TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav : Excellent large clear display which makes it easy to follow

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Excellent, but is this a dying breed?. Bought one of these over a year ago to replace another tomtom device that i had to pay for new maps and live traffic on. This one has those, plus speed camera updates for life for free. Downside is that updating maps requires you to take device into the house and spend an hour or more updating, for major releases. I believe the new 6200 downloads new maps from the car over its own sim. Great development, but not reason for me to change. Basically these are the best satnavs you can buy. You pay for the best of course. It is far from perfect though. Its much easier to find a restaurant or whatever with google maps to be honest.

The website though is utter rubbish.

Stunning display and functions, only let down by no option to change various warning sounds as with my older tomtom, you are stuck with what they have set on this device, i dontlike it but hoping for a change maybe in a software update. Here are the specifications for the TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav:

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  • 6 inch widescreen resistive touchscreen
  • Integrated mounting with flip screen
  • Featuring enhanced lane guidance and route planning
  • Equipped with fixed speed camera alerts and spoken street names
  • Free lifetime world map updates with the latest map and traffic updates via smartphone connectivity

The best satnav i have ever owned. I wanted to give this a thorough testing before i reviewed it. I have used it every day both locally and across the country. When i first received the item i was frustrated to find that the live services would not work no matter what i tried. I was on the verge of sending the unit back but i contacted customer support who were very apologetic and professional in their response. It turned out that a batch of these units had a fault with the live service but it was at tom tom’s end and not a fault with the unit itself. They said a fix was being sought and they would contact me once it had been done. Sure enough after 5 days they contacted me and said the live service would now be active. I switched on my tom tom and it was working fine and has been ever since. In way of an apology tom tom sent me a semi hard case for my 5100 free of charge, so full marks to customer services.

A huge improvement on our previous tomtom via live 120. A huge improvement on our previous tomtom via live 120. I love the larger screen and it’s much easier and responsive to program. Haven’t had it very long, but we used in the usa – spot on directions – easy to view. Noe we’re using it in the uk, so far, so good.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Could be better, but still better than the rest, despite what Which? say!
  • Ok, but not as good as our old TomTom. Software seems buggy and incomplete.
  • Must have satnav

Present for my husband who loves it.

Great quality tom tomive had a few different ones over the years & this is by far the bestit tethers with your phone to give accurate traffic reports & detours around delays.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Great, but consider ordering a memory card at the same time. . Bought three of these for my office and they get a lot of use. They are really good and easy to use. A couple of things to note: if you want to add the world maps you do need to buy a memory card for it as it doesn’t have enough of its own capacity. Also be wary if you are going on a short journey you still need to plug it in because the battery doesn’t seem to last very long at all.
Great, but consider ordering a memory card at the same time. . Bought three of these for my office and they get a lot of use. They are really good and easy to use. A couple of things to note: if you want to add the world maps you do need to buy a memory card for it as it doesn’t have enough of its own capacity. Also be wary if you are going on a short journey you still need to plug it in because the battery doesn’t seem to last very long at all.
Sends you down the most awkward roads just to save a few seconds. This sat nav is pretty hit or miss. I used it to drive to london. And again to drive to paignton in devon. Both times it sent me in the most direct route it could. Which involved going through stupid tight back streets turning left and right. And on country lanes only wide enough for 1 car but are two way traffic. . Then when you poo out the other side you realise all it did was cut the corner out of the road you was already travelling down. So although it makes the journey quicker (providing you can actually get through the places without stopping which is not what happened with me on both occasions) it makes the journey a lot more stressful.I have no trust in this now which is a shame.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Sends you down the most awkward roads just to save a few seconds. This sat nav is pretty hit or miss. I used it to drive to london. And again to drive to paignton in devon. Both times it sent me in the most direct route it could. Which involved going through stupid tight back streets turning left and right. And on country lanes only wide enough for 1 car but are two way traffic. . Then when you poo out the other side you realise all it did was cut the corner out of the road you was already travelling down. So although it makes the journey quicker (providing you can actually get through the places without stopping which is not what happened with me on both occasions) it makes the journey a lot more stressful.I have no trust in this now which is a shame.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Integrated sim was making me to buy it , i give 5 stars for quality, design, easy to use interface and of course integrated sim with real time traffic. I’ll return with a full review after 2 months. I’ll travel true europe and i hope that he will make all this money.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Integrated sim was making me to buy it , i give 5 stars for quality, design, easy to use interface and of course integrated sim with real time traffic. I’ll return with a full review after 2 months. I’ll travel true europe and i hope that he will make all this money.
Fantastic piece of kit, had a tomtom xxl for six years, and could not fault it, decided to upgrade to the go 6100; what a difference. Brilliant satnav with all that tomtom has to offer. Would definitely recommend it, driving through italy, portugal, france and belgium was perfect.
Fantastic piece of kit, had a tomtom xxl for six years, and could not fault it, decided to upgrade to the go 6100; what a difference. Brilliant satnav with all that tomtom has to offer. Would definitely recommend it, driving through italy, portugal, france and belgium was perfect.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Easy to use for sat nav novice. As a first time sat nav user i was unsure how i would get on with this but have had it about a month now and am very pleased with it. The large screen is easy to navigate see, and gives me clear instructions, and the traffic info has saved me time on long journeys by steering me away from hold ups (my main reason for purchase). I also like the voice control option for when i’m driving. I haven’t used ‘my drive’ much but can see this will be useful for planning holiday routes and trips out in future.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Easy to use for sat nav novice. As a first time sat nav user i was unsure how i would get on with this but have had it about a month now and am very pleased with it. The large screen is easy to navigate see, and gives me clear instructions, and the traffic info has saved me time on long journeys by steering me away from hold ups (my main reason for purchase). I also like the voice control option for when i’m driving. I haven’t used ‘my drive’ much but can see this will be useful for planning holiday routes and trips out in future.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Pretty much always have to wait for it to get a charge even whe turning it back on shortly after being plugged in for a long journey. Shame as the navigation seems good.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Pretty much always have to wait for it to get a charge even whe turning it back on shortly after being plugged in for a long journey. Shame as the navigation seems good.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Proved excellent on a 3 week trip around europe. Proved excellent on a 3 week trip around europe, the traffic and speed camera info proving excellent. As many others have pointed out the processor is a little lacking but that is primarily noticeable at boot up and doesn’t impinge on performance during navigation. Purchased as a warehouse deal for £181. 50 which i would consider fair value.
Proved excellent on a 3 week trip around europe. Proved excellent on a 3 week trip around europe, the traffic and speed camera info proving excellent. As many others have pointed out the processor is a little lacking but that is primarily noticeable at boot up and doesn’t impinge on performance during navigation. Purchased as a warehouse deal for £181. 50 which i would consider fair value.

This review is from : TomTom GO 610 6 inch Sat Nav with World Maps – Black

Very good, but mount is suction type and best replaced with grill mount.
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