New TomTom will be released around mid-April. Anyone planning on taking the plunge?
It has been on TomToms website for ever and it is on amazon.com for pre order for $349.99 looks like it is going to be really good,they also have a 2505m coming out about mid year.I don't know what the differences between the two units are I called and asked TomTom and they don't know ethier.
I am planning on purchasing the 2535. Hope it works as well as the hype.
The interface is the same old boring TomTom like before .. they should have spruced it up especially considering the Garmin Nuvi 3790T has the DEM views. And HD traffic is not all what it is touted to be here in the US.
The unit is available on several sites but I heard the only new thing over the 2505 that I previously own is that the voice recognition lets you input the entire address at once instead of number, street name, and city. You still can't update the maps or input new POI's since the Tomtom Home website is not up as of 2 weeks ago. I would stay away from this unit until Tomtom completes their website. Tomtom still doesn't announce what side of the street the POI is on.
I am going to show my ignorance here. What is DEM?
DEM = demographic
I had a TomTom 2505 returned it and bought the 3790LMT. I am as happy as can be.
Read my take on the only difference between the 2505 and the 2535 in a previous posting.
I believe in the context of GPS maps it means Digital Elevation Model ... a method of showing terrain features.
My apologies I ment to add a m to the 2505m which hasn't come out yet,it was introduced at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas 1/2011
The 2535M just adds the HD traffic with the LIVE service free for 1 year. There is no way I would pay $5 - $10 per month for the LIVE services even if it includes HD traffic. I have not seen, or heard of any traffic service being up to date that is worth paying a monthly subscription. Fortunately I have all the services on my iphone.
What are the major differences between the 3790LMT and the 1690? My two year Nu-Link is about to expire and the renewal price seems a little hefty no more than I use the Google, weather, movies, etc.
Well, the 2535 was released to Crutchfield this morning and I went ahead and ordered one. It was $349.99 w/free two day shipping. Should have it by Thursday. Hope I don't regret it. I'll let everyone know if I made a HUGE mistake or did good.
Looking forward to your review
the more I play with my TT 340 the more I believe they have the future edge over Garmin. If the graphics are as good as the TT website shows...Garmin is in for trouble...jm2c, ymmv
Well they sure beat amazon.com,amazon still shows this unit as a pre order.
Let us know if tomtom fixed the website so you add POI's since these new units don't use the "home" program. Also let us know if you can use Google and Mapquest to SEND POI's to the unit...this was broken when I had the 2505.
Crutchfield was already sold out by this afternoon. Bear with me guys. It may take me a little while to learn all the bells and whistles but I will be updating you.
Well, so far so good on the 2535. It is living up to the hype. The only downside is that it will not recognize my LG Phone. I was told that the LG is the most difficult phone to pair with another bluetooth device. I can live with that setback. It evidently was released enmasse yesterday because Best Buy already has it in stock in Knoxville, TN
Do your homework if you are thinking about purchasing the 2535 Live. Some websites have already reduced price. $349.99 is the norm but one website already has it for $319.99. Which leads me to doubt the old adage abouth the early bird getting the worm. I was an early bird and could have saved $30.00.
Do you still like the unit except for not working with your phone.Will you give us a update later.
It is all I hoped it would be. I tried the voice commands last night (take me home) and it performed flawlessly. This morning I tried to tell it to take me to an address and it kept telling me it could not understand. I was enunciating very clearly. Once I just rattled off the address normally it accepted it immediately. Evidently, it wants you to speak normally, not properly. I am extremely pleased with the unit!
How about the map graphics? How would you describe the detail? Also, does the 2535 TT tell you which side of the street your POI is on?
The graphics are very good. About POI's, my home is the right side of the street, but the 2535 tells me to turn left into my driveway. My neighbor would not be happy with me using her driveway! Not sure why it thinks I live across the street from my house.
to fix this? Just curious...TIA
Someone with more knowledge than I may know how to fix this, but I don't
find your place in Google maps...use the satellite view to set the pin right at your driveway...send the location to your TT and save it as a favorite and then Home. Cheesy maybe but it will work perfectly
THank you so much for the help. I will do this and let you know how it did. There is no doubt that it will work!
but heavily invested in Garmin Nuvi, eight including the models bought for the whole family, and the one that came with the Volvo XC 70. Sounds very nice though...oh well!
I'll also wait until TT has the website available. I can't see buying a unit that you can't update.
I've had my TOMTOM 2535 LIVE for 2 weeks and have compared it to my Garmin 3790, here are my finding so far:
TomTom does not allow multiple stops, Garmin allows 10
TomTOM drives me around the block(sometimes several blocks) instead of driving me to the address and just turning left at POI.
Both units tell you what side of the street the POI is on.
Tomtom has too many lane and turn restrictions which I know I can correct with map corrections but there are too many.
Tomtom Unit does not turn on once you plug it into your lighter.
Tomtom unit has too many steps to drive to an intersection.
Tomtom voice allows you to say entire address instead of doing step by step;city, street, and number.
Tomtom maps are not pleasant to look at.
Tomtom does let you avoid certain streets on route, Garmin 3790 does not.
Tomtom HD has not worked any better than Garmin free traffic in the Chicago area.
Tomtom arrival time is more accurate than Garmins but the routes are sometimes not the best.
Tomtom home on the web is terrible. You still can't add cars, POI's or use the Google SEND feature.
I'm planning a trip from Chicago to Newark, NJ during the end of May so I plan to drive with both the Garmin 3790 and the Tomtom 2535 LIVE to compare routes, times, and most important traffic. I'll update this forum on my findings.
I got my TomTpm 2535m on the 13th of this month and I have already sent it back today.I got the unit because of the live services I called TomTom customer service and complained that the live services were not available the rep told me to try next week.I want a unit that does as advertised,I waited about 4 months figuring these problems would be worked out before I purchased my unit.So no satisfaction from phone customer service so I emailed and laid out specific complaints and I got back a response from a computer,or it sounded like it and tried responding by email the email wouldn't go through so I called and talked to a live person and he read my complaint and said that it was indeed a computer response,I got the President of TomTom address and the guy said you won't get him.So with that I have had it with TomTom I guess it is back to Garmin.
I just took a trip from Chicago to New Jersey and back. I drove using a Tomtom 2535 LIVE and a garmin 3790 LMT. Both Units had the latest maps and firmware.
I drove with both units to compare traffic, routes and arrival times. Well I have to tell you that I am impress with the TOMTOM HD traffic.
As soon I started driving the TOMTOM told me that there was an accident on 80/94 near I65 and that it would add significant time to my trip. I kept driving knowing this in advance.
The Garmin had a green traffic status until I crossed into Indiana from Illinois. The Garmin told me that there was a delay but not too much info. No message popped up on the Garmin giving me options
With the TOMTOM I drove past the Illinois/Indiana border and a message quickly popped up and told me that there was a 67 minute delay and would you like to avoid it. I said yes(voice recognition) and it drove me around the traffic.
2 hours into our trip I ran into a biker at the service plaza in Indiana and he told me that he was sitting in a parking lot for well over an hour since 2 semi's had rolled over.
Wow, what a life saver. The TOMTOM HD traffic was more thorough and more frequent throughout the trip to New Jersey. The Garmin did not alert us of anymore traffic while the TOMTOM gave us 2 more traffic delays later in Pennsylvania.
Very accurate traffic. The best I have seen on a device. It even gave us traffic on the side streets.
Arrival time was vastly different. The TOMTOM and the Garmin were 45-75 minutes apart. The TOMTOM was dead-on with arrival time.
Routes were identical except for the traffic detours.
If traffic is your main option I would test drive the TOMTOM LIVE with HD traffic. I've been a Garmin loyalist for the last 10 years but I did like the TOMTOM HD traffic feature.
NOTE: The NON HD traffic is similar to Garmin's since they both use the FM frequency while the HD traffic uses cellular technology and updates your traffic every 2 minutes.
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