I purchased this device hoping for a simple way to find those out of the way places. I purchased the lifetime maps edition. I already have two GPSs, just thought I’d see what else is out there since they would be out dated soon. One of the most peculiar things about this device is…..some genius thought is was a good idea to put a screen saver on it. A screen saver is the dumbest thing to be put on a gps. Oh, when you are driving down the road, the first thing you want is some advertising to come up on the device that’s showing you how to get where you want to go.
I know, I know, there is probably a way to disable it. but it is a waste of memory, a waste of time and a waste of money. The view map mode seems to be an after thought. It’s not like you have all the displays that you do when you have a programmed destination. I programmed in my home location and on my way home It gave a few directions and then went to a screen saver. Yes the voice continued to give instructions but where is my display of speed, direction and other features I chose in the set up. There are laws that prohibit fiddling with phones, gps and other electronics while driving and what to tomtom do….they cause you to have to touch the screen to get back to your map and status.
That same genius was probably the same one that thought it necessary to put a notice on the screen to let the driver know that “NO ROUTE PLANNED”.
I went on the website and noticed problems that others were having and I realized that I didn’t have the patients for this. I’ll stick to my garmin nuvi 1300 and the NEXTAR. screen saver TomTom, REALLY!!!, why?