TomTom VIA 1505TM - GPS receiver comparison

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TomTom Via 1535

TomTom Via 1535
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Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD
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Price $120 at 1 store $179 to $219 at 2 stores $249 to $329 at 6 stores $109 to $140 at 5 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 1 review 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews 2.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 12 reviews
Release date February 25, 2011 September 19, 2011 January 05, 2011 January 29, 2013 September 28, 2011
The Bottom Line The TomTom GO Live 1535M's is a solidly performing GPS device and its app integration for search is a nice first, but that's hardly this PND's strongest feature. The TomTom Via 1535 TM offers many features and services to increase driver safety and routing efficiency. The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business. Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Included GPS accessories Car power adapter
Dashboard disc
USB cable
Dashboard disc
USB car charger
USB cable
Info unavailable Car power adapter with TMC antenna
USB cable
Suction cup mount
Car power adapter
USB cable
Suction cup mount
Navigation routes Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 100
0
Navigation waypoints Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1000
1000
Audible assistance Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Info unavailable Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Services features Info unavailable Lane Assistant
Info unavailable Lane Assistant
Lane Assistant
GPS PC connection Info unavailable USB
Bluetooth
Info unavailable USB
Bluetooth
USB
Antenna Built-in
Built-in
Info unavailable Built-in
Built-in
Weight 6.5 oz
8.5 oz
Info unavailable 6.8 oz
6.2 oz
System features ecoRoute
IQ Routes technology
Emergency Help
TomTom QuickGPSfix
TomTom Map Share technology
Plug & go
Advanced Lane Guidance
Local Search with Google
IQ Routes technology
Fuel prices
LIVE Services
Emergency Help
Lifetime map updates
Preinstalled POIs
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Advanced Lane Guidance
Info unavailable ecoRoute
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Lifetime map updates
nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends
Lifetime traffic updates
nüRoute Technology with myTrends
2D / 3D map perspective
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Custom POIs
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Photo navigation
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Preinstalled POIs
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Built-in speaker
Destination Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Design features Info unavailable Touch screen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Included GPS software Info unavailable TomTom LIVE Services (1 year)
Info unavailable NAVTEQ
Garmin City Navigator North America NT
nüMaps Guarantee
NAVTEQ
MapSource City Navigator NT
nüMaps Guarantee
Data memory type Info unavailable Built-in flash memory
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
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