|The TomTom XL 340 S puts complete widescreen navigation into a compact, portable GPS device. Switch on and go right out of the box. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions including street names and 3D graphics will guide you to any address in the US, Canada and Mexico - including more than 7 million preloaded points of interest.|
IQ Routes™ Technology* gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route to calculate your trip rather than only posted speed limits, so you’ll always travel the smartest route. Advanced Lane Guidance* brings even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits by showing you which lane to take, so you can be even more confident on the road.
TomTom has the most accurate maps and with TomTom Map Share™ technology you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds and turn restrictions on your own device. With the Help Me! menu, there are added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers.
The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort™ mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take it with you from car to car.
The XL 340 S is complete, widescreen portable navigation. No activation, no monthly fees.
this is a competitive entry level 4.3 inch screen GPS. It is fairly compact for a 4.3 inch size screen and the screen is pretty good quality although in direct sun you do lose some readability. In addition to the excellent IQ routes and mapshare, there is also advanced lane guidance on highways. A graphic comes up showing you your exit lane, exit number, and exit name. It also brings some funny commentary if you have the Cartman voice selected. One other consideration with a TomTom is a large selection of safety preferences that I have not seen on other brands.
This unit is worth buying just for the IQ routes! The most important feature of any GPS is its competence in routing. I have owned several brands of GPS, including Garmin and Mio. This one has the best routing yet! It always seems to choose a route that a local driver would choose. Some local drivers could even learn some better routes with this thing.
this is a competitive entry level 4.3 inch screen GPS. It is fairly compact for a 4.3 inch size screen and the screen is pretty good quality although in direct sun you do lose some readability. In addition to the excellent IQ routes and mapshare, there is also advanced lane guidance on highways. A graphic comes up showing you your exit lane, exit number, and exit name. It also brings some funny commentary if you have the Cartman voice selected.
Buy a Garmin1/7/2011
This is my second TomTom. Why? Because I'm an idiot. With both units I could be sitting in a Wal*Mart parking lot, type in Wal*mart, and it will say "none found", every time. And not just Wal*Mart, everywhere. They tell you to get in the left lane when you have to exit right in half a mile. This new one thinks the speed limit on some highways near me is 40MPH. And my dog has more memory than both of them put together. They say you can download updated maps and buy celebrity voices but they won't fit, even after deleting all other voices. Sure you can buy the voices, they took my money twice for that special service. You just can't do anything with it! If that is not false advertising then it is, at the very least, just plain RUDE! Other than that it is a marvelous product.
Great price and very happy with performance. A feature that I didn't have on my old one was the one with showing in red when you exceed the speed limit. Could save me a few bucks. :) Very pleased. Would buy again.
First time is a charm.1/3/2011
This is my first GPS so I don't have anything to compare to. However, I got more than I was looking for with this. I wanted a basic GPS that was reliable. I got that an more. Here are the unknown extras I really like: 1. I love the way it attaches to the window and then comes off so I can take it with me. These are the most stolen items from cars in my area (based on the local paper police blotter) and I did not want a permanent mount. 2. I love the perspective that the map provides (a "behind the car" perspective vs. a map perspective) 3. It even knows the speed limits of the roads I've been on and my speed readout has a red background when I go over 3mph over the limit. That's it for now. I haven't updated it on the internet yet so I don't know what that will do. However, for an entry-level GPS it has everything I need and more. For under $100 (which I think they should be anyway) I am thrilled.
Works fine. Well engineered. Does give you directions to your destination, which, however, at times, are bizarrely circuitous.
Easy to use12/28/2010
Great and not expensive. I have never used the computer to upload maps etc. with any GPS. It has built in what you need for almost all circumstances.
Good GPS unit, works right out of the box12/24/2010
This is a a good GPS unit for under $100. It worked right out of the box. Most of the cons for this units are with uploading the map. 1.The instructions are poor. 2.When connected to the computer it automatically takes you to the update menu. Before you do anything, first find the icon to back up the unit. Then delete the foreign voice prompts to clear some space. 3.Check that the new map you are downloading will fit in the 2GB space available on the unit. 4.If you are using a DSL, it takes a long time - over 6 hours to download and an hour to update the unit. BE PATIENT. The update bar does not move for several minutes at a time, giving an impression that the device is hung - DON'T mess with it. Let it finish the update, else you may end up with a corrupted unit. 5.If you want the voice commands to speak the street names, then the only option is the Computer Voice. Once the map is updated, the unit is easy to use and works pretty good.
Nice GPS, but expensive to keep it updated since tom tom charges for all maps.
Great price and fast rerouting11/19/2009
I have been pretty satisfied with this GPS. One thing I found out, don't let the battery runs low otherwise it takes a long time to find a sattelite even though you are charging it while it's looking for a satellite. Keeping the battery well charged all the time will ensure it picks up satellites very quickly. I love how fast it reroutes, great when you miss a turn or exit. All features are great.
Very good value for money6/27/2009
I bought this for a little under $200, but am very satisfied with it. Have had it for almost two months now. The head-unit build quality is very good, but the mount needs a little effort to get along with. i suggest reading the manual for how to use the mount (without making any assumptions), as it is not the regular clamp mounts. I have dropped the main unit a couple of times (fell from my hand while trying to mount it), and its holding up good. Pros: 1) very good usability and accessibility 2) screen quality is very good 3) voice is clear and directions are good 4)lane guidance is a must have if you are travelling to a big city 5) you can update the maps in the future Cons: 1)the mount needs a little effort to get used to 2)need to use computer voice (as against human voice) for street names....(ok...not exactly a con....but just a heads up) 3) MOST IMPORTANTLY....it takes a few minutes (when i say a few...i mean a few) for the unit to pick up a satellite and start guiding you. This means, you might need to pull-up your car if you just started the unit up and wait a few minutes for the directions to come up. This is a little annoying and i hope TomTom fixes this with subsequent models. Overall, for under $200, this is a great piece which provides lane guidance and spoken street names.