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TomTom Go Live 1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 536 reviews of TomTom Go Live 1000. 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. People are impressed by the route planning and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the memory and maps are mixed. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, design, route planning


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Go Live 1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of TomTom Go Live 1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the maps.

usability, performance, price, design, screen


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO LIVE 1000 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries)TomTom GO LIVE 1000 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps (discontinued by manufacturer)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: TechRadar (

TomTom GO Live 1000 review


Is TomTom's new high-end sat nav good enough to lead the line?

Great LIVE services ; Great touchscreen ; Decent value

Sticky menu system ; Bulky unit

The sat nav market is becoming a very crowded place, and the quality of hardware has rocketed in the last year.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

TomTom GO 1000 GPS unit


TomTom GO 1000 review: The TomTom GO 1000 has a 4.3in capacitive touchscreen and a completely redesigned interface.

Capacitive touchscreen, slick design, redesigned interface, excellent performance

Voice command is hit and miss, not notably faster at recalculating routes, no traffic capabilities, no Australian text-to-speech voice, MyTomTom software currently limited

The TomTom GO 1000 is one of the best-equipped GPS navigation devices on the market, making it ideal for those who use a sat nav every day. The user experience is slick, functional and very well designed. However, less frequent users will get better...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, (

TomTom GO Live 1000 review


TomTom is well known for the simplicity of its GPS devices, and the GO 1000 continues this tradition. It features just a single power button in the top-left corner as the only physical control; this doubles as an indicator light when the unit is...

The TomTom GO Live 1000 is one of the best-equipped GPS navigation devices on the market, making it ideal for those who use a sat nav every day. Less frequent users will get better value out of cheaper units, but the GO 1000 is slick, functional and...

Nov, 2010


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TomTom Go 1000 Live review


It's been a while since we saw a fresh design from TomTom, with the Go x30, x40 and x50 series all sharing essentially the same case. The new Go 1000 Live may not look hugely different, but there are quite a few changes and improvements.

It isn't cheap, but this is a superb navigator that will get you to your destination as fast as possible.

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: James Morris (

TomTom GO 1000 LIVE


TomTom raises the bar once more on sat-nav technology

Improved menu system ; Fast route calculation ; Live traffic ; updates

Expensive ; Live traffic incurs an ongoing cost

As with its TomTom LIVE predecessors, the GO 1000 is not a cheap sat-nav and despite its abilities, if you're only an occasional traveller it will be overkill. For those in this category, a more modest option would make better economic sense. But for...

Sep, 2010

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TomTom Go Live 1000


Pared down and powered up, TomTom's latest Go Live 1000 shuns the often frivolous features of other sat-navs and concentrates on navigation essentials.

Brian Blessed is the latest to add his immortal tones to the TomTom catalogue, so don't be too surprised if you find yourself ordered to dive while flying blind on a rocket cycle next time you're en route to Basingstoke.

Aug, 2010

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TomTom Go Live 1000 review


Pared down and powered up, TomTom's latest Go Live 1000 shuns the often frivolous features of other sat-navs and concentrates on navigation essentials. If you want eye-catching extras try the Navigon's 8450 Live and its City View 3D feature. Or if it's...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Derek Fung (

TomTom Go 1000


The Go 1000's story is one of potential unfulfilled. It may be a winner after a patch or two and when the PC software's been made to work as it should, but until then it's hard to recommend.

Looks ; Capacitive touchscreen ; Spiffed up interface ; Fast routing ; Magnetic windscreen mount

Missing camera warnings ; New MyTomTom PC software lacks most of TomTom Home's functionality ; Voice recognition spotty at best ; Glossy screen suffers from distracting daytime reflections

Good looks and a responsive screen do not make up for the missing camera warnings, new PC software that's several steps behind the old version and a voice recognition that doesn't quite live up to its name. The Go 1000 might be a good GPS after a few a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: shinychris (

Review: TomTom GO LIVE 1000 £199


Turn10 studios really laid down the gauntlet with Forza Motorsport 3, a deep, accomplished racer that was as realistic as it was fun. Can this year's sequel, Forza Motorsport 4 go one better and overtake Gran Turismo 5 to take pole position? Read on to...

While not every addition in Forza Motorpsort 4 is a must have one, none of them are awful, nor detract from the absolutely stunning race action on offer here. You could argue that more brand new content could have been thrown in to appeal to returning...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ashley Kramer (

TomTom Go Live 1000


An in-car GPS device that knows what's going on around it is the holy grail of the GPS world, and this functionality is finally available in New Zealand.

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Head up Display: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device / No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:No / Yes
iPod Control:No / Via External Device
USB:No / Yes


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent / Single countries / Single countries + Major continental roads
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory / On board Harddisc
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control:Address only / Full Voice Control


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback:No / Yes