TOMTOM XXL 540M Automobile Portable Navigator - 1EP0.052.09

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by ledguy on 9/8/2010

After using several other gps, I figured I'd give tomtom a try. While it is easy to use, and has a big screen, it will not get you to your location over 50% of the time. I did the latest updates and it still will have you unable to find most locations. Many neighborhoods at least 3yrs old are not on tomtom, it does not display the speed limits on most major roads(but other brands do). It has many streets named wrong, it shows many roads that do not exist, it shows driveways and power lines as roads(thats how they claim they have a million more miles than others) After many emails to tomtom, they say the problem is with the map supplier, not tomtoms problem! Anyway, the new Garmin gets me to where I am going 99% of the time. Other people I know have these same issues with tomtom, so just beware. ps, it has a lot of other problems, but being unable to find over 50% of locations is a major problem.

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I'll Go With Garmin From Now On

by A customer on 9/16/2010

Decided to try a TomTom but found it not near as intuitive out of the box as the Garmin 265WT I bought to compare it with. My main gripe with this TomTom XXL 540 unit is the fact that once you get a "favorite" entered, the only editing you can do to it is rename it. If you happen to get one number of an address wrong you must delete the whole thing and start over. Also, the list of "favorites" display alphabetically. That might seem right but, I have a few address labels (favorites) that I like to put extras on like an appartment or unit number. This would always display at the begining of a favorite label/name even when it was entered at or near the end of a name. My Garmin 265WT displays these just as they are entered. I’m sending the TomTom back and keeping the Garmin.

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Product Overview

Outsmart road changes with the TomTom XXL 540•M – complete 5.0” widescreen navigation plus Lifetime Map Updates*. On average, 18% of road information changes each year, so it is important to have the most up-to-date maps. With Lifetime Map Updates, start fresh every few months by downloading a new map edition. New editions are issued four times per year. Since TomTom has the industry’s most accurate and dependable maps you’ll have access to one million more miles of roads than you would using other GPS brands. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions including street names will guide you to any address in the US, Canada and Mexico - including more than 7 million preloaded points of interest.

Only TomTom has IQ Routes™ **. This exclusive technology evaluates routes based on actual traffic speeds, rather than posted speed limits, and will recommend the fastest route for the time of day. You’ll always be directed to the quickest, most efficient route. Advanced Lane Guidance? provides extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions by showing you which lane to take, so you won’t miss your turn or have to make dangerous lane crossings. Photorealistic images and a pulsing green arrow indicate exactly which lane to use.

With TomTom’s exclusive Map Share™ On-Demand Updates, you have the ability to update your own map instantly or download verified updates from other drivers. Update your TomTom daily or whenever you wish.

The “Help Me!” menu lets you travel with peace of mind. It provides added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers such as police, fire stations, and hospitals. The “Where Am I?” feature pinpoints your exact location so you can accurately communicate it to emergency resources. The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort® mount folds neatly onto the back of the device, so both are small enough to fit into your pocket or bag. Want to drive with the same trusted intelligence used for years by 911, the United States Department of Transportation and other governmental agencies? Choose TomTom. Go Confidently.

*You receive up to four non-transferable map data updates per year until the product’s useful life expires or TomTom no longer receives map updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter. Details and terms at

**Feature available in the US and Canada only. ?Feature available in the US only.


Manufacturer TomTom
Mfg Part# 1EP0.052.09
SKU 215190699
UPC 636926038713
UPC 14 00636926038713
Product Guide Click Here for the TomTom Store
Stay up-to-date on road changes with Lifetime Map Updates
Premium maps of the US, Canada & Mexico
Get free updates as often as you like with Map Share™ On Demand Updates
Find gas stations, restaurants and more with over 7 million points of interest
Never miss an exit with Advanced Lane Guidance
Get the most up-to-date map right from the start with Latest Map Guarantee
Travel with peace of mind with Help Me! Emergency Menu
Update and personalize your TomTom with TomTom HOME Content Manager
Plug & Go right out of the box
Easily take your TomTom with you with the Fold & Go EasyPort® Mount
Fuel Price Service - optional service
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1 Year Warranty
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