TomTom GO 910: Designed for International Travelers
Personal Electronics buzz
25 April 2007
Excerpt: The TomTom Go 910 is a multi-purpose international GPS device. The Go 910 comes with an amazing 20 GB hard drive and 64 MB RAM memory. It is loaded with maps of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and more European countries.The available unused hard drive space is around 12 GB. The device is equipped with 36 languages and voice directions are delivered in 50 different voices.
Conclusion: I am really impressed with the interface on the TomTom GO 910. It is up-to-date and very user friendly. I especially like the way the map movement is very smooth. The warranty is also better than other GPS devices. The only complaint is the maps. Because my neighborhood was not in the maps I can only assume that other neighborhoods will also not be in the maps. Because of this I cannot recommend this device. Maps are the most important part of the whole device.
Conclusion: Can the best get better? Well possibly. We test the new TomTom Go 910, this top end offering has full street level maps of Europe and the USA plus text to speech and mobile features. With stronger competition than ever before can the Dutch keep their number 1 slot?
Excerpt: The TomTom GO 910 , featuring multi-continental map coverage including the US, Canada and the whole of Europe, this all-in-one navigation device has a long list of features. The 910 has a 20 GB hard-drive and includes a remote control, an MP3 player, iPod compatibility, a wide four-inch screen, and text-to-speech functionality. One especially nice feature is hands-free calling via a Bluetooth connection.
Summary: This is by far and away the best GPS unit on the market. It combines an excellent design with a fantastically easy to use menu system and features a whole range of extra offerings such as Bluetooth hands free, MP3 player and excellent text-to-speech technology. A must have.
Pros: Text-to-Speech technology, Design, 4-inch touch screen, Intuitive menu system, Ease of use, Bluetooth hands free, 20GB hard drive, Multiple languages and voices, Excellent navigation and searching
Cons: No inputs on the unit itself, Battery life could be better, Speaker quality for music
Summary: The TomTom Go 910 is the most feature laden sat-nav we’ve ever taken onto the street. It boasts a 4inch widescreen, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, text-to-speech and audiobook playback. Bags of storage and ease of use make this a gem The cradle is easy to fix to the windscreen, but mating the TomTom to the cradle is at first surprisingly difficult, given the simple hook-like appearance of the connection.
Summary: The GO 910 performs its core navigation task very competently. The wide-screen format is an improvement, and the software is generally well presented and usable.
Pros: Wide-screen format shows plenty of information, High-quality spoken instructions, Seven-digit postcode navigation and good street-finding make it easy to enter destinations
Cons: Extra features like audio book reading, image viewing, MP3 playing and iPod control feel a little gimmicky, Windshield mount is small, Recharging is via in-car mount or desktop cradle only, No flash memory card slot