Summary: I bought this refurbished item and it looked and performed great and the company TOm Tom even gave me a free map update to have the latest map available.They also allow you to update the device free routinely. It has a great display very sharp and big, the only reason why I gave it 3 star on the review is cause the battery is completely dead. It wont hold any charge at all and will die instantly if unplugged.Other then that,great machine.
Oldie, good GPS for cheap, MP3 player doesn't work very well.
Joe Handyman, Amazon
26 November 2010
Summary: Revisited 7/11 The GO 720 is now considered an antique, My Q&D after 3 years of use: Pro: Price is now down to about $90, much less than the $200 I paid for it 3 years ago. HOWEVER: If all you're looking for is a no-frills GPS with hands-free and voice instructions it can still be had from Amazon for a good deal. Con: Lacks features of new units (map updates cost $60, no lane info, no auto start when the vehicle starts, no hands-free audio over your stereo).
Summary: I have had my Tom Tom now for more than a year. It is working pretty much as it should but this is the second one after sending in my first for repairs. They could not fix it so they sent me a refurb. With my first one the FM would not work and it started scrolling through pages on it's own and wouldn't stop and now everyhting seems to be working. The only thing I found out this past weekend is that I really need a map update.
A couple years after buying it, I give 3 out of 5.
Patricia Klebba, Amazon
26 August 2010
Summary: I have had the GO 720 for a couple of years now, and it was the first GPS I've ever owned. It can connect via bluetooth to a mobile phone for handsfree operation, as well as receive SMS and email if your phone has a data plan. It can receive realtime traffic info, but Tomtom charges what I view as an exhorbitant monthly fee for this feature (my phone GPS software does it for nothing).
Summary: The Tom Tom 720 got me where I needed to go but finding POI's was very hard. There were very few POI's in the unit. We depend on our gps to find places to eat and this unit did not do the job very well.
Summary: I'm actually writing this as I'm scouring reviews of other GPS units to replace my 720, which I've had just under a year. I'd actually really prefer to just be keeping the one I've got, but a slew of problems are forcing me to remedy its deficiencies. That said, I probably could have gotten everything fixed ten months ago, but my laziness, combined with being a little too busy, meant that I stuck myself with what might just be a wonky unit.
Summary: I can't get into comparing this with any other GPS unit, since this is the only device I've used. Coming from a background where I used to print out directions from google maps, this device seemed wonderful for a while. But once you get past the initial wow factor, the limitations become very annoying. You must know the zip code to get directions to an address! I'm not stuck with this nonsense when I search for directions on google maps.
Summary: First of all, let me say that while my tomtom 720 was working, it was a useful tool in my travels. There were a couple of times that it needed to be reset for no apparent reasons. That was annoying enough. But when the unit completely crapped out in less than a year, I notified tomtom customer support. I informed them that on Thurs. it died and that on Tuesday I was leaving again and that I would need a new unit. I fedexed the unit on Fri.
Summary: The street names are only available in computer voice. The programing apparently has a limited space for the sound bytes for the street name. If it is a longer one, it comes out run together like "MartinLutherKing" Boulevard. Boulevard comes out slower, but that is less important. The "English-USA" computer voice still has a foreign accent. That combination makes the Street name option in voice navigation useless. Bluetooth fails to connect more often than not.
Know what the final cost is to upgrade this refurbed unit before you buy.
11 November 2009
Summary: DO THE MATH BEFORE YOU BUY THIS REFURBISHED UNIT! I've a TT LE (2d Ed.), like it & decided to upgrade to the refurbed GO 720. The unit has great features and the price ($119) was OK. However, 'refurbed' to me means 'like new' and the major problems are AMAZON does not tell you that it carries only a SIX MONTH factory warranty and that the map is at least 21 months old (on my unit). Cost to upgrade to the latest map from v.7 xx is $47 plus $48 for 4 quarterly updates.