Very simple, but does the job if you don’t want any frills (or thrills). This sat nav has been marked down because a lot of the advanced features have been removed, but that’s the point of start range. If you just want a simple sat nav, that tells you where to go (including different routes for different times of the day), then you can’t go much wrong. The announcement of the street names is a great touch, as you don’t need to look at the screen to find out if you’re about to turn onto the wrong road. And the ‘advanced lane guidance’ as shown in the product detail above is a wonder for busy motorway junctions. Yes there are much better sat navs out there with more features, but if you can get it cheap, it’s a great little unit for technophobes or people who like their things to work without many frills. If my mum wanted a sat nav, i would get her one without any hesitation.
My wife is a visiting carer but she is a technophobe. This is easy and simple to use. The only gripes i have and why it didn’t get 5 stars are one the windows suction device in the pack is not very good, and the limit on favourites is about 48. We wanted to enter all her clients – as they visiting order can change at a call.
TomTom Start2 Satellite Navigation System – Europe
- Enter your model number
to make sure this fits.
- Simplified menu
- Faster routes with IQ Routes
- Advanced lane guidance – Helping to navigate complex junction views – providing peace of mind
- Spoken street names
- Traffic ready (via RDS TMC accessory)
- Pre-installed Speed Cameras
What–no instruction manual?. We purchased this to help with a ’round britain’ trip involving multiple destinations. If we didn’t already own a device (not the same company) in the us, we would have been baffled as to how it was supposed to work. The manual that came with the device was little more than instructions as to how to plug it in, mount it on the windscreen and turn it on. We discovered enough to make it work by trial and error. It performed well but not perfectly. We had a frustrating time in liverpool/birkenhead, when the instructions came too late to be acted on at several junctions. In busy traffic, it is not always possible to be looking at the map on the screen. And we ended up in the middle of a housing estate instead of at our hotel on another occasion. In bright sunshine the screen wasn’t really bright enough, but maybe there is a way that can be changed.
Not bad, but not a tomtom one. I previously owned a tomtom one which was a lovely little sat nav so when it died after several years of use i plumped for a tom tom again. I am not a huge sat nav user as my journeys in general tend to be local and know where i am off to, however, we holiday in this country throughout the year and go on trips out to places which we may not our way to and therefore a sat nav comes in very handy. My partner still has a tomtom one which we purchased prior to them seemingly being replaced by this. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our lives, we need a sat nav each rather than sharing one. Now i cannot say that this is a ‘bad’ sat nav, it’s not. It does exactly what it says in the description, but i think that might be part of my problem. If you have never had a sat nav before you are prossibly in a better position to love this little gadget. It’s so simple, dump in where you want to go and you are off.The touch screen is easy and simple to navigate there are very few options to confuse you.
I bought this for a christmas present for my boyfriend and i have to say i was pleased with my choice. We are yet to try it out in france this month but have already tryed it on various journeys already with no problems. It is pocket size and has built in suction cap on the back so no need for the normal sat nav holder constantly on the window screen. The only thing i found was that the touch screen seemed a bit delayed when typing in a post code, you just need to be patient with it.
TomTom Start2 Satellite Navigation System – Europe : Having previously had a cheapo binatone sat nav, which worked for about 6 months, and was not particularly up to date, we wanted a more reliable piece of equipment. That said, we only wanted a simple, no frills system that told you how to get from a to b. This tomtom start 2 ticks all the boxes, and is really easy to use. You can literally turn it on and go. I updated the map system by visiting the tom tom website, which was very easy to use, and, of course, free. After a few short test runs, we needed to rely on the system to get us 160 miles to north devon. I had an idea of the route i wanted to take, but the tom tom suggested a different route. I thought i’d see how the tomtom did, and followed its suggestion. Fair play, the suggested route was much easier to drive, and stuck to mainly dual carriageways, rather than the single lane a roads on the route i was thinking of.