TomTom XL 330S
The XL 330S is an entry-level GPS that features a built-in speaker and a design that supports a 4.3 inch widescreen anti-glare TFT touch screen with 480 x 272 pixel resolution (64K color support). The device however does not support integrated Bluetooth. Measuring 4.7 inches by 3.2 inches tall by 0.9 inch thick at 6.6 ounces, the TomTom XL 330S features rounded edges with what is touted as sun-readable screen, and allows users to adjust the display’s brightness as well as choose from different map colors and day/night/auto mode under the Change Preferences menu. The device also features onscreen keyboard (QWERTY, ABCD, and AZERTY formats), supports predictive text, speaker and brackets for attaching the vehicle mount to the dashboard, a power button on top and a mini-USB port/power connector on the bottom of the device. The TomTom XL 330S ships with a car charger, a USB cable, an EasyPort car mount (windshield and dash), and reference material. The TomTom XL 330S features text-to-speech functionality and an updated speaker system, and it takes the GPS about 5 minutes to get a fix on location on a cloudy day, with subsequent starts at about a minute or two. The device also features voice-guided directions that tells users turn-by-turn directions with the capability to automatically increase the volume of speech as the car travels at higher speeds.
The TomTom XL 330S is a GPS device that measures 4.7 in x 3.2 in x 0.9 in and weighs 6.6 oz
The XL 330S is a GPS system that is recommended for automotive use and features Voice Navigation instructions, Voice command recognition, 2D / 3D map perspective, is TMC (Traffic Message Channel) ready, comes with USA and Canada maps, as well as TomTom HOME software.
It is a Plug & go device with EasyPort™ mount, provides users with voice instructions, supports best maps features such as TomTom Map Share™ technology, 30-Day Map Guarantee (that lets users download any new maps released within 30 days of purchase), Points of Interest that shows restaurants, hotels, entertainment and nearby attractions (as well as allow users to customize their own POIs), Help Me! Menu safety feature that pin points important establishments such as hospitals, gas stations etc., best routing feature via RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver function, TomTom HOME desktop software that allows users to plan, create their own maps and share them with other TomTom users online, QuickGPSfix™ that recalculates their positioning, and fast route (re-)calculation.
The XL 330S supports a 4.3 inch (anti-glare) WQVGA widescreen TFT touch screen display with 480 x 272 pixel resolution (64K color support), and supports menu language in Czech, Dutch, Danish, French, German, Polish, Catalan, English, Finnish, Flemish, Italian, Latvian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Estonian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Slovenian, Lithuanian and Portuguese
Battery and Accessories
The device is powered by an Enclosure Type Internal lithium ion battery that provides up to 3 hours of operation time away from an outlet. It comes with a USB cable, Car power adapter and automotive windshield mount
“Stylish, easy to use, and accurate, the TomTom XL 330S is a great all-around GPS but we wish it was just a little cheaper.” – (CNET, 2009)