Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/30/tomtom_start_2_satnav/

TomTom upgrades beginners' satnav

Lane guidance at last

By Tony Smith

Posted in Science, 30th March 2010 13:44 GMT

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. ®