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TOMTOM XXL 540 in-Car 5" GPS for $149 Back Again in Dick Smith

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dick smith has the tomtom xxl 540 on sale again. $149 save $150

Screen size 5.0" (13 cm)
Screen type 16:9 LCD widescreen
Screen resolution 480 x 272 pixels

Internal memory 2GB internal flash memory
SD Slot No

http://www.tomtom.com/en_au/products/car-navigation/xxl-540/...

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    need to mention:

    no bluetooth., no ipod port., no fm transmitter.

    but it is really good if you know how to set it up

    http://gpsunderground.com/forum/gps-navigation-systems/tomto...

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    i have one of these for about 1 year.
    as barebones gps with big screen it does the trick.

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    They are good GPS, no need for Blutooth, ipod dock and no need for fm transmitter gimmicks. This does what it does best which is GPS. I only take it out on long trips anyway. Most of the time it never gets turned on, so the additional features are quite useless to me.

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    This particular deal/price has been happening on and off for about 2 years iirc. Is this still a decent GPS to get in 2012? Do you get free map updates at all?

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    Just some feedback on this GPS as I've had it for about 2 years now.

    Pros

    • Suction cup and mechanism is pretty compact
    • Easy usage when FULL address of destination is known
    • Relatively easy to find and install Australian maps, POI, speed cameras, free voices in other languages (through official tomtom software and "other means")

    Cons

    • Maps out of date. ie. downloaded the latest maps from Tomtom when I bought the GPS and it still doesn't have some things that were there years ago.
    • Hard to find destination you've never been to. ie. can only search for addresses/street crossings when the name of the suburb is known because it requires that you enter it in first. Also difficult to browse the map and select a destination that way due to below:
    • Very slow processing of maps. ie. It takes a very long time (30 seconds or more) to load up everything on the map within the screen and as soon as you want to zoom in/out or scroll the screen, it has to spend another 30+ seconds processing everything again.
    • I've had suction cup fall off the windscreen a few times. May be due to dirty winscreen area from mounting the GPS many times.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

    In conclusion: This was a good deal 2 years ago because it has a big screen and easy to pick up and use. But I don't think it is anymore. I'd prefer something without the above cons even if it means getting a smaller screen.

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    Great product.
    Highly recommend.

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    Garmin nuvi 50 would be a better buy, as it's a much newer model and even looks much nicer, and it can be had for $117!

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    I've had one for a year and for a 5" GPS it does the job - however not being able to just search (eg. Google) for a place/destination gets to be annoying. As stated above you need to know the exact address details and even then some places cannot be found because places can be listed under one of several suburbs.

    In reality, a 5" iPhone with Google maps and windscreen holder would be ideal :-)

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    It's gone back up again ($299).

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