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GO5000
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TomTom GO 5000

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: HD Traffic; Weight: 229 g

Despite the GO 6000 being larger, the GO 5000 makes more sense as the company's new flagship, since its size makes it more manageable for most dashboards and it's a bit cheaper. The amazing

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1 review | 270 opinions

 

More information at: TrustedReviews, 11/2013 TomTom GO 5000 It might be smaller than the GO 6000, but the GO 5000 is actually the range-topper in TomTom's line-up, mainly due to the updates the company has made to its software, which bring a host of new features to the table. … to review

TomTom GO 6000
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TomTom GO 6000

Type: In-car; Display size: 6"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 292 g

The only thing TechRadar could find wrong with the GO 6000 is that its plastic build makes it look cheapish, but everything else about it is simply exceptional, making it possibly the best satnav on

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2 reviews | 270 opinions

 

More information at: TechRadar UK, 9/2013 TomTom Go 6000 Is it possible to improve on TomTom's satnav devices? Apparently the company thinks so. … to review

TomTom Go 500 (2013)
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TomTom Go 500 (2013)

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 229 g

The only thing about the Go 500 that disappointed PC Pro was its poor search function, but elsewhere it ticks all the boxes and then some. It's not cheap, but considering it includes lifetime

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3 reviews | 118 opinions

 

More information at: PC Pro, 7/2013 TomTom Go 500 Smartphone satnav apps have become a huge threat to dedicated devices, so TomTom has decided to go all in and redesign its Go 500 from the bottom up, as well as throwing in free lifetime updates for traffic and maps. Is it enough to motivate users to splash out for it? … to review

 
nuvi 2598 LMT-D
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Garmin nüvi 2598 LMT-D

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 188 g

Garmin's nuvi 2598 LMT-D is one of the best satnav devices in its price range on the market right now. Its traffic updates can't compete with the company's own 3D Live Traffic or …

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1 review | 193 opinions

 

GO600
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TomTom GO 600

Type: In-car; Display size: 6"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 292 g

While the GO 600 is a superb offering in all respects, Trusted Reviews didn't see the need for such a large screen, and recommended going for the cheaper GO 500 or GO 400 in its stead. In any …

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1 review | 48 opinions

 

Go Live Camper and Caravan
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TomTom GO LIVE Camper & Caravan

Type: Camper van, In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: HD Traffic; Weight: 220 g

The extra outlay that the GO LIVE Camper & Caravan demands over its GO LIVE 1005 stablemate is a bit hard to swallow, but Trusted Reviews reckon that if you are a regular caravan or camper user,

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1 review | 38 opinions

 

More information at: TrustedReviews, 2/2013 TomTom GO LIVE Camper & Caravan The standout feature of the GO LIVE Camper & Caravan is that it lets you choose what kind of vehicle you're driving in order to adjust its recommendations to its size, but does it have any additional advantages over its near-identical twin, the GO LIVE 1005? … to review

Start60 Europe Traffic
TomTom Start 60 Europe Traffic

Type: In-car; Display size: 6"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 236 g

The large size of the Start 60 Europe from TomTom is both its best and worst attribute for Computer Act!ve. It can be awkward to place, but it is slim and the large screen is wonderfully bright and …

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5 reviews | 285 opinions

 

nüvi 3590 LMT
Garmin nüvi 3590LMT

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: No, Yes; Weight: 203 g

Garmin's full package of Live services is more expensive than TomTom's, but Trusted Reviews reckon it does pay off thanks to the fact that the nuvi 3590 LMT comes with lifetime updates for

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2 reviews | 102 opinions

 

More information at: TrustedReviews, 11/2012 Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT Garmin's interactive mobile data services have been a bit hit-and-miss, especially compared to TomTom's, but the nuvi 3590 LMT aims to fix that by using your smartphone's own data connection to offer a host of useful features. … to review

TomTom Go Live 1005 Europe
TomTom Go Live 1005 Europe

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: HD Traffic; Weight: 266 g

“Free LIVE services for two years which are subsequently available for an annual payment of 50 euros. TMC receiver available for a one off payment of 50 euros. Destination input using voice …

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5 reviews | 487 opinions

 

Navigon 40 Premium (EU)
Navigon 40 Premium (EU)

Type: In-car; Display size: 4.3"; TMC: No, Yes; Weight: 160 g

“Plus: quick route calculation; time-saving, short routes; easy operation. Minus: Points of interest a bit out of date; slow start up.”

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5 reviews

 

 
Navigon 40 Plus (Europa)
Navigon 40 Plus (Europa)

Type: In-car; Display size: 4.3"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 160 g

“... The Navigon 40 Plus only costs a couple of euros more but for the higher price you get maps for the whole of Europe and better quality voice commands. ...”

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4 reviews | 4 opinions

 

Garmin Zumo 210 CE
Garmin Zumo 210 CE

Type: Motorbike Navigation System, In-car; Display size: 3.5"; Weight: 215 g

“Clear display, fantastic operation. But the Zumo 210 also comes with the well-known input accuracy flaws of the 220 model.”

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4 reviews

 

More information at: MOTORRAD, issue 14/2011 The journey is the reward Medion, of Aldi electronics fame, has made the Go Pal 3747 fit for use on a motorbike; Garmin has its eye on first timers with the Zumo 210 CE. Are they heading in the right direction? In test: Two navigation devices were tested.

Nuvi 3790T
Garmin Nüvi 3790T

Type: In-car; Display size: 4.3"; TMC: No; Weight: 113 g

In spite of some minor quirks and the occasional crash, Computer Act!ve were very happy with the Nüvi 3790T, commending its compact form factor and great screen on one hand and the quality of its …

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8 reviews | 114 opinions

 

Garmin Zumo 220
Garmin Zumo 220

Type: Motorbike Navigation System, In-car; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 215 g

“The sleek, compact form looks impressive, and the intuitive menu guidance is also very pleasing. With its recording of routes, it is particularly well-suited for travelling professionals. Could be

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6 reviews | 11 opinions

 

More information at: trenddokument, issue 6/2010 The little 2x2 Garmin and TomTom are lowering the entry-level price for motorcyclists who want to be piloted around the world by GPS signals. How much does one miss out when one purchases a TomTom Urban Rider or Garmin Zumo 220 compared to the ‘fully-fledged’ devices? In test: Two navigation systems for motorcycles were tested.

Navigon 70 Premium (Europe)
Navigon 70 Premium (Europe)

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: No; Weight: 184 g

"... Out on the road, the Navigon performs just as well. ... Voice instructions and clear directions make understanding the route a breeze. ... if you've a budget of under £200, this unit …

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5 reviews | 6 opinions

 

Nüvi 2460 LT
Garmin Nüvi 2460LT (Europe)

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: No, Yes; Weight: 188 g

Features: “good” (83 out of 100 points); Handling: “excellent” (147 out of 150 points); Destination guidance: “very good” (136 out of 150 points); Route calculation: “very good” (92 out of 100 …

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5 reviews | 21 opinions

 

Navigon 70 Plus (Europe)
Navigon 70 Plus (Europe)

Type: In-car; Display size: 5"; TMC: Yes; Weight: 184 g

“Plus: very easy to use; exemplary visual guidance; large 5-inch screen; very good Text-to-Speech voice output. Dislikes: somewhat slow to boot up; colours not as rich as with the 40 Premium; …

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3 reviews | 3 opinions

 

Professional 43 Control (EU)
Becker Automotive Systems Professional 43 Control (Europe)

Type: In-car; Display size: 4.3"; TMC: No

“By giving it a remote control, United Navigation has ensured its Becker model has a unique selling point. But even without it, the Professional 43 Control still delivers good results.”

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5 reviews

 

Nuvi 2360LT
Garmin Nüvi 2360LT (Europe)

Type: In-car; Display size: 4.3"; TMC: No, Yes; Weight: 160 g

“Handsfree function. You can opt to enter your destination easily using voice control. Good route guidance. Display is easy to read even in bright light. Effective help function. Rather light for its …

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5 reviews | 3 opinions

 

Navigon 20 Plus (EU 20)
Navigon 20 Plus (EU 20)

Type: In-car; Display size: 3.5"; TMC: No, Yes; Weight: 135 g

Entering postcodes into the Navigon 20 Plus is a real pain and the screen is too small, also CNET considered some of the features to be a bit of a gimmick. Otherwise though they said it does its job

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5 reviews

 

More information at: CNET.co.uk, 6/2011 Navigon 20 Plus Navigon has beefed up and improved its 20 Easy to create the 20 Plus. The target for this device is people with no desire to pay through the nose for a top of the range sat-nav, but who spend a lot of their time traveling. … to review

 

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Sat-nav royalty c't 18/2009 - These days a standard navigation device can attract customers merely with a low price. However if you invest more, you can find guidance systems that not only lead you safely to your destination, but which can also be used as travel guides, which flexibly respond to traffic conditions and make use of internet services. ... Review details: Seven navigation systems were tested. Among other things, test criteria were display, volume and range of functions. No final marks were given.

A sat nav with something extra: Becker Professional 43 Control reviewed Navigation-Professionell.de 3/2011 - On the hunt for a sat nav with that little something extra? Or do you drive a van, small lorry or a huge limousine? Then maybe you should take a look at the Becker Professional 43 Control. It comes with a special feature: a wireless remote control. This allows you to operate the Professional 43 Control comfortably from your driving seat - handy when your sat nav is stuck to the inside of your front windscreen and you can’t reach it. ...

Traffic and weather sensitive sat-nav Focus Online 3/2011 - The TomTom Go Live 1005 navigation system knows what’s going on around its owner. It knows the weather report and the current traffic conditions as well as the possible location of speed cameras.

Sat nav test: Navigon 70 Premium katzeausdemsack.de 2/2011 - At Christmas I became the proud owner of a new navigation system of the Navigon 70 Premium variety. As you know, I’ve long been praising the virtues of the latest sat navs which can now be operated using voice commands allowing you to avoid all that annoying screen tapping whilst driving. It seems Santa was listening and on Christmas morning I awoke to find none other than the Navigon 70 Premium lying under the Christmas tree. ...

Test: the TomTom Via LIVE 120 Europe Navigation-Professionell.de 2/2011 - The TomTom Via 120 Traffic, that was rated ‘very good’ by Navigation-Professionell.de, incorporates classic TMC traffic information into its route planning. Now the TomTom Via LIVE 120 goes one step better. The LIVE 120 includes real-time services such as TomTom’s own traffic information service HD Traffic. TomTom markets HD Traffic as ‘the best traffic information service ever’ (source: TomTom).

“Arriving Informed! SFT-Magazin 2/2010 - Navigation systems: The new top class navigation systems not only show off with extensive features - valuable services deliver traffic news and more via mobile data radio. SFT tested Garmin’s top models, Navigon and Tomtom. Review details: Three navigation systems were tested. They were rated 2 x “very good” and 1 x “good”.

Radar Speed Camera and Speed Warnings ETM TESTMAGAZIN 6/2009 - ’All Paths lead to Rome.’ This was not the case in our benchmark test - here the question was rather: Should it be the shortest, the fastest, the most economical or even the prettiest path to Rome? We tested seven new sat-navs of the price class of 260 to 520 Euros. Apart from one exception, all devices performed exceptionally well, but there were also obvious weaknesses. Review details: Seven navigation systems were tested. They were rated 4 x “very good” and 3 x “good”. Among the test criteria were operation (touch screen operation, menu structure, device options, fixing), route creation (input options, route calculation) and route navigation (visual guidance, acoustic guidance, map and route display).

Beyond Navigation CAR & HIFI 3/2009 - Three brand new products show that the market for navigation systems has much more to offer than suction caps and goosenecks. Review details: Three sat-navs were reviewed. They did not receive final ratings.

Becker Active 43 Talk reviewed Navigation-Professionell.de 11/2010 - The red design elements on the new Becker Active 43 Talk produce an emotive response: its screen frame, Becker button and user interface are colour coordinated and have the potential to attract a swathe of admirers. But it’s not only the look of the device which has got people on the edge of their seats; its features list is also very exciting. This is because Becker has used its tried-and-tested, iGO based navigation software.

“Good Guidance? connect 11/2009 - TV or clever route - the four new navigation systems in the test show a lot of convincing talent, but not all are alike. Review details: Four navigation systems were tested and rated 3 x “very good”, and 1 x “good”. Test criteria were features (navigation, communication, entertainment), handling (operation, destination entry, system speed ...) as well as destination guidance (audio and visual guidance, positioning accuracy) and route calculation (across country, city, dynamic).

Arrive Better connect 7/2009 - So the holiday trip won’t be cancelled: With a sat-nav you will find your way stress-free and comfortably into holiday paradise. But which of the three brand new test canditates is the right one for you? Review details: Three sat-navs were reviewed. They were each rated “very good”. Test criteria were features (navigation, communication, entertainment), handling (operation, destination entry, system speed ...) as well as destination guidance (audio and visual guidance, positioning accuracy) and route calculation (across country, city, dynamic).

Sat-nav in iPhone Look Focus Online 7/2010 - With the nüvi 3790T navigation device, Garmin deviates from the concept of creating a matter-of-fact working tool for the first time and instead focuses on design.

Guide with a Mac connection Macwelt 10/2008 - You will always find your way home. But what differentiates some navigation systems from others is their degree of Mac compatibility. Review details: Five navigation systems were tested and were rated 2 x “good” and 3 x “satisfactory”. Test criteria were performance, features, handling, ergonomy and consumption.

All-rounder autohifi 6/2008 - The Pioneer AVIC-F 900 BT is the new king of features among the built-in sat-navs. Is the quality up to the same standard? Review details: Single test. Test criteria were quality (sound drive, radio, navigation) and technology (features, operation, workmanship).

You haven’t quite reached your destination. Guter Rat 8/2008 - Six mobile navigation systems had to prove what they are capable of. We tested their navigation, user-friendliness and features. Review details: Six navigation devices were tested and given ratings between 1.0 and 2.0. Test criteria were features, handling and navigation.

Improvements in the details Navi-Magazin 7-8/2008 - Garmin has a ‘welcome problem’. What is an established manufacturer of well-engineered navigation systems supposed to do when the market is screaming for innovation and novelty? Review details: Single test. Among other things, test criteria were intuitive operation, calculation speed and map quality.

TomTom 930 T personal satnav device PC Advisor 4/2008 - TomTom presents a sleeker, well-built new model to serve your navigation needs.

navigazione RGPS404 Smartphone & PDA Essentials 57/2007 - Roadstar is a name which conjures up thoughts of old radios and American car stereo systems, but this venture into the world of GPS shows the world that it can still battle it out with the big boys in 2006.

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Navigation systems are no longer a luxury or merely the reserve of international lorry drivers. They are now available in all price classes and promise to bring all drivers safely and quickly to their desired destination. Whether fixed in the car, kept in a holder, used on mobile phone software or even in combination with a Pocket PC, the satellite supported navigation system leads you safely through the roads of England and Europe in the shortest or fastest way possible. Navigation system screens are especially practical, with a 2D or even a 3D display of your current location and a red line marking your route. In addition the driver receives spoken instructions in a gentle female voice that means there is no need to take his or her eyes off the road. A large part of the systems is expandable with additional material e.g. internet downloads and updated maps.