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TomTom XXL 530-S

TomTom XXL 530-S
UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For a list of current TomTom models and their features, please see our TomTom comparison chart.

The TomTom XXL 530S is one of TomTom’s first 5” models. It comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada and has IQ Routes, TomTom’s historical traffic speed data that can result in improved routing in areas prone to traffic problems. The “S” in the model name means that it has text-to-speech, so you’ll hear “turn right, Oak Street,” instead of just “turn right.”

Step up to the XXL 540-S and you’ll pick up maps of Mexico and Advanced Lane Guidance, which provides a visual representation of highway junctions, along with lane-specific directions.

Compare prices on the TomTom XXL 530-S

Going the other direction, the TomTom XL 330-S drops IQ Routes and you only get a 4.3” screen.

More TomTom XXL 530-S reviews

I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…

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Comments

  1. I bought a tomtom xxl530 three days ago. I have returned it already.
    Very unhappy with performance. Was very slow to recalabrate when I turned
    off the route that was programed. Would not program route I wanted to
    travel. I have a tomtom 3rd edition, and it turns on by it’s self, and
    tomtom hasn’t done any thing to correct this problem. I will probably
    never buy another tomtom product, and this would be my advice to anybody
    thinking of buying a tomtom. If you do, best of luck. You will need it.

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