The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is a a GPS system with internet connectivity and a 5-inch touchscreen.
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Pro Online app integrations
The 1535M offers internet functionality and allows the user to connect with a number of different online applicaties, such as Expedia, Yelp, Tripadvisor, Google Local Search and Twitter.
Pro HD Traffic works well
The HD Traffic feature of the TomTom GO LIVE 1535M shows you accurate and up to date routes, while displaying relevant information of the display such as speed limits and recommended driving lanes. The IQ Routes feature is crowd-sourced, which means it's constantly improving.
Con Expensive yearly subscription
The GO LIVE 1535M has a recommended retail price of $199, including one year of the TomTom HD Traffic subscription service. After this period, a yearly subscription renewal costs $59.99. For comparison: a similar yearly TomTom service on smartphones only costs $19.99.
Con Can create some GSM interference
Because the GO LIVE 1535M uses the cellular GSM network, some interference through the speakers of your car may occur, resulting in annoying static and buzz sounds.
Con Clumsy category system for places of interest
The TomTom features a search function for Places of Interest (POI's), such as restaurants, entertainment venues and fuel stations. These locations are spread in different categories, but searching for them can be quite annoying due to a clumsy category system. For example, restaurants can all be found under one and the same category, which makes it tedious if you're looking for a specific type of restaurant.