Summary: I bought this unit because it had all the features that I was looking for. However...it took five to ten minutes to find the GPS signal to start working, it gave confusing directions on the highway when I came to divided highways. The last time I used it, I waited 30 minutes as I was driving to a destination to finally start working, and then it just stopped working completely on our way home.
Summary: I found, much to my disappointment, that this unit does not support all bluetooth systems. It is compatible with my phone but not my cell phone service provider. This info should be warned to the buyer before a purchase is made.
Summary: I had this unit for two months and ended up selling it on ebay. I tried it in three different states (MO, WI, TN) and it failed to get me to the correct address every time. Oh, it would get me in the general area OK, but the last turn or two were never right, usually sending me in the wrong direction and requiring me to get my bearings the old fashioned way (call, ask, or follow street numbers).
Summary: I am in Michigan and I used this instrument to guide to Rock Financial Center in Novi near Detroit. This is a very famous place in Detroit area. This instrument just guided me to get off the I-96 at exit 160 and "make a sharp right turn and another right turn". Actually there is no way to do this except to off road. The whole area was well established more than 20 years. I do not know what kind of map system TOMTOM uses.
Summary: I bought this unit for some trips from Ohio to the East Coast. The first issue I found was that it comes with out of date maps. This is not a problem unless you travel somewhere that has changed in the last five years. Secondly, it has some routing quirks. It will detour you off a major interstate and then back on in 10 or 15 miles. I though that it was a software issue. So I reported the map issues and downloaded the software update.
Summary: Evaluation of the TomTom Go 700 GPS I have read that a lot of folks thought tech support was not responsive. I did not find that to be the case. Tech support responded to my question in a reasonable time, about 24 hours. I did not like their response, but they did respond. Here is the exchange. To technical support: I just purchased the 700. So far I like the unit but when traveling, I very frequently need to find a bank or ATM.
Summary: Unquestionably one of the worst purchases I have ever made! I travel the country as a Sales Mgr. and have utilized mapquest as my guide. Recently purchased a Tom Tom 700 after all of the glowing reviews. On my most recent trip to Cleveland, Minneapolis and Chicago I found it to be the most inaccurate tool I have ever come across. It is missing addresses, it offers incorrect directions and it is not user friendly. To be quite simple about it, don't buy one!
Summary: I purchased this product on the recommendation of Amazon.com and have regretted it ever since. It's the worst consumer electronic item I have ever purchased. No wonder the price has dropped 50% since my purchase. They probably can't give them away. After about 90 days, the product goes completely dead. After contacting customer service, I was told to reset the product. Two weeks later it went dead again.
Summary: I purchased a TomTom Go and have had problems with the touch screen ever since. It malfunctioned within 6 months of purchase and I had to send it in to be repaired, they said they were unable to repair it and sent me a brand new one. The new one began malfunctioning in exactly the same way within another 6 months.
Summary: TomTom has made a great device and nice interface, but the maps used in this device are horrible. To save money, they went with the very sub-par maps from Tele Atlas, rather than the much better maps from Navteq. Many of these Tele Atlas maps have parts that have not been updated in over 10 years. I encourage you to save your money - paper maps are better than the ones with all TomTom devices.