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.
Conclusion: The TomTom Start is a great little gadget if you're a bit tech-shy, but anyone with the patience to read a manual and look beyond the neon shades, should opt for the TomTom One instead.
Pros: The menus, mapping and screens have been streamlined to make even the most technophobic of motorists feel at ease. Fire the TomTom Start up and you'll be presented with just two big buttons, Plan Route and Browse Map, with essential toggles like sound, day or night view, help and options viewed underneath. Setting your destination and following it is simple as, and with IQ Routes on board for routing based on statistical journey times at certain times of day, you'll b...
Cons: One grumble we have with the TomTom Start's layout is that advanced lane guidance is a goner. It's a genuine help on the massive junctions and gyratories and a feature all motorists could do with, not just the gadget-friendly drivers. The TomTom Start's neon cases also had us baffled – a more visible lime green satnav doesn't let you show your personality, it's just more likely to get stolen. Unless you're a moth, don't bother with the extra cases at £15.
TomTom's Start is the company's cheapest GPS unit to be released in Australia
Good Gear Guide.au
23 February 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
TomTom Start 10 review: The Start 10 adds advanced lane guidance to TomTom's cheapest sat nav in Australia
Good Gear Guide.au
23 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
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.
Conclusion: The TomTom Start is a convenient all-round package that should appeal to a great number of people, but we do feel it is a little too expensive given the proximity of the TomTom One, which offers a more complete feature set. If the TomTom Start was rolling out at around £80, we'd say that it offered excellent value for money considering the navigation it actually offers you.
Pros: Changeable covers will appeal to some, simple, easy to use, solid navigation
Cons: Not quite cheap enough compared with the TomTom One given the reduced feature set
Summary: TomTom ist seit Jahren erfolgreicher Anbieter von mobilen Navigationsgeräten. Dieser Bericht vergleicht die 3 aktuellen Modelle der Niederländer aus der Einstiegs-, Mittel- und Premiumklasse …
Excerpt: La llegada de smartphones con GPS incorporados está cambiando el mercado de navegadores. No parece que ahora el tamaño de la pantalla importe, sobre todo si tenemos en cuenta que el iPhone, uno de los smartphones más envidiados, tiene una pantalla de 3,5 pulgadas. No obstante, TomTom mantiene las opciones abiertas y ha optado por lanzar un navegador de entrada de gama, pensado para los que acceden por primera vez al mercado de navegadores, y que por lo tanto compite...