No more bickering over the accuracy (or not) of google maps. . Despite its propensity to send you down the most obscure little roads, all in the name of ‘fastest route’, i’m glad we got this as it’s come in very handy. I will miss that feeling where google maps has gotten us horribly lost again, though.
Clear, helpful, and reliable satnav. I like the graphics – very clear – easy to see where you are and where you’re going, and the lane guidance on motorways is clear and very helpful. The sound is good and the voice instructions are clear and pleasantly voiced. It’s easy to set a route using a post code, but some trial and error is needed before you get to know whether it’s best to use post code settings or, for example, points of interest, to set your route. As with all these gadgets, there are not particularly intuitive, and it would be so helpful if they came with basic written instructions for getting from one menu or screen to another, and for route finding etc in the box – alas, as usual, this doesn’t – one reason for not giving it 5 stars. The other reason for not doing so is that i found it confusing and difficult to initially connect the device to the website on line – and i’m not a technophobe. It doesn’t help that the model number you have to input is cunningly hidden behind the usb connection into the device. That being said, i have really enjoyed using the tomtom 25 on a very long journey – it got me painlessly to my holiday destination, and took me unerringly through cornwall’s little lanes to many local destinations while i was there, if you divert from the route it’s very quick to recalculate and get you on your way again. The start 25 and i are now firm friends and i’d certainly recommend it.
TomTom Start 25 5-Inch Sat Nav GPS System with UK/Ireland Maps/Lifetime Map Updates
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- 5 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 map updates from the TomTom map share community
Really good value, had some problems setting up the tom tom with the computer but i rang the customer service and they were very helpful. The tomtom is easy to use (it has to be for me). I had always said i would never have any form of sat nav but gave in after seeing one in use, it has meant that i could really enjoy a touring holiday round the lake district on my own. However i would still suggest taking a road map and having a look at your journey in that too as these things can take you on some very strange routes. In the job i do i have heard of people being taken up roads that end up as dirt tracks and unable to turn round. Having said that it is a really useful piece of equipment and with lifetime map updates you can’t go wrong with this little gem.
Wow, impressed with it so far. Took it for a drive to southend-on-sea and heathrow, and on both occasions, the tom tom started up quickly and locked onto the gps faster than a previous model. The software itself seems better too, again it was quick and pointed out all the important things on the road, but with all the notices it could be a little annoying, especially with the radio on at the same time. For those who will use it everyday, you may want to consider a version that has live traffic updates.
I bought the tom tom sat nav to replace an old garmin sat nav, because you can no longer get any upgrades for it, this system has the added bonus of being continually upgraded with new maps and information, which tom tom do roughly two or three times a week,the quality of the sat nav and the service provided is extremely good, would thoroughly recommend this sat nav to anyone, based on price and the free upgrades for life.
TomTom Start 25 5-Inch Sat Nav GPS System with UK/Ireland Maps/Lifetime Map Updates : I bought this for my mom who is super nervous about driving especially when it comes to big intersections. I did a lot of research and this one looked like the one that would be clear enough for her to follow. What we didnt know is that when you go to choose a voice, there is a hilarious australian voice that has funny anecdotes which had us full of giggles on our test run with it and we were so pleased because then i knew my mom would be just fine with the funny aussie bloke keeping her company and out of panic mode. Good news, she drove from cornwall to london on her own with no hiccups.