Written on: 25/11/2004 by Tom59 (1 review written)
Simple (one thumb) to use. Volume and clarity of voice are good.
Can be confused by multiple junctions in cities. Some directions can be ambiguous.
The advert for the TomTom Go Satellite Navigation System said switch on and go. I literally just did that. The control screen layout is intuitive and clearly laid out, it is easy to load and address prior to your journey. It is very accurate with actual addresses containing house numbers and street names, however, try using it to find somewhere in an industrial estate or retail park and there is a good chance that the pre loaded software will not recognize the address. Unfortunately not all post codes are recognized or accurate either.
The scrolling map is again clearly laid out with different colours for daylight and night driving.
One nice touch is a readout of your speed with time remaining to your objective. Even counting heavy traffic or other delays, your estimated time of arrival is constantly updated and yet again, is very accurate.
The screen remains clear even in bright sunlight, however if you are using sunglasses, forget even trying to see it!
If you or the machine become confused and miss a turning, it will calculate a new route usually within 5 to 10 seconds.
There is a link on the TomTom web site which enables you to report errors to the cartographers in the hope of increasing future accuracy.
There is supposed to be a carry case supplied with the unit, but for some reason, they were not included and are going to be sent on to all purchasers. After two months and four e.mails, I have yet to see mine!
I would suggest keeping an eye on the price of these units, It has actually come down by about £150.00 since I bought mine.