Excerpt: TomTom's high-end GO GPS navigation device has been given a complete refresh: The TomTom GO Live 1000 has a new design, a 4.3in capacitive touchscreen, and a refreshed interface. A successor to the TomTom GO 950 , the GO 1000 also includes Bluetooth hands-free and voice commands, making it one of the best-equipped navigation devices on the market.
Excerpt: We recently got hold of TomTom’s latest flag ship device the TomTom Go Live 1000. Whilst it retains a sense of familiarity with the previous Go range, TomTom have injected a series of cosmetic and technological changes that make it stand out from the competition.
Excerpt: Whilst it is impossible to ignore convergence and the growing popularity of satnav functions on your smartmobile, for many there is still a place for a dedicated satnav device. TomTom is hoping that continued innovation will keep pushing sales of their PNDs, the latest flagship model of which is the TomTom Go 1000 Live. We've been living with a pre-production, but fully featured, version of the TomTom Go 1000 Live for the last week.
Pros: Nicely redesigned interface, easy to navigate, some customisation options, Bluetooth, Google Local Search, HD Traffic, magnetic mount
Cons: Bluetooth phone memory function didn't import all contacts, price, some occasional lags in navigation (might get fixed prior to release)
Summary: Pared down and powered up, TomTom's latest Go Live 1000 shuns the often frivolous features of other sat-navs and concentrates on navigation essentials. If you want eye-catching extras try the Navigon's 8450 Live and its City View 3D feature. Or if it's a dashboard adornment with designer style, go no further than Garmin's nuvi 3970T .