Product Type: Tomtom in GPS Navigation
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Best Sat Nav around!
TomTom Go 1000 Live
Member Name: Telss
TomTom Go 1000 Live
Advantages: The live services
Disadvantages: Voice recognision
I've always bought Tom Tom sat nav's and wouldnt even consider buying any other. I was so excited when I found out they were bringing out this new one. As soon as it was available I bought it straight away. It was £300. I bought it directly from Tom Tom as I couldnt find it in any of the big stores such as Currys and Halfords. I thought the price was definitely worth it for the latest model out.
As soon as it came I couldnt wait for it to be opened, the delivery was really good from Tom Tom. It took about a week but it did come from abroad. I opened it and the first thing I noticed was how good it looked and how different the screen was from all the other Tom Toms I've had. I couldnt wait to find out the new features. It had voice recognition. Which was actually disapointing as it wasnt very good and kept coming up with the wrong place. The second big thing I noticed with this was the window mount. Usually with any sat nav, its really fiddly and annoying. However this one was a really strong magnet which makes it so much quicker to put on your window. Also the charger also has magnets on them so they just attach.
I already had Tom Tom lives subscription to Tom Tom traffic and google search and other features, but you get a years free anyway. Its really helpful. It is on other older versions of tom tom. The best thing about it is the 'Google Search'. You can literally find anywhere. Its really helpful if you dont have the post code or address of where your going. You just type it in for example 'Damons'. A really nice food place in Lincoln. If you just put it in, it comes up with it and you can set it as your destiniation. Also its helpful for other reasons. One times I needed to find a barclays bank. I typed it in and it showed me loads, closest first. The other features on Tom Tom is the weather. You can look at the weather for anywhere up to 5 days. I will admit this isnt always accurate but its still an indication. The main feature is the Tom Tom Live Traffic, which is a serious help. My boyfriend uses this all the time as he is a delivery man around the UK. It shoes traffic queues and road works and accidents. Its really helpful beause if there is a big traffic jam for lets say 20 minutes. It will route you around it to make it quicker (if there is an available route). Its really helpful. There is another live service which is helpful but not yet on this Tom Tom. Its on the old ones. Its Petrol and Deisel prices, which shows you where is cheap near you. Which with prices rising all the time, its very helpful. As I said though its not yet on this Tom Tom but there in the next few months should be a update where it will be added!
Tom Tom 1000 is definitely worth every penny!
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