TomTom VIA 1505 M World Traveler Edition works best for travelers moving across the two continents North America and Europe. The GPS unit gives easy access to local maps with simple changes in device settings. Another important advantage is free lifetime map updates service.
This navigator does not have the lifetime traffic updates option. Bluetooth and voice-based commands feature are absent. These are the two major disadvantages. But important features such as Advanced lane guidance, millions of Points of Interests, IQ Routes, and the new map sharing technology are of immense value. The low price tag makes it an affordable option for international travelers.
The new unit comes preloaded with the maps of US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The map sharing community provides the latest information about sudden road changes. TomTom creates a high-value map service for the users with good navigational quality. 1505M World Traveler makes lane changing around high junctions an easy process. A 3D view of complex crossings provides clarity while driving. This view is extremely realistic which leads to correct lane changing decisions.
Local points of interests are available for most of the locations. TomTom increases the Points Of Interests database continuously. This ensures that new points are available from the first day. This feature is particularly useful in locating emergency services. The navigator displays several road options between the start and destination points. You can choose the best route using the time and fuel data. This is an award-winning system of TomTom. The 5 inch Touchscreen looks small but it is easy to type in the information. The GPS comes with an integrated mount system. The integrated mount places it directly on the dashboard or windshield.
Customers receive a subscription to map updates after making the order. The subscription facility allows access to new map downloads. However, you can download only 4 times in one single year. Free traffic updates feature is not present. Those who want the traffic update system have to buy a new antenna and traffic subscription separately. The speed and quality of navigation data are praiseworthy. The Touchscreen displays advance information about toll charged roads. Thus, making proper route changes is simpler. You can also check on speed limit restriction for various roads via the route information feature. Some units may not contain European maps. You need to verify from the seller before making the purchase. But new European maps are easily available as free downloads.