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Tomtom XL Live

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Tomtom XL Live. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the maps and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, screen

reliability, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Tomtom XL Live is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Tomtom XL Live from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the durability and screen. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the maps and reliability.

usability, price, size, screen, durability

reliability, maps

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Europe Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom Go Live 820 EU 4.3 Inch Touchscreen European Coverage Voice Activation Hands FreeTomTom VIA LIVE 125 EU Satellite Navigation System

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

TomTom XL Live


The TomTom XL Live Europe (£220 inc. VAT) is a mid-range satellite-navigation device that's crammed with features.

Feature-packed ; Easy to follow

Traffic updates cost a fair bit

Unfortunately the Live package is only provided free for three months, after which you'll have to pay £8 per month or £80 annually. If you're a frequent driver, then the ability to avoid congestion will pay for itself but, for most users, the extra...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

TomTom XL Live Europe review


TomTom's feature-packed sat nav helps to avoid traffic jams

Feature-packed ; Easy to follow

Traffic updates cost a fair bit

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

TomTom XL Live IQ Routes Europe satnav review


Last year we saw the excellent HD Traffic system incorporated into TomTom's high-end devices, but with the XL Live, we now see the same offering at a much more affordable price. It's a move that makes sense, because the Go models can be a little...

Build quality, excellent navigation, HD Traffic

A little on the expensive side

You do pay a little more for TomTom, but we'd rather spend the money and reap the benefits, than save a little and spend our holidays sitting in traffic

Jun, 2009


Expert review by: James Morris (

TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Sat-Nav


James takes a look at the TomTom XL, now featuring the LIVE system.

It's great to see LIVE already filtering down to less pricey members of TomTom's sat-nav range. But with the subscription costing the same this isn't yet LIVE for the masses. We can't really criticise TomTom for wanting to maximise its income and not...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (

TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition


The TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition comes with connection to the latest real-time route information, including TomTom HD Traffic, Road Angel Safety Camera Alerts, Local Search with Google and Fuel Prices. It also has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, EasyPort...

The TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition is an excellent satnav from the Dutch master (and we're not talking Johan Cruyff). Good styling + good navigation + good price + good satnav. TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition is tagged with TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Tom Tom XL Live


Often as part of my tests of a Satellite Navigation system I take it for a ride on a bus or train, sometimes both. It gives you a chance to see exactly what is shown on the screen and indeed this can be extremely interesting.

In this case I did neither as I could initially find no way to turn off (or even reduce the volume of the speaking voice) and without this ability I would be very unpopular on either mode of transport. Only later did I find the preference screen that...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig (

TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition review


Strikes a great balance between price and feature bundle

Realtime info, god-like dashboard holder

No Bluetooth for handling calls

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: GEEPEE (



Never had sat nav before was looking to buy then spotted this one that argos had vastly reduced. Easy to use does what it says on the tin ,. very happy with price and product.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: dtox (

Really Good


I like tomtoms as they are which are good never get you lost like other ones but this one with the big screen clear is really good only thing it doesnt have is the 3 lane traffic arrows tells u wht lane to be in but apart from that yh well worth it

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: GOZZA (

Great Purchase


Had a sat nav a few years old and was ok but decided to replace it. Bought this product as we were going to france the following day. After buying the Tom Tom Start Euro and taking it back as you are unable to input Latitude and Longitude and on the...

Aug, 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: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
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:Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Limited Traffic Subscription / Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No


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