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TomTom GO Live 820

TomTom GO Live 820
alaScore 88

148 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews and 134 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 73/100. The average review date is Nov 21, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 496712 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

TomTom GO Live 820 GPS unit

 

TomTom GO Live 820 review: The TomTom GO Live 820 is one of the first GPS units in Australia to feature TomTom's HD Traffic service

Ease of use and design ; HD Traffic and Live services ; Slick navigation experience

Voice commands hit and miss ; IQ Routes still prefers main roads ; Live services cost extra after 12 months

TomTom's GO Live 820 is an impressive GPS unit, but the real story here is the integration of the company's HD Traffic service. While not perfect, its integration is seamless and easy to use. The GO Live 820 is good value at this price, but we wish the...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

TomTom Go Live 820 Europe review

 

Let's assume you've already decided that you want a hardware sat-nav to direct your roads trips rather than a smartphone app. Well, let's assume that to start with anyway. In that case, you probably want something smart, simple and easy to use. One box...

No hassle set-up, Voice control works well, Traffic and weather info with subscription

Clunky interface, Battery will need charging en-route

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (techadvisor.co.uk)

TomTom GO 820 LIVE Review

 

TomTom's GO Live 820 GPS unit is a mid-range navigation device with a large 4.3in touchscreen. It supports TomTom's HD traffic service, which forms part of TomTom's Live services suite. The GO Live 820 represents excellent value, and combines a strong...

TomTom's GO Live 820 is an impressive GPS unit, but the real story here is the integration of the company's HD Traffic service. While not perfect, its integration is seamless and easy to use. The GO Live 820 is good value at this price, but we wish the...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

The entry level model in the Go Live range, the 820 has a 4.3-inch resistive touchscreen and a one year subscription to TomTom's proprietary HD Traffic service, as well as junction view, Bluetooth hands-free and camera warnings.

The Go Live 820 bears an RRP of AU$299, the 825 a sticker price of AU$349 and the 2050 is AU$399. The TomTom Go Live 2050 World will set you back AU$499.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

TomTom GO LIVE 820 Top Gear Edition Sat Nav Review

 

If you're as bad as some of my family members at remembering various routes when driving, the TomTom Go Live 820 Top Gear Edition Sat Nav could be the ideal gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas. Available exclusively at Halfords this...

Great audio

Touchscreen was slightly unresponsive at times

Overall, we’re very impressed with the TomTom Go Live 820 Top Gear Edition Sat Nav. Even though the standard Go Live 820 is about £30 cheaper than this limited edition, it’s well worth the money if you’re a Top Gear fan!

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

Bluetooth hands free works well and was a main selling point as I do a lot of millage and a in ear hands free gets uncomfortable after long periods of driving

Doesn't have an option to upgrade to an HGV satnav, that said it does everything you ask it too

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

Traffic live is excellent compared to TM service previously used Google local search is extremely useful. Definitely buy one with Live service capability

Usual poor TomTom battery. Case is extra.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

Detailed voice directions, and easy to view and use.

The detailed view on the box is only when you are on the motorway at a junction, otherwise the view is as it used to be in previous tomtoms - simply lines...bit disappointing

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

Easy to use

Everytime I turn it on it a message pops up asking me to agree to terms.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go Live 820

 

Easy to mount and feels quality, ease of use and set-up/config.

TomTom Live may send you on another route that then has traffic issues further away, but then its too late. You need to see the traffic issues for the whole route. This only applies to long journeys. Don't seem to be able to set a different noise for...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

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

Display

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

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: 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

Bicycle:N

Map

Map coverage:All Europe / Ireland, United Kingdom / Portugal, Spain
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Live service: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands:Y

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Power

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

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
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form Factor:Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Local Search with Google: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Mobile Speed cameras: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety camera alerts: 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
TomTom GO LIVE: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.854 / 3.35
Height:0.854 / 3.35
Weight:7.16
Width:4.69