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Pros

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic
  • Lifetime European maps
  • Great value

Cons

  • Live services require smartphone connection
  • Relatively low-resolution resistive touch screen
  • Single USB power connection on car adapter

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £139.99
  • 4.3-inch widescreen with 480 x 272 pixels
  • Maps for 45 European countries with lifetime updates
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic
  • Live services via smartphone
  • Integrated mounting system

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What is the TomTom GO 40?

The TomTom GO 40 is TomTom’s new entry-level 4.3-inch sat-nav. Although the current price just shy of £140 doesn’t sound like a huge bargain when you can pick up similarly-sized sat-navs for under £100, this should be balanced against the fact that the GO 40 comes with lifetime updates for its European maps and, even more crucially, a lifetime subscription to TomTom’s Traffic service.

It’s fairly obvious that sat-nav manufacturers are feeling the pressure from the increasing capabilities of smartphones. Garmin has hedged its bets by providing a smartphone peripheral in the form of the HUD . But TomTom’s approach has been to bring its secret weapon down to a new level of affordability. As we have argued many times before, TomTom’s Traffic is the most accurate system we know of for detecting jams as they build up. So to have it in a device costing less than £140 is fantastic.

However, unlike TomTom’s premium models, such as the GO 5000, the GO 40 does not have its own built-in mobile data connection. Instead, as with the GO 60 and GO 600, you must pair the GO 40 with your smartphone so the sat-nav can use your smartphone’s data connection instead. It then functions in exactly the same way, calculating routes around traffic and suggesting better routes when traffic builds up along your current journey.

TomTom GO 40 – Design

Our one criticism here is that the car power adapter only has a single USB connection for the sat-nav itself. It would be better if you could power your smartphone as well, since constant use of Bluetooth and the mobile data connection is likely to drain its battery relatively quickly. Garmin has at least thought of this with the HUD . You can pick up a dual USB adapter for a fiver, though, which would probably be a worthwhile investment.

Like the GO 60, the GO 40 comes with an integrated mount. This angles from one edge, but can slide out and be reinserted on the other edge. So the GO 40 can either hang down from your windscreen or sit on top of your dashboard as required. The power connection uses a conventional micro USB port, with cable provided, but you will need to connect this each time you set up the GO 40. There’s no quick-release system as with TomTom’s premium sat-navs.

SEE ALSO: TomTom GO 60

The 4.3-inch screen has a relatively lowly 480 x 272 resolution. It also uses the less responsive (but cheaper) resistive technology, rather than a capacitive system. It’s still very usable, but you can’t swipe around the interface with quite the same fluidity as TomTom’s capacitative-screened models. The interface itself is the new design we first came across in the GO 6000.

This interface has been vastly simplified compared to the previous generation, and the GO 40 uses the same ribbon of icons that take you to the key options with a few clicks. Primarily, you can find destinations from both the address database and points of interest via a single keyword search. This has become the norm amongst most mainstream sat-nav brands now, and certainly beats having to enter an address in a very rigid sequence, or having to know which category a POI is in.

SEE ALSO: Best Sat Navs

TomTom GO 40 – Navigation

However, our review of the GO 40 coincides with a slew of enhancements, although these are available as free updates across the range of new TomTom GO sat-navs. The performance of the voice control has been improved, and a whole range of new languages added. The alternative route planning system lets you display up to three alternative routes, with associated durations, so you can select the one that suits the journey you want – for example, avoiding a particular motorway.

Online search brings back TomTom Places, although this is still not up to the standard of Google Local Search that used to be included, before TomTom’s agreement with Google ended. Support for TomTom’s Map Share facility, where you can report discrepancies in the maps for verification, is another connective service that has been added in again with this update.

You also now have the option to make the Route Bar on the right wider, so it can contain more information – such as estimated time of arrival as well as the distance and time to destination – although this might be more relevant for the devices with larger screens and more desktop space than this 4.3-inch model. The wider Route Bar also shows road exit information, amenities, plus additional information about fuel stops and rest areas.

Apart from the option to have a wider Route Bar, which we have already mentioned, the map has changed slightly in the software included with the GO 40, although again all the new range can have this update for free. The new software version uses brighter, higher-contrast colours by default, which makes the route clearer on a smaller-screened device like the GO 40. You can also change the colour scheme to a variety of vibrant alternatives.

Other than these factors, the navigational experience hasn’t seen much change compared to previous models in the new range. The next turning is illustrated at the top, with your current speed and the limit at the bottom. There’s now a quick menu when you tap the current location, which allows you to report a speed camera, report a change in the speed limit, or mark the current location for later recall. Points of Interest icons on the map show more information, but otherwise the map screen remains unchanged.

Should I buy the TomTom GO 40?

The TomTom GO 40 brings the company’s excellent Traffic service to a new low price. So if you’re a regular traveller, but baulked at the cost of TomTom’s premium sat-navs, this could be the device that finally allows you to take advantage of this time-saving technology. The GO 40 definitely shows its non-premium status in other areas, but with lifetime European maps as well as Traffic, this could be all the budget sat-nav you need, whether you’re on the regular commute or planning a driving trip on the Continent.

Verdict

The GO 40 brings TomTom’s brilliant Traffic services down to an even more affordable level, although you will need to supply your own smartphone mobile data connection.

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Trusted Score

Score in detail

  • Battery Life 8
  • Value 10
  • Features 9
  • Performance 9
  • Design 8
  • Usability 7

Features

Screen Size (inches) (Inch) 4.3in
Display Type Color
General Features Lifetime subscription to TomTom Traffic via smartphone connection; lifetime European map updates
Hands Free No

Physical Specifications

Live Services Traffic, speed cameras, and My Places via smartphone
Battery life (Hour) 2hr
Height (Millimeter) 85mm
Width (Millimeter) 126mm
Depth (Millimeter) 21mm
Weight (Gram) 216g

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TOM TOM map for LATAM and they sent me on a risky road and i have might die as nobody was in these mountains

In Argentina, I had a huge problem with the TOM TOM GPS and its LATAM map. Indeed, I wanted to go from Mendoza to Aconcagua by car and I rented a compact car. I specify that I had reloaded the LATAM map to have the last update before leaving. The GPS indicated route 13 to me, so I followed the instructions. The road was not paved but this is not the first time that this has happened in Argentina or Chile, Patagonia or on Route 40. I drive on and off asphalt roads and the beginning of the road was easy. Then more than half the way, the passages were difficult for a low car and this road should only be practiced in 4WD. I rechecked the route on the GPS as this route was improbable and the GPS confirmed route 13 and there was never any mention of route 7 and I had the option GPS was «the fastest» so he should have found route 7 which is paved. I also request another road and it stays with one choice : Route 13.
Route 13 took 5 hours while it was 2 hours with the RN7. So Tom Tom was ignoring completely Route 7 which was not new, or his algorithm was bad.
In short, I found myself on this road 13 alone, there was no traffic and for good reason, there is no village and there were free horses, cattle that the farmers recover at the end of the summer, guanacos and most likely pumas like everywhere in the Andes.
The road also became more rocky and obviously, I had a flat tire and the screws were too tight and I couldn’t change the wheel. I waited 2 hours for a car to pass, and the driver was surprised to see a compact car on this road. He helped me change the wheel and towed me on a steep slope without 4WD, and then I got to my destination. I was very lucky (according to my rescuer and also the mechanic confirmed: almost no one takes this route), because I had almost no water, no food, no warm clothes and I could have spent 1 night or more in this mountain. Or die from dehydration. I also specify that in this mountain, there was not 1 single road, but a multitude and I have a photo with a crossing with 7 possible options! how to choose ? these roads are made by farmers when they monitor or collect their livestock. There was not a single road sign on Route 13, moreover very beautiful but in 4WD and with someone who knows. All pictures were sent to Tomtom, even the invoice for the tire.
How did Tom Tom not reference this RN7 direct route? – I took the photos of the Tom Tom and I have proof that the RN7 is not there. I went to see the aconcagua briefly and I came back with the GPS and I was on route 7, and he kept telling me to turn left (photos too and this is proof of Tomtom’s negligence, and didn’t do of course since I had the road signs which indicated Mendoza.
Then I arrived in Salta and leaving the airport, a beautiful avenue indicated Cafatate and my Tomtom kept asking me to turn right at all crossings!. I launched Wase and the route given was the correct one, so Wase is up to date but it doesn’t work outside of cities. Pity.
so I note that this Tomtom GPS does not have the necessary reliability to guide travelers, for lack of exhaustive updates and I do not recommend it.
You can get loose time, be lost or even die.
I obviously contacted customer service, as good as the others and also liars, I sent the evidences with pictures, and they had the nerve to tell me that I did not have the right map when I had the last. And when I came back to Mendoza, I tried to update and the GPS confirmed that everything was up to date.
So TOMTOM customer service is lying , refuse to recognize their big mistake and probably has quickly rectified the 2 errors I sent them to make a new map. But for the rest of the roads, there are probably also other errors. It must be too expensive to update a map. Never trust Tom Tom – recheck with another app and i won’t buy anymore Tom Tom.

The TomTom Start 55 TM ($159.95 direct) is a low-end standalone GPS device with a mission. It exists to convince you that it’s still worth buying, in an age of free smartphone GPS apps, and an oversaturated market where most people who want a standalone device already have one. To this end the Start 55 M makes a fairly compelling case, with an oversize 5-inch display, 3D lane guidance, and free lifetime map updates. It also sports an array of features that were commonplace on $300 devices just a few years ago. It’s a decent buy for anyone with a flip phone without GPS, but its so-so accuracy gives us pause. Plus, better options are available if you’re willing to spend a little more.

Design and Screen
The TomTom Start 55 TM measures 5.2 by 3.5 by 0.9 inches (HWD) and weighs 8.9 ounces. The company’s trademark EasyPort Mount stays attached to the device, and folds up with it in case you want to take the Start 55 TM out of the car. It adds about two ounces of weight compared with a device that separates the two, but it’s still pretty convenient, and you can also pop the mount off if you want to.

The 5-inch display features 480-by-272-pixel resolution—low-end, but expected on a device at this price—and a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s a plastic resistive screen, with relatively poor contrast, though, and it washes out a bit in direct sunlight.

TomTom preloads maps for the United States and Canada. A crowdsourced Map Share feature crowd sources changes on roads, such as new speed limits or construction sites, and lets you update the device on a daily basis using the included USB cable. That’s probably too much work for most people, but the option is there. You also get official lifetime map updates four times per year, plus lifetime real-time traffic reports.

Routing Performance
Once on the road, the main 3D map interface is typical of TomTom devices, which is to say informative and well-organized. There’s plenty of relevant trip data along the bottom of the screen, with oversized numerals and a new, pop-up speed limit sign that’s easier to read than before. If you’ve got an older TomTom device, this one offers slightly better graphics and more readable trip information along the bottom.

Unfortunately, actual performance wasn’t up to snuff, even for a budget device. The main issue: GPS lock. After setting a destination and pulling out of a parking garage in Manhattan, it took the Start 55 TM six full minutes to figure out where it was; up until then, it just said «waiting for a valid GPS signal.» It did better once the car was parked out in the street, but it was never fast. Map animations are also sluggish, on the order of just over one frame per second, which gives away the Start 55 TM’s older, low-cost processor.

Routing was accurate as usual, but even here, I found it easy to trip up the Start 55 TM. To cite one example, it wanted me to drive two blocks around in Manhattan gridlock to enter the lower level of the Queensboro bridge, even though I was right in front of the entrance ramp to the upper level, and even though both levels would take me to the same place in Queens just as easily.

Other Features and Conclusions
Some features are unexpected and welcome on a budget device. One interesting addition is 24/7 Roadside Assistance, which is a nice thing to have if your car doesn’t already come with it (it’s the Basic plan on TomTom’s site). The Start 55 TM also popped up red light camera alerts while I drove up Third Avenue in Manhattan.

Real-time traffic reporting is the basic kind, which means it has to be a major accident or congestion on a major highway for it to tell you about it. I spent over half an hour in Manhattan gridlock with not so much as a peep from the 55 TM; all it did was adjust my ETA later and later, until a 12 minute trip became 40 minutes. TomTom’s higher-end devices and GPS app offer optional access to HD traffic, which updates every two minutes and is considerably more accurate, but not this one.

Searching for addresses and POIs is easy to figure out, but not quite as useful as it could be. For one, the type-ahead feature was slow in my tests; it took several seconds after each letter finger press for the device to figure out potential completions for the street address. POI category organization remains a problem for TomTom; the overly broad «Shopping» section contains just about every errand destination you’d run on a regular basis, making it difficult to find nearby stores without running manual searches.

In the end, no matter how many times pundits declare standalone GPS devices «dead,» plenty of people still prefer having a separate unit on the windshield dedicated to this single purpose. That said, I’d rather steer you toward something just a bit more expensive that works better—especially considering there are plenty of deals to be had with higher-end units around the Web. A good option would be TomTom’s own VIA 1605TM($299.99 at Amazon), which delivers smoother performance and more accurate location finding, as well as a larger 6-inch display. Otherwise, looking for a bargain on a last-generation GPS might be your best bet, as you can get a better deal on a higher-end model from a few years ago, such as the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM—a 4 star $250 GPS from late 2010 that is selling for around $100 at the time of this writing.

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MSRP $159.95

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TomTom Start 20, navegación GPS para todos los públicos

La serie de navegadores Start, presentada por TomTom el año pasado resultó ser todo un éxito. La combinación de precio ajustado, pantallas de generosas dimensiones y una interfaz de control realmente intuitiva convirtieron a la gama básica en una de las más rentables para la compañía en términos de unidades vendidas. Hemos tenido la oportunidad de probar con detalle el TomTom Start 20 en su versión con mapas Iberia, un representante perfecto de esta gama y estas son nuestras impresiones.

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TomTom ha diseñado la gama Start como una serie de productos para usuarios que buscan su primer navegador o quieren actualizar el que ya tienen con un modelo de precio contenido pero sin renunciar a un buen surtido de prestaciones. El TomTom Start 20 incluye todo lo que necesita el usuario medio (incluso alguna característica reservada a productos de gama alta), una pantalla táctil de 4,3 pulgadas que funciona realmente bien y la tecnología IQ routes, auténtico valor diferencial de este producto respecto a su competencia directa. En el camino se quedan los servicios de suscripción de la serie LIVE (de la que ya analizamos un modelo en el laboratorio), destinados a usuarios avanzados o que viven en grandes urbes y van a aprovechar el cálculo de la ruta óptima en tiempo real, incorporando información sobre el estado del tráfico vía Internet.

El producto se entrega listo para usar y utiliza un sistema de anclaje tan sólido como fácil de usar, norma de la casa europea. Gracias a la tecnología QuickGPS fix el tiempo de puesta en marcha se reduce considerablemente y desde el minuto uno el aparato va guiando al usuario neófito para configurar correctamente los aspectos esenciales del GPS. Opciones como los destinos frecuentes, el volumen, el cambio de ruta o los puntos de interés son fácilmente localizables incluso si no estamos acostumbrados a estos dispositivos. En este sentido, cualquier producto de la serie Start puede ser un regalo ideal para personas mayores no habituadas al uso de gadgets y se nota que TomTom ha puesto especial atención en este punto.




En funcionamiento el TomTom Start 20 se comporta como esperamos y la excelente cartografía se hace notar. Advertencias de radares, asistente para cambios de carril, sugerencias de velocidad o altertas cuando un tramo está catalogado como peligroso son algunas de las funciones que vienen de serie con el dispositivo. Como es habitual, incluye un año de actualizaciones de los mapas de España y Portugal que incorpora en la memoria interna de 2 Gbytes.

Conclusiones

La serie Start de TomTom comenzó con buen pie el año pasado y ha terminado por convencernos en esta generación. Por menos de 150 euros, tendremos un GPS de pantalla panorámica con prestaciones más que suficientes para la gran mayoría de usuarios, un diseño robusto y toda la calidad de la cartografía TomTom. La marca mantiene sus opciones más completas (y más caras) en la gama alta, pero ahora también compite con sus rivales directos en la gama básica. Excelente producto y muy recomendable para usuarios que valoren la relación entre calidad, precio y prestaciones sobre cualquier otro factor.

Si tu plan para estas vacaciones es coger la carretera y hacer kilómetros y kilómetros descubriendo nuevos lugares, el mejor aliado que puedes llevar contigo es un navegador GPS para saber en todo momento a donde te diriges. Y si aún no tienes uno de salpicadero y estás pensando en hacerte con uno, estás de suerte, porque Amazon ha rebajado 9 modelos de la gama TomTom, para que la compra te salga más económica.

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Antes de comentarte los modelos disponibles quiero darte algunos argumentos para tener un dispositivo dedicado frente al smartphone, ya que es un debate que suele surgir y que genera diferencias de opiniones.

Por un lado, frente a los smartphones, en la mayoría de los casos, los navegadores de salpicadero no consumen datos. Por tanto no dependen de tarifas, excepto algunas voluntarias, como las de radares. Es cierto que, cada vez más, se nos ofrecen con SIM, pero suelen venir con ella y con uso ilimitado durante toda la vida útil del GPS.

Por otro lado, tener un GPS dedicado, nos permite no tener que hacer uso de la batería del móvil, con todas las molestias que puede conllevar que, nos encontremos con el smartphone a punto de apagarse al bajarnos del vehículo.

Por último, donde realmente cobran sentido los GPS, es en el extranjero, en países en los que se nos aplican tarifas de roaming abusivas. En esos casos, nos podemos ver completamente “a ciegas” en la carretera ante el miedo a una desmesurada factura de teléfono.

Y ahora sí, vamos con esos 9 modelos de TomTom rebajados:

  • El TomTom GO 520 World, es un navegador GPS de salpicadero, con pantalla táctil de 5”, cartografía mundial, ubicación de radares, tarjeta SIM con datos gratis, todo actualizable gratuitamente de por vida, por un precio de de 195,46 euros. Teniendo en cuenta que su precio habitual es de 229 euros, serán unos 35 euros los que te ahorres con él.
  • Mismas prestaciones pero con una pantalla mayor, el TomTom GO 620 World, nos ofrece pantalla táctil de 6”, cartografía mundial, con información del tráfico en tiempo real gracias a la conexión Bluetooth con nuestro smartphone, con cartografía actualizable gratuitamente de por vida, y prueba del servicio de aviso de radares de TomTom, por un precio de de 260,94 euros en lugar de los 279,95 oficiales: son casi 20 euros de descuento.
  • Unos 20 euros de rebaja es la que tenemos para el TomTom GO 6200 World, también con pantalla táctil de 6 pulgadas, y cartografía mundial en este caso. Lleva SIM integrada con datos incluidos en el precio para toda la vida útil del dispositivo e información del tráfico y radares, así como conexión con el smartphone para tener notificaciones de éste y control por voz con compatibilidad con Siri y Google Now. Su precio baja desde los 327 habituales hasta los 307,25 euros que cuesta ahora.
  • La oferta más básica en navegadores TomTom con 6 pulgadas de pantalla la encontramos en el modelo Tomtom GO Basic que cuenta con conexión WiFi al smartphone, cartografía de 48 países actualizable de por vida, servicio TomTom Traffic con la información del tráfico a través de la conexión del móvil y rutas sugeridas en TomTom RoadTrips. Su precio ahora es de 152,96 euros en lugar de los 179,95 oficiales. Nos ahorramos por tanto 26,99 euros.

  • El TomTom GO Basic también está disponible en versión 5 pulgadas, con las mismas prestaciones que su hermano mayor y por un precio de 135,96 euros en lugar de los 159,95 oficiales: te ahorras con él unos 24 euros.

  • El TomTom GO 5200 World, ofrece lo mismo que el 6200 pero con un formato más reducido, con pantalla táctil de 5”, cartografía mundial, ubicación de radares, (con suscripción), y cartografía actualizable gratuitamente de por vida, por un precio de de 280,46 euros en lugar de los 285 habituales: es un ahorro de apenas 5 euros para un modelo que no os aconsejamos por estar más que superado por otros con más prestaciones a precios similares e incluso inferiores.
  • Si lo tuyo es devorar millas en caravana, también hay una opción para ti con el TomTom Go Camper, que tiene pantalla de 6 pulgadas, actualizaciones mediante WiFi con la información del tráfico incluida, mapas de todo el mundo con actualización gratuita de por vida, y rutas TomTom RoadTrip para caravanas además de información sobre rutas alternativas y prohibidas para este tipo de vehículos así como todo tipo de detalle en cuanto a campings a los que dirigirte. Su precio ahora es de 382,33 euros, bajando desde 399,95 oficiales: te ahorras 17,62 euros.
  • Por último, para profesionales de la carretera, pensando en camiones, autobuses o furgonetas, el TomTom GO Professional 6200 nos ofrece las 6 pulgadas de la serie 6200 con mayor información referente a los trayectos de rutas de reparto o de pasajeros, gálibos, pesos o anchos permitidos, con WiFi integrada y el resto de características de sus “hermanos” para particulares y un precio de 339,96 euros en lugar de los 374,99 anteriores, lo que nos deja un ahorro de unos 35 euros.

  • Y también lo tenemos disponible en menor tamaño, con pantalla de 5 pulgadas y las mismas prestaciones. El TomTom GO Professional 520 tiene un precio de 254,96 euros y un descuento de 27 euros al bajar desde los 281,98 anteriores.

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