TomTom has been here since the first GPS devices began to come out onto the market. In today’s world, the car GPS market is very competitive and TomTom has been leading the way with innovation and how their products function as GPS devices. One of the reasons the TomTom XXL 540s have gotten so much attention is because of their size.
The TomTom XXL 540s are apart of the XXL family that have 5-inch displays. TomTom still keeps the same curved design without much weight in spite the size of this model. It actually only weighs about 7 ounces so it is not hard to carry at all.
With a larger display screen the 3D and 2D maps look more clear and accurate. You can even find some detailed surrounds by zooming in on the map itself. It can be very easy to spot certain sings with the device mounted. The TomTom XXL 540s also have text-to-speech technologies that help you to stay focused on driving while the directions are relayed.
This device also has an “Advanced Lane Guidance” system where it will make sure you are in the correct lane to reach your destination and will tell you if you are in the wrong lane. As you come upon the highway in your travels this GPS device will use a 3d map to indicate what lanes you need to take. This feature combines with the “IQ Routes” technology will further enhance the route calculations that you will be using. They will even calculate this by using historical speed measurement statistics.
The TomTom XXL 540s is in many ways a pretty new device and as of August 1010 there will be update maps that will include the US, Canada, and even Mexico. It also has over 7 million points of interest marked on these maps. You can also add custom spots to the map as well.
TomTom XXL 540s GPS Feedback
Many customers that have bought TomTom products in the past have done so because the interfaces are simple and familiar to use. The 540s model keeps these simple ideas and has a large screen for easy viewing. The great thing about all the features this device has like the maps and the updates, are all very customizable. It is a well working device with a quick startup time that not many budget devices have.
You will most likely use the “Navigate to…” feature the most when planning a route somewhere. All you need to do is follow the icons that appear on the screen and after you are used to the device it will be much easier to recall other destinations you have been to and how to plan getting there again. You can even make a setting called “Home” that you can activate when you wish to find your way home when you are lost.
Even though the price tag on this item is as low as $300, it still has the amazing quality that all TomTom devices will give. In addition, it also comes with the Easyport mount and TomTom Home desktop software. Therefore, you are almost getting an entire package for a beginning level GPS user.