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: 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: 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.