Summary: Pros: +Pleasant interface. Very well polished product. +Only touchscreen, no buttons (except power and eject) +Catches satellites pretty quickly. It was catching satellites from within my bedroom which was particularly impressive +You can set route a certain way: ie avoid toll charges, use highways, etc Cons: -Unless you know where to go on the internet :) updating maps is quite expensive.
Read all the reviews and decide yourself, I guess.
Ron G "Ron", Amazon
19 November 2006
Summary: I have had a 700 TomTom for about five months. I actually won it from an electronics magazine I subscribe to...Anyway, I love it. I also have Magellan 760's on work vehicles, but much prefer the TomTom. Here's why; TomTom has no buttons. All touch screen. Beautiful. TomTom does NOT say "REROUTING" when you don't go the way it wants.
Summary: I've been using the Tom Tom 700 for 8 months now and have been very pleased with most of the functionality. Pro's 1. Routing clear and generally accurate, both in Northern Virginia and recently on a business trip to St Louis 2. Instructions clear and screen well laid out 3. A lot of setup configurations possible to suit your needs 4. Excellent blue-tooth connectivity 5. Very accurate speed and positioning indicators 6. Comprehensive POI's for restaurants Con's 1.
Summary: Tom Tom is one of the newer GPS makers to do business in the US, and I was very pleased to get a chance to try out the GO 700. First, a discussion of basic usability: it's very good! The box promises that you can just turn it on and go, and it's true. You don't need to hook it up to a computer first, and there is no aggravating "activation" step.
Summary: Having used built-in GPS systems for several years, we were pleasantly surprised at the performance of this product. It has most of the features of the best systems and clearly stands ahead of some. Our latest built-in is in a BMW 5 series, and the TomTom beats it hands-down! One of the biggest benefits is the ability to program it in your hand then snap it into place on it's holder. The screen is a bit small, so this enables the hard work to be done close at hand.
Summary: This is a very good satnav, but you should keep your map and your wits with you. It will sometimes give advice that you will need to ignore, so you should have a plan of your journey in your mind so as to know when to keep going despite instructions.You will find that you develop a minor sort of relationship with the satnav, saying out loud "I wonder why she is suggesting that..
Summary: Have used several satnav systems - this is very good, mapping a bit flaky in places, but better than the system in my car. Instructions are clear. POIs not all in the right place - spent a little while tracking down the real location of a French hotel recently. Need to use common sense- has tried to take me down one-way streets the wrong way. Like ability to download other POIs. PC software is irritating, but only needed for occasional backups, so bearable.
Summary: I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Got a bit of a scare on the second day of use when it refused to turn on. However this can be remedied by using a pen to reset the device (look on the bottom were the connection point is) and has worked perfectly since. Another bit of advice: If you are having difficulty getting your phone book uploaded from your mobile then make sure you save all the numbers to the phone itself (not just the sim) and try again.