TomTom has launched two new sat navs, the Go Live 820 and Go Live 825. They are connected models, capable of providing traffic information and other live services.
They sit above the popular entry-level non-connected Start range and are designed to appeal to regular drivers who encounter busy roads.
The 825 model has a 5-inch screen, whereas the 820 has 4.3-inches. Screen size isn’t everything though – check out our sat nav reviews.
Live traffic updates
The key feature of TomTom’s connected, or ‘Live’, services is HD Traffic. Live traffic information is sent to the sat nav via a mobile internet connection. The sat nav calculates the best route based on this information, re-routing you if necessary should a traffic incident occur en route.
Within the package of Live services, there’s also Local Search with Google, allowing you to search for local shops, restaurants and more. You also get TomTom weather forecasts.
TomTom provides their Live services for one year on these models. After this year, you can pay to continue using them should you wish. The current price is £47.50 per year.
To see how TomTom Live system performs, you can read our TomTom Go Live 1000 review.
These models have Bluetooth, for hands-free calling, and unlike most models on the market today they also have voice recognition allowing you to speak in your destination.
The TomTom Go Live 825 Europe will be available by the end of May, priced at £230. The Go Live 820 will be available from September.
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