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TomTom XL 340M 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Maps Edition)(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico with Lifetime Map Updates
  • Preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest in over 60 destination categories--gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs and more
  • IQ Routes Technology calculates the fastest route possible based on time of day, saving you time, fuel and money
  • Advanced Lane Guidance indicates exactly which lane to use, so you can go confidently
  • Announces turn-by-turn directions aloud, including street and place names
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Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Size (LWH): 0.9 inches, 4.7 inches, 3.2 inches
  • Weight: 6.88 ounces
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TomTom XL 340M 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Maps Edition)

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Outsmart road changes with the TomTom XL 340·M--complete widescreen navigation plus Lifetime Map Updates. On average, 15% of the road network changes each year, so it is important to have the most up-to-date maps. With the TomTom XL 340·M you'll always stay current with the latest and most accurate maps. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions including street names will guide you to any address in the US, Canada and Mexico--including more than 7 million preloaded points of interest.

Complete widescreen navigation plus Lifetime Map Updates.

Expand your horizons with a 4.3" extra-wide touchscreen.

The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort mount folds into the back of the device for maximum portability.

Only TomTom has IQ Routes Technology* which shaves time off even the shortest trips by calculating the fastest route based on time of day you are traveling. You'll always drive the most efficient route and save time, fuel and money. 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.

With TomTom Map Share technology you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds and turn restrictions on your own device. The "Help Me!" menu provides added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers. The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take it with you from car to car.

Maps of US, Canada & Mexico
Preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico. TomTom has the most accurate maps and with TomTom Map Share technology you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, and more on your own device and receive daily verified updates from TomTom. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions and 3D graphics will guide you to any address in the US, Canada and Mexico, worry free.

Lifetime Map Updates
Roads change, but you can keep your map updated for life. Start fresh every few months by downloading a new edition of the industry's most accurate and up-to-date map. Updated versions include verified Map Share interim updates, plus official road change updates, including those altered or added for new buildings, roads and communities. Only TomTom has the capacity to cover millions of miles and make changes required to maintain our reputation as the leader in accurate navigation. New editions of the TomTom base map are issued every four months.

7 Million POIs
Preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest in over 60 destination categories. Easily find millions of gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs and more on your route. Or, seek out a new tourist attraction, nightlife spot, or shopping center and navigate directly to it. Customize by adding your own points of interest.

IQ Routes Technology
TomTom IQ Routes Technology puts the driving experience of millions of TomTom users into your maps to shave time off even the shortest trips. Calculates the fastest route possible based on time of day. With TomTom IQ Routes you'll always drive the smartest, most efficient route. IQ Routes saves you time, fuel and money.

Traffic isn't the same during Monday morning rush hour as it is on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Heavy traffic, rotaries, traffic lights, and even pedestrians can slow you down. The route you need changes depending on the day and time, so the shortest route isn't necessarily going to be the fastest. With TomTom IQ Routes you'll always drive the fastest route.

Advanced Lane Guidance*
TomTom Advanced Lane Guidance gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions by showing you which lane to take, so you won't miss your turn or have to make sudden, dangerous lane crossings. Photorealistic images and a pulsing green arrow indicate exactly which lane to use, so you can go confidently.

Spoken Street Names
Announces turn-by-turn directions aloud, including street and place names.

4.3" Touchscreen
Expand your horizons with a 4.3" extra-wide touchscreen. An additional 20% in size allows an expanded driving view and easier menu operation.

Fold & Go EasyPort Mount
The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort mount provides maximum portability. The EasyPort mount folds neatly onto the back of the device, so both are small enough to fit into your pocket or bag. The EasyPort mount makes your device even more portable so you can take it with you wherever you travel.

Traffic Ready
Optional RDS-TMC traffic receiver accessory keeps you up-to-date on traffic events to minimize potential delays.

*Feature only available in the US and Canada
**Feature available in the US only

All TomToms Feature

Plug & Go--Works right out of the box.

30 Day Latest Map Guarantee--Up to date, off the shelf.

TomTom Map Share--Modify your own map and benefit from others' verified changes with TomTom Map Share.

Help Me! Emergency Menu--Easily access local emergency providers such as police, fire stations and hospitals.

TomTom HOME--Always up to date.

Fuel Price Service (optional)--Know more, pay less.

What's in the Box

XL 340M GPS device, EasyPort mount, USB cable, adhesive disk, car charger, and user guide + LT maps voucher

About TomTom

Founded in Amsterdam in 1991, TomTom has established itself as a global leader in navigation by being an innovative company with a strong brand, clear customer focus, and high quality products and services.

TomTom is the world's leading navigation solutions provider with navigation products sold in 30 countries and in over 20 languages. To further our commitment to car navigation, TomTom acquired Tele Atlas maps in 2008 so we can continually provide the most up-to-date maps and intelligent routing.

We have our own mapping company!
Did you know that every year roads change by up to 40% in high-growth areas? Tele Atlas manages this by using the world's most comprehensive systems to identify and incorporate these changes into our maps with unprecedented levels of speed and accuracy. All TomTom devices benefit from the Tele Atlas advantage--more coverage, more points of interest, and more freshness and accuracy.

Why TomTom?
At TomTom, we believe that personal navigation should be as easy and safe as possible. We develop smart technology that gives you straightforward solutions, innovations to make life easy.


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 0.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches
Item Weight 6.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
ASIN B003B3P2BK
Item model number 1EM0.052.18
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3.5 out of 5 stars 221 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #47 in Automotive > Motorcycle & ATV > Accessories > Electronics > Powersports GPS
#65 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Vehicle GPS > Trucking GPS
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By Busy Executive TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 27, 2010
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For some reason, I go through a lot of GPS units...although I have a built-in unit in one of my cars, I like to take a portable unit with me when I travel (and I travel quite a bit for business). In the last few years, I've tried the Garmin Nuvi, a Motorola, the GPS built into my phones (Droid and iPhone) - and now I'm trying two of the TomTom units - the 340 and 350 series.

I suppose I'm not a huge fan of the latest trend involving putting all sorts of extras into the GPS unit. I don't really need Bluetooth, email, and so forth - if I want all that, I'll carry a Netbook or something. Rather, I just want solid GPS that works anywhere and can reliably get me from point A to B with a minimum amount of fuss. If this is how you think, then the TomTom XL 340M is a good product at a very low price point. It has the basics implemented in a reasonable way, and not much else.

Updating is reasonably fast and doesn't require much more than connecting the unit to your PC (or Mac). As other reviewers point out, there's not a lot of extra space on the device, so updating probably means deleting the languages you don't use to free up adequate space. You can update the unit approximately once a quarter for as long as you own it at no additional charge (versus the unit in my car that costs $149 a year for an update DVD!).

I like the compact side and folding design. Easily fits in a jacket pocket, and there's not much more to carry with you. TomTom makes optional carry cases for this unit that make it even easier to lug around if you travel a lot like me. Construction quality seems about average for this type of unit - not terrific, but good enough to last a while.
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I have always had great experiences with TomTom units, and this one was no different. It works wonderfully. I was afraid the larger screen would be bothersome for me, but it's actually quite nice when reading the screen. I'm also in love with the Advanced Lane Guidance feature, which comes in very handy on unfamiliar freeway systems. If you're debating the lifetime map updates, I would suggest you get a unit with it included instead of buying the feature later. Last I checked it was about $100 the lifetime maps alone.

I've read some reviews that said that the screen is hard to read in the sun and such. Well, I live in Arizona and I haven't had any issues being able to see the screen during various times of the day. But I also have tinting on my windows, so maybe that helps?

Another complaint I've seen is that the computer voices mispronounce or completely botch some street names. Well, it's computer-generated speech and, though the technology has come a long way, a computer is gonna have a hell of a time with names like Camino De Oeste or Calle Pajarito. Personally, I get a good giggle out of listening to its odd interpretations.

Last, but most certainly not least: It's been said over and over and over in reviews, but I will say it again--Yes, there is a storage space issue involving the map update, but it's actually an easy fix, though it does take a few hours of your time to complete. BUT if you just want to use it out of the box, you don't have to do the update right away if at all. I didn't need it immediately, as I plan to use this for trips, so I had the time to do it.

If you are going to try the update, two words: BACK UP. Before you do anything, back up the unit using the software (TomTom Home, you can get it online).
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I received the GPS unit from Amazon VERY FAST! And that's the only good thing about it.

Unpacked it, did everything according to the instructions that came with it. First "TomTom Home" told me that there is no space to install the new map, and the "software cannot create extra space". So, I deleted some (French, etc.) voices I do not normally use. Then it said that the map cannot be installed because it was "inactivated". I used the activation code that came with the unit, and it did not work. I restarted the unit and then it said "there are no maps installed". Following instructions to correct the situation/install updates simply did not work.

There were numerous error messages appeared while I was trying to update the unit. Almost all of them wanted "anonymously submit the problem to TomTom", and that was the only "solution" I received for all the updating errors.

I think there is a VERY SERIOUS memory (hardware) problem in this device. It cannot accommodate new (larger) maps just because there is no space to save them in the unit. It seems like there are problems with "lifetime map update" offer as well; that is, "lifetime map update" is impossible because of hardware restrictions of this device. The activation code that came with the unit did not work either to get the updates or to "activate" the map.

No, I will not recommend this for a friend.
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My wife had (until it was recently stolen out of her car) a Garmin Nuvi. She loved it, but it didn't have lifetime Maps.

When I saw Amazon offer this as a Gold Box deal, I bought it for both of us to use. My wife immediately hated it. I kept it in my vehicle and used it a couple of times. I must say, I am not a fan.

Here's why:

I was excited about celebrity voices, just for the novelty aspect. I know, I know, it is juts a gimmick and the novelty does wear off. Its always fun though when someone hears Snoop Dogg giving the directions for the first time. The problem with celebrity voices, (or at least, with Snoop's voice) is that Tom Tom can;t possibly program Snoop's voice to speak street names, since he recorded his voice in a studio. There's no way this device could store every street name, IF Snoop could even record every street name. It is just too much audio data. So you end up with Snoop telling you to "Turn right", but never saying the street name.

That brings me to another point, this devices is sorely lacking in storage space. There just isn't enough room to store more than one voice and the pre-loaded maps take up most of the available space out-of-the-box.

Finally, and probably the worst thing about this GPS is its touch screen. You have to press really, really, really hard to get it to recognize your presses. This modern GPS feels and responds to your presses as if it is using pre-iPhone technology. If you are used to your cellphone's instant response, you will be disappointed with this device.

If none of this has helped you decide what to buy, consider this. Since my wife's GPS was stolen, we now need to buy another one. She won't use this one, and we plan to get another Garmin.
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