Don’t even try to use it without registering and updating the unit first…it’ll just frustrate you at how slow it is. The updates basically fix ALL the negative complaints about this device’s performance. Not only are your maps up-to-date (most recent map version is 8/2012) but the unit becomes remarkably faster and responsive. Highly recommended.
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TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch Touchscreen GPS Sat Nav
Hit the road street-smart and style-savvy. The TomTom VIA 1505M with a bigger 5″ touchscreen allows you to see your TomTom maps clearer than ever. Our touchscreen technology makes it easy to plug in a new destination, pull up a point of interest, or get extra information. So you can sit back and enjoy the ride, knowing that you’ve got the world’s best navigation at your fingertips. The new, super-slim TomTom VIA series holds the latest navigation technology, in a fresh, sleek design including an integrated Fold & Go, EasyPort Mount. Travel confidently with superior routing and the most accurate, dependable maps in the GPS industry. In fact, TomTom gives you one million more miles of mapped roads in the US**. The VIA range offers a large array of unique features such as Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates, Bluetooth hands-free calling and natural voice recognition with one-shot destination address entry–all at affordable prices.
Travel with ease and style throughout the US, Canada, Mexico or Europe. This innovative navigator boasts a super-slim design, classic finish, new, intuitive user interface and a 5-inch touchscreen.
Using TomTom maps, you have access to one million more miles of mapped road in the US than you would be using any other GPS brand**. With TomTom VIA’s Free Lifetime Map Updates***, you can download the latest map edition every few months. And, with TomTom Map Share On-Demand Updates, you can easily make instant changes and download verified updates from other TomTom users to your map.
Outsmart delays using IQ Routes*. The exclusive technology directs you to your destination using the smartest, fastest route possible. TomTom knows to avoid certain roads during rush hour, streets inundated with traffic light changes and pedestrian traffic, and more so that you always take the fastest way to get anywhere, at any time.
Outsmart road changes. Free Lifetime Map Updates guarantee you receive four new editions of your TomTom map each year to ensure that you are always navigating with the industry’s most up-to-date map. Using TomTom maps, you’ll have access to one million more miles of mapped road in the US that you would, using another GPS brand.
With TomTom VIA’s unique flip-screen technology, you can easily secure your device to your vehicle’s windshield or dashboard with the integrated EasyPort Mount.
Travel in style. TomTom VIA boasts a super-slim design, classic finish and a bright, 5-inch touchscreen. And, the new user interface allows for easy route planning and menu browsing.
Advanced Lane Guidance show’s you exactly which road to take, when driving through complex intersections and multi-lane junctions. Easily find millions of gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more on your route. Your device comes preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest in over 60 categories.
Always take the smartest, fastest route. This exclusive technology will recommend the fastest route based on the time of day and day of the week.
Keep your eyes on the road and listen while your TomTom announces turn-by-turn directions, including street and place names. Travel with peace of mind. Easily access local emergency providers such as police, fire stations, and hospitals.
* Feature available in the US and Canada only
** Based on info available as of 1/11
***You receive non-transferable traffic data per year until the product?s useful life expires or TomTom no longer receives traffic updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter.