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TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic and Maps Review

TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic and MapsThe TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic and Maps is equipped with superior intelligence so you can hit the road with confidence.

Its free lifetime map updates allows you to download the latest edition of maps whenever they are available. With its Map Share On-Demand Updates, users can easily make quick changes in between map releases.

TomTom VIA 1405TM GPS for Car helps you avoid certain roads during rush hours so you can take the fastest route towards your destination. You will be fed with the most accurate real-time traffic information available with TomTom’s Free Lifetime Traffic Updates.

Packed with great navigational tools, the TomTom VIA 1405TM Car GPS System assures you of accurate navigational information to eliminate delays as you travel even on unfamiliar roads.

This new 4.3-inch screen GPS lets you travel with style with its super slim, fashionable design. The bright screen displays crisp, clear images.

The advanced lane guidance takes you to the right road and its 7 million Points of Interest helps you find the places or businesses you’re looking for.

TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator Features

Below are the features that you are getting from the TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator:

  • Get over 1 million more miles of mapped roads in the US
  • Outsmart delays with Free Lifetime Traffic Updates, without advertising
  • Stay up-to-date on road changes with Free Lifetime Map Updates
  • Navigate with ease using premium maps of the US, Canada & Mexico
  • Travel in style with the new, slim design and integrated Fold and Go EasyPort Mount
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 4.7 x 3.4 inches
  • Product Weight: 6.4 ounces

TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator Reviews and Rating

TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator received an average rating 3.3 of out of 5 stars from 60 online reviewers who purchased and used the product.

Below are TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator Pros and Cons as experienced and described by its users.

TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator Positive Reviews Summary

Majority of the people who bought TomTom VIA 1405TM were impressed by its performance. Some commented that this model is thinner and lighter than the TomTom XL series and has a slightly better screen although the difference is not that obvious.

Diagonal lines are a little less jaggy on the TomTom VIA 1405TM GPS for Car if you look closely but the increased resolution doesn’t make much difference. The font size is slightly different as well. The font for the current street is a little larger on the 1405TM Car GPS System, but the font for the next street to turn onto is slightly smaller, which you can see in the screen image on this site.

Another development is that when you approach your destination, it will tell you if it’s on the right or the left. With previous generation TomToms you could see which side of the street your destination was on by looking at the screen, but it didn’t announce it audibly.

The voice instructions in the TomTom 1405TM are definitely easier to follow. The address entry system is easy to enter the destination. The satellite loads quickly and is very accurate. This is a basic no frills unit and gives excellent directions. It’s not loaded with a lot of gimmicks and gets you where you want to go and does so very well.

TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator Negative Reviews Summary

The glare from the sun makes the screen hard to read and is an issue unless you can place the device in a darker area. Also, the TomTom website doesn’t yet recognize the different 1400 models, they’re not a selectable option on dropdown list and it doesn’t recognize their software.

The 1405TM GPS for Car does however recognize them as generic 1400 but that will not get you your lifetime map updates. As a matter of fact it tells you that the software version on the device is wrong.

Other flaw of the TomTom VIA Car GPS System is its lack of password protection but it shows you a symbol of a man stealing to remind you to be cautious of it being stolen.

Side by side on a table inside the house, an old TomTom can find the satellites within 40 seconds of it being turned on, but the VIA 1405TM still has no signal after 5 minutes and 45 seconds. This device appears that it was released before the backend was finished.

TomTom VIA 1405TM Portable GPS Navigator Ratings

5 Stars 27%, 4 Stars 32%, 3 Stars 10%, 2 Stars 5%, 1 Star 25%

Get more details of the TomTom VIA 1405TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic and Maps here.

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