Tom Tom Go 720 Review

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TomTom definitely stepped it up a little with the Go 720 Series. With the access to real time traffic data, you can be forewarned of upcoming traffic delays, and re-navigate your course in just a matter of seconds. It’s a real time saver. The latest and most complete maps of the United States and Canada come preloaded. You can also load specialized points of interest such as hotels, gas stations, etc. It has a speed warning, to let you know when you’re going over the limit, great to keep you from catching a ticket. Plus you can check the current weather and road conditions on your route and get forecasts for your destination for up to 5 days.

It is a light and compact unit, small enough to fit in your shirt pocket. The small design makes it great for taking with you when you go. You can use it for hiking or camping, and it gets good satellite lock in not so good weather, so you won’t have to wait until the skies are clear, or you reach an open area to get good navigational directions.

Bluetooth technology seems to be the key in GPS devices. The TomTom Go 720 has Bluetooth technology for hands free calling, and comes with a hands free car kit. The call sounds are clear and there’s an automatic call pick up option, that helps you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.

TomTom has taken a couple of steps back with the reduction of storage, as the GO 910 has a 20GB HDD with USA, Canada, and Europe, as well as Guam maps. And the mount with no audio or power connections means that anyone who wants to keep a permanent mount in their vehicle will need to reconnect the cables each time that they use the device.

The 4.3 inch wide screen is definitely a plus. Easy to see and read, it makes the use of the device simpler. And since it comes preloaded with maps, it is basically ready to go as soon as you get it out of the box. Simple touch and go, meaning that you enter your destination on the screen, and you get your directions in a large enough view to actually see it while you’re driving.

Although the routing may not be as strong as some other manufacturers, or even other TomTom devices, the GO720 certainly gets the job done. The routing is much more customized than the Nuvi series.

All in all, it’s a good device, given the compact size, and it has all the features you’d want if you’re looking for something that serves as more than just a navigational unit. It will get you where you need to go reliably, and if you get off course, it will re-navigate and set you straight. Definitely worth a look, if you want something slim and convenient, that comes loaded with a lot of extras.

Highlights

  • Access to real-time traffic data
  • Handsfree car kit
  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • TomTom HOME software
  • TomTom Map Share™ technology

Functionalities

EASY TO USE

Fits perfectly in your car, hand or pocket.

Stylish, slim, portable design

  • Easy to operate
  • Faster & easier address input
  • Easy location search and selection
  • Plug & GO
  • High quality rechargeable Lithium-polymer battery
  • Customizable status bar
  • Tip feature
  • Extensive guided tour

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Provides an optimal navigation view with extensive information, including building footprints and live traffic information.

4.3” extra wide touchscreen

  • Light sensor for an optimal view
  • Anti-glare screen
  • Fast and Accurate Positioning
  • Fast route (re-)calculation
  • Extensive traffic information/options
  • Text-to-speech
  • High quality speaker
  • Points of Interest

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Door-to-door navigation anywhere in USA & Canada.

Latest and most complete maps of the US & Canada pre-installed

  • TomTom Map Share™ technology
  • Future Proof

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Lets your GO double a handsfree car kit via Bluetooth® technology, with dual microphone support and built-in high

High-quality hands-free car kit

  • Automatic call pick-up
  • Clear visual and spoken instructions in your own language
  • Realistic visual instructions
  • Speeding alert
  • ‘Help me!’ menu
  • Personalized shortcut menu
  • Safety preferences

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With MP3 player, headphone jack and an SD card slot supporting up to 8 GB of additional memory (SD card not

Enjoy your music on the GO

  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • Record your own navigation instructions
  • “Current location icon” options
  • TomTom HOME software
  • Photos
  • Document viewer
  • Device-to-device content sharing
  • Bluetooth® remote control (available as an accessory)
  • Online services

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Check the current weather and road conditions on your route and get up to 5 day forecasts for places you’re visiting.

Weather

  • Buddies
  • TomTom PLUS Traffic
  • Easy download of additional voices

Show Hide Technical specifications

4.3″ widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels) CPU 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
2GB internal flash memory SD card slot compatible with SD and MMC cards (cards not included)
High sensitivity GPS receiver
RDS-TMC traffic compatible
Integrated FM transmitter
Bluetooth® Battery lithium-polymer (5 hours operation) Optimized integrated microphones and speaker for high quality hands-free calling functionality Dimensions: 4.65″ x 3.27″ x 0.94″ Weight: 7.75 oz./0.49 lbs. Phone compatibility for handsfree calling and access to TomTom PLUS Services:
AT&T/Cingular: Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola ROKR E1, Motorola L6, Motorola L2, Motorola RAZR V3xx, Motorola SLVR L7, HTC TyTN, Nokia 3650, Nokia E61, Nokia E62, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i, Nokia 7610, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6820i, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6103, Sony Ericsson W550i, Sony Ericsson Z520, Sony Ericsson Z525, Sony Ericsson Z530
T-Mobile: Motorola PEBL U6, Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola RAZR V3t, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6103, Nokia 5300

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AT&T/Cingular:
Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola ROKR E1, Motorola L6, Motorola L2, Motorola RAZR V3xx, Motorola SLVR L7, HTC TyTN, Nokia 3650, Nokia E61, Nokia E62, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i, Nokia 7610, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6820i, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6103, Sony Ericsson W550i, Sony Ericsson Z520, Sony Ericsson Z525, Sony Ericsson Z530
T-Mobile: Motorola PEBL U6, Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola RAZR V3t, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6103, Nokia 5300

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The user interface/application comes in the following languages:

Catalan Latvian
Czech Lithuanian
Danish Norwegian
Dutch Polish
Estonian Portuguese
Finnish Slovakian
Flemish Spanish
French Swedish
German Turkish
Hungarian UK English
Italian US English

 

Spoken navigation instructions come in the following languages:

Australian Japanese
Brazilian Portuguese Latin American Spanish
Bulgarian Latvian
Catalan Lithuanian
Chinese Mandarin Malaysian
Chinese Cantonese Norwegian
Croatian Polish
Czech Portuguese
Danish Romanian
Dutch Russian
Estonian Serbian
Finnish Slovenian
Flemish Spanish
French Swedish
German Thai
Greek Turkish
Hungarian UK English
Italian US English

 

Text-to-speech comes in the following languages:

Dutch Portuguese
French Spanish
German UK English
Italian US English

 

In The Box

GO 720 device

With extra wide 4.3” touch-sensitive LCD screen and built-in FM transmitter.

Windshield mount Lightweight and easy to install.

Desk dock Easily connects your GO to your PC or Mac and charging your GO in the convenience of your home. Comes with docking and usb cables.

Car Charger 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter that can also be used in trucks. So you can charge your GO even as you drive.

Documentation Contains Quick Start Guide, Accessory/PLUS leaflet and TomTom Safe Driving leaflet.

CD-ROM Contains TomTom HOME software and manual.

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