Conclusion: The TomTom GO LIVE 1005 World is a great device. It has a large screen that is easy to read. The menuing and usage modes are easy to learn and use. The hardware is well designed and manufactured to a high standard.
Oromising device, but badly executed, poor quality hardware and restricted services
25 November 2014
Summary: Moved from an old TomTom One - worked incredibly well. Needed world maps and liked the idea of Live services so upgraded. Disappointing overall. Some good points such as screen size and Live services. However, did a road trip in the US this Summer - NO Live services available outside of the UK with this device, seems that TomTom hasn't figured out that there are SIMS available that work globally.
but was very supprised as only have a 5" tom tom so very disappointed in item this put me off ordering another one ...
3 September 2014
Summary: found item to tight and it split when trying to get tom tom in it, feel I should have ordered a bigger one. but was very supprised as only have a 5" tom tom so very disappointed in item this put me off ordering another one as I had to throw that one away what a waste of money
VERY DISAPPOINTED! I thought I was purchasing a top end ...
Philip Brown, Amazon
26 August 2014
Summary: VERY DISAPPOINTED! I thought I was purchasing a top end model, but the performance is terrible! The processor in this is far to slow for the complex software and it struggles to keep up and crashes frequently, usually after it has received vital traffic info (if the traffic service happens to be working that is).
Summary: This was a complete waste of money. It kept dropping out and unnecessarily recalculating. It failed to work in hot weather and stopped working completely after a few months. 'Lifetime mapping' applies only to the life of the product which was 7 months.
Lasted two days and hated it. Then bought the Go Live 1005 and ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: Having had TomTom for around ten years, thought I'd try a Garmin. Lasted two days and hated it. Then bought the Go Live 1005 and several months in , I am very pleased with it. Like all sat navs, it won't know all the little shortcuts that you do, but if you are unsure, or in a totally new area, a sat nav will save an awful lot of time and hassle. I particularly love the live traffic. Not always 100%, but generally gives a pretty good indication of where problems are.
Summary: We chose this sat nav rather than buying Europe maps and traffic updates for our existing sat nav, and with 3 years traffic included it was a good price. We used it on our holiday in France and it was brilliant, easy to program, picked up the signal quickly and got us where we needed to go with no hassle. The traffic also worked perfectly too. We had no issues with it at all. I also liked the magnets to enable you to attach it easily to the holder.
Summary: Once it manages to pick up satellites, the TomTom Go Live is pretty good. The trouble is that currently it can take up to 30 minutes to do this, and then has a habit of losing the signal again until it finally settles down. This makes it about as useful as a chocolate teapot for short journeys or if you are departing from a point where you are not sure which direction to take, and is hugely frustrating.