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TomTom Go Live 1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 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. Comments about the route planning and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, and the maps and price get mixed comments.

usability, performance, design, screen, 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 88/100 = 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 Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the maps, while many are negative about the reliability.

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 Europe Maps (45 Countries)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Christen Costa (

TomTom Go Live 1000 Goes Live


TomTom Go Live 1000 Goes Live

Apr, 2010

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


TomTom's new flagship is super-responsive and brings the potential for third-party apps. Is it the world's best sat-nav?

Impressively fast and the Webkit for third-party apps could see things get really interesting

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


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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

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Battery, Cigar lighter, USB

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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

GPS type



Map coverage:All Europe / Portugal, Spain
Maps included: Yes
Maps provider:Tele Atlas
Voice maps: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No / SD
Internal storage capacity:4
Storage media type:Flash


3D landmarks: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Speed limits: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Internal memory:4096
Storage Capacity:4096

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm):Y
4.3" widescreen: Yes
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Alternative route viewer: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
Easy Click Magnetic mount: Yes
Eco Routes: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Fluid Touch Screen: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Local Search with Google: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Mobile Speed cameras: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Rich Points of Interest: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety camera alerts: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Search & Go: Yes
Search & Go with Expedia: Yes
Search & Go with TomTom Places: Yes
Search & Go with Trip Advisor: Yes
Share destination with Twitter: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
TMC Traffic-ready: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7.55 / 7.76