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TomTom XL 340 S Review

written by: Mita•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 8/31/2010
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The TomTom XL 340 S is a complete widescreen GPS navigation device with accurate maps and loads of other features. This review gives you the complete picture of this great GPS navigation device.

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    TomTom XL 340 S

    The TomTom XL 340 S GPS unit is a complete widescreen Internet connected GPS navigation device with very accurate maps. The directions are spoken with stepwise instructions with street names. The device will guide you to any address in the United States, Canada and Mexico and includes over seven million points of interest preloaded on the device.

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    Design

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    The TomTom XL 340 S GPS device measures 4.7 x 0.8 x 3.2 inches in dimension and weighs around 7 ounces. As compared with other GPS devices, this one is considered slightly larger and thicker in size.

    A large and comparatively loud speaker of 2 inches is positioned at the back and a mini USB port at the bottom edge of the device serves in connecting the car charger which is included with the device. For mounting the device onto your windshield, you just need to flip open the suction cup, place the device properly and fix it by twisting the locking ring by a turn of quarter measurement. The additional peripherals included with the TomTom XL 340 S GPS device are a USB connection cable, an adhesive disk for attaching the device on the dashboard in case if you do not want to fix it in the windshield, and a 12 volt car charger.

    TomTom XL 340S 

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    Features

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    This portable GPS device is featured with a 4.3 inch WQVGA touchscreen display of 480 x 272 resolution and 3D graphics to guide you to your desired address. Integrated with the IQ Routes Technology, the device gives you the fastest route by implementing the actual average speeds of traveling for calculation. The Advanced Lane Guidance gives realistic images even for complex and multi-lane routes, so that you do not lose your confidence on the road.

    This advance GPS navigation device allows you to modify the street names, direction, road speeds, and Points of Interest (POIs) with the help of the TomTom Map Share technology and can also turn restrictions on your GPS device. Moreover, you can access your local emergency providers easily with the ‘Help Me’ menu and additional safety features of the device. The TomTom XL 340 S is further bundled with 14 different voices in English, French and Spanish with the option to download more voices from the web, even including celebrity voices.

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    User Interface

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    The user interface on this device is just perfect with a 4.3 inch touchscreen and easy to read and easy to enter addresses functionality. The images are displayed in 3D graphics and street names are spoken turn-by-turn to make it more user friendly. The large speaker provides you with the best quality audio free of any distortion. Moreover, the instructions are loud and clear for your easy understanding.

    TomTom XL 340S GPS 

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    Performance

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    With the most accurate and updated maps, the TomTom XL 340 S GPS device gets a high score in performance. With so many advance technologies like TomTom Map Share technology, IQ Routes Technology and Advance Lane Guidance, you can modify the street names, direction, turn directions and POIs almost instantly.

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    Price to Value

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    Priced at $119.95, this GPS navigation device is well within the affordable price bracket. With so many advance features in the lineup, the TomTom XL 340 S is certainly good value for the cost.

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    Why Buy TomTom XL 340 S?

    • Easy to use plug & play device
    • Great maps with easily modification functionality
    • Best routing technology
    • Maps of United States, Canada and Mexico with TomTom Share and step-by-step spoken street names
    • Includes safety features such as ‘Help Me’ menu and added safety menus
    • If you deviate from the given route at any point of your journey, the TomTom XL 340 S is intelligent enough to recalculate the route almost instantly.