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TomTom VIA 1605M GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Premium Maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico
  • 6-inch touchscreen
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates
  • Advanced Lane Guidance - Highlights the correct lane
  • IQ Routes: Guaranteeing the fastest routes and most accurate travel times
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Product Information

Style: with Lifetime Maps
Technical Details
Item Weight9.4 ounces
Product Dimensions6.2 x 1.4 x 4.2 inches
Item model number1EN6.052.00
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size6 inches
Display Resolution800 x 600
Memory Card SlotFlash
Battery Life3 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BHAC85W
Best Sellers Rank #22,499 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 22, 2013
  
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Technical Details

Style: with Lifetime Maps
  • Touch Sensitive Screen

Product Description

Style: with Lifetime Maps

Product Description

The VIA 1605 M is perfect for anyone who wants intuitive navigation on a BIG 6" screen. It also comes with Free Lifetime Map Updates, so your maps change when the roads do. Every device in this series includes our TomTom Maps with IQ Routes and Map Share technology. These devices keep you up-to-date with dynamic road changes on a daily basis, with maps that cover the US, Canada and Mexico.

From the Manufacturer


TomTom VIA 1605 M


TomTom VIA 1605 TM
Your Journey…on the BIG SCREEN
Experience safe and easy navigation on the BIG SCREEN.

The 6” VIA 1605 M combines big screen navigation with Free Lifetime Map Updates. Once you drive with a TomTom, you’ll never want to drive without one. TomTom created the first digital maps for drivers; we are a world leader in navigation. At TomTom, we realize that the best in-car navigation is easy to use and has the best quality maps. We’re here to ensure your journey is smooth, from start to finish.

It doesn’t get bigger than this—6″ screen

We have updated the VIA series with sleek new hardware and our biggest device to date—a 6" screen with better resolution than ever before. It’s now designed to include a better user interface, sharper graphics and more visible icons—for a better view of the road ahead.

Feel like a king in the driver’s seat—with a 6″ screen plus Free Lifetime Map Updates

The VIA 1605 M is perfect for anyone who wants intuitive navigation on a BIG 6" screen. It also comes with Free Lifetime Map Updates, so your maps change when the roads do. Every device in this series includes our TomTom Maps with IQ Routes and Map Share technology. These devices keep you up-to-date with dynamic road changes on a daily basis, with maps that cover the US, Canada and Mexico.


Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates

Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates

Free Lifetime Map Updates

Get the best directions possible: your TomTom will receive free updated maps, for the life of your device. So you'll know where there are new roads, or road changes—on an ongoing basis.


Advanced lane guidance - TomTom VIA 1505 M

Split Screen—See two views at once and never miss an exit.

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Advanced Lane Guidance

Know which way to go—in advance

Split Screen

See two views at once and never miss an exit. In one glance, see a 3D view of road signs with arrows indicating which exit to take and a "birds-eye" view of complex intersections on your route.


Points of Interest

Local information—at your fingertips

Points of Interest

Choose from over 7 million Points of Interest in over 60 categories, and find the nearest restaurants, hotels, shops and more—wherever you go.


Roadside Assistance

The fastest routes and most accurate arrival times

IQ Routes

The world's biggest database of real travel times is built into every TomTom device. Which means you'll get the fastest routes and most accurate arrival times. It's genius!


Hardware details

6″ Touchscreen

Safe and easy navigation on the BIG SCREEN. See your next instruction better on our biggest and sharpest screen yet. Bigger menus and buttons on the extra-large 6″, high-resolution screen make input simpler.

VIA 1605 TM Mount

Integrated mount with flip screen attaches easily to your windshield or dashboard.

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Integrated Mount

Your device has a folding mount on the back, so it attaches easily to your windshield. You can also use the optional disk, included, to attach it on your dashboard. If turned upside-down, the screen automatically flips itself to show the right side up.

Specifications
  • 6″ (15.4 cm) 16:9 Resistive screen
  • Screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels

Map Coverage

Maps of US, Canada and Mexico
US, Canada & Mexico

Your device comes with the latest maps of the US, Canada and Mexico installed already, so you are ready to navigate.

Tom Tom Maps / Map Share

Free Daily Map Changes from the Map Share community. Includes dynamic changes like new speed limits and blocked roads. Some things change overnight and can delay your journey. Map Share helps you deal with the more frequent road changes. Avoid detours and get to your destination even faster.

VIA 1605 TM Box
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What's in the Box

  • TomTom VIA 1605 M device
  • Integrated mount
  • Lifetime Maps Voucher
  • USB Traffic Receiver & Home Charging Cable
  • Mini-USB cable
  • Documentation
  • Adhesive Disk

Customer Reviews

The screen is large and easy to see.
Anesthesiologist
Only had the GPS for a few weeks but so far it has been great, set up was very easy.
pbn retiree
I will *NEVER* buy another TomTom unit again.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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316 of 326 people found the following review helpful By Vicky on July 14, 2012
Style Name: with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
I bought it 3 weeks back from Costco - have driven over 2500 miles since then during holidays from Chicago to Ny and St Louis. Hence feel I am in a decent position now to provide feedback.

Usability - Initially it was a challenge as I was using Garmin earlier - hence was not used to Tom Tom interface - now I sort of like it. Typically like Zip code search, also good is it gives a zoomed out route picture before starting any route - which is helpful specifically in long routes.
One -ve point is - when you start the unit - sometimes it is sluggish - i.e. if you press a button on a screen - it takes time to respond.

Accuracy/Navigation - Found the unit pretty accurate - it can guide you pretty much out of a parking space as well. It identifies any route changes very quickly. Also finds satallite pretty quickly and easily. I was suprised when it was helping me to drive out of a covered parking garage in St. Louis. Never got any issue with maps in 2500 miles I have driven - except at an exit in St Louis - though I havent updated my map yet after purchase - so assume Tom Tom should have taken care of it. I didn't loose satellite anywhere even when driving under covered road in cities.

Traffic - I will give it 3.5 points - couple of times it has helped. Though sometimes - I was driving in city highway with heavy traffic and it had no clue about it. Not sure if this is a problem with service/refresh rate. I though like the reroute options - it paints the alternate route in blue color (rather then red color of current route) - helps to take decision very quickly. Also I guess since this is not Tom Tom HD Traffic - thats why refresh rates are lower. Though I like that it gives traffic updates not just of highways but of city roads as well.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
March 12, 2014
Hello Vicky,

Thank you for the highly detailed review. At TomTom, these reviews provide incredibly useful feedback to our internal teams, and to other Amazon.com consumers seeking information on navigation.

As we launch new product lines, we look to engage users of our devices in a more direct conversation to help drive future product innovation and improvements. Based on your comprehensive review, we'd like to invite you to participate in this initiative. If you're interested in learning more, please email us at inbox.reviews@tomtom.com - so we can share more details. We look forward to your response!
196 of 206 people found the following review helpful By DaveT on June 15, 2012
Style Name: with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
This is my first tomtom and i upgraded from a magellan 1470. I was a loyal magellan fan until I tried their latest 5220LM which froze constantly (i returned it). I tested my new tomtom with a 500 mile trip, and it was flawless. lots of features like lane guide at the major highway interchanges. auto zoom at turns. clear vocal instructions 2 miles, 1/2 mile, and just before turnoffs. at one point I asked it to provide a detour due to construction, and the tomtom confidently mapped an alternate route on the fly. excellent, extensive POI database. love the large 6" screen. good brightness, better than my magellan but still a tiny bit difficult to see on a sunny day with sunglasses. auto rotate when turned upside down (for mounting). Note this is a pure GPS, no other stuff like bluetooth or mp3 player.

setup was simple on a windows pc, you will need to download the "support application" so your pc can recognize the device first, then just connect via usb and follow the directions. you get a free firmware and a map update. After that, you will need to submit a registration code for follow-on (4 per year) map updates. the download itself was large and took me ~1 hour, but as my first tomtom it may be faster for others who know what to do. the update process itself when compared to the magellan was a breeze. the magellan is known for a really poor update process and often results in people bricking their units (just read the reviews). I found the tomtom update is much more flexible and forgiving.

I took away 1 star due to a few feature gaps vs my old 1470. first, the unit it a bit slower response wise than my magellan. for example when you type in an address or select a feature, there's a notable delay.
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170 of 180 people found the following review helpful By Jay on July 4, 2012
Style Name: with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
I've owned a Tomtom GO730 for many years and felt it was time to move to a more state of the art unit. The old unit, which was my first, did the job but had several flaws.

1. It would erase my favorites whenever it updated maps.
2. It had a dim screen
3. It's connection to the power source would disconnect due to loosening with time.
4. You had to flip thru a zillion screens to get to a particular feature that you wished to change.

Also, the unit cost me almost $300, and that's not including the cost of a case for the unit (another $35), a case to hold the unit and supplies ($35), a connection gizmo to the windshield ($65),yearly maps ($45/yr), and yearly traffic ($65/yr)

I had planned to buy a Garmin this time since I had heard such good things about it. But recently, I heard that Garmin's products aren't as good as they used to be and that Tomtom was improving.

The Garmin product I planned to buy cost about $350 and had a 5" screen (max for Garmin). This Tomtom unit which just came out, is half the price, with a 6" screen, and many desirable features...(no MP3 or Phone though)

1. It has a built in suction cup to connect to the windshield that works flawlessly. Don't need to buy one. It also adjusts to connecting to windshield or dashboard (The screen flips..a cool feature)

2. Maps are free for life.

3. Traffic is free for life and built into the power supply (no need for additional wires)

4. Screen is bright.

5. Favorites don't erase with map updates.

I've used it many times now and it works flawlessly. I'm very pleased.

Also, while it won't transfer all of the various voices that I had on the old Tomtom, it does transfer the ones u paid for, which is nice. IMHO, this is a great buy.
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