Feeds
85%
TomTom Go Live 1005

TomTom Go Live 1005 satnav

Routefinder General

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

A new approach to endpoint data protection

Eco tour

TomTom makes much of the Go Live 1005's speedy route planning, but to be honest I didn't notice any difference compared to other modern PNDs with a decent processor under the bonnet. Moreover, you still have to wait a fair while for the unit to process live traffic information.

TomTom Go Live 1005

Main menu

The 1005 comes with all TomTom's bells and whistles including the excellent HD Traffic congestion monitor, IQ Routes route planning, voice command, Bluetooth, speed camera locations, graphical lane change display, weather forecasts and Google Local Search. It also features Eco routes, which is intended to take you along the most fuel efficient journey to reach your destination.

TomTom Go Live 1005

Night view

HD Traffic and the other data linked "Live" services come free for the first twelve months. After that, it will set you back £47.50 a year. It's a price worth paying if dodging jams is a priority, as HD Traffic is much, much better than basic TMC. Quarterly map updates cost just shy of £20 per annum.

TomTom Go Live 1005

Services menu

Vocal guidance and the various voice options are of a uniform high quality. For those who appreciate such frippery, you can now install a selection of Star Wars voices on your TomTom for £7.95 a pop. Alas, the system still sticks with TomTom's traditional 'hundreds and thousands' style of road number enunciation. And quite an annoyance that proves to be.

TomTom Go Live 1005

3D driving view

GPS signal acquisition and retention was also very impressive. Indeed, I can't criticise the navigation choices made by IQ Routes, the destination selection system or the pin-point accuracy of my indicated location. The internal battery lasted for an average 90 minutes between charges, which isn't bad for a large screen device. The antenna for the GPRS data feed is built into the device, so there is no need for an aerial cable, though anyone with an athermic windscreen or a built-in heater element may curse this feature.

TomTom Go Live 1005

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Next page: Voicing off

More from The Register

next story
Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
'Greenhouse effect is real, but as for the rest of it ...'
Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins
Sauricide WASN'T inevitable, reckon scientists
Brit amateur payload set to complete full circle around PLANET EARTH
Ultralight solar radio tracker in glorious 25,000km almost-space odyssey
Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low
Cheshire cat effect see neutrons and their properties walk different paths
NASA Mars rover FINALLY equals 1973 Soviet benchmark
Yet to surpass ancient Greek one, however
Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO
Radio astronomy suffering to protect Square Kilometre Array
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?