After purchasing the TomTom via, I downloaded all of the required software, however, I was unable to connect to the internet with the included usb cable, nor was I able to use the GPS in the car plugging it into the socket. It might just be a defective unit.
I tried downloading the software on two different computers with the same results.
The VIA series of GPS devices from TomTom are superior to the previous generation (TomTom XL330, XL335, etc) in the following: (1) acquire GPS signal much quicker, (2) thinner shape, (3) better suction mount (at least initially; do not know how long that will last), (4) crisper/clearer display. I have owned 4 previous generation TomTom's (one for each family member) and prefer the TomTom road and info display over all other brands. Lifetime traffic and maps
Bought this model (after extensive research) to replace an older TomTom. Apart from some initial problems with the suction cap (fell off a few times), the unit performs very well indeed. It is user-friendly and the traffic updates are a life-saver (especially when driving in and around NYC).
Introducing the TomTom VIA 1405•TM, equipped with superior driving intelligence.
Travel with ease and style throughout the US, Canada & Mexico. This innovative navigator boasts a super-slim design, classic finish, new,
intuitive user interface and a 4.3” touchscreen.
Using TomTom maps, you have access to one million more miles of mapped road in the US than you would using any other GPS brand. With
TomTom VIA’s Free Lifetime Map Updates, you can download the latest map edition every few months. And, with TomTom Map Share™ On-
Demand Updates, you can easily make instant changes in between map releases, and download verified updates from other TomTom users to
Outsmart delays using IQ Routes™. The exclusive technology directs you to your destination using the smartest, fastest route possible. TomTom knows to avoid certain roads during rush hour, streets inundated with traffic light changes and pedestrian traffic, and more, so that you always take the fastest way to get anywhere, at any time. TomTom VIA also gives you the most accurate real-time traffic information available
with Free Lifetime Traffic Updates ? with no advertisements. As soon as an accident or other delay is found on your route, TomTom alerts you
and can re-route you to an alternative, faster route.