TomTom Car Sat Nav Start 52, 5 Inch with EU Maps, Speed Cam Alert Trial, Integrated Reversible Mount, Black
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Move up to the Essential for a better all-round experience, with voice control and a better touchscreen, but this wallet-friendly option won’t let you down. Even basic satnavs now come with lifetime map updates, so you shouldn’t be confused by different road layouts or the appearance or disappearance of roads and roundabouts along your route.
From the TomTom GO DISCOVER with a HD screen and live services to the TomTom GO CLASSIC with European maps and 1-month speed camera alerts - we are sure you'll find the perfect Sat Nav you're looking for! Topping off this impressive package, a highly responsive touchscreen provides 4x faster swiping and route calculations. It does mean that you will have to do actual tapping on the screen for things such as zooming in and out, though, which feels a little archaic.For the live alerts, you will need to connect it via Bluetooth to a smartphone running Garmin’s Drive app. Voice control isn’t the DriveSmart’s biggest strength – recognising town names and addresses was hit and miss and you have to look at the screen to make a selection. When you do reach for the screen, you will appreciate having one with the same capacitive technology used by smartphones.
We check how quickly and effectively they cope with sudden changes to the route and we test out any live traffic features.We’re also seeing satnavs that hook into other services, using the likes of Tripadvisor and Foursquare to take you to restaurants, takeaways, cinemas and other points of interest in the nearby area. Garmin’s DriveSmart 66 has the edge with its crisper, high-resolution screen, but if you prefer TomTom’s software, the Essential is a fine alternative.