The TomTom GO Live 1535M helps drivers navigate the roads, while on the go. The device is the first of its kind to offer connected travel apps, and the pre-installed map provides more than seven million points of interest, including hotels, ATMs, restaurants, and gas stations. It is currently available in US English, Canadian French, and Mexican Spanish. The device is currently available at a discounted price of $199.95 through TomTom's website.
The key features of TomTom's GO Live 1535M are included in the Live services and travel apps. Under the Live services, users can browse through some of the most popular apps, directly from their navigation device. Yelp, TripAdvisor, Twitter, and Expedia are all easily accessible with this device. Users can also search weather forecasts, fuel prices, and access Google's Local Search. When you buy the TomTom GO Live 1535M portable navigation device, the price includes one year of TomTom's Live services. After the first year, renewing the service costs $59.95 annually.
Another great aspect of this device, is TomTom's HD Traffic service. TomTom boasts one of the best traffic reporting services available. When planning your route, the technology can detect where traffic jams are occurring, and find a path around them. This traffic service works in real time to help drivers avoid unnecessary delays. The newest version includes more road coverage, showing traffic conditions on secondary roads as well as main roads, and updates as frequently as every two minutes.
Voice recognition is another high-demand feature of the TomTom GO Live 1535M. The technology allows drivers to safely and simply speak their destination to the device in one easy step. The device is also capable of sending text messages on Twitter through voice command. Drivers can send a quick message alerting friends, family, or colleagues of their estimated arrival time. If you're not the texting type, the device can easily sync with bluetooth compatible phone, allowing hands-free calling.
The TomTom Go Live 1535M features a fairly standard design. The device is rectangular, with dimensions of 5.3" x 3.7" x 1.4", weighing 8.5 oz.. The display screen covers almost the entire surface, with impressive resolution. It features bluetooth connectivity, a micro SD slot, and 4GB of internal flash memory. The device includes a USB car charger, but it also has a battery life of about two hours. The TomTom GO Live 1535M also includes a micro USB cable to connect the device to a computer. It also includes an adhesive stick to mount the device to your vehicle's dashboard, as well as an integrated fold and go mount, to display the device anywhere.
TomTom's GO Live 1535M navigation device was released in September of 2011, and has received mixed reviews over the last six months or so. In October 2011, CNET reviewed the device, giving it 3.5 stars, landing it directly in the "very good" category. They appreciated the integrated connected travel apps, but found them a bit too difficult to navigate. Customer reviews on the site were a little tougher, giving the device two and three star ratings, due to a bug in the bluetooth.