TomTom Via 220

With a keen price, and minus the frustrating voice-recognition system found in the rest of the range, the Via 220 proves that less is more; but still not enough to earn it top marks.


Audio

Built-in speakers
Yes
Built-in microphone
No
Accepts voice instructions
No
MP3 playback
No
Bluetooth hands-free
No
Text-to-speech spoken street names
Yes

Battery

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Charging method
Car charger

Connectivity

FM transmitter
No
FM radio
No
Traffic messaging receiver
No
Traffic messaging subscription
N/A

General

Device type
GPS navigation device

Other

Other features
Suction mount

Screen

Backlit display
Yes
Number of colours
65K
Max screen resolution
480 x 272 pixels
Screen size
4.3 inch

Software

GPS software
WhereIs
Map provider
Whereis
Junction view
Yes
Lane guidance information
Yes

Synchronisation

Synchronisation method(s)
USB1.1, USB2.0

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  • kesapc

    kesapc

    Rating8

    "I posted a review about 8 months ago when I first got my Tom Tom Via 220. I thought it may be helpful to update my review. I'm really happy with my 220. This is a base model, which I wanted. I ..."

  • kesapc

    kesapc

    "I also mean to add that salespeople sold this device to me as 'definitely able to be used with USA and Europe maps'. Luckily I double checked with Tom Tom prior to unsealing it. Hopefully I will ..."

  • kesapc

    kesapc

    Rating5

    "CNET forgets to add some of the most important info on this device. It has only 2GB of internal memory which means if you buy it thinking you can add a map of USA or Europe when you travel, forget..."

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