A couple years after buying it, I give 3 out of 5.
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.
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.
Summary: This seemed to work when I first got it, then I did the updates and then it didn't work any more. I kept getting a blinking red X and the unit was unusable. It was evening, so calling support was out. I found a tip on the internet about forcing the unit to reinstall: 1.
Summary: I have owned this unit for over a year. I tried several different manufacturers and models through friends and coworkers before I bought. The thing that won me over was the user interface. I still believe it to be among the best. HOWEVER, the maps are so out of date.
Room for improvement, but gets me where I'm going.
29 December 2008
Summary: I received a refurb 720 for Christmas, exactly what I had asked for. I'm running software version 8.300. I don't have a lot of experience with the unit, so feel it wouldn't be fair to write a complete review at this time.
Summary: Just received this unit today as a gift. Since I know where i'm going most of the time, I was really looking forward to traffic avoidance. I have a bluetooth phone, and willing to take on the service charge for the service.
Summary: The bad: - The TomTom Go 720 will not recognize my bluetooth enabled Blackberry. - When taking a detour for planned route, the GPS will automatically guide you back to the route you took a detour from. - Battery life is about 1.5 hours when not in power saving mode.
Summary: Pros: - love the Bluetooth phone integration. Makes commuting back and forth a lot safer. - Price was great. I got it on sale for about $300 - great price for the features - Voice commands is a nice to have. Voice recognition capabilities have worked quite well so far.
Summary: Pros * Handsome -- best looking GPS I've tested to date * New windshield mount is an improvement over previous TomToms * Hardware feels solid and well engineered * Text-to-speech voices sound natural * Tons of configurable options * Fast power-on time (boots up quickly) * Timesaving address entry...
Summary: What I'm compairing the 720 to, is a Garmin Nuvi 350 that is over 2 years old. The mapping is pretty good, spoken directions may be a touch better than the Nuvi,My cell phone won't match up with the tomtom, bummer.Screen resalution is about equal on both units, which is very good.