New Tomtom GO 600 / 500 / 400: Worse than all previous...
26 July 2013
Summary: The sole purpose of this writing is to avoid frustrations to future buyers of the new Tomtom GO 600 / 500 / 400, on sale from the beginning of July 2013. Just two weeks ago I have received my new Tomtom GO 600.
Summary: I purchased a TomTom navigator system based on good experiences with renting cars with Magellan's Neverlost. The Magellan unit was expensive and I found the TomTom had a superior user interface, was portable and less costly. So I purchased the TomTom Go Plus.
Summary: After a couple of months of ownership of the product I have nothing but good things to say about it. Put in the address of your destination and let TomTom Go Plus do its thing. I really like the talking prompts that give you ample time to do what ever manuvering TomTom calls for.
Conclusion: TomTom Go is a great product, I have liked the Navman iCN630 V2, especially with the 3D style maps, but TomTom has several features above the iCN630 V2 here, namely a smaller compact unit, an internal battery and an extremely good audio setup, and the price is considerably lower.
Summary: First I would like to thank the reviewer who brought up the TamTam software to make this device macintosh compatible. It was the deciding factor in my purchase. There are only a couple of minor inconveniences that aren't worthy of a star removal.
Summary: Excellent ease of use coming out of the box, especially if you get the preloaded. Very unclunky looking and as discrete as you can expect from an aftermarket. 3D view is a real plus. No it doesn't give the most direct directions but I didn't know where I was going anyway.
Summary: After owning for some years a Garmin Street Pilot III I decided to try a new GPS, hoping that technology would have improved- not that the Street Pilot wasn't doing its job, but there's always room for improvement. After seraching and re-searching, I went for the TomTom Go Plus with pre-loaded maps.
Summary: The Tom Tom GO is an excellent product. With the preloaded maps there's almost no setup required, and it's very easy to use. It works as well or better than any of the original equipment GPS systems provided in automobiles.
Summary: Well, I have to admit really falling in love with this device over the last week. The reason I bought it is actually because of third-party software package provided by a company called Equinux that makes the TomTom Go Mac OSX compatible.