I bought this item to replace my old tomtom 340 XL. The item is exactly as described however, I was disappointed. It has the same traffic capabilities and map updates as my old one. Same menu type, nothing really new except voice recognition. The screen is huge as described. But that's about the only thing new. Definitely overpriced.
If you absolutley want the big screen, then this is the GPS for you, otherwise save your money and get a less expensive tomtom. It should be the same only with a smaller screen. I know my old one was.
I can't really rate the mounting device because suction cup devices do not work where I live. The heat kills the seal and the GPS falls off the windshield.
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Hi Michelle, while the traffic updates works the same as your old device, that is where the similarities end! Your new VIA 1605TM has a much larger screen to show more map information, much better screen resolution, much more internal memory, and a slot to take a micro SD card up to 32 GB to expand the memory! I am pleased that the menu looked the same to you. That is part of the TomTom DNA and we always look to keep things familiar as that is what our customers are accustomed to. To mount your VIA in a hot climate, I recommend looking at a dashboard mount or an air vent mount that will hold the device. This should take care of the sun issue and keep it in place.