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The GO LIVE 825 doesn’t come with any features we haven’t seen before from TomTom devices. But it does make a novel combination. The 5in screen, LIVE services and map coverage of 45 European countries are all high-end options, but the device itself has elements from the entry-level range, in particular the integrated screen mount. With a price that isn’t so far from the entry-level either, this is a great-value way to obtain high-end navigation features.

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January 5, 2012, 8:55 pm

I do not understand how this device gets 9/10. Card slot doesn't work, so I can't keep both US and Europe map on a same device (Swapping takes lot of time), MapShare doesn't work with MyTomTom, so user corrections are not available for this device (and latest map is really outdated)... overall very disappointed.


August 24, 2013, 4:35 pm

I would recommend taking a good map with you if you own one of these contraptions, you'll need to search for several street names close to the one you're heading for and hope it will recognise one. The display change from one page to the next is painfully slow. As mentioned in other posts the mount is hopeless, you resort to trying to type in your destination with it still attached to the windscreen which leaves both your arm and neck aching. During the 2 months I've owned the thing I have wasted time searching for a location that it refused to recognise, for example: Eltham Palace Road, Eltham entered, result nothing. Many times I simply revert to the map. I've lost count of the number of appointments I've been late for having struggled with it and given up. I was recently prompted by their program loaded onto my computer to update camera locations after which it took several days off before it decided to remember where any cameras were at all! It sometimes decides to switch its self on when the ignition is turned on but not every time. I was prompted to renew Live services on the display recently, I then received an email asking me to complete the purchase totalling £47.50. So in the 2 months I've struggled with the thing it's already gone out of date! How often are they going to want £47.50 from me? The sales pitch from Halfords was free maps!

Albert Visser

September 2, 2013, 2:56 pm

I could'nt agree more. What makes it worse is the plugging in of the power supply and removal every time you need to take it out. They have one product!!!! .I need a GPS and I think the mapping and live trafic seems to be better than the Garmin. But the frustration to work with the integrated mount is just too much. So the solution from the sales people? Why don't you buy the most expensive one? No sir I would just have to live without live traffic and go and buy me a nice design from Garmin. What realy frustrate me is the fact that you have 100's of people in TomTom designing a single product and they have the ability to totally screw up the common function on all GPS's


September 25, 2013, 7:11 am

Has it Got a SD Slot

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