Portable GPS navigators used to be very pricy, but nowadays many different options are available in the market and they are getting more and more affordable. Moreover, these days they are packed with useful and easy-to-use features. TomTom XXL 540M is arguably the most promising GPS of this year. You can just simply put this gadget on your car’s dashboard, and you can still concentrate on your driving. It features a five-inch, extra-wide touch screen for easier menu operation and expanded driving view. As a matter of fact, the display is larger than most competing GPS units in the market. The device’s Advanced Lane Guidance feature uses photorealistic images to give you extra clarity when navigating complicated multi-lane exits.
TomTom XXL 540M provides lifetime map updates. The roads and the traffic change every now and again, but you can always keep your map updated. According to several transportation experts, approximately 15% of the road network sees some kind of change each year. But with this portable GPS unit, you can always stay up to date with the current road and traffic conditions. You just have to enter the redemption code provided inside the package and you can download a new map every four months for free.
TomTom XXL 540M also features the state of the art IQ Routes Technology. It will help you when you must choose the fastest and most fuel-efficient route to get to your destination. That way, you can save time, fuel, as well as money. This feature can also help you to know the current traffic condition when you’re driving if you connect the GPS unit with the additional RDS-TMC traffic receiver. Moreover, if you ever need some help, especially when you encounter an emergency, the Help Me! Emergency Menu will help you find the nearest local emergency providers. With this feature, you can easily access the nearest local police station, fire station, and hospital and seek their assistance.
The GPS unit is preloaded with accurate maps of US, Canada, and Mexico. With the Map Share technology, you can instantly modify street names and street direction easily. When you are visiting a town or city that you have never been before, finding where to eat or where to stay can be really confusing. But not to worry, this gadget is preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest in over 60 destinations. You can easily find the popular eating joints, hotels, tourist attractions, or even shopping centers in your destination. Prices start from $110, depending on the retailer.