Visit our Business Solutions website >>

TomTom GO 740 Live

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of TomTom GO 740 Live. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the route planning and design are generally positive. The maps and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the price, and there are some mixed comments about the memory.

usability, performance, maps, design, route planning


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 740 Live is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 139 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 96 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 49 of 96 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (43)

Consumer review ( review summary for TomTom GO 740 Live


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of TomTom GO 740 Live from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and maps. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, performance, design, maps, reliability

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 740TM LIVE 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)TomTom GO 740TM LIVE 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Liane Cassavoy (

TomTom Go 740 Live GPS Review


Includes connected services ; Uses TomTom's excellent IQ routes technology

Traffic service not as useful as it could be ; Expensive

The addition of connected services should make TomTom's excellent devices even better, but some deliver uneven results.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (

Review: TomTom Go Live 740


Web access is popping up in everything. If you make a product and don't offer access to the intertubes, you might as well toss it...

Svelte, smooth-to-touch design and construction. Decent signal-acquisition times (average of four minutes on a cold start). Sports both Bluetooth audio and file exchange capabilities. Intuitive, touch-based interface and menu tree. Allows instant...

Navigational interface displays waaay too much information at one time (speed, distance, current time, arrival time, current street, next turn, distance to turn, etc.). Sketchy voice recognition doesn’t cut it. Web-enabled services are only free for...

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (

TomTom GO 740 Live review


TomTom GO 740 Live

The TomTom GO 740 Live is the manufacturer's first connected-GPS device, offering up-to-the-minute traffic data, weather forecasts, fuel prices, and Local Search powered by Google. Map Share and IQ Routes technologies allow map data to be updated more...

Route calculations are slow, particularly from a moving vehicle. High entry cost only includes three months of service.

The TomTom GO 740 Live puts a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips and makes it easy to access and process it all from the driver's seat.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

TomTom GO 740 LIVE


Connected devices, which integrate a cellular radio for up-to-the minute data delivery, haven't had an easy time establishing themselves in the GPS market. The first, the Dash Express, was unsuccessful, and Dash Navigation exited the hardware market...

Integrated data connection for live traffic updates, weather, and fuel information and Google Local Search. TomTom's free Map Share helps keeps your maps up-to-date. IQ Routes. Advanced lane guidance

Live services require a monthly subscription after three-month trial period expires. Many voice functions also require touch-screen input. Relatively small internal POI database

TomTom's full-featured GO 740 LIVE sets the new standard for connected GPS devices, but its voice recognition features still need improvement.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (

TomTom Go 740 Live


The connected features on this GPS device enhance its utility, if you're willing to pay for them.

Learning curve on voice commands ; Small installed POI database ; Map view should be better organized

Local search and traffic info ; Large 4.3-inch screen ; MapShare lets you download corrections from other TomTom owners

While some of its features could use a little polishing, the s subscription services over GPS devices with MSN Direct, as it better helps you find what you need and get there faster. For the rest of us, these features are useful, but perhaps not...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (

TomTom GO 740 LIVE


In the ever-evolving world of GPS devices, the TomTom GO 740 makes its presence loud and clear, boasting all the LIVE features such as Google Local Search, Weather, Fuel Prices, and more. In addition, it further expands its capabilities with Bluetooth,...

Ready- LIVE services work straight out of the boxFlexible- offers Bluetooth, 2GB internal memory, voice navigationFeatured- connect with Buddies, find fuel prices, traffic updatesRare- now discontinued but for sale at discounted price

Weak- battery lasts only 3 hours, user interface needs improvement

If you are not quite ready for the latest installment of GPS devices...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Liane Cassavoy (

Review: TomTom Go Live 740 GPS


This GPS device from TomTom with a built-in cellular radio. This wireless data connection allows the unit to download information relevant to your journey, such as traffic, weather, and fuel prices.

The Go 740 Live has a big, bright 4.3-inch touch screen and a slim form factor (it's less than an inch thick). The Go 740 Live includes a car cradle, through which you connect the GPS to its car charger, as well as a desk cradle

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Julian Robertson (

TomTom GO 740 Live GPS Review


Some people may call it cheating when travelling, but these days, most people can't live without their 'TomTom', enhanced even more so by the release of the TomTom GO 740 Live.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Adam (

TomTom GO 740 LIVE


Again TomTom comes in with a mixed bag of reviews. Gizmodo is being really harsh and simply puts it TomTom sucks and CNET on the other hand gives it the editors choice. So if you have your eyes on the …

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (

Review Of TomTom GO 740 Live GPS


TomTom GO 740 Live is a revolutionary step for the roads and also it is the divine help that can reduce so many burdens of the driver by supplying almost all the information that are required for the better driving and betterment of driving. Some of...

Route calculations process is a bit slower and taking more time especially when searched at a moving vehicle. High entry cost only includes three months of service ; Specialty: Automotive helping hand, Audible assistance: Navigation instructions...

The GO 740 Live’s going to be the first tool that is specially developed for the car drivers' that can help them in many of the ways like traffic jam information, parking facilities, queries about the road map, fuel prices, fuel station awareness, fuel...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

TomTom GO 740 LIVE can provide LIVE services, including a real-time connection to HD traffic, safety alerts, fuel prices, local search with Google and more.Your navigation experience got even smarter! You are connected to real-time information with premium services like HD Traffic, Safety Alerts, Local Search with Google and fuel Prices so you always have access to useful and relevant information en route. IQ Routes technology calculates your routes based on the real average speeds measured on roads. This will always provide you with the smartest route hour-by-hour, day-by-day, saving you time, money and fuel. In speech recognition technology lets you control your TomTom GO using voice commands. From planning a route to making a call, over 100 tasks are easily activated by voice, making your drive smoother and safe. TomTom Map Share technology makes corrections to your own map and benefit from thousands of corrections made by TomTom users every day. Advanced lane guidance gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. Hands-free calling make and answer phone calls safely while driving, making you in control and in touch.


Number of built-in speakers:1


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Bluetooth / USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No


Model:740 LIVE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom GO


Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Internal memory:2048
Storage Capacity:2048

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1


Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Weight & Dimensions