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TomTom XXL 540S 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by TomTom
4 out of 5 stars 394 customer reviews
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  • TomTom GPS navigation with a 5-inch, full-color, TFT LCD widescreen touch display
  • Pre-loaded maps of U.S., Canada, and Mexico with TomTom Map Share, Advanced Lane Guidance, and 7 Million POIs
  • IQ Routes Technology gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route to calculate your trip
  • With TomTom Map Share technology, you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds, and turn restrictions on your own device
  • Award-winning Fold and Go EasyPort mount, folds flat against the device, making it easy for users to transport
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The TomTom XXL 540S is complete navigation in a XXL widescreen device. Switch on and it's ready right out of the box. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions, including street names, will guide you to any address in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico--including more than 7 million pre-loaded points of interest.

Complete navigation in a XXL widescreen device. Click to enlarge.

EasyPort mount folds neatly onto the back of your device. Click to enlarge.

Advanced Lane Guidance uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits. Click to enlarge.

Complete XXL Widescreen Navigation and Spoken Street Names

IQ Routes
IQ Routes technology* gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route to calculate your trip rather than only posted speed limits, so you'll always travel the smartest route.

Advanced Lane Guidance
Advanced Lane Guidance** uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits so you can be more confident on the road.

5-Inch Touchscreen
An extra-wide 5-inch touchscreen helps you find your way, worry-free.

TomTom Map Share
TomTom has the most accurate maps, and with TomTom Map Share technology, you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds, and turn restrictions on your own device.

Get Help
With the "Help Me!" menu, there are added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers.

EasyPort Mount
The award-winning Fold and Go EasyPort mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take with you from car to car.

The XXL 540S is complete, widescreen navigation.

*Feature only available in the U.S. and Canada
**Feature available in the U.S. only

What's in the Box

TomTom XL 540S device, EasyPort mount, USB cable, adhesive disk, car charger, and user's guide.

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Technical Details

Item Weight 7 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.3 x 0.9 x 3.5 inches
Origin Made in USA and Imported
Item model number 1EP0.052.01
Display Size 5 inches
Display Resolution 480 x 272 pixels
Warranty 1 year
Memory Card Slot Flash

Additional Information

ASIN B002OL2NT4
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 stars 394 customer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #47 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Vehicle GPS > Trucking GPS
#302 in Electronics > Outlet
Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available September 14, 2009

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I bought the TomTom XXL 540S a few weeks ago. This gps is the big brother to the TomTom XL 340S. This gps just has the bigger and brighter 5" screen.

I have very mixed feelings about the gps. There are many things that I like about it, but there are also so many small details and functions that are lacking on it that TomTom either decided not to work on or decided to exclude. These little things that are missing drive me absolutely crazy at times and I don't know if I can stand them or not. I may consider returning this gps and getting either a Garmin or Magellan instead. I don't know yet. I really hope TomTom starts addressing some of these issues.

Some of my pros vs cons are below which I hope will help others who are trying to decide on a gps.

Pros:

+ IQ Routes (TomTom uses historical speed data for roads based on the time of day and day of the week, so that it can give you the best possible route)
+ Big 5" Screen, which is easy to see.
+ Very loud speaker. (Option in Volume Preferences to link the volume to your cars speed if you want)
+ Satellite acquition is fast (less than 10 sec for me). Shows usually around 9 satellites.
+ Map Color can be changed.
+ Can change the color of the car symbol in 3D mode
+ Auto Day/Night mode changes the brightness and color.
+ Ability to prepare a route with any Depart and Destination coordinates.

+ Shows the current street that your on at the bottom of the screen and the next street to turn on in the top right corner.

+ Advanced Lane Guidance on the highway is displayed really nicely. Shows an arrow with the lane that you need to be in and also sometimes shows a 3D sign for your exit.
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This is a good product, that is reliable, works as expected, and comes with good customer support. After I purchased and tried out this TomTom XXL 540S, I promptly installed and used TomTom Home to update it, and used the Map Guarantee for my free full update. All this worked exactly as expected. Once I had the device and started using it, I noticed how easy it was to operate and configure. It does a better than expected job of routing, and map accuracy is also pretty good. The Text to Speech function works pretty good, this is what gives you spoken street names, places and addresses. The voice is clear and loud (I had to turn down the volume a bit from maximum). It does fumble some odd or foreign street names.

More recently I got a notice of new maps available in TomTom Home, and attempted to purchase and update while signing up to the Map Update Service, which is an excellent value, as you get 4 more map updates during the next year, and you do get those, as TomTom releases 4 full map updates per year, every year. This is where the support comes in. During this update I was offered 1 full map update for about $12 when combined with the Map Update Service for about $52. This is for the North America Maps which include the US+Canada+Mexico. It let me purchase the full map update, but not the Map Update Service, and it would not let me download and install it. I called TomTom customer support line on a weekday about 10AM, got a customer support representative in just minutes, and when I explained my issues to him, he was ready with a solution. It involved TomTom correcting a problem with my online account so my purchase registered correctly, and manually deleting some files from TomTom Home and the TomTom device, after which the update was successful.
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I have owned several GPS units, including models from Garmin and Navman. I upgraded to this model from the TomTom 140S. This model has twice the screen size. The screen is brighter, and the sound is louder and fuller. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Routing is excellent. The Points of Interest database is huge. Advanced lane guidance is very helpful. The large screen makes data input easier. Like all TomToms, you can configure it to your liking.

The only negative is that battery life is reduced because of the larger, brighter screen.
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I purchased this unit to replace my aging Garmin 550c unit so that is what I'm using as a point of reference.

What I Like:

* Large bright screen, very easy to read.
* Fast start-up time and signal acquisition.
* Trip information at bottom of screen including compass and road speed.
* Reasonably easy to set up once you understand the interface. Lots of options.
* Online map update procedure with sharing.
* Plenty of detail available on the screen (User definable)
* Volume is good. Plenty loud.
* Can program by latitude & longitude coordinates

What I dislike:

* No SD Card expandability - Very limited available memory.
* Limited number of favorites.
* Searching POIs not very convenient.
* The mount is cheesy. It attaches OK but is prone to wiggle and wobble and FALL OFF with vehicle vibration.
* The enunciation leaves a lot to be desired. Street names are almost unintelligible sometimes. Particularly if the streets are "ethnic" type names. Its' fine with Main Street, or Second Street but some of the others are laughable.
* Some spoken names are inconsistent. On a recent trip I was traveling on Route 209 in PA. At times the enunciator spoke "Highway two hundred nine" (that's fine). In other parts of the same road it spoke it as "Highway two west nine". What's up with that? Pretty dumb.

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed that the speech and the routing isn't better. I expected more. This unit is three years newer than my "old" Garmin and I really expected a considerable improvement. I'm not saying it's bad, just that they still have a ways to go to make a really GREAT GPS.

I have to rate it as nice unit for the price ($150 or less).
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
March 4, 2012
We're sorry to hear that things didn't work out with your TomTom device. We take feedback seriously and will be sharing your comments with the relevant TomTom teams. Thanks for taking the time to post your review.
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