This is my first sat nav and it is a lovely little device. Hopeless at finding my way around so its just what i needed. The technology is very good. Easy to understand directions. Gives you plenty of notice of the next turning etc. Only downside was the suction pad. Son has the same model and that also falls off. Also could not get it to stay on the dashboard, so although this is a feature of this model i had to attach to the windscreen. Feel abit worried about it falling off when driveing. Tom tom could work on a better attachment.
My tomtom and device all working perfectly. I was concerned about the early reviews regarding using my tomtom and getting updates for the device. Looks like those were early teething problems because i can tell you the my tomtom works fine. With the initial download, be prepared for a couple of hours on the net because all 45 maps are replaced plus everything else. I did have a time out happen, but came back to the site and it picked up where it left off, so no time wasted. The device works perfectly just as i had experienced it in a friends car. My only complaint is that tomtom needs a lot more points of interest to historic sites and museums, but now i know that the way to do this is to find the places i want to go on the web and copy the postal code into the device and save it in the favorites folder, so not such a big problem after all.
TomTom Start 25 5″ Sat Nav with Europe Maps & Lifetime Map Updates(45 countries)
- Enter your model number
to make sure this fits.
- Richer maps – You get richer, more detailed maps
- 5″ touch screen
- Integrated mounting with flip screen – A convenient foldaway mount that’s integrated with your device
- Advanced lane guidance – Helping to navigate complex junction views – providing peace of mind
- Pre-installed Speed Cameras
- Latest map guarantee
I was looking for a replacement for my tom tom xl that had done me good service for 5 years before packing up. And that had european mapping for a holiday to spain. I had read all the reviews on all the sat navs that had european mapping installed and was mightily confused, all the good reviews were off set by all the bad reviews. The holiday date was fast approaching and i had to take a chance so ordered a tom tom start 25. At first when i plugged it into my pc to update the maps the software said that no maps were installed on the unit and i thought oh no there have been bad reviews about this, however after unplugging and replugging the unit to the pc the maps installed on the second attempt. I plugged the unit in the rental car in alicante and was relieved that it worked perfectly straight away, it even has all the spanish speed cameras loaded which was great. I had no trouble using it and it navigated me everywhere i wanted to go. I still have yet to learn all the functions the unit has but that will come in time. All i can say is that i am very happy with it and would definitely recommend it for traveling to spain.
A very good sat nav once you’ve loaded the maps. This is my first sat nav, and i’ve only used it for one day’s fairly local driving, but i am already impressed with its features and performance. Downloading the latest maps was a nightmare. They give you one free download of the latest maps. Luckily i had read other reviews which told me to use the mytomtom and not tomtomhome website. Even then, i wished that i had stuck with the maps already installed. However, the software updates seemed to improve some of the features. I spent a whole afternoon and evening fighting the system, and overran my 10 gb monthly broadband limit. I wish that tomtom allowed you to select individual countries, and not the whole of europe every time.
This is my first tomtom and i was impressed. It was easy to use and navigate. I used it mainly on a trip around south west of england and in general it navigated me well. I did find that it tried to go down some very narrow country lanes but i ignored the tomtom and stuck to the main roads until it found a new route. One irritation is that less than a year later, it is suggesting the maps are out of date and it costs to download more up to date maps.
TomTom Start 25 5″ Sat Nav with Europe Maps & Lifetime Map Updates(45 countries) : Willing to try another – last chance for tom tom. My tom tom start 25 lasted a month over the guarantee date and has just died. Really peeved at this but i have just bought another one the same because i liked everything else about it, and after searching i can’t find one without bad reviews. Just have to explain to my hubby now why i bought a tom tom again – i do recommend this for instructions, ease of use and i have never been lost. However, i will never buy a tom tom again if the same happens to this one.