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TomTom GO 740 Live

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews of TomTom GO 740 Live. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the design and route planning are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and voice guidance. There are mixed opinions on the memory and size.

usability, performance, screen, route planning, design

price, voice guidance, reliability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for TomTom GO 740 Live

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of TomTom GO 740 Live from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and maps. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the size and reliability are different.

usability, design, price, maps, screen

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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GPS Device + Web Access = Never Get Lost Again

 

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 in a black hole and let it get

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...

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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...

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TomTom GO 740 Live

 

When we spoke with TomTom's representatives concerning the new GO 740 Live, the navigation device was described as offering a "God's-eye view" of the road. Now, the GO isn't omniscient, but it gets pretty close with its three-pronged approach to...

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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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 …

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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...

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.

Battery

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

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.4in
Weight:7.9oz
Width:5in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

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

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