Honestly I bought and "tried" about 10 new gps systems with lifetime traffic and lifetime maps, varying brands but mostly Garmin's and Tom Tom's. Far and away this particular Tom Tom VIA 1500 TM won my vote. Why? -reasonable amount of clicks to click around where you want to go or settings you want to change.
-LOVE that you can set audible alerts to notify you when speeding, near red light cameras, near schools, etc.
-LOVE that you can tell your GPS where new cameras are installed and it instantly remembers when you return back to that intersection.
-love the choices of colors at night. The dark blue at night with twinkling stars is perfect for my eyes. There are many day and night colors to choose from. I wish the day color choices were a little brighter/deeper to see better during sunlight.
-Some gps units were not loud enough. This one is loud for sure but wish it was a little louder.
Honestly it has taken me to 1 place that ended up being 1/4 mile down the road on the other side. But hundreds of times it has taken me exactly where I need to go.
-It allows you to save locations based on gps current location so you can save exactly where you want to get back to.
-The traffic feature has saved me many a time in NJ traffic. It asked me if I wanted to be re routed to avoid the delay.
-it starts when you start your car most times. Other gps units did not.
-I love that it locates shopping, restaurants etc and puts up the appropriate icon. I wish you could click on that icon and be driven to that location.
-when you have a route progammed you can be notified along the way of tourist locations, colleges, doctors, etc. It is not perfect because none are but for the most part I love this one and am buying a second one today.
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