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TomTom upgrades beginners' satnav

Lane guidance at last

TomTom Start

TomTom has revamped its Start satnav for beginners.

The new model, called the Start 2, takes the basic approach of the original - reviewed here - and adds lane guidance, spoken street names and support for RDS-TMC traffic information.

TomTom Start

TomTom's Start 2: keeping it simple

The latter, we should point out, only works if you have a suitable RDS-TMC receiver add-on and a subscription to the service, both sold separately.

What you do get in the box is a 3.5in screen satnav with a built in - but removable - windscreen mount. It presents just two menu settings - Plan Route and Browse Map - so you get straight to charting your journey without the faff.

TomTom Start

Windscreen suction included

The TomTom Start 2 will be available from the beginning of April priced at £119 for the device with a regional map and £139 for the device with a Europe-wide maps. ®

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