The new TomTom GO GPS unit were based on the predecessor [url="http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=0&Language=1""]TomTom GO Classic[/url] but even better, much better display, TomTom Plus service ready, updated software and more.
The TomTom GO comes in three flavours [url="http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=72&Language=1""]TomTom GO 300[/url] aimed at the entry/novice user. [url="http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=73&Language=1""]TomTom GO 500[/url] aimed at the midstream user and [url="http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=74&Language=1""]TomTom Go 700[/url] aimed at the professional user. Below is a table that compares all four TomTom GO units..
I got a shrink wrapped box.
Upon opening the box you are greeted by the TomTom GO 300 unit along with SD memory card and your product code.
Underneath is the quick start guide, software and other papers.
At the bottom of the box is a box containing the cables, car mounting kit and screen cloth
A closer look at the TomTom GO 300 unit & SD memory card containing the map of Britain
My TomTom GO 300 unit came with software version 5200, first thing I did was I popped the SD card into the TomTom GO 300 unit, switched on, connected it to my PC, backed up and updated the software to version 5201.
Installation into the car was simple, we set out destination to my dad's friend house in Surrey, it quickly planned the route and off we went, the instructions were clearly spoken and the display was very accurate, we reached Surrey on return it was gloomy and dark thanks to rain, I switched the display to Night Mode which was perfect for viewing at night.
Set out destination for home, half way through the journey I took a wrong turn on purpose which was also having road works, TomTom GO 300 quickly recalculated the route and also informed me about the roadwork’s and traffic up ahead and also of speed cameras through my journey thanks to the TomTom Plus service.
I tested the unit in a tunnel where it did lose GPS connectivity but it did not lose the map and you are able to manually go through the map, coming out of the tunnel the GPS quickly located the car and we were back on track.CONCLUSIONb>
The TomTom GO 300 is very likely to replace the A to Z in a few years, the system is very accurate easy to learn and understand, can navigate you right through Europe once you have the maps.
The TomTom Plus is another excellent service, which takes your TomTom GO a bit more kick. The TomTom GO could make a few more updates for example it asked me to turn into a no entry zone a few timesk: .
If you travel places a lot or just want to get rid of your A to Z then TomTom Go is well worth it.
If you are a biker don't be put of there is even a TomTom GO Rider[/url:DPROS:b>
Easy to configure
Weather is not a proble:pCONS:b>
Power cable provided would be nice
Source: [url="http://www.danilpremgi.com/blog/?p=803"]Dan's Dome
Edited by DJ Prem, 01 August 2005 - 17:40.