Testing GPS devices can be a grind--a dull, boring grind. So when a device comes along promising to revolutionize portable navigation devices, I tend to perk up and take notice. The TomTom Go Live 1535M is one of those attention-getters.
When this portable navigation device (PND) was, I was intrigued by its integration of travel apps that enable the user to tap into Yelp, Trip Advisor, Expedia, and Google Local Search services for up-to-date point-of-interest data and reviews via the same Live data service that beams in its HD Traffic data. I was even more intrigued by the 1535M's ability to tweet a users' location, destination, and estimated time of arrival.
Going into the testing process, I'll admit that I was more excited about the search apps than tweeting. However, by the end of my time with the Go Live 1535M, that pre-assessment had been turned on its head thanks to a clunky connected search interface and streamlined Twitter integration that is totally automated and all but invisible once the trip is underway.
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