TomTom GO 700
The TomTom GO 700 is at the upper end of TomTom’s auto GPS navigation systems. Like many other GPS systems in its class, the Go 700 comes with a 3.5 inch, color, touch screen display. However I’ve noticed the Go 700’s screen is a little easier to view in high glare situations.
Perhaps the most talked about feature of the TomTom GO 700 is Bluetooth phone support. This feature allows you to pair your bluetooth enabled phone and use the Go 700 as a hands-free device. Where this feature really shines is that incoming calls are displayed on the Go 700’s screen. You can also dial phones from the Go 700. This is a very nice feature… even for people who might already have a hands free kit for their phones.
What I like best about the TomTom GPS receivers is their software interface. It just seems much more intuitive than other systems. Of course this could quickly turn into a “Windows vs PC” type debate, I rarely consult the manual with TomTom devices.
TomTom uses Tele Atlas maps on the GO 700 which provide coverage in the USA and Canada. Voice prompts guide you to your destination via either the quickest route, shortest route, or a route which avoids toll roads.
If you don’t have a bluetooth equipped phone, you may want to consider the lower cost TomTom GO 300, otherwise the TomTom Go 700 is a great pick.