Perhaps the best part of the body is the integrated mounting. Your mount is located on the back of your device and folds in when you don’t need it. You just pull it out when you want to put your device on your dashboard.
While the body may be pretty average, the features are not. The Map Share feature allows you to update your current maps any time that you want them for free. We’ve all run into the problem of having an out-of-date map, which doesn’t have a particular address or location. With the TomTom, you can just update your GPS device any time that you need to, and it’s all free!
The TomTom VIA 1435 also doesn’t take forever to set up since it uses the Plug & Go technology, which means that you can almost immediately start using the device. This device supports Bluetooth and hands-free calling, and it comes with voice recognition, which allows you to speak an address as opposed to typing it.
A particularly wonderful feature is the Advanced Lane Guidance. Not only does this device alert you when need to get off, it actually shows you the lane that you need to be in. This saves you the headache of missing an exit because you were in the wrong lane, especially if you are trying to navigate a difficult intersection.
The IQ Routes feature is especially helpful to daily commuters. This basically shows you the quickest route to a particular destination based on actual traffic speeds as opposed to posted speed limits. For example, if the quickest way to a destination involves an interstate, which moves at 60 mph, then IQ Routes will determine whether or not people are actually going that speed. If not, it may reroute to a road that normally only goes 55 mph, but where people are actually moving at the posted speed limit.