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TomTom GO 600
I hope they're going to release a new device with US maps as well as Europe. Mine's been invaluable over the last few years, and I'm about ready to upgrade.
Widescreen was spawned as a cinema format, which it suits well. By what leap of logic is something tailored to the immersive big-screen movie theatre experience ideal for a small sat nav device? I ask because "wide screen" seems to have taken on a life of its own, unhinged from its original purpose, and now it infects anything with a screen, willy nilly.
With sat nav I like to know the way ahead, not the way to either side, so I'd have thought "tall screen" format would be better than "wide screen". But do they even ask the question, or is "wide screen" just the only name that sells?
Does this one keep telling you to "Keep to the right" every time you drive past a layby on an A road? My Go 950 does this and it drives me up the wall. Also, does it know the difference between a sharp bend and a junction?
Tom Tom completely screwed me last summer. I have one of their nav. devices that had the data for North America (NA) loaded on it at purchase. I traveled to France last summer and so, prior to my trip, I bought and attempted to load the Euro data onto it via the Tom Tom web site. To make this work I had to delete the NA data first. I did this and then attempted to load the Euro data. The loading process did not appear to work and when I tried to run the software it gave me a “no data” message. So I called the customer care and technical services and some numskull assured me that the error message was purely the result of me trying to run the unit in NA when the data was all European. I explained that I did not think it was actually loaded and I was assured several times that I was simply confused and that the data was on the device etc. etc. Of course when I got to France the device gave me the same bloody message. What a surprise!! So I ended up using my phone for all of my navigation and had to pay a few hundred dollars to cover the related roaming charges. To cap all of this, when finally got home the stupid device would not load the NA data either. So I now have a useless Tom Tom, and their stupid, inept, technomoron department are unable/unwilling to help.
sorry to say good features but rubbish maps in Australia last week travelled to Great ocean rd and it kept taking to long and incorrect routes finally the Information officer said to stop using Tomtom as it was the worst in that area really depressed and had to follow the maps
They say lifetime updates, but if you read on the TomTom page it says something else. Free updates as long as the device is supported. I just ordered this one and didn't read the fine print until after I ordered.
Tomtom 600: pretty, but not too useful. When my tomtom 570xl died i tried the other brand. I was tempted to toss the thing out the window on several occasions. I do a lot of driving for work so when i got fed up with it, i wanted to buy the best navigator I could find. The tomtom 600 was the latest product they produced so I bought one. I was excited to use it but have been very disappointed. When i called tomtom to see if i could get the time of day to display on the screen they hung up on me. I have to find 8 addresses a day around town. 1st. I have to tap the screen a lot more to find an address. Ex: Tap search>alpha keyboard showes up. then you got to switch to numerals to start the address. then switch to alpha for street names/>adress shows you tap it>location of address shows on map>you tap again>route shoes on map>you tap again to navigate. NUMBERS AND LETTERS SHOULD BE ON ONE SCREEN. ONCE ADDRESS IS FOUND YOU SHOULD ONLY TAP ONE TIME TO START NAVIGATION. Its a huge screen! Plenty of room for numbers and letters and symbols and stuff like : ave, st, pl, ln, and other thoughtful shortcuts. 2nd. No clock. no option for a clock, date or time left on travel. 3rd. No road blockage detour function. If you come up on an accident and the road is blocked, this unit will not help you find an alternative route. 4th. address of destination does not show or is audible as you arrive. "destination on the right" is not helpful when there are 6 houses there. I always have to go back to my work order to find the right house. 5th. Traffic data. Once its set up, it works pretty good. Maybe "once" is misleading here. You have to "pair" the unit every time you power it up. Unlike an ear piece that once you search, and approve and pair, it automatically connects and works when powered up. Not this tomtom. Its only after you find yourself in bumper to bumper that you realize the traffic data is not working. 6. Stock voice. ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Its like its the female version of Hawkings in there. Hello atari 64. the alternate voices are better but you have to change the distances from feet to yards. 7. No real option settings. Regrettably , I give this one a "3" on a 1 to 10 scale. I gave it that only because the large screen and decent mounting. Defiantly not a professional device.
"However, the TomTom GO 500 and 400 reduce the price still further, with the only downside being smaller screens, so they are more economical if you don't need a massive screen."
Not true. The 600 has a MUCH higher screen resolution. That makes a BIG difference...
Hold down the top row of letters, they turn into numbers within a second ;)
I just purchaded this from Halfords for £149 & im getting a rebate of £30. Awesome bargain. This tomtom is 100x better than previous tomtom devices I have owned. Cant rate it enough. If your having problems, then your doing it wrong or the device is faulty.
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