Hands free calling !
I've had three other sat navs and I can say that this one is the best yet. I drive around 30-40000 miles a year so I need to know where I'm going and this unit rarely lets me down. The widescreen means you can navigate with the touch of a finger and you can store frequently visited places so you don't have to type in a location every time. Watch the screen or listen to the spoken instructions on where to go, couldn't be easier ! You can even select different voices, but I guarantee you'll go back to Jane in the end.
For me a huge bonus is the hands-free mobile phone calling via bluetooth. The unit even takes a copy of all your mobile numbers out of your phone automatically so you can dial people directly from your tomtom without picking up your phone! A remote control is sold separately also.
Another bonus is that it comes with all the speed camera locations loaded onto it, which could save you the price of the tomtom in speeding fines. Similarly railway stations, shopping centres etc, also you can load in grouped items like Tesco sites, congestion charge zones or BP petrol stations plus hundreds of others if you connect it to your PC every now and again. (Many free web-sites)
On the down side these are top of burglar Bill's Christmas list so never leave it in the car if you can help it, they might even see the window bracket or the mark it leaves on the window and break-in just to check the car for you. (Been there, done that!)
A sound investment if you do a lot of driving or can't find your way out of a paper bag, plus this unit saves you the price of a hands-free car kit for your phone. I could never go back to using maps again now, Get one you won't regret it !
PLEASE SEE MY GUIDE ALSO !
Tom Tom, Sat - Nav, Widescreen Models 510, 710 and 910
94 of 101 people found this review helpful.
TomTom GO 510 Car GPS Receiver
I bought this sat nav mainly for the fact that it has a hands free Bluetooth phone connection and was offered at a very reasonable price and was practically brand new. It came in the original box and some of the attachments were still in unopened plastic bags.
The mapping is UK /Ireland and apart from the odd glitch is quite accurate. A yearly subscription to TomTom allows you to download map updates direct from your PC.
I really like the wide screen and the fact that it is touch sensitive.
What I'm not too keen on is the fact that it seems to blow 20amp fuses on the 12V auxiliary circuit of my car but at 69p each it's not a major problem and the service manager at my local car dealership says it's quite a common problem
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sold as seen Go 510
I purchased my Tom Tom 510 from another ebayer, it was advertised with having a slight fault .... it did not always switch off, strange I thought. I can now confrim this to be true and there seems to be no logical reason why. I emailed Tom Tom, my reply was less than satifactory ... they just stated the obvious, was I switching it off properly.
I dont mind the unit powering down to zero, as it gets recharged every time I plug it in to the car. One problem I can see with car charger is the tiny jack plug that goes in to the windscreen unit, it falls out very easily, or to be more precise it's pulled out. The weight and coil of the cable puts a strain in this crucial connection, why this connection it is not more substantial is a mystery, unless of course Tom Tom want to sell new charger cables through wear & tear of this weakness. To eliminate this as much as possible I wrap the cable around the unit then plug it in.
I use the unit once a week, going to towns up and down the country, I have to say I am very pleased witht the clear directions and features such as hands free and the speed camara information.
I never leave home with it, as with my job I can get a call to go to a place I have never been before, and as we all know, its the last mile when you get lost.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Tomtom GO 510 Sat Nav
After reading many reviews on "Sat Navs" and trying out 2,(Tomtom and Navman),I decided for the Tomtom 510. Much as I liked the other models in the range , 710, 910. the only difference I could find on the 510 vs 710 was the range of maps. The 710 had Europe as well but the cost of the 510 on ebay and the price of the map update,(£20)was value for money. Yes the 910 has mp3 but I wanted a navigation device not a music machine.
The "Fors" Quite easy to set up. clear voice, quick to give position if you make a mistake on turning.Much better when finding someones house rather than creeping in a car along the road looking for the right number.
The "Againsts" All satnavs can take you up the wrong roads but much of this is due to road planners not informing O/s that the road is one way or nolonger in use etc. All satnave can take you on a longer journey because it is "Quicker". But often they are not.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
TOMTOM GO 510 GPS
Just what i was after, tells me i depth where i want to go, if i've missed a turn off and how to rectify it. Also can use hands free to answer mobile i think anyway has i haven't tried it yet. I have been after a TOMTOM for ages as i think personally that they are the best gps system. Will and do recommend to friends and family. Very smart looking and compact.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.