My first sat nav and I must say I have made a good choice.It worked straight from the box. The maps displayed are excellent and spoken instructions clear. I deliberately took wrong directions when testing out the device, and the TomTom quickly put me back on route.
An in-car charger is supplied, If you are going on a long journey, I suggest you connect this at the start of the journey as after 2 hours my TomTom switches itself off.
A usb lead as also supplied. Use it to connect to your pc for updating and also for charging up the battery.
I suggest that you do not install the software from the included cd. Instead go to the TomTom web site and download the latest version of TomTom HOME. Once installed, updating worked seamlessly with my laptop.
My car has a heated windscreen and there were no problems picking up the satellites.