TomTom GO LIVE 825 5″ Sat Nav : Brilliant and awful at the same time!

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Initial firmware & software problems sorted, feb14 2012. Feb 14th 2012its far too late as this has been on the market a year; but today tt finally updated the firmware and the download fixes a lot of problems, plus the sd card slot is now enabled. Now it works fine; but should not have been sold without the promised functionality it was sold as having. I had a very capable tt520, which has failed – hence a new unit. Tt820 ukin use, the voice has been clarified to hear better. A lot of functionality has been removed – but there’s enough to get on with. Keyboard, why have a different screen for numbers and letters, makes inputting a postcode tedious; but it works. Poi, none – there are no poi’s in the ‘community share’ option, there were thousands for the tt520 and i like the a##a supermarket petrol stations, cos they are cheaper by far. Mount, it’s fixed to the back of the unit; but works well. The usb cable wraps around it for storage.

I had a lot of problems connecting to the live service, although this seems to be resolved now. Tomtom also cancelled my free subscription to the live services after a week but customer services did resolve this. I have just completed a major map update which seems to have gone to plan. In operation the unit does seem to work well now and has certainly saved time avoiding traffic congestion.

Tomtom go live 825 eu satellite navigation system. I like it 150%i bought this gps to replace a tomtom go live 750 sat nav whose screen i inadvertently damaged beyond repair. I wish i’d bought the go live 825 eu before. It’s way better with twice the internal memory and an inbuilt suction cup type mounting. It will automatically work horizontally either way up which is handy. The menu system is an improvement on the 700 series with planning a journey being possible indoors with no satellite signal – a lot less tricky than the 700 series. I was able to re-create my favourites quite easily while offline too using the improved poi feature. The voice command feature is also easy to use and well thought out – it really does workthere are quite a few little tricks available – eg the status display can be placed in vertical orientation on the right hand side. I know there are more of these features that i haven’t had chance to try yet. I’ll add them in a second review shortly.

Good durable unit, easy operation, clear maps. Tomtom site is not easy to navigate for expensive map upgrades.

I bought this to replace an aging tomtom one xl v1, and so far been very happy i used it next day for a trip and the planning was so much faster than my old model also love the spoken street names and the advanced lane guidance when on motorways was very helpful, the only gripe i would have if any was that before my first trip i connected it to the pc and had to wait about 40 mins for updates to download and install which delayed me going out, but once that was done everything great, would recommend, i choose this over the 820 model for the 5′ screen which is easier to see but i dont see me ever driving in europe but you never know but for the £20 extra over the uk only 820 model with smaller screen i think it was worth it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • TomTom making progress
  • SLOW RESPONSE TO LIFETIME MAPS REGISTRATION
  • Good durable unit

Tomtom go live 825 is a wonderful product – with a friendly voice and takes you exactly where you want to go. I haven’t tried any more features yet, eg: finding a parking or doing a google search for finding nearby places. Make sure that after buying this satnav device, you plug it in your pc and download all available updates every once in a while – as this will ensure that your navigational device is updated most of the times and this will not only save your fuel, traveling time and hassles but it will give you a peace of mind while traveling to new places and far-away destinations. It is a 5 star product, although i don’t mind if it came with a 2-usb port for charging an additional usb device, such as an ipod/ iphone while travelling.

Excellent replacement for my go300. My 7 year old tomtom go300 died just before christmas leaving me with a headache. I travel about 40k miles a year and rely heavily on my satnav for finding mainly business addresses and get me round problems while travelling. So i started to research latest devices and quickly narrowed my choice to this unit and the garmin equivalent. Although in the past this had not recieved good reviews i found it hard to move away from tomtom, and i am so glad i stayed. The unit worked straight out of the box, connected to my pc easily (running windows 7) and reported back that it was up to date. I have found it easy to set up/add favourites etc, and have found new features like live traffic to be good. Now for the niggles, it wont find my home address but there again its only been built for a hundred years and is on a main road, and my go300 found it ok. The car charger/usb unit did not work straight out of the box, but good old amazon sorted that out straight away. Just to mention, my partner would never use my go300 as she said it was too hard to work with.

This review is from : TomTom GO LIVE 825 5″ Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries) (discountinued by manufacturer)

Works well but hasn’t got a built in simcard, so not ideal if sharing.

This review is from : TomTom GO LIVE 825 5″ Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries) (discountinued by manufacturer)

Works well but hasn’t got a built in simcard, so not ideal if sharing.
Very good, this is my second tomtom, it’s got everything i need in a sat nav, great to use on holiday.
Very good, this is my second tomtom, it’s got everything i need in a sat nav, great to use on holiday.
Great sat nav, usual tomtom quality and good feature set. It’s a shame that the free lifetime traffic updates were not offered with this model and i object to paying an annual subscription for the ‘live’ services when tomtom now give this for free with the newer devices. Hands free call quality could be a lot better and in this respect parrot win hands down.
Great sat nav, usual tomtom quality and good feature set. It’s a shame that the free lifetime traffic updates were not offered with this model and i object to paying an annual subscription for the ‘live’ services when tomtom now give this for free with the newer devices. Hands free call quality could be a lot better and in this respect parrot win hands down.
Works well and useful, but the cost of running this – is. Works well and useful, but the cost of running this – is so expensive to keep up to date with the road works etc.

This review is from : TomTom GO LIVE 825 5″ Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries) (discountinued by manufacturer)

Works well and useful, but the cost of running this – is. Works well and useful, but the cost of running this – is so expensive to keep up to date with the road works etc.
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