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TomTom GO 2505TM 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.4 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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  • Outsmart traffic and road changes with Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates
  • Premium maps of the US, Canada & Mexico with Map Share On-Demand Updates
  • Always the smartest, fastest route with IQ Routes
  • Navigate easily with crisp, sharp graphics & intuitive user menus
  • Pinch to zoom and swipe from screen to screen using gestures
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Product Description

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Product Description

TomTom GO 2505?TM Automobile Portable GPS Navigator 1CQ0.019.01 Portable / Handheld Navigators

The TomTom GO 2505TM offers Superior Driving Intelligence with Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates. Complete with premium maps of the US, Canada & Mexico, you can navigate to virtually any address – including over 7 million points of interest, like gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more. With TomTom maps, you have one million more miles of mapped road in the US than you would using other GPS brands – making TomTom maps the most accurate and dependable in the industry.

Click and lock mount for easy use

Sleek and slim to easily fit in your pocket or bag

 The 2505 TM's sleek 5-inch glass touchscreen allows you to easily swipe your finger to move from screen to screen, or pinch-to-zoom, for easy map viewing.

Sleek New Design
The GO 2505TM boasts a slim design, crisp, sharp graphics & intuitive user menus. And, using gestures on the 2505TM’s sleek 5.0” glass touchscreen, you can easily swipe your finger to move from screen to screen, or pinch-to- zoom, for easy map viewing.

Bluetooth and More
Make and answer calls safely while driving with your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone, on your TomTom GO 2505TM. See incoming call information, make and answer calls and talk hands-free easily through your TomTom. Navigation functions will operate without interruption. And, with Voice Recognition, you can relax and let your hands stay on the wheel – TomTom responds to 130 different verbal commands, making navigation easier and safer than ever.

Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates Included

Always outsmart delays with Lifetime Traffic. The TomTom 2505TM receives live traffic updates automatically to give you the most up-to-date traffic information available. As soon as a delay is found on your route, TomTom will alert you and, if you choose, will automatically re-route you to an alternative, faster route. And, only TomTom has IQ Routes, an exclusive technology that evaluates routes based on actual traffic speeds, rather than static, posted speed limits; TomTom will recommend the fastest route for the time of day, so you’ll always be directed to the quickest, most-efficient route. TomTom is the only GPS with the technology to grow more intelligent each day. While other GPS devices remain static reporters of programmed information, TomTom devices are dynamic and ensure that your maps are always up to date. TomTom’s Lifetime Map Updates let you start fresh every few months by downloading our latest full map edition, while TomTom Map Share On-Demand Updates lets you download verified updates from other drivers in between the full map releases, and as often as you wish.

You’ll never miss your exit with Advanced Lane Guidance; enhanced graphics show you exactly which lane to take in complex multi-lane situations.

Secure your GO 2505TM to your windshield or dash, using the click & lock magnetic mount.

What's in the Box
GO 2505TM PND with pre-loaded maps, Fold & Go EasyPort mount, USB cable, car charger with integrated traffic, adhesive disk, documentation, and redemption code for Lifetime Maps

  • TomTom Travel Case for TomTom Portable Vehicle GPS Devices

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.

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 0.7 x 5.6 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 9.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds
ASIN B00486U36I
Item model number 1CQ0.019.01
Customer Reviews
3.4 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #143 in Software > Education & Reference > Maps & Atlases
#3,654 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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I have been using TomTom Car Navigation products for several years now. This is my 4th unit. The last unit I possessed was the 'TomTom GO 740 Live'. So I was excited about the newest offering from this company. Having used this product for a few days, here's my 2 cents.. (please remember, this is being reviewed in relation to other TomTom products. I am not comparing this to units from other manufacturers)

The Good..
** This unit is sleeker and better looking than any of the previous models.
** The 5" screen makes a world of difference compared to the 4.3" inches on most other models. So if you can, opt for the 2505 and not the 2405.
** The screen is brighter than other models. Seems to hold well in bright sunlight.
** Very crisp and pleasing visuals. The text and graphics are sharper and more responsive.
** Extremely quick planning and re-planning of routes - that's the new Turbo Routing feature. Works pretty well.
** The car dock is very innovative. Sturdier and better mechanics. The magnetic process needs a little getting used to, especially when undocking.
** The automatic time zone setting for the Clock is a nice feature.
** Comes with Lifetime Map updates and Traffic.

The Bad...
** There is no docking station! You need to plug the USB cable manually for syncing/charging with the PC.
** For Traffic updates, the unit needs to be plugged into the car charger since the RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver is integrated into the car charging cable.
** No LIVE services. So if you need Google service or latest gas prices, you are out of luck.
** No memory card slot. So if you run over the 4GB limit, better start deleting stuff.
** No FM transmitter. No option to play voice through the the radio.
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With the 2505TM, TomTom has built the best vehicle navigator I've ever used. It's shortcomings apply mostly when you or a passenger would like to be the navigator yourself and use the GPS as a tool to do so.


The last GPS I tried was a TomTom XXL 540TM. I had three problems with the interface on it that I hoped would be fixed in TomTom's latest and greatest.

First, the 540TM didn't list enough street names when displaying the map. The TomTom GO 2505TM is substantially better in this regard. Everything about the display on this unit is fantastic, it's clear and very bright. The graphics appear to be better anti-aliased and look quite polished.

Second, points of interest are still poorly organized and displayed. Restaurants aren't organized by cuisine, and the screen does not update distances while driving around. In a city, there might be hundreds of restaurant choices within a few miles, but they might not all be nearby by the time one finishes reading them all. I much prefer how Garmin displays the distance and direction each POI is in while the list displays, it's much more informative.

Third, I could not drag the map to look up ahead while the unit was navigating. My wife likes to do this while I drive; she'll manually look for alternate routes or shopping centers. To browse a map in the TomTom, one has to click into an entirely different mode, then click through another set of prompts to get the map centered on the car's current location. From there the maps will still not update the car's location as it moves along, meaning the user sees a static map with a "this is where you used to be" marker.
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I have been using the GO 2505 for about 1 week and the unit is a big improvement over previous TomTom models. I recently took a trip from Chicago to St. Louis and had no problems with directions. The lane guidance worked perfectly all the time. Arrival times were accurate. Traffic worked flawlessly.

It has several nice features that are lacking on my Garmin's. The best feature that Garmin does not have is avoiding roads on a route.

Great 5" bright glass screen. You can now see the screen in daylight.
Improved software.
Fast routing and re-routing.
Good routing. not perfect.
Good traffic.
POI's easier to find. You can now search a find the name w/o going through the category.
Big POI database. I have found all the POI's that I've searched for.
Good speaker. voice is loud and clear. Still doesn't pronounce all street names properly.
Indicates the side of the street for the POI sometimes but not always.
Ability to correct maps and POI locations.
Great mount. We don't have to disconnect the power cable from the unit. It fits on the bracket and stays on when you remove the unit.

The unit is thick and not slim downed.
Can't use TomTom Home PC software. Now you use My TomTom web software that is not complete. Can't add POI's or anything else available on TomTom Home. Waiting for an update.
Can't use the send option from Google maps. Waiting for an update.
Announces the side of the street for the POI, sometimes.
Can't setup a multiple stop route, I can setup a route from point a to point b.
Cumbersome way to navigate to an intersection.
Navigate to feature makes you enter a city and does not have the "search all" cities like the Garmins.
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