TomTom Portable GPS Navigator – XL 340 4.3 Inch

When you’re looking at the directions on a Tom Tom screen, 4.3″ vs. 3″ makes a big difference.

The display has also been updated to show direction of travel, name of street for next turn, direction of and distance to next turn, distance and estimated time to destination.

The direction voice actually adjusts to how fast you’re going!  So if you’re going 65 mph, you get a turn announcement in time to actually make the turn.

TomTom parts.

Brand: TomTom
Model: 1EM0.052.01
List Price: $229.95
Price: $149.99

Description:

Amazon.com Product Description The TomTom XL 340 is complete navigation in a widescreen device. Switch on and go right out of the box. Spoken turn-by-turn instructions will guide you to any address in the United States, Canada, and Mexico--including more than 7 million preloaded points of interest.

Complete navigation in a widescreen device. Click to enlarge.

The Fold & Go EasyPort mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take it with you from car to car. Click to enlarge.

IQ Routes Technology* gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route to calculate your trip rather than only posted speed limits, so you'll always travel the smartest route. Advanced Lane Guidance* uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits so you can be more confident on the road.

TomTom has the most accurate maps, and with TomTom Map Share technology, you instantly can modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds, and turn restrictions on your own device. With the Help Me! menu, added safety features enable you to easily access local emergency providers.

The Fold & Go EasyPort mount folds flat against the device, making it easy to take it with you from car to car.

The XL 340 is complete, widescreen navigation.

*Features only available in the United States and Canada.

XL 340 Features

  • Maps of United States, Canada, and Mexico with TomTom Map Share
  • 7 million POIs
  • IQ Routes Technology
  • Advanced Lane Guidance
  • Fold & Go EasyPort Mount
  • Spoken Instructions
  • 4.3-inch Touchscreen

All TomToms Feature

Plug & Go--Works right out of the box.

Preloaded Points of Interest--Easily find millions of gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more on your route.

30-Day Latest Map Guarantee--Up to date, off the shelf.

TomTom Map Share--Modify your own map and benefit from others' verified changes with TomTom Map Share.

Help Me! Emergency Menu--Easily access local emergency providers, such as police, fire stations, and hospitals.

TomTom HOME--Always up to date.

Traffic Ready--Optional RDS-TMC traffic receiver accessory keeps you up-to-date on traffic events to minimize potential delays.

Fuel Price Service (optional)--Know more, pay less.

Why TomTom?

TomTom believes that personal navigation should be as easy and safe as possible. TomTom develops smart technology that gives you straightforward solutions, innovations to make life easy.

Easy to Use

  • Award-winning navigation software
  • Plug & go

Best Maps

  • 30-Day Latest Map Guarantee
  • Modify your own map and benefit from others' verified changes with TomTom Map Share

Best Routing

  • QuickGPSfix
  • Traffic ready

Leader in Safety

  • Help Me! emergency resources menu
  • Safety preferences menu

About TomTom

Founded in Amsterdam in 1991, TomTom has established itself as a global leader in navigation by being an innovative company with a strong brand, clear customer focus, and high-quality products and services.

TomTom is a leading navigation solutions provider with navigation products sold in 30 countries and in over 20 languages. To further its commitment to car navigation, TomTom acquired Tele Atlas maps in 2008 so that the company can continually provide the most up-to-date maps and intelligent routing.

TomTom has its own mapping company!

Did you know that every year, roads change by up to 40% in high-growth areas? Tele Atlas manages this by using the world's most comprehensive systems to identify and incorporate these changes into our maps with unprecedented levels of speed and accuracy. All TomTom devices benefit from the Tele Atlas advantage--more coverage, more points of interest, and more freshness and accuracy.

What's in the Box

XL 340 Device, Fold & Go EasyPort Mount, Adhesive Mounting Disk, USB Cable, Cigarette Lighter Adaptor, Documentation Pack ....read more

Reviews:

Average Customer Rating

  4 out of 5

Accessories:

Product Accessories

Monster AI ICLN-S iClean+ ScreenClean

$ 6.99

InstallerNet Navigation System InstallCard

$ 69.99

TomTom Additional Windshield Mount and Car Charger for 720, 920, 630, 730, 930 G

$ 12.5

TomTom Travel Case

$ 75

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Features:

  • Complete widescreen navigation with the most accurate maps in a compact, portable GPS device with a 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen
  • Spoken turn-by-turn instructions and 3D graphics will guide you to any address in the United States, Canada, and Mexico--including more than 7 million preloaded points of interest
  • IQ Routes Technology gives you the fastest route every time by using actual average speeds of travel on your route to calculate your trip rather than only posted speed limits, so you'll always travel the smartest route
  • Advanced Lane Guidance uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits so you can be more confident on the road
  • With TomTom Map Share technology, you can instantly modify street names, street direction, POIs, road speeds, and turn restrictions on your own device

{ 11 comments }

Jason Oliver April 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

Buggy Product TERRIBLE Customer Service
Rating:1 out of 5 stars
If you are using a Mac, do not even consider this product (or any TomTom Device). The installation software that TomTom uses to update maps is not compatible with snow leopard.

I have been on the phone with customer service all day, mostly on hold. The technicians are horribly incompetent and some of them are so rude! I was as pleasant as a peach, but the woman I spoke to was so snappy. On top of that I was on hold for over an hour each time I called, listening to uninspired elevator music. I’m thankful for speaker phone because I can’t imagine the neck pain from holding a phone to my ear this long.

After you finally get to talk to a technician, they put you on hold again before you can return the product. If you don’t heed my warning and DO buy this product USE A CREDIT CARD THAT HAS PURCHASING PROTECTION. Because no matter what the problem with your device, even if it’s 23 hours old and still in its protective wrap. TomTom does no refunds.

Horrible Customer Service, Horrible Company, who knows what the product is actually like.

UPDATE

UNBELIEVABLY TERRIBLE SERVICE it’s over a month since I bought this product. If you need to exchange your tomtom, DO NOT SEND THE WHOLE BOX. I was exchanging mine after the first day and since they said they were sending me a new one, I sent the whole box, including the accessories. They did not send anything but the unit. What kind of awful company would do that?

B. Altman April 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Nice GPS
Rating:5 out of 5 stars
As soon as I bought it we went from MD to NJ so had no time to connect it to a PC and update it, but out of the box it did everything it was supposed to and was fairly easy to use (this is my first GPS device that I have used).

The instructions that came with it were nothing special and I have since discovered more detailed ones online. I liked that the GPS had the speed we were going and the speed limit of the road you are on in a box at the bottom of the screen which turns red when you are going around 4.5 miles over the limit. One time it stated the limit as 55 when it was really 65 on the NJ turnpike but this was before doing a map update and in any case you can correct it on the device itself and the next time you connect to tomtom online it uploads that information to the general community as you have the option of accepting other people’s corrections (you can limit it to when many people submit the same correction instead of trusting a single person’s report and by default it will only accept Tomtom’s officially confirmed corrections). We also loved the lane assist feature – it comes up nice and clear which lanes you should be in. 2 miles before a turn it already announces what you will be doing and it re-announces it when you get closer and closer. Adjusting the sound level is a 2 touch operation. You press the bottom left part of the screen (can’t remember what the image is now) and it brings you straight to the volume level which also has a box checked that allows it to increase the volume with the speed your vehicle is going at which is nice.

The only glitch we had with the unit was that during the first start up we were setting the different options and when it got to where you choose the voice, we began testing out each voice and then went back to the voice we wanted and when I hit the “test” button again I didn’t hear anything but ignored that and selected the voice. After a while though it became apparent that we were not getting any voice despite the volume being on and up etc. I went in to the preferences and found the voice selection (the manual in the box was not detailed enough to tell how to do it but it was easy enough to find) and chose another voice which tested okay then reselected the one we wanted which also tested okay and selected it again and all was well.

When I got home I installed the Tomtom Home software from their website (it did not auto install after plugging it in to my PC which was good because it was better to use the latest version anyway – it can be updated after installing so don’t worry about that). Whilst doing the maps update I did a little searching around and discovered that some people had a big problem doing the 1st update where there was not enough room on the device for it and it could potentially cause problems on the GPS. Thankfully, it seems to be a problem that was fixed and the map update went well. But in line with some advise online, I went into the device through windows explorer and did a copy and paste of the entire drive which represented the device pasted to my harddrive as a backup (the Tomtom home software can also do this for you, except mine was updating so I couldn’t use it yet). My only surprise was that it took over 5 hours to download the update! After that it gave me a screen full of other updates including the software on the GPS itself. I initially deselected the install of the “Dave” voice update that it wanted to download and install, and all the rest went okay. After that though, I decided to update the “Dave” voice too and after downloading it gave me an error that the GPS was too full to install it. I went to the Tomtom site and found the answer to installing it. You load the Tomtom Home software and you can click on “Manage my Device” on page 2 (click the arrow to go to next page of options), from there you can click on on the device and see what is on it and click what you don’t want so space is freed up and you can back the files up and then remove them all from there (I removed all the foreign language voices for around an extra 80MB of free space ). After that, installing the latest “Dave” voice went without a hitch. Since I don’t use that voice I didn’t really have to update it. Apparently the voices marked “computer” (generated) on the device will pronounce all the street names while the natural voices will not. It seems to have a lot of flexibility in being able to add your own list of POI’s, voices and many other things. You can also get through the Tomtom Home software many other POI’s and stuff other people have provided for free.

So far I am pleased with the purchase and would recommend it to others though probably not at the recommended retail price (at that price you can get a deal on the Garmin 765T – which has many nice features including free traffic reports – not sure how that compares to Tomtom’s IQ routes though. We bought ours on Black Friday for a significant price reduction).

David L. Goulden April 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

Very easy to use
Rating:5 out of 5 stars
I love my TomTom XL 340. It’s super easy and convenient. It’s great to never get lost again.

Giselle De Lima April 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Really good
Rating:5 out of 5 stars
I am very satisfied with the product. I already knew the TomTom brand, and Amazon was the best choice for buying!

D. Flench April 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Overall good
Rating:4 out of 5 stars
Works well, good screen, easy to install/setup, lots of functions. Only complaints are (1) it uses “500 feet until turn” rather than tenths of a mile, (2) there is no audible notification (ding!) when you are at the intersection of a turn, and (3) the next road in the directions is not always shown right away. Those features were all present on the Magellan we had before.

Becky Contreras April 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Like it
Rating:4 out of 5 stars
Its Easy to use and the set up is a breeze. The only bad parts are that the system has some trouble with finding points of interest and it takes it about a 2 miins seaching for a signal. It causes problems if you are in a hurry. But otherwise i love it it shows the speed limits and will beep at you if you are over its a nice touch.

James B. Morse April 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Thank you Walmart
Rating:4 out of 5 stars
I would like to thank Walmart for their policy of not honoring their internet pricing in their own stores. I had intended on purchasing a different model as a lower price at Walmart until I ran into this policy. So instead of coming home and ordering on line to have it delivered to the store I turned to Amazon. My purchase here was for a better and newer modle of TomTom at the same price as what I would have paid for the lesser modle and it was delivered to my home. So thanks again Walmart.

The Tomtom itself has met all my expectations and is surprisingly accurate. It’s not perfect, since it wanted me to turn into two different fields on a recent trip, but otherwise on the trip it provided sound directions, reasonable arrival estimates and quick recalculations when I chose not to listen to the directions and explore. Working in the GIS field, I may understand more than others the difficulty of maintianing a national database, and the product impresses me. This may also allow me to accept an occasional misnamed street or missing street as I navigate from one place to another.

I would recommend this or other Tomtom products for others, just be reasonable in your expectations and you won’t be steered wrong.

Mark A. Tatham April 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

TomTom XL 340
Rating:5 out of 5 stars
This is a great GPS system. Large display loaded with all the information that I require on a single screen. I would purchase this GPS all over again if required.

E. Cutter April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Could be worse…
Rating:3 out of 5 stars
The GPS works fine, gets me where I need to go most of the time. Two things that irritate me slightly are the following:

1. The map was not current, not even from six months ago when certain areas of construction had finished, and I’m afraid to update the map because of what users said about the upload being too large.

2. It seems very flimsy, fragile almost. The pieces connecting the GPS to your windshield easily fall off, which is distracting when driving.

Other than that, it was a good buy.

E. Mathewson April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Features are good, but mounting device needs work
Rating:4 out of 5 stars
I had a TomTom XL that my 5 year got a hold of and left it on the driveway. Needless to say it doesn’t charge well after a Honda Pilot runs over it.

This one is more slender and has improved graphics but runs mostly the same as the other model. My one beef with the model is the mounting bracket on the back which is a nice design conceptionaly, However It flew apart the first time I tried to take it off my windshield. A spring that I assume was mounted inside flew into my dashboard and I haven’t been able to recover it. Of course I’ve tried to put it back together and I guess the spring had some supper power to hold it together cause I can’t get it to go. I have a Schorche mount for my ipod so I’m not worried about it.

Overall the system works well. I have noticed my address is about 1/4 mile off but for the most part it can get me to the local Taco Bell a local Dentist (which I thought it would never find because its in a house) and weave me through some difficult construction on the route to Grandmas house. I get to use it to find the Zoo tomorrow so wish me luck.

I dinged it one star for my house number being in the wrong spot but lets face it knowing where your supposed to go and some common sense will fix this one. The other part specifically the mounting bracket being bad.

dckdarby April 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

needs a sun shade
Rating:4 out of 5 stars
works really well. does not speak street names, but lane change feature is great. sun washes out screen tho- I made a plastic shade for mine that helps.

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