Conclusion: TomTom's full-featured GO 740 LIVE sets the new standard for connected GPS devices, but its voice recognition features still need improvement.
Pros: Integrated data connection for live traffic updates, weather, and fuel information and Google Local Search. TomTom's free Map Share helps keeps your maps up-to-date. IQ Routes. Advanced lane guidance.
Cons: Live services require a monthly subscription after three-month trial period expires. Many voice functions also require touch-screen input. Relatively small internal POI database.
Summary: While some of its features could use a little polishing, the $399 TomTom Go 740 Live provides a good navigation experience, with well designed and colorful maps and quick rerouting. People who spend a lot of time on the road will appreciate TomTom's subscription services over GPS devices with MSN Direct, as it better helps you find what you need and get there faster.
Summary: The TomTom GO 740 Live puts a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips and makes it easy to access and process it all from the driver's seat.
Pros: The TomTom GO 740 Live is the manufacturer's first connected-GPS device, offering up-to-the-minute traffic data, weather forecasts, fuel prices, and Local Search powered by Google. Map Share and IQ Routes technologies allow map data to be updated more frequently. Bluetooth hands-free calling and voice command help the driver to keep both hands on the wheel.
Cons: Route calculations are slow, particularly from a moving vehicle. High entry cost only includes three months of service.