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142 of 149 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as big as you think, 7 Dec. 2010
This review is from: TomTom XXL IQR Edition 5" Sat Nav with Full Europe Maps (42 Countries) (Electronics)
I received this product after some deliberation and procrastinating as the large screen and the reputation of Tomtom lived up to the mark in that respect and I was in need of the europe maps for travel abroad. The maps themsleves are great in quality and clarity and the device is quick to seek the satellite signals and locate your position.

However, when attempting to utilise the free one-time map upgrade on the Tomtom tools, the new full like-for-like european map on this model (2.16Gb)far exceeded the flash drive built in (1.84Gb). So even with some tweaking of files, there was not enough basic disk space for the upgrade.

The only option Tomtom provided was to download one of a choice of five smaller european maps. However no matter which map I could choose, no single option provided the countries promised in the full map that is in the out-of-the-box version that comes with this model. For example I needed Slovakia and UK, but the option maps did not have these two countries together.

So the option was to leave this device on the out-of-the-box version or return it. Sadly, I have chosen to return this model as I felt a little cheated by Tomtom. I was looking at the newer GO HD models but the price increase to get a 4Gb model with a SD slot was just not worth the cost. I have since settled for a Becker SatNav, which provides 3D terrain and regular free updates to maps for around the same price as this model. Their newer and cheaper models come with 4Gb standard and may be worth looking into. Amazon (UK), do not yet offer the full Becker range from my searching but the direct website takes orders in english and deliver internationally.

Hope this helps.
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