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Tomtom XL Live

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The route planning and usability are also appreciated, whereas the memory and performance get negative comments.

value for money, usability, route planning, design, screen

performance, memory

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Tomtom XL Live

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 420 user reviews of Tomtom XL Live from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, value for money, route planning, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XL LIVE 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps and IQ RoutesTomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Europe Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Europe Satellite Navigation System

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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

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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...

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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

Recommended!

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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...

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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...

Want high-end TomTom goodness packed into an affordable satnav shell? The TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition delivers on both counts. Firstly by packing in the excellent Live services, and secondly with the low, low price. Take it out the box and you're...

We say the TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition ischeap. And it is. But once you whack on that extra £7.99 per month for LIVE services you sort of start wishing that there were a few more extras thrown into your satnav for good measure (Bluetooth for phone...

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.

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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...

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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...

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TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition review

 

With the TomTom XL LIVE, the Dutch direction maestro's are trying to combine the best of both worlds. The latest version of TomTom's widescreen satnav comes with a low-end price, but the high-end, up to the minute live services of the more costly GO...

Realtime info, god-like dashboard holder

No Bluetooth for handling calls

Strikes a great balance between price and feature bundle

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GREAT BUY GREAT PRICE

 

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.

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device / No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

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 / Yes
Voice Control: No

Playback

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