Feeds
85%
TomTom Go Live 1005

TomTom Go Live 1005 satnav

Routefinder General

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

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

High performance access to file storage

Next page: Voicing off

More from The Register

next story
Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
Helium seeps from Falcon 9 first stage, delays new legs for NASA robonaut
Solar-powered aircraft unveiled for round-the-world flight
It's going to be a slow and sleepy flight for the pilots
Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'
Plans to annex Earth's satellite with permanent base by 2030
LOHAN's Punch and Judy show relaunches Thursday
Weather looking good for second pop at test flights
New FEMTO-MOON sighted BIRTHING from Saturn's RING
Icy 'Peggy' looks to be leaving the outer rings
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
Curiosity finds not-very-Australian-shaped rock on Mars
File under 'messianic pastries' and move on, people
Top Secret US payload launched into space successfully
Clandestine NRO spacecraft sets off on its unknown mission
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.