The Start2 even incorporates TomTom’s Map Share facility, where you indicate any discrepancies between the map and the real world. Your changes are uploaded to the server for checking when you next connect the TomTom Home desktop computer software.
In transit, the Start2 behaves like most other TomToms. The map is clear, and the route is recalculated relatively quickly when you deviate from the track. The screen is easy enough to see, and thanks to IQ Routes the roads suggested are generally sensible. TomTom’s characteristic information strip can be found along the bottom, providing virtually all the trip data you might need, such as current speed and limit, details about the next turning, estimated time of arrival, how long this will take, and the associated distance.
The TomTom Start2 is a capable sat-nav for a reasonable price. However, the new features, whilst welcome, are not that extensive, and the current street price is not much less than the launch price, making this still not quite the budget bargain intended. It’s good value, but if you’re after something really cheap there are less costly alternatives, such as Garmin’s nuvi 1240.
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