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TomTom 1505M VIA Portable GPS review and specs

If you are on the hunt for a new GPS system in 2014, November is obviously the month when you are most likely to find a good price. With in this mind, we take a look at one popular model, with a TomTom 1505M VIA Portable GPS review.

The TomTom 1505 Via series has become very popular with drivers, due to the fact that it provides a simple design, the important features you need on the road and most importantly – a reasonable price for your wallet.

Now, the Tom1505M Via Portable GPS is selling with a discount so it is the perfect time to consider an upgrade if your current system is outdated.


TomTom 1505M Via specs include US, Canada & Mexico maps which are already pre-loaded on the system and ready to use straight away – saving you the hassle of needing to update upon purchase.

These maps will also be updated with a lifetime guarantee, meaning that the TomTom 1505M Via Portable GPS lifespan doesn’t have any limits.

Other features include Advanced Lane Guidance, spoken street names for those difficult routes, a frequent destination memory bank and also Map Share Technology – allowing you to share map data with other TomTom users.


Your routes will be accessible on a 5-inch 480 x 272 pixels display. There’s 4GB of memory stored in the device, but obviously you can increase this with SD card.

One potential downside to this model is that battery life only lasts up to two hours. On long road trips, this may not be convenient but don’t forget that the low retail price of $170 is the main highlight here.

This price will go even lower during this month so it worth keeping an eye on. For a more detailed look at this model, you can head over to Amazon’s TomTom 1505M VIA Portable GPS review page here.

It includes over 1000 comments from consumers who have already purchased one, giving you an exact heads-up on whether it is the right GPS unit for you or not. Full specs and dimensions can be found over at TomTom’s website here.

Have you owned this model before? If so, let us know your thoughts on it and if you would recommend it to friends.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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