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TomTom VIA 1435 TM

Portable navigator with voice recognition, Lifetime Maps, and Lifetime Traffic Updates

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Item #: 625V1435TM
 

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by Dominic Devito

Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

TomTom's VIA 1435 TM portable navigator offers their trademark friendly guidance and a slew of useful extras to help along the way. It reduces distractions when you're driving by offering hands-free operation with voice command recognition and built-in Bluetooth® connectivity. Free Lifetime Traffic Updates alert you to congestion along your route, while Lifetime Map Updates allow you to keep your maps current.

North American coverage
The compact 4.3" VIA 1435 TM features detailed maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus much of Mexico, so you can explore the continent freely. Millions of preloaded points of interest let you quickly locate destinations such as hotels, public transportation, and shopping centers. You can add your own favorite stopping points for future travels. TomTom's new Fold & Go EasyPort™ mount makes it easy to move the navigator between cars or to take it with you for safekeeping.

Hands-free control
The VIA 1435 TM's built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you make and receive phone calls through your compatible cell phone without using your hands, so you can concentrate on driving. Voice address input means you don't have to type addresses on the screen any more, while voice recognition lets you perform simple commands just by speaking them aloud.

Lifetime Traffic Updates and Lifetime Maps
With Lifetime Traffic Updates, your navigator receives continuous reports on congestion along your route in most metropolitan areas, so you can steer clear of potential delays. Lifetime Maps allows you to update your TomTom up to four times every year as long as you own it, so your maps and POIs stay current. Simply connect your navigator to your computer, and use the code on the enclosed Lifetime Maps card to download the available map updates from TomTom's website.

Leading the way
Text-to-speech voice prompts announce the actual street names of upcoming turns, so you'll hear "turn right on Marsh Hill Road," instead of "take the next right." Advanced lane guidance shows you exactly where you should be to make the next maneuver. TomTom's IQ Routes™ technology uses actual average travel speeds rather than posted speed limits to find the quickest route to your destination. For example, if the shortest route to your destination is traditionally slow when you're approaching, the TomTom will look for a better way there.

Be prepared for unexpected road changes
With TomTom's MapShare software, you can fix map inaccuracies on the spot, instead of waiting for the next update. You can edit speed limits, points of interest, street names and directions, and more right on your VIA 1435 TM. You can also report the error directly to TomTom online and choose to share the fix with other TomTom users. TomTom verifies all changes so you can import edits made by others to your navigator.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • EasyPort suction-cup windshield mount and dashboard disk
  • includes car power adapter, USB cable, and rechargeable battery with up to 2 hours of life
  • FM-TMC traffic-info receiver for Lifetime Traffic Updates in most metropolitan areas
  • Lifetime Maps guarantees four new map updates per year
Navigation features:
  • 4.3" color (480 x 272 pixels) touchscreen control
  • 7 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • 4GB flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and most of Mexico
  • accepts spoken commands and voice address entry
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual street names at turns
  • IQ Routes uses average travel speeds to find the fastest route (only available in the U.S. and Canada)
  • lane guidance (only available in the U.S. and Canada)
  • allows user to edit some aspects of built-in maps and/or report suggested changes to TomTom
  • allows user to download celebrity voice prompts from TomTom
  • navigation modes: auto, pedestrian
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology: conduct hands-free calls with your compatible cell phone
  • dimensions: 4-11/16"W x 3-3/8"H x 1-5/16"D
  • weight: 7.0 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage
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US (50), CA, PR, USVI, MEX
Points of Interest
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7,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing
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No
Screen Size
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4.3"
Widescreen
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Yes
Bluetooth Capable
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Phone
Photo Viewer
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No
Digital Audio Playback
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No
Text To Speech
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Yes
Voice Control
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Yes
Dynamic Content Services
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None
Removable Memory Type
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microSD
Battery Life
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2 Hours
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • VIA 1435 T portable navigation device with Lifetime Traffic and Lifetime Maps
  • 5' USB Power cord (with Type A USB plug on one end and a micro-B USB plug on the other end)
  • Cigarette lighter adapter/RDS-TMC traffic receiver with attached 5.75' power cord (has micro-B USB plug on the end)
  • Self-adhesive hard plastic dash mounting disk
  • User Guide (Eng/Fren/Span)
  • Voice Recognition Commands card
  • Lifetime Maps info card

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Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Built-in Bluetooth
Mounting Options
Power Requirements

Navigation Features

Maps of North America: Maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and parts of Mexico are installed on the unit's built-in 4 GB flash memory.

Lifetime Map Updates: With the Lifetime Map Updates subscription, you can download up to four map data updates per year from tomtom.com.

Note: The non-transferable Lifetime Map Updates subscription is good for the unit's useful life or until TomTom no longer receives map updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter.

4.3" Widescreen: The VIA 1435 TM features a 4.3" widescreen, touch-panel LCD display (480 x 272 pixels) with an anti-glare coating for easy viewing and simple operation.

GPS Receiver: The TomTom VIA 1435 TM features a high sensitivity GPS chipset that gives you fast, accurate positioning.

Voice Recognition: TomTom Voice Recognition technology lets you speak commands and destination addresses so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. This intuitive Voice Recognition feature will recognize several variations of the same command. You can also use Voice Recognition to change display and audio settings, as well as make phone calls with the built-in Bluetooth.

Driving View: When the TomTom VIA 1435 TM starts, you are shown the Driving View screen, which shows your immediate locations on the current route. The Driving View screen displays your current position; the name of the next major road or road sign information; navigation instructions for the road ahead; the name of the next street to turn on to, information about your trip time, remaining distance and arrival time; GPS signal strength; and Traffic bar. You can tap the screen to zoom in and out of your route.

Text-To-Speech: The VIA 1435 TM also announces directions and street names giving you easier guidance and allowing you to focus better on the road ahead.

IQ Routes Technology: The VIA 1435 TM calculates your routes based on the real average speed measured on roads rather than the posted speed limits. IQ Routes takes into account the time of day you're traveling a road, and how rush hour traffic, pedestrian traffic, and traffic light changes can affect actual traffic speed. You will get a more accurate ETA and the fastest recommended route based on real world data.

Eco Routes: Using the driving data of millions of TomTom users, the unit can indicate which routes are the most fuel-efficient to save you money and have a lower environmental impact.

Advanced Lane Guidance: When navigating difficult intersections, the VIA 1435 TM uses realistic images and a pulsing green arrow to indicate which lane you should drive in to best negotiate the turns.

Points Of Interest: The VIA 1435 TM gives you access to approximately 7 million pre-loaded Points of Interest (POIs) including fuel stations, parking, restaurants, cash machines, and lots more. The POIs are indicated by icons, and in some cases, logos of the business (such as Chevron, Hampton Inn, and Wendy's). You can select which POI categories you want to display.

Favorite Locations: The Favorite menu allows you to store into memory those locations that you visit frequently. You can choose a favorite location the same way you choose a destination. The following menu options are available; Home, Address, Recent Destination, Point Of Interest, Point On Map, GPS Position (allows you to store your current location quickly), latitude and longitude, and the location where your TomTom was last used.

Help Me! Menu: This feature gives you direct access to safety and road assistance information, such as the phone number and route description to the nearest police station or hospital.

Map Share Technology: TomTom's exclusive Map Share feature enables you to add to, update, and personalize your maps instantly. It also lets you share and benefit from fellow users' changes - daily, automatically, and easily. TomTom's large satellite navigation community contributes and exchanges map changes amongst each other, giving you the latest, most accurate and up-to-date mapping information.

Traffic Information

RDS-TMC Traffic: The VIA 1435 TM includes a cigarette lighter power adapter with an integrated RDS-TMC traffic receiver, which allows you to get the latest traffic updates while you power the unit. The unit must be powered by the included power cord in order for you to receive traffic data.

Note: The Lifetime Traffic subscription is non-transferable, and lasts for the life of the unit, or until TomTom no longer receives traffic updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Hands-free Calling: The VIA 1435 TM has built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling with a compatible mobile phone. After pairing your phone with the GPS unit, you'll be able to see incoming call information, make and answer calls, and talk hands-free through the device. You'll also have access to your mobile phone book.

Mounting Options

Integrated Mount: The VIA 1435 TM comes with an integrated suction-cup mount for installing the unit in your vehicle. You can mount the unit on the windshield (using the suction cup), or flip it over and mount it on the dash (using the supplied adhesive disk). No matter which way you turn the unit, the screen automatically flips to the correct orientation.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Battery: The unit has an internal Lithium-ion battery. A fully charged battery offers approximately 2 hours of operation when not plugged into the vehicle's power source. The VIA 1435 TM comes with a cigarette lighter adapter and 5' USB power cord. The power cord can be removed and the cigarette lighter adapter's USB port can be used to power other electronic devices (Output is 5V/1.2A).

 
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VIA 1435

Written By Mike, Atlanta on Monday, January 27, 2014
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After using the VIA 1435 for about a month now the features & shortcomings of this product are surfacing. Perhaps if I didn't have an older VIA to compare the "CONS" list would be a bit shorter. If I can get some accurate maps loaded and the battery to charge I think I will be able to live with this device, for the most part I can work around the other shortcomings.
Pros:
1. Customer phone service is very good, usually during working hours and in the early evening one is able to get a knowledgeable and friendly individual for help. This is rare in this day & age of automated info-bots. 2. The display is very easy to see and intuitive. 3. Traffic updates is a great feature that is used extensively in urban areas. 4. Recalculates route in the event of traffic congestion.
Cons:
1. Cannot get the battery to charge, still dealing with this problem with TomTom. 2. Maps are outdated, there is no excuse for this , my old TomTom VIA has a more accurate map than this newer VIA 1435. 3. Email customer service is poor, one gets these automated responses that do not address the problem. It is better to call TomTom's help line. 4. Website is not very intuitive, hard to navigate when wants an update. On several occasions my device connects but I get no update.
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TOM TOM VIA 1435 TM

Written By CHARLES S, SHELTON CT. on Friday, December 20, 2013
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I FOUND THIS UNIT TO USER FRIENDLY, VOICE OPTION WAS GREAT, I'M PLEASED AS HOW EASY IT WAS TO GET STARTED, I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE.
Pros:
USER FRIENDLY
Cons:
I'M CHANGING THE MOUNT TO THE BEAN BAG
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TomTom VIA 1435 TM

Written By Anonymous, jericho ,ny on Monday, August 27, 2012
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does the job well at a good price
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