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TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620, 6 Inch with Handsfree Calling, Siri, Google Now, Lifetime Traffic via Smartphone&World Maps £139.99 @ Amazon
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TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620, 6 Inch with Handsfree Calling, Siri, Google Now, Lifetime Traffic via Smartphone&World Maps £139.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 2nd Dec 2019

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TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620, 6 Inch with Handsfree Calling, Siri and Google Now, Updates via Wi-Fi, Lifetime Traffic via Smartphone and World Maps, Smartphone Messages, Capacitive Screen. Note: It is advisable to charge the device at home before installing it in the car.
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Features & details
•Learn your driving habits and save you time in the car by intelligently predicting destinations
•It can read out your text messages and enable full use of your personal assistant with your phone in your pocket
•Get the latest maps and software for your TomTom GO via built-in Wi-Fi
•SIM and Data Included. You can see your currently selected language on the •Language & Units screen, select this setting to change the language
•Battery lifetime - Up to 1 hour

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'Lifetime' will, of course, mean their definition of the lifetime of the device rather than the definition we would use of lifetime.
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Waiting ......!
Really easy to operate with a large easily visible screen even in sunlight.
Great satnav with pinpoint accuracy.
Excellent price!
I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been faultless. The live traffic updates have been a godsend and I honestly couldn't do without it in peak traffic. A steal at this price,. Others will no doubt moan about using free apps on your mobile but I can't bothered with all the hassle of cradles etc and set up / launching apps. With this just get in and go 😁
Edited by: "anthony69" 2nd Dec 2019
anthony6902/12/2019 00:49

I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been faultless. The live …I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been faultless. The live traffic updates have been a godsend and I honestly couldn't do without it in peak traffic. A steal at this price,. Others will no doubt moan about using free apps on your mobile but I can't bothered with all the hassle of cradles etc and set up / launching apps. With this just get in and go 😁


Do you need anything for traffic updates
anthony6902/12/2019 00:49

I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been faultless. The live …I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been faultless. The live traffic updates have been a godsend and I honestly couldn't do without it in peak traffic. A steal at this price,. Others will no doubt moan about using free apps on your mobile but I can't bothered with all the hassle of cradles etc and set up / launching apps. With this just get in and go 😁


Very right. Their traffic info is very accurate and also prefer this to mobiles. Driving around Paris a few tunnels to deal with and always loose connection at vital exits. None of that with Tomtom.
rev602/12/2019 00:58

Do you need anything for traffic updates


Nothing. It had an built in SIM with no other costs or contract
jjabbar02/12/2019 01:03

Nothing. It had an built in SIM with no other costs or contract


Oh I see. That version is closer to £250!
rev602/12/2019 00:58

Do you need anything for traffic updates


You basically have to link it to your phone via Bluetooth and then select the Share Internet connection in the settings on your phone. This way the TomTom can pick up the live traffic updates. You only need to do this once though, after initial setup it's automatic assuming you always have your phone with you of course!
anthony6902/12/2019 01:13

You basically have to link it to your phone via Bluetooth and then select …You basically have to link it to your phone via Bluetooth and then select the Share Internet connection in the settings on your phone. This way the TomTom can pick up the live traffic updates. You only need to do this once though, after initial setup it's automatic assuming you always have your phone with you of course!


Good to know. Thanks
'Lifetime' will, of course, mean their definition of the lifetime of the device rather than the definition we would use of lifetime.
I guess as this one gets traffic via smart phone it is not as good as the one which has inbuilt sim card (which cost £258). You will still need your mobile phone and need a good signal on it
This is my sat nav and it is great. The big screen and the lack of faffing about using a phone, well worth it.
Ive had the 600 Go for just over 5 years & its much better than the inbuilt one in the car.
Battery failed last month but cost less than £10 for a replacement
It gets around 3 map updates a year - Great Buy
I appreciate it’s connecting via a phone so would be paying roaming fees but does anyone know if the live traffic works when you’re in another country such as the USA ?
I'm am really terrible with phone satnavs.
I get lost even with the car satnav :(.
How easy is this to follow?
My cousin's friend had a sat nav and on hers it had the lanes highlighted so you would know which lane to drive in.
I have the 6200 and it kicks my BMWs sat nav arse, for both road and traffic accuracy. I travel to 4 main work sites in the UK, ranging from Sunderland to Swindon and although I know the route off by heart, I always use the sat nav for the traffic alerts. Many a time, tomtom has saved me hours of sitting on the M6 by auto diverting me off the motorway before a accident / closure. The speed camera alerts are also good, although it can take a couple of weeks for new cameras to be added or removed. The negatives include (and these negatives are true for the 600, 6000, 6100 and 6200 as I've owned all of these) a slow interface, it crashes from time to time while driving, no useful custom poi eg adding and setting alerts with your own speed cameras. Overall, I will stick with tomtom Satnavs over a phone. When driving, I like putting my phone on the armrest to avoid the temptation to check emails whilst at traffic lights etc.
As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to get my mind round why someone would PAY for a service that is a) FREE on your mobile; b) fully updated every minute of every day with map and Realtime traffic updates for FREE on your mobile; and c) a vastly superior performance for FREE on your mobile.

Android Auto.
Apple Drive

What am I missing. Its a genuine question. Please explain to me why you would pay for TomTom, Garmin or any other chargeable service.
Edited by: "ccnp" 2nd Dec 2019
Waze beats it, hands down.
rev602/12/2019 01:05

Oh I see. That version is closer to £250!


Apologies, gotta correct myself. This model does not have a SIM. You need to link it to your phones data for it to update traffic info.
ccnp02/12/2019 08:24

As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to …As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to get my mind round why someone would PAY for a service that is a) FREE on your mobile; b) fully updated every minute of every day with map and Realtime traffic updates for FREE on your mobile; and c) a vastly superior performance for FREE on your mobile.Android Auto.Apple DriveWhat am I missing. Its a genuine question. Please explain to me why you would pay for TomTom, Garmin or any other chargeable service.


Cos Google has let me down too many times, far far more than my Tom Tom. As for vastly superior performance on phone, I disagree.
I have a 6200 which has a build in sim which has updates nearly every day the last update was a few days ago which was 32gb ( nearly all the maps where updated) but be warned you really need to have a Miro SD card installed to save the maps onto. I found out to my cost (in time not money) when I arrived in France I found I had to download the maps whist in France, Portugal and Spain as the unit does not have to build in space to hold all the maps
Edited by: "iscom" 2nd Dec 2019
ccnp02/12/2019 08:24

As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to …As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to get my mind round why someone would PAY for a service that is a) FREE on your mobile; b) fully updated every minute of every day with map and Realtime traffic updates for FREE on your mobile; and c) a vastly superior performance for FREE on your mobile.Android Auto.Apple DriveWhat am I missing. Its a genuine question. Please explain to me why you would pay for TomTom, Garmin or any other chargeable service.


Hi ccnp,

In answer to your questions, it’s not FREE !
a) if you use your mobile phone then it’s taking up data that although you may have a tariff with lots of data that you’ve already paid for and don’t use, the app is using it. Remember there are still lots of people that don’t want to pre-pay for data they never use, like 1p mobile.
b) TomTom is a dedicated piece of hardware designed for the job unlike a mobile phone that isn’t so, when someone calls you or messages you it doesn’t stop working.
c) Although you possibly don’t care about this at the moment, all the metadata about your movement habits i.e. where you go to and come from and how long you stay is being sold to the highest bidder. That’s why it truly isn’t FREE
This was priced at £160 black Friday 2017. Underneath it's essentially a 3 year old phone and should be priced accordingly, people complain about it being slow, well every 3 year old phone is slow these days. It's certainly not a steal.
ScoTTyBEEE02/12/2019 10:26

This was priced at £160 black Friday 2017. Underneath it's essentially a 3 …This was priced at £160 black Friday 2017. Underneath it's essentially a 3 year old phone and should be priced accordingly, people complain about it being slow, well every 3 year old phone is slow these days. It's certainly not a steal.


It's not a phone!
Besford02/12/2019 10:43

It's not a phone!


Lets say you want to build a device with a screen, gps, wifi. Do you start from scratch or do you take something which already has this and stick it in a box. Underneath it's a phone with a better gps antenna and less software functionality.
Edited by: "ScoTTyBEEE" 2nd Dec 2019
ccnp02/12/2019 08:24

As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to …As a former TomTom owner who has seen the light, I am completely unable to get my mind round why someone would PAY for a service that is a) FREE on your mobile; b) fully updated every minute of every day with map and Realtime traffic updates for FREE on your mobile; and c) a vastly superior performance for FREE on your mobile.Android Auto.Apple DriveWhat am I missing. Its a genuine question. Please explain to me why you would pay for TomTom, Garmin or any other chargeable service.


I wish I could agree. . . Using your phone is not free you have to buy data where TomTom once you buy the unit the maps are included and updates are Free. . . I have Auto google and Mirror link and can use several maps incl Google, Waze, Sygic all can be displayed on my in car SatNav but sill not as good as TomTom the main reason I use TomTom is it warns me if I exceed the speed limit, warns me of Speed cameras I don't use the other facilities that it has such as Voice control, hand free Phone, SMS reading etc plus all the maps and updates are free for life. . google is great for take to xyz but I think TomTom would do that if asked
I like TomToms but not sure I’ll be getting another. I’ve got the Go 50 and it was great when I first bought it but within a year it had slowed down to a crawl, pretty much making it unusable. Assumed resetting it would help but it didn’t. I think tomtom added some features in an update that the sat nav clearly couldn’t handle.
Confused how this works. Do you need a smartphone in order for it to work? Or it will work as stand alone and if you have a mobile you will get more features?
Edited by: "test070892" 2nd Dec 2019
Pointless device, if it's using your phone via Bluetooth to get the traffic updates, you might as well use the phone itself without this nonsense.

Only way I would bite at this price is if it was the Built-in Completely free of any phone connection version.

P.S. The item does say: TomTom Services via built-in SIM - So why the need to pair with the phone for traffic etc? What services is the sim for?

Perhaps the sim is used to inform you after 2 years that u only longer have free map updates?
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 2nd Dec 2019
Ive been using my car with googlemaps on my mobile and its been terrible far to delayed. So ive been looking at tomtoms ive seen the TOMTOMGo Basic WI-FI 5 Inch Sat Nav for £95 is this one here much better than the basic ?
mensy0702/12/2019 20:40

Ive been using my car with googlemaps on my mobile and its been terrible …Ive been using my car with googlemaps on my mobile and its been terrible far to delayed. So ive been looking at tomtoms ive seen the TOMTOMGo Basic WI-FI 5 Inch Sat Nav for £95 is this one here much better than the basic ?


Definitely an upgrade
test07089202/12/2019 14:37

Do you need a smartphone in order for it to work? Or it will work as stand …Do you need a smartphone in order for it to work? Or it will work as stand alone and if you have a mobile you will get more features?


Don't have mine coupled up to a phone - just use as a standalone device, but connect it up to the pc to get the map updates.
You do have the option to pair it with your phone whilst using it, & this would give you live traffic updates & diversions etc.
Thanks. The device would then essentially be offline whilst in the car? But still track your location?
Essentially Yes, but this model is a bit more sophisticated than mine giving several more features if paired up to phone.
I've used tomtom from its early days on an ipaq & windows smartphones - remember those, but still haven't figured how to navigate via Google Maps on my modern phone

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Don't TomTom basically source their traffic data from Google/Android anyway?

They're very cagey about it but all the talk of "550 million user GPS traces" suggests so.

In that case should be very little difference in routing vs Google Maps. Early sat navs had to guess how long each part of a route took. Google now knows exactly how long it is, in real time.
deleted24979802/12/2019 23:52

Don't TomTom basically source their traffic data from Google/Android …Don't TomTom basically source their traffic data from Google/Android anyway?They're very cagey about it but all the talk of "550 million user GPS traces" suggests so.In that case should be very little difference in routing vs Google Maps. Early sat navs had to guess how long each part of a route took. Google now knows exactly how long it is, in real time.


AFAIK the “main” source of TomTom’s traffic data is from other TomTom users. When you register a new device with them you are asked if you want to contribute to their system on an opt-in basis. They are then able to determine where there are delays from other TomTom users going down the road before you. They also buy information from organisations such as the highways agency. Their business plan is based on charging you for the service they provide to cover their cost and make a profit.

Google / Android are continuously taking your data all the time unless you opt-out in which case most of the so called FREE apps won’t work. Their business plan is based on selling your metadata to as many third parties as will pay them. That’s how they’re making so much profit !
Up to £199 now. Cyber Monday only, or is there a code?
It was deal of the day yesterday so now should be expired
PlezStahp03/12/2019 08:40

Up to £199 now. Cyber Monday only, or is there a code?

Expired now
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