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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so hot, August 30, 2012
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This review is from: TomTom START 55TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside Assistance (Wireless Phone Accessory)
This TomTom worked great for about a day, then problems began. The main problem is that it can't find a GPS signal when inputing a destination, and I have to clear it out and enter in the address again - usually 3 to 4 times before it will plan a route. The other issue I have is that the GPS has started to "lag" so the map is behind where I actually am, which is confusing. I've already used one of my updates to see if that would fix the problem, but it has not.

Another issue I have is that this GPS was advertised as having "Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside Assistance". The traffic is definitely NOT included; the TomTom service only offers traffic for additional purchase. Also, the voice stutters/gets stuck, when giving directions more than it should which is annoying, as is the "lane guidance" which is more confusing than helpful (however, I think you can turn it off). The overall interface where you enter directions it not very intuitive, and took me a while to figure out.
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2012 9:46:39 AM PDT
Vitus Cheng says:
The power cord doubles-up as the traffic antenna; it needs to be plugged in to receive traffic info.
The software update, whichnis different from the map update, should fix the GPS signal problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 6:33:01 PM PDT
JaneJane says:
I did the software update and I had the power cord plugged in 99% of the time. Maybe I had a bad unit...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:59:10 PM PDT
Vitus Cheng says:
Possibly.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 11:59:46 AM PST
It also comes with codes that you need to register to get the lifetime traffic and the roadside assistance.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 2:05:09 PM PST
JaneJane says:
Yeah, I know, I did register it and used the codes. Still didn't happen
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