Sunday, March 18, 2012

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TomTom XXL 540-S World Traveler Edition

TomTom XXL 540-S WTE 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 540S World Traveler Edition (WTE) marries a luxurious 5” screen with preloaded maps on the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

The XXL 540-S WTE includes Advanced Lane Guidance, which provides a visual representation of highway junctions, along with lane-specific directions. It also has IQ Routes, TomTom’s historical traffic speed data that can result in improved routing in areas prone to traffic problems.

Related models

  • Step up to the XXL 540TM WTE to add lifetime maps and traffic (for the US and Canada only though)
  • Going the other direction, the TomTom XXL 540-S drops the maps of Europe

European maps

Here’s what the World Traveler Edition offers in terms of European map coverage:

Detailed coverage in Europe:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Vatican City
Connecting roadways of:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

More TomTom XXL 540-S WTE reviews

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

Other TomTom XXL 540-S WTE resources

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Comments

  1. I just picked up this GPS after playing with a 550. No comparison — they’ve crippled the 550 and the 550 runs almost the same price. The reason I got the World Edition vs. US/Canada model is that this comes with 4GB of memory, the US/CDN one only has 2GB. Doesn’t seem to be a huge difference until you start to load newer maps. The current TeleAtlas TomTom maps for US/CDN won’t fit in its entirety on a 2GB Tomtom. Maybe I’ll use the Euro maps some day, but I’ll definitely use the extra memory today.

  2. it sounds like the XXL 540 WTE is better for because of the 4GB (why they don’t come with a micro sd slot-i still can’t figure out) But does anyone know if the World Edition has Live Traffic and map updates? would it give me the latest traffic in United States? please reply

  3. It comes in a basic edition and one with lifetime maps and traffic. You’re looking for the XL 540TM WTE. And yes, the traffic will work in the US.

  4. Does this has walking/biking options?

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