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TomTom VIA 1500 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

by TomTom
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  • Features:Real Time Traffic Updates, Emergency Menu, Advanced Lane Guidance, IQ RouteTM, Text-to-Speech
  • Mapping Features: Turn-by-Turn Voice Instructions, Built-In Maps, 3-D Map View, Automatic Route Recalculation, Map Share Technology
  • Map Coverage: United States
  • Display Features:LCD Screen, Touch Screen
  • Screen Size: 5.0 "
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 272
  • Built-In Memory Storage Capacity: 4GB
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Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions7 x 7 x 1.8 inches
Display Size5 inches
  
Additional Information
ASINB004R29W42
Best Sellers Rank #118,659 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
Date First AvailableMarch 27, 2011
  
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The integrated mount system is very elegant and it plain works.
wolverine
You cannot enter the current GPS position as a starting location, thus you must drive to a location where know the street address, street name and city name.
D elS
My first experience with tomtom - not impressed... Since the review was written tomtom has fixed the map update issue.
M. Jones

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By wolverine on March 2, 2012
Normally I don't write reviews,and certainly I'm not going to submit a novel here, but I do need to let others know what I personally think, especially given the two reviews that had a bad experience. Mine was terrific. Its a very solid, but lightweight unit. The integrated mount system is very elegant and it plain works. When collapsed, the device fits neatly into either a center console or a glove box. The cord is important as without it, the unit will not be able to predict traffic. There is a small knob on the cord that lives close (6-12 inches?) to the GPS when mounted, which is not at all obtrusive, but it receives a radio signal relaying traffic info. So the cord charges AND delivers important info. Pretty slick--so it doesn't add bulk to a nice thin piece of hardware. Gotta tell you, the screen is beautiful. 5 inches is just sweet. I used to have a much smaller one and I wasn't keen on a big unit, but boy this is nice! Oh, and it rotates! 90º or 180º, so it fits anywhere! All the relevant info, and you decide what else you want to show up. Totally customizable interface too. I could have sprung for the more expensive blue-tooth and voice activated gizmo, but that's not my style. Get me there, and tell me if there's a problem ahead and I'm a very happy camper. Last note. I did plug it into my computer and updated the device. Waited as I was supposed to, and then viola! All set and good to go. No issues. Enjoy!
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I really like this unit. Unfortunately, there is some unresolved issue with VIA units not being able to activate the lifetime map feature update through tomtom. See discussion forum here: [...]. Just wanted to give amazon customers a heads up - to avoid this unit until tomtom resolves there issues. The customer support has a tendency to quicky close tickets - they are burying their heads in the sand with this issue - and not being honest with customers - which is extremely annoying. My first experience with tomtom - not impressed...

Since the review was written tomtom has fixed the map update issue. The only other complaint I would have is my mount broke early on. I can get it put together and working but then it pops apart again pretty easy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rick Gleason on March 23, 2012
Can't add a lot more than what Wolverine has already written, except to emhasize I haven't experienced any problems with my Tom Tom VIA 1500 unit. Maps updated in my first connection (several months ago) and it has worked flawlessly from day-one.

Once you've become familiar with it's menu structure it's easy to use and adjust to your specifications. It does a great job warning of traffic delays as well as offering alternative routes when it will save you time. I love it's big screen, how easy it is to attach to your windshield or to other surfaces and the ease it is to adjust it to the best viewing angle.

Owning a stand-alone GPS with these features (especially in comparison to those on many smartphones today) to me is a no-brainer. It's well worth the cost in consideration of the savings in time and frustration when you find yourself traveling to unfamiliar areas. No longer do I need to look up and print out maps via the 'Net! With regular use the Tom Tom has easily paid for itself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By apple on February 29, 2012
GREAT GPS!! Updated after 5 years of using the TomTom One. What a difference in every respect. Great mount (no more falling off the windshield); swivel view; traffic indication; etc. Add to that that I paid north of $150 years ago for substantially less technology. This is an incredible leap forward. Yeah!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally Posner on October 2, 2013
This item was purchased on 06/11/13 and ceased to function on 10/01/13. It would not turn on, regardless of how long it was charged for. The TomTom website has instructions on what to do, if you can get that far on their website without being shut down. Their on line system seems to want to block any inquiries. I believe that after you buy their product, they really do not want to hear from you. One bit of advice, in general, is if you want to make a purchase from any company, first call their toll free customer service number to see if you can actually get to speak to a live human being. If you can't do that, don't expect any better results after you make your purchase.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K E Nelson on October 25, 2012
I have five GPS units now and three are tomtoms, with the VIA 1500TM as my most recent purchase. The initial setup was without error and while sitting on the kitchen table waiting for update it immediately found satellites! I didn't expect that based on some previous reviews of this unit. I have used the traffic and red light camera feature and find the menu simple and intuitive. The screen is clear and the window mount works well. There is no advertising like other brands. And the website update works without a hitch. I am glad I bought it and perhaps I jumped the gun for it to be an X-mas present. Oh well!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fred Keezer on March 6, 2013
I first tried one of these champs when my son got one for a black friday deal at sears for 79 bucks. takes a bit to understand how to manipulate the functionality of the unit, but the display is superior to units that are twice as much money. I got mine as a refurb at Sears for 79 bucks as well. A feature that would be very beneficial that i have seen in other and older Gps units is the ability to vary your route via a different hwy. This one doesnt allow you to do that without some mental and interface gymanastics which are very tedious. You have to find the hwy you want to go on after planning a route, and then make a spot on that hwy a poi (point of interest) then let the unit recalculate. It does not allow you to pick a hwy from the poi menu at the get go. You can choose to "reroute" your route but that may or may not pick the hwy you want to use to get there. It determines for you the alternate routes. It should have something to the affect of 1. Plan route. 2. Departure, 3.destination, 4. suggested route appears, 5. change route. 6. via hwy or poi(your choice) 7. recalculate. 8. Save route plan.
That was the other issue. there is no method of saving a route plan for future use. poor design on thier part. but for 79 bucks i gave it a 4 star rating due to what it can do and the fact of the 5 inch screen is a must anymore. The other minus is there is no sd card input for added memory usage. My old broken 5 year old no name had this feature though i never used it at the time, but i can see that it would be of benefit since there is less that 800 megs of memory left after initial programming of the 4Gig internal memory.
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