TomTom XXL 550TM Includes Manufacturer's Warranty, Product # 1EP001904 The Tom Tom XXL 550TM 5-inch portable GPS navigator is a complete navigation solution in a XXL extra-wide touchscreen device with lifetime traffic and map updates and more than 7 million preloaded points of interest including restaurants, gas stations, shopping malls and golf courses. Turn-by-turn instructions helps guiding to any address in the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico . It features IQ Routes Technology that gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route. Featuring Fast route (re-)calculation which instantly re-calculates the route if you deviate from the planned route. With TomTom Map Share technology, you instantly can modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds, and turn restrictions on the device. The Fold & Go EasyPort mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take it with from car to car. XXL 550TM Features: GPS Vehicle Navigation System, 5 Extra-Wide LCD Touchscreen, Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates, RDS-TMC Traffic Ready, IQ Routes Technology, Spoken Street Names, EasyMenu, Advanced Lane Guidance, Preloaded maps of US, Canada & Mexico, 7 Million Points of Interest, POI Icons, TomTom Map Share, Automatic Rerouting, Fast route (re-)calculation, Fold & Go EasyPort Mount, Help Me Emergency Menu, Speed Alerts, Multi-lingual, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, Smart Services & Extras: TomTom HOME, Access to TomTom online services Real-time weather reports : Get a real-time overview of the weather before setting off, including 5-day forecasts for all the places you're going to be. Voices : download funny and famous voices for a bit of variety and fun on the road. POI's: Thousands more POI's to download. And much, much more. Key Definitions: 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. Automatic Rerouting: Provides alternate travel
I got TomTom550TM about two weeks ago. It replaced my TomTom Go 730 with 4.3" screen.This will be my 5th GPS device so far. I consider TomTom Go 730 a pretty modern GPS with a lot of good features, so I will review TomTom 550TM in comparison to that one.Let me start with the cons:- No Bluetooth hands-free, FM transmitter, SD reader, etc. But, I disabled the BT and FM in my Go anyway and I do not miss them at all.- Fewer menu options; mostly due to missing extra functionality, and some regarding what is disp..
First, and this is important:If you have this device, do not permit TomTom Home (a computer program) to 'update' your maps until after it has 'activated' your GPS. TomTom Home may run into problems processing your activation code until after you update the "TomTom Application for TomTom XL and TomTom XXL." That's OK... let it update that, but decline to allow it to update your maps until *after* it has successfully activated your GPS.The reason is simple: the servers did not accept my activation attempts ..
The TomTom XXL 550T 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator is a good basic GPS navigation unit which I could recommend to anyone looking for a basic GPS with a larger screen.That having been said, I had some issues with this unit and TomTom that prevent me from giving it five stars.-- No Manual. The TomTom XXL 550T 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator shipped in the late Spring of 2010. When I received the unit toward the end of July there was still no manual available on-line for this model. There are numerous optional se..