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
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.
5" Widescreen: The VIA 1505 TM features a 5" 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 1505 TM features a high
sensitivity GPS chipset that gives you fast, accurate positioning.
Driving View: When the TomTom VIA 1505 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 1505 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 1505 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 1505 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 1505 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
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.
RDS-TMC Traffic: The VIA 1505 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.
Integrated Mount: The VIA 1505 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.
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 1505 TM comes with a
cigarette lighter adapter to power the unit while you are driving. A separate
USB power cord is included that allows you to charge the battery using USB power
from your computer or USB charging device.