Summary: i got this GPS as a gift for christmas...althought i didn't need one.. I gave it a chance..I love gadgets..but this GPS is not worth the money the person spent on it.... for the amount of money it should at least come with a case!!! or a better suction cup!!! it was easily to figure out but once i started driving to my sister (4 miles) the suction cup fell over 3 time!!!
I really tried to like the TomTom 720 - but does not hold a candle to the Garmin 660
Everglades Bear, Amazon
25 April 2008
Summary: After reading reviews on both the Garmin 660 and TomTom 720, I decided to try both. Today took them on a trip of about 200 miles round trip mounted side by side. There has been a ton of information written about both units, so I won't go into a lot of details. Bottom line, the TomTom doesn't even come close to the Garmin in usability. Here is a list of a few of the issues I had with the TomTom. 1- Mount is cheap and flimsy.
Summary: Loved the features but returned it after one day. I bought a Tomtom 720 last week and traded it in for a Garmin Nuvi 750 the next day because of the poor routing performance. The features were great--easy to enter destination, display screen thoughtfully designed, good satellite locking. However: 1. The routing was poor. Freeway choices were good (but there are not a lot of choices along my routes), but on surface streets, the device suggested strange paths. 2.
Summary: This item comes with a multitude of different attachments which fit together in rather a cheap way and are made from cheap plastic, neither of which fill me with confidence. There are also no instructions, so it takes a little fiddling around to work out what is useful for your particular SatNav. If you want to buy one, sort it out and then glue it together. I have a TomTom 930 and the correct mount for it is rather bulky, but does seem to work.
Summary: I was very excited when the Tom Tom arrived because it looked very nice and seemed very sophisticated. Perhaps that is it's problem, it is such a complex device in what it (should) do that it crashes like a Microsoft computer! I have a Mac and can also use this as a PC, but either way I couldn't for ages get the computer to recognise the Tom Tom. I then had to update the Tom Tom software and I still had problems.
Summary: This item is quite simply not fit for purpose. I bought it in order to attach to the dashboard of my Focus - not the flattest dashboard in the world, granted, but I figured that with a good suction cup and a lock it might work. Apparently not - this refused flat out to attach to anything at all inside the car except the windscreen, which is what I wanted to avoid (the tell-tale rings on the windscreen being a beacon to all would-be thieves and vandals).
Pros and Cons not sure its really worth the money.
DBS "DBS", Amazon
29 May 2008
Summary: Firstly some of the extras that really are not much use - The jukebox beams the signal OK but you do keep getting interference, to be honest you are better off without it on. The handsfree for the phone is excellent for the text messages and you can here the caller no problem, however the microphone is really poor and they can rarely hear you on the other end.
Summary: Brilliant piece of kit when it comes out of the box! However, don't even think about updating the software or downloading ANYTHING (even MapShare corrections) as I've been through 2 TomTom 720s in 3 months. The first one was fine and I used it during the weekend that I received it. I then decided to use the "up-to-date map guarantee" and when I disconnected the device (using TomTom Home) the device just stayed in "computer mode".
Summary: I had the TomTom Go 700, which is a fantastic piece of kit, so when my daughter moved to University I thought I would treat myself to a new TomTom 720 and give my old 700 to my daughter. Having waited over a month for delivery I was sure that it would have the latest maps - however on my first journey the first two roundabouts were missing and the third was there but it treated it as a turn. Not a good start, but then again this is Norfolk and not so well populated.
Summary: When I decided to get a sat-nav, I thought let's go for a top of the range product. When I realised it doesn't quite get all the routes right, I thought fine, nothing is perfect. But then I realised that camera updates are just wrong. Paid for a year of super duper updates and that doesn't work either. Called Tom Tom 'support' (bet they charge premium for that too) and their reply was, well we try our best but there's not much we can do...