Summary: I purchased because the price was better on re-built than new. I hope to ask for directions less. The touch screen is easy to use and the voice is pleasant. I would like unit a little more if more voice choices were preprogrammed. The rest of unit is very user friendly.
Summary: Works ok but laks a lot of cities that I visit in NY and you can't get any more detailed maps from TomTom for the GO300. It did'nt even list the city my cabin was in told me I was in a town 20 miles away.
Summary: The product and accessories included in the retail box are all that you need, ready to GO. For the USA, you really don't need to view the enclosed CD to get GOing. The little manual is short and generally satisfactory to start using the TTG 300 right away. The bracket for holding the TTG attaches simply and securely to the windshield. The TTG can be adjusted in practically indefinite number of ways to suit the user.
Robert Carnevali "Typical, middle-aged guy", Amazon
17 March 2007
Summary: I decided it was finally time to get myself a GPS navigation system for my car. I went into the store and had the clerk help me choose one. I had only a few requirements... 1) It would have to be something that can be easily moved between cars and could be removed and brought inside. 2) It had to be easy to use. 3) It had to offer voice prompts. 4) The maps had to be upgradable. 5) It had to be reasonably priced.
Summary: I bought a Tom Tom Go 300 a few months ago. It works as advertised 95% of the time. It almost always gets you to the right street but will usually be off by 50 or 100 yards from the specific address. It sometimes mistakes the shortest route for the fastest, guiding you through city streets when a highway via a longer route would be faster. New roads are not in the data base. Restaurants a year or two old are missing from the "points of interest" data base.
Summary: I used it around my city and even took it to Hawaii and it was a lot of help. People forget that the idea of the GPS is to help you find where you are, where you want to go and how to get there but like everything else, it may not be 100% correct -what really is? What I didn't like about it was the windshield mount broke so it no longer sticks on the windshield. The biggest thing is that the maps are out-dated.
Summary: I just bought this a few days ago while on vacation in Florida and have used it a lot in that time. Two weeks ago I bought a Magellan 300 GPS system and liked it except that half the time it wouldn't tell me to turn even though it showed to turn on the display. And it would tell me to go these long routes when I know of much, much shorter routes. So took it back and got this. I love it! It locks onto the satellites much faster and even indoors where the other one didn't.
Summary: We borrowed a TomTom from a friend to drive to Mass. one weekend. I said "We don't need that, it's all Thruway to the Mass Pike"! Oh, how little I knew! First of all, it's a fun gadget, has great graphics and a mulitple voice-feature (we picked a Aussie guy!) We needed this to find our hotel actually, which was located in the heart of a mall-plaza.
Summary: Jan 06 Since writing the original review, I've had more experience with this unit. Although you can't realistically expect a GPS to know all the shortcuts, the TTG 300 routing is so poor and so unpredictable that I'm going to sell it and look for another unit. On our last trip, it calculated the route from A to B one way and the return route a differnt way. Neither made a lot of sense, and unless I'm mistaken, it switched routes on us halfway back to the airport.
Summary: I bought the GO 300 about 7 weeks ago. During that time I've used it on two road trips and travel for work, no more Mapquest. It definately reduces your stress while driving, especially in areas with road construction where you are forced to take a detour. It is a well designed unit with the maps preloaded on the SD card. I had it setup and working in about 5 minutes.