I finally unboxed mine to use in a run around I brought until I have to return to the office for work which will not be before Easter next year. I unwanted it more for the hands free phone option which I missed from my old car. It works well for both maps and phone so i am happy with the £130 it cost me. Before I was always a waze user, which I still love but this device was brought for more than just the maps.
I suggest you compare it to Waze.. you'll see how poor TomTom is
I was thinking the opposite, why so expensive it has vastly less functionality to a smart phone. Most people have a smart phone. A new cheap or a used higher spec smart phone can be bought for a similar price. So why pay anymore than eg £50 for the top spec stand alone sat nav. I have the same gripe about smart watches, expect I would maybes say £150 for top spec. Also I have a similar gripe about smart phones, they platued in 2012 as really with exception of the camera the overall user experience has not changed! Perhaps the annual flag ship phone from a manufacturer should be no more than £450 on a 2 year contract however more like £300 on a 2 year contract.
Agreed - My Hyundai IONIQ supports Android Auto - I connect my Phone via USB cable my central console displays Google Maps - Does it all. Works beutifully Most Car Manufacturers are adopting to this. Unfortunately cannot see if TomTom will survive
Had a tomtom sit in a draw for 10 years, bought it for USA and French holidays, used a few times, but had the moneys worth. Although they stopped the map support years ago. Doesn't everyone use google maps now? I just fitted an Android head unit into my daughters car, cost £230, great bit of kit. You can download google maps to use offline if signal poor.