Conclusion: Life is tough at the top and market leaders TomTom have thrown everything at the TomTom Go 930. Every new feature, widget and gizmo but does that make it better than a SatNav a third of the price?
Excerpt: The TomTom 930 is the new top of the line TomTom that is starting to gain some steam these days in the stores. TomTom has folded in into the GO 930 to make the unit more accurate in setting travel times, especially when traffic is concerned. While TomTom's map supplier, TeleAtlas is teamed up with Inrix, and has the ability to fold their traffic speed data into the Map offering, TomTom went out and grabbed their own historical average speeds from users like you and me.
Summary: Elegant and sleek looking, TomTom's GO 930 is one the best looking GPS units I've tested. The black rubberized plastic feels well built, and doesn't pickup fingerprints easily. The included windshield mount is easy to use, and holds the GPS securely in place when driving. The windshield mount isn't powered, so you'll need to connect the power cable to the GO 930 when docking or undocking the GPS from the windshield mount.
Pros: Gorgeous looking GPS, Good documentation, Strong FM transmitter, Ships pre-loaded with both North American and European maps, Map screen is highly customizable, and can be configured to suit your own preferences (including color scheme, vehicle icon, and how much/little information is displayed on the map screen)., Enhanced Positioning Technology (EPT) works well, Ability to enter a desired arrival time, and see a running counter of how early or late you will arrive a...
Cons: Voice recognition didn't work reliably, and only supported a limited number of functions. It's not possible to fully enter a destination without using the on-screen controls. Numbers need to be spoken one at a time (i.e. "three", "five" instead of "thirty five"). Can't use voice to dial a phone number, send an SMS, or route to a saved address from the address book, IQ Routes' traffic information not displayed on the map - no way to tell what the historical traffic for...
Summary: You might not have planned to spend $500 for a GPS, but TomTom offers an attractive package with the Go 930. While the similarly priced Navigon 7100--which initially was $150 more expensive--also features a 4.3-inch screen, lane guidance, and free traffic, the Go 930 has a much better user interface and voice commands. In general, we prefer the more affordable Dash Express because of its live traffic service and local search.
TomTom GO 930 Review: A Welcome Addition to the Sat Nav A-List
26 January 2009
Excerpt: Overview Pull out the red carpet, get your cameras at the ready as we introduce to you the latest addition to the Sat Nav A-List, the TomTom GO 930. Making it the envy of all the other Sat Navs, the TomTom GO 930 has got it all, brains as well as beauty…but surely underneath that […]
Summary: On the face of it this is just another of the huge range of devices to tell your where you are and how to get to where you are not. However after a few days of use I soon realised it did lots of things that other such devices do not.