Start 55M

By Richard

from Toronto

Verified Buyer

Comments about TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS:

I would rate this product as acceptable. One feature missing which I had on my previous Tom Tom was a north indicator. This should be added to future versions off this GPS device.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tom Tom Start 55M GPS 5

By Alex

from Markham, ON

Verified Buyer

Comments about TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS:

Good price for Lifetime map. I brought it on sale. Compare to my old Garmin: Much Faster satellite response, clearer and earlier voice road guidance to allow driver to prepare lane change.

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5.0

User friendly

By Joan

from Kingston, on

Verified Buyer

Comments about TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS:

Easy to use and nice big screen. I would recommend this product

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

disappointing

By Belal the Fantastic

from Mississauiga, ON

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Display
  • Long Battery Life
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Buggy Software
  • Complicated Controls
  • Old Software

Best Uses

  • Auto

Comments about TomTom VIA 1505TM Portable GPS:

Tom Tom has not udated their products for the past 5 years, I think they will need to upgrade their softwares to stay in the GPS game market.

  • How are you with directions:
  • Great w/Directions
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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