Excerpt: The TomTom GO 2505TM is the top of the line model in the new GO 2×05 series, which represents the most significant refresh I’ve seen since the first TomTom I ever used, a GO 300 . The big changes are the new Webkit-based interface, a capacitive touch screen and a new magnetic mount.
Excerpt: If you’ve tried TomTom’s GPS navigators in the past and have found them to be reliable if a bit of a snooze when it comes to design and interface, the new TomTom GO 2505 TM ($320) with its 5-inch interactive glass touchscreen should make you sit up and take notice.
Pros: Quick continuous routing (and rerouting) keeps you one step ahead of the traffic snarls. Helpful magnetic click-and-lock mount system should’ve been invented a long time ago. Voice recognition gives you control over basic functions while keeping your hands on the wheel. Bluetooth compatibility le...
Cons: Traffic receiver in charging cable means you have to stay plugged in to steer clear. Hard to type in locations on touchscreen if you have fat fingers. No music options.
Conclusion: The good definitely outweighs the bad when it comes to the TomTom Go 2505. Overall, the device is easy-to-use, clear, audible, and the GPS is lightning fast. What makes the device standout is the 5-inch touchscreen and truly stunning graphics.
Pros: Bright screen and impressive graphics, lightning fast navigation and fast cold start GPS fix, audible, easy to follow directions, detailed options for stopping at points of interest, detailed options for driving if you want to avoid highways, get there fast, etc., standard map and traffic updates
Cons: At times the device is counter-intuitive, the UI makes it hard to go back to a previous screen, the touchscreen proves for difficult typing