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Brand: TomTom
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XL 550M 5" Widescreen Auto GPS Navigation Unit

Outsmart road changes with the TomTom XXL 550·M--complete 5-inch 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 edition of the industry's most accurate map. 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. Navigate to any location in the US, Canada or Mexico--or directly to one of 7 million preloaded points of interest. Finding your way has never been easier, using TomTom's new EasyMenu and spoken turn-by-turn instructions including street names.

Maps of US, Canada & Mexico with Lifetime Map Updates
TomTom is known the world over for the accuracy and extensive coverage of its maps. TomTom maps include 1 million more miles of road than other GPS brands and have been rated highest in terms of quality and reliability.

Roads change, but with Lifetime Map Updates your map will always be up to date. Start fresh every few months by downloading a new edition of the industry's most accurate map. New editions are issued four times per year.

Note: 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 www.tomtom.com/legal.

EasyMenu
Easily access all of TomTom's powerful features through its simple and intuitive two-button menu. Just a tap gets you started, and easy-to-follow commands and recognizable icons lead you through a quick start-up process to get you on the road in no time.

7 million Points of Interest
Comes preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest in over 60 categories. Easily find millions of gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more on your route. Or, seek out a new tourist attraction, nightlife spot or shopping center and navigate directly to it. Customize by adding your own favorites.

IQ Routes*
Despite posted speed limits, traffic traveling along a road at 8 a.m. moves at a different pace than it does at 2 p.m. Actual traffic speed is affected by rush hour, traffic light changes, pedestrian traffic, day of the week, and more. Only TomTom offers exclusive technology that evaluates routes based on actual traffic speeds, rather than posted speed limits, and will recommend the fastest route for the time of the day.

Advanced Lane Guidance**
TomTom 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.

Announces Street Names
Keep your eyes on the road while your TomTom announces turn-by-turn directions, including street and place names.

5-Inch Touchscreen
Expand your horizons with a 5-inch extra-wide touchscreen. A wide screen allows an expanded driving view and easier menu operation.

Fold & Go EasyPort Mount
The award-winning Fold & Go EasyPort mount provides maximum portability. It folds neatly onto the back of the device, so both are small enough to fit into your pocket or bag and can be taken with you wherever you travel.

Traffic Update Service* (Optional)
Outsmart traffic. Optional traffic receiver accessory keeps you up-to-date on traffic conditions to minimize potential delays. Based on incoming traffic information, your TomTom will recalculate travel time and suggest alternate routes. Traffic updates available in the US and Canada.

  • Preloaded with maps of the US, Canada, and Mexico, with Lifetime Map Updates (new editions four times a year)
  • More than 7 million points of interest in over 60 destination categories--gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs and more
  • IQ Routes Technology calculates the fastest route possible based on time of day, saving you time, fuel and money
  • Advanced Lane Guidance indicates exactly which lane to use, so you can go confidently
  • Announces turn-by-turn directions aloud, including street and place names

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

  • Review Snapshot®
    Avg. Customer Rating:
     
    4 stars
    (based on 1 review)
     
    Works great.
    By stvVerified Purchaser from Kankakee, Il on 1/24/2011
    Pros:
    Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Setup, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
    Best Uses:
    Finding Specific Address
    Describe Yourself:
    Casual User
    How are you with directions:
    Great w/Directions
    Was this a gift?:
    No
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about TomTom TomTom XL 550M 5" Widescreen Auto GPS Navigator (Lifetime Maps Edition):

    This unit recalculates routes better than my ole GPS. My old unit would constantly try to make me turn around.... this one seems to realize that I want to take a different route....
    I would have given it a "5" if it had and audio out jack and sd card slot for mp3s....

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