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TomTom GO 300

Sep
21
2006

The TomTom GO 300 has been out for quite some time and we haven’t talked much about it recently. However lots of retailers are still offering it for sale, and at some great prices. In fact, some retailers are now offering it for about $399. At that price, grab two! :) So what do you get with the TomTom 300?

The 300 comes with an SD card, preloaded with maps of the USA. There is also an SD card to cover Canada. Bluetooth comes with the device enabling a data connection to TomTom PLUS services. The 12 channel GPS might not work extremely well near skyscrapers, however it should work perfectly well in most driving conditions.

A 3.5 inch touch screen display powers the GPS which can display 4096 colors at 320×240 resolution.

There are no advanced features on the TomTom GO 300 like text to speech, or hands free calling, but this is a very solid, basic GPS receiver. You get an SD card containing the map data, screen cloth, carry case, AC adapter, car charger, USB cable, and a suction mount for your car. All in all a great device which is now going for a tiny price.

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  1. [...] The Magellan RoadMate 760 has been reviewed by pc magazine. The 760 looks identical to the RoadMate 700 however the newer model has many advantages. They really liked the new Smart Detour feature and text-to-speech capabilities. They also remarked on the verbal announcement of full street names an categorized points of interest (POIs). They didn’t like the lack of a 3D map view and they thought the interface was more difficult to learn than other GPS systems. Viewing the field as a whole, we still consider the Lowrance iWAY 500C a better device, and it’s available for significantly less money. The TomTom Go [700] and TomTom Go 300 have routing capabilities similar to the 760’s, as well as simpler and extremely intuitive interfaces. You must, however, rely on SD cards with these models (remember, the 760 has a hard drive), which means you may have to load additional map data for new locations. [...]

  2. [...] TomTom and MapQuest will soon partner to provide a GPS device for cars (provided by TomTom) that will feature mapping software by MapQuest. The device will be based on the TomTom Go 300 and will sell for $699. The device will be known as the Mapquest Personal Navigation Device and is expected to boost TomTom’s market-share in the US. [...]

  3. Hi there!

    The Tomtom 300 isn’t listed with the other tomtom’s on the company web site, does that mean its obsolete?

    Also, how do you feel about a manufacter-refurbished go 300? Does that mean it’ll have the latest maps and whatnot?

    Tai - August 14th, 2007
  4. Yes, the 300 has been replaced by newer models. A remanufactured device probably won’t have the latest maps, but I can’t be sure.

    Tim - August 14th, 2007
  5. anyone know where I can get the mount kit for the Go 300–very hard to find.

    Tom - August 2nd, 2011



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