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TomTom GO LIVE 825

alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 reviews of TomTom GO LIVE 825. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The memory and reliability get critical reviews. There are mixed opinions on the maps and price.

usability, performance, screen, size, durability

reliability, memory

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of TomTom GO LIVE 825 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the design and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The reliability and price get less positive views. The durability and maps get mixed opinions.

usability, performance, screen, size, design

price, reliability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO LIVE 825 5" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries)TomTom GO LIVE 825 5" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries)

Aug, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom GO LIVE 825


Can the TomTom GO LIVE 825 simplify the company's offerings without dumbing down their features?

5in screen ; LIVE services ; European maps

LIVE services require subscription ; Mount not detachable

There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about TomTom’s GO LIVE 825. It bundles together features that the company already offered in other devices. In fact, it’s almost like a hybrid of the recent Via and previous GO LIVE models. But in a market...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Robert Mead-Green (

TomTom Go Live 825 review


Affordable connected sat nav shows rivals how it should be done

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

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

TomTom Go Live 825


There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the TomTom Go Live 825, but where it falls down is on the question of value.

Easy to use ; HD Traffic service is free for the first year

Voice recognition is useless ; AU$69.95/year is a steep price for HD Traffic

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the TomTom Go Live 825, but where it falls down is on the question of value. We'd pick the identically priced Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT over this TomTom, as the Garmin features free lifetime map updates and a...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Geoff Rabans (

TomTom Go Live 825 Satnav


The TomTom Go Live 825 satnav has been introduced by TomTom as part of their ‘connected' range of GPS devices; ‘connected' signifying their wide scale of available features.

We have to say, we were massively impressed by the TomTom Go Live 825 Europe and the only possible holes we could pick are the price – but even that can be explained by the huge array of features that come with it. The new additions of road names to...

Aug, 2011

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tomtom go 2435 tm


the product says FREE lifetime trafic and map updates but the tomtom website will not accept the promational code that came with the gps site says try back later ..its been a month and im still trying

Nov, 2012

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TomTom Go 4.3 GPS


This product doesn't provide traffic data in the Metropolitin area at all nor out in the sticks where I live. It keeps stating looking for a radio station. Otherwise it works better than the old one in giving directions.

Sep, 2012

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Tom Tom


Did not like this product at all. Was not simple to operate. Returned it.

May, 2012

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Works great


It does what I need it to do. I like the fact that I can if I want to talk to the gps or not if I want. I love that it rings when a traffice camera is near. I would recommend it to any one I can read it too without my glasses. Better than using the phone

Mar, 2012

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I agree about the video but that said this product is far superior to any other I have owned

Mar, 2012

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TomTom Go 4.3 GPS with Lifetime Maps & Traffice


Have always wanted a GPS and reviews on TomTom indicated easy to use.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

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


Built-in camera: No


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

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


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

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

GPS type



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom/TomTom GO


Map coverage:All Europe
Maps included:No / Yes


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Storage media type:Flash


Lane guidance: Yes
Live service: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands:Y / Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Internal memory:4096

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


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


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Remote Control

Type: None

Technical Details

5.0" Touch Screen: Yes
5" touch screen (13 cm):Y
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:Fixed / 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 Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.854 / 3.76
Height:0.854 / 3.756 / 3.76
Weight:8.607 / 8.61
Width:5.28 / 5.287 / 5.29