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TomTom GO LIVE 825

alaTest has collected and analyzed 808 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and voice guidance. The screen and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical opinions about the memory. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.

usability, performance, screen, voice guidance, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO LIVE 825 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 808 reviews)

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I purchased this unit in August 2008. I have had nothing but trouble with the unit. since .TOMTOM has had to replace the window mount more than once. Now, the battery, despite being fully charged only five days ago is 80% charged, despite the fact that...

It looks good. Probably covers the USA really well

Batteery dies quickly. Voice prompts scramble address'. Window mounts don't hold

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TomTom GPS receiver


Start it. Some times the TomTom Device gives some extremely dangerous (and prohibited) directions. For example... I usually get a direction... entering to the 90 from Washington street -left lane- and then, 200 yards after you need to go to the 290 - 4...



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My Brithday i received a Tomtom and i tought WHAT why would i need it? Well once i used it and it whas great. It took the shortest route and i whas just at my goal. You fill in Zip number or street and street number and city and there you go. When you...

It takes good shortcuts

Sometimes it brings you to a closed road


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Tom Tom


I live in Italy which is a country full of beautiful places to see. My boyfriend got one of these for free whe he bought our new laptop. It is great. We went to a lot of places that would could have using Mapquest and writitng it down, however what do...

helps with everything related to finding some place

sometimes gets a little confused

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TomTom will get you where you need to go


The most reliable directions. This TomTom has been on point for the most part. It was very easy to set up. Just turn it on and it immediately goes to work to find your current location and set itself up. It gives you a brief tour of the different...

Precise directions to just about where you need to go

A very small handful of locations not in memory

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Your little driving buddy


It. Some times the TomTom Device gives some extremely dangerous (and prohibited) directions. For example... I usually get a direction... entering to the 90 from Washington street -left lane- and then, 200 yards after you need to go to the 290 - 4 lanes...

Clear directions. Reliable and fast

Sometimes it rushes too much inducing to a dangerous turn

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Tom Tom One


The Tom Tom has been a great help to us in our efforts to navigate the highways and byways. The voice system is very good and the different views are helpful in many situations, and make night driving much easier. The LCD screen is easily readable in...

Ease of use, different view modes, wide range of features

Technical problems

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good, except for technical problems


Very accurate driving directions-havn't done me wrong yet by following this thing, even for long distance trips. I like the interface and the speach system. Personally I think the interface is nicer than Garmin's but that's probably a matter of...

good value, good product, and easy to use

i've experienced serious technical problems

Expert review by:

TomTom Go Live 825 review


The TomTom Go Live 825 sits at the bottom of the Go Live range of GPS devices from market leaders TomTom, but don't let that fool you. It has more to offer than the Via and Start models and comes packed with plenty of treats. But do you need something...

HD Traffic, large screen, Live services, Easy to use, ETA pretty spot on

Resistive screen won't be as good as your phone, Not all directions are perfect, HD Traffic will cost after 1st year

What the Go Live 825 gives you though is a very good, very easy to use GPS that will get you to the ball on time, every time.

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TomTom Go Live 825 Europe


Sat navs may be one of the most beneficial gadgets ever invented, but navigating your way through all the available options can be a nightmare.

Comprehensive maps ; Live traffic updates and intelligent routing ; Simple, easy-to-use interface ; POI much improved ; Hassle-free navigation, even on complex junctions

Live services cost extra after first year ; Plenty of cheaper or free alternatives ; Touchscreen could be more responsive

The TomTom Go Live 825 Europe proves that the world's best sat nav is now even better. The new operating system, improved UI and enhanced navigation options are worth the money alone. Optional Live services such as Traffic HD and Safety Camera updates...

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Microphone Form Factor:External

Audio System



Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5 / 3.5"/3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Great Britain/Hawaii / Puerto Rico / Alaska / USA/Puerto Rico / USA / Canada/USA

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom/TomTom GO

Remote Control

Type: None