TomTom Go Live 825 Europe Review

(Satellite Navigation System)
GoLive 825 Europe

Excellent (A) 6 reviews 09/2011
319 opinions (Above average)
Product specification:
  • Type: In-car
  • Display size: 5"
  • TMC: HD Traffic
  • Weight: 244 g
  • No GPS Data Logger
  • Type: Mobile navigation … more information
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Even though the TomTom Go Live 825 seems rather expensive, you're actually paying for more than just the device itself, explains Pocket-Lint, who feels that much of its asking price reflects the first free year one gets for its live services. Fortunately, they feel that these features are well worth the outlay, and make this an easy product for them to recommend.

PC Pro
Single test
"excellent" (6 out of 6 stars)

Value for money: "excellent" (6 out of 6 stars), "A List", "Recommended"

Although PC Pro don't consider the TomTom Go Live 825 to be a vast improvement on previous models, they do still believe it to be the best satnav on the market. When they put it to the test, it always seemed to choose the best route to avoid traffic blackspots and mapped out traffic jams accurately. The interface was instinctive and displayed clear and easy to read maps.

IT Reviews
Single test
4 out of 5 points

Lacking a removable mount and an indicator for low battery charge, the TomTom Go Live 825 Europe is not quite on a par with its pricier siblings, but considering it has just about all the other features and functions of the others in this range, and at a lower price, IT Reviews rated this as a good option for people on a budget. The 5in resistive screen is also superior.

Single test
9 out of 10 points

Value for money: 9 out of 10 points, "Recommended"

Although it doesn't bring any new features to the table as such, TrustedReviews say it's the combination of features on board the TomTom GO LIVE 825 that's novel, and that combination looks like being a winning one. With top-end attributes such as LIVE services, maps for 45 European countries, and a 5in screen, all on a lower-priced device, they say it's fantastic value.

TechRadar UK
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

TechRadar already considered them to be the very best satnavs available, so with a whole raft of improvements, including the interface and navigation options, they say the TomTom Go Live 825 pushes them even further ahead of the competition. Although Live services are an added cost after the first year, they're still the icing on the cake for TechRadar.

Magazine 8/2011
“very good” (465 out of 500 points)

Features: “good” (84 out of 100 points); Handling: “excellent” (148 out of 150 points); Destination guidance: “very good” (136 out of 150 points); Route calculation: “outstanding” (97 out of 100 points).

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