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conclusion:Pass on it

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The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M sets itself apart from the GPS pack with a set of internet services, including access to Google, Yelp, and TripAdvisor, along with the ability to automatically tweet your location. However, these features require a $60 annual fee after the first year, and the 1535M falls flat on some basic functions, with slow satellite acquisition times, a somewhat unresponsive touchscreen, and a clunky user interface. While it includes traffic, weather, and voice commands, so do a number of other GPS units, many of which don't suffer from the 1535M's other problems.

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Critic reviews

7.0
3 reviews
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    10
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Start-up time
    6.0
  • Display
    7.7
  • Ease of use
    7.7
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Expandability (maps, POI, etc.)

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8.0
1 review
  • Location accuracy
    10
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Durability
    10
  • Start-up time
    6.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    4.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Expandability (maps, POI, etc.)
    10
7.0
PC Mag Oct 19, 2011

The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is a solid choice for anyone who prefers standalone GPS devices to cell phone apps, but still wants some Internet connectivity, and more accurate traffic reporting than those apps can offer.

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7.0
CNET Oct 13, 2011

When the dust settled at the end of my testing, the TomTom GO Live 1535M is still what I'd consider to be a good navigator and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it ... But make sure that you're buying it for the navigation with the apps as a bonus, and not the other way around.

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7.0
GPS Track Log Dec 6, 2011

The hardware seems a bit underpowered though, as the unit is laggy, often taking a full second or two (and sometimes more) to respond to screens taps. The unit is also a bit slower than most to lock onto satellites.

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