Excerpt: The TomTom START 55TM is a new entry-level TomTom, albeit the top-of-the-line model in the Start series, thanks to its five-inch screen and lifetime traffic and map updates. Otherwise, this is just a basic and capable navigator.
TomTom Start 10 review: The Start 10 adds advanced lane guidance to TomTom's cheapest sat nav in Australia
Good Gear Guide.au
20 February 2011
Summary: The TomTom Start 10 has spoken street names, an EasyPort mount system, IQ Routes technology and now includes advanced lane guidance. Its screen is a little small and entering text requires a firm press, but this GPS is easy to use and functional.
Pros: Ease of use, EasyPort mount, speed and red light camera alerts, advanced lane guidance
Cons: IQ Routes still prefers main roads, route recalculation is a little sluggish, no Australian text-to-speech voice, no included AC adapter
TomTom's Start is the company's cheapest GPS unit to be released in Australia
Good Gear Guide.au
6 January 2011
Summary: TomTom's Start is the company's cheapest GPS ever, and the good news is that the overall navigation experience hasn't been sacrificed to achieve the low price. Though not perfect, the TomTom start combines a simple, easy-to-use interface and a compact design, making it ideal for first-time buyers.
Pros: Compact design, responsive touch screen, EasyPort mount, speed and red light camera alerts
Cons: IQ Routes still prefers main roads, route recalculation is a little sluggish, no Australian text-to-speech voice, no lane guidance, no included AC adapter
Excerpt: The standalone satnav market for casual drivers has been under threat for some time from smartphone-friendly GPS software, including CoPilot Live, Nokia Maps and Google Maps. But with the recent launch of TomTom for iPhone , at least some of those profits are destined to stay in TomTom's pocket.
Excerpt: It's Saturday, the city is choked with traffic and you're in a hurry. There are juggernauts to the left of you. Cars full of shoppers to the right. You're queuing in the middle lane and there are four sets of traffic lights, two speed cameras and a coach full of gurning kids in front of you. Oh for the freedom of the open road.
Pros: Stripped back interface is a joy to use, Gives you all the basics including UK and Ireland maps, speed camera alerts and IQ routes for smarter route mapping
Cons: Could be too basic for some, Can get confused in busy cities, Ongoing costs of map upgrades, alternative maps, safety alerts, and so on