Over-complicated, Mac-unfriendly, petty support but otherwise ok
3 May 2010
Summary: Basically it's a nice device. GPS reception is good and accurate and the display is bright and easy to read (if a bit cluttered sometimes). Sound is clear. Okay, it suffers from all the problems that SatNavs are famous for, like the occasional bizarre routing (eg insistence that you turn left at...
Summary: This product is a perfectly good TomTom but it does not include Free Traffic for Life as advertised. Having had a lengthy conversation with the TomTom helpdesk, they have stipulated that they NEVER offer free traffic and what this actually contains is the ability to connect to their traffic...
Summary: I had a pefectly good GO 520-T and when it was stolen from my car I had little hesitation replacing it with exactly the same model. The new device is a disapointment. Often when I switch it on it locks up requiring a pin in the reset hole to get it going again.
Summary: I had held off buying a Sat Nav for a long time, but once you have one, you wonder how you survived without one. Overall, I like the 520, but it's not totally faultless. I like: the screen size is easy to glance at the directions are generally accurate so far, it hasn't taken me down a road and then...
Summary: Not a bad product but I found that the map updates are not very good. The A2 in Kent has been re aligned in the Gravesend area several months ago, but despite my using the map share & now buying the latest map, I'm still shown as driving along off the road, and when arriving at points where there...
Summary: Despite loads of software failings "Even microsoft have software problems" said one of the tom tom customer care team, I do like the GO520. The problems I have encountered; The voice recognition locks out regularly and the only way to clear the problem is to reset the Tom tom.
Excerpt: I've just bought a Tomtom Go 520 after somehow managing to lose my Garmin somewhere in Manchester (grrrrr!) and up to now I'm fairly pleased with it. I loved my Garmin but was swayed by the 'gadgets' that the 520 has........bluetooth, voice recognition etc.
Excerpt: Tom Tom 520T I am pleased with the ease of use and find setting up an itinerary a useful feature giving you more control of the route taken. The clarity of instructions, particularly when reading street names, is excellent.
Pros: Excellent navigation
Cons: Poor Points of Interest, manual needs printing from CD .
Summary: I chose this product primarily due to the faultless version of Tom Tom software which I used on my HTC PDA. Unfortunately, the mapping software seems to have taken a step backwards, as two major destinations I've wanted to navigate to in the first two weeks of use have not been covered.
Summary: I bought one of these for the new features like mapshare and voice recognition. However bluetooth on my unit like many others is useless with person you are calling only hearing a buzzing noise. At first TomTom admitted the problem and said an upgrade would fix.