TomTom http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/news en-GB TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio: hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-multi-sport-cardio-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We see if TomTom&#039;s new heart rate monitoring sports watches get the pulse racing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio hands-on review" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_01.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems that last year&rsquo;s Runner and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/tomtom-multi-sport/review" target="_blank">Multi-Sport</a> watches were more than a passing fad for sat-nav wrangler TomTom &ndash; because now there are two new, more advanced models in the range.</p> <p>The Runner Cardio and Multi-Sport Cardio are very similar to their forebears, but with one key addition &ndash; built-in heart rate monitoring. We immediately got up close and personal to see if the Multi-Sport Cardio could get our pulse racing.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Familiarity breeds contentment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s very little difference in the styling of the new models over the last, but that&rsquo;s no bad thing. In fact, detach the units from their straps and only the protruding LED sensor unit on the underside marks this out as being a new model.</p> <p>The strap has altered a little more, most obviously in the colours &ndash; white and red for the Runner Cardio, black and red for the Multi-Sport version. But fitting has changed slightly as well, in that the sizing holes are now closer together and there&rsquo;s a clip at the end of the strap to ensure it stays tight.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/tomtom-multi-sport/review" target="_blank">original TomTom Multi-Sport review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Multi-Sport Cardio uses LEDs to take your pulse" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_09.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Closer holes to get the tightness:comfort ratio just right" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_10.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The new watches are very similar to the old models" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_13.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The heart of the matter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The changes to the strap have been made because maintaining a tight fit is crucial to getting an accurate reading from the heart rate sensor on the underside of the watch. And accurate it certainly seems to be &ndash; we saw a paramedic take a journalist&rsquo;s heart rate with a medical ECG and get results practically identical to the watch he was wearing at the time.</p> <p>Built-in heart monitoring has opened the door for TomTom to build in much more effective tracking and training, so you can now see when you&rsquo;re in the Sprint, Speed, Endurance, Fat Burn or Easy zones and specify a session that keeps you in whichever you prefer. The watch then alerts you when your heart rate drifts outside the zone so you can speed up or slow down accordingly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/smartwatch" target="_blank">All the latest smartwatch news and reviews</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Heart rate monitoring appears to be spot-on" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_07.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The heart rate-based zones are apparently the most effective way to train" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_03.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The good stuff stays </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original Runner and Multi-Sport were already pretty fully featured fitness watches, and the new models obviously get all of that good stuff.</p> <p>That includes automatic synching to your phone via Bluetooth, a nice graphical feature so you can race against your previous times, and indoor as well as outdoor tracking. And if you buy the Multi-Sport version you also get swim and cycle tracking, the latter enhanced by a bundled handlebar mount and optional cadence sensor. It really is quite the all-round package.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The watch syncs automatically via Bluetooth" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_11.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Cardio: Initial Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport were already among the most advanced sports watches around, and the added heart rate sensor opens up the opportunity for far better focused training and analysis.</p> <p>There are some concerns that need addressing, though. One of the best things about the original models is the battery life &ndash; you could get over a week out of them on an average person&rsquo;s training regime &ndash; and if adding a heart rate monitor means constant charges (as it does with the fancy but flawed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas-micoach-smart-run/review" target="_blank">Adidas MiCoach Smart Run</a>) it&rsquo;s going to be a problem.</p> <p>The old models also often struggle to quickly locate a satellite when you start a run, and our brief time with the Multi-Sport Cardio suggests this hasn&rsquo;t been entirely remedied &ndash; 30secs might not sound a long time, but when you&rsquo;re standing in the rain eager to get running it can feel like a lifetime.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also well worth pointing out that the Cardio versions of each watch cost a hefty &pound;100 more than the originals &ndash; so &pound;250 for the Runner Cardio and &pound;280 for the Multi-Sport Cardio. Worth it? You&rsquo;ll have to wait just a few more days for our full review to find out. If you can&#39;t wait you can <a href="http://tomtom.com/en_gb/products/your-sports/tomtom-multi-sport-cardio-gps-watch/white/index.jsp" target="_blank">pre-order both flavours of watch from the TomTom website now</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-fitness-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Fitbit Flex is our Fitness Gadget of the Year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio seems very good so far" alt="TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom_MultiSport_Cardio_02.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-multi-sport-cardio-hands-review/feature#comments Health and fitness TomTom Wearable tech Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:39:15 +0000 Tom Parsons 1434783 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Rider (v5, 2013) http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-rider-v5-2013/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can this motorbike-nav persuade us to part with £350 or are we better off just sticking with a smartphone mount? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-start-screen.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This latest iteration of TomTom’s motorcycle-specific sat-nav – still called just ‘Rider’, but known&nbsp;around the internet as ‘Rider v5’ – looks straightforward enough.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Out of the Box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our first impression on seeing the new Rider was: ‘Crikey’. It’s a chunky thing. The screen size&nbsp;has been upped to 4.3in, from its predecessor’s 3.5in, but it’s the large bezels, screen cowl and&nbsp;depth that really make it look ‘cuddly’. And that means that you have to be careful where you&nbsp;stick it on your bike. The go-to guys for motorbike mounts, RAM, make the ball-and-socket&nbsp;hardware. </p> <p>Bits and bobs are included to either mount your TomTom on the bars, or clamp it to&nbsp;exisiting bolt-holes on your brake reservoir/clutch lever fixings – but try as we might, we could&nbsp;not find a bar-mount position that didn’t obscure either instruments or warning lights on our test&nbsp;bike, a biggish 850cc adventure tourer. Garmin’s rival, the Zumo 350LM, is just 5mm shorter&nbsp;and 20mm thinner but looks a lot less cumbersome – though even it needs careful placement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-2013-review-mounts.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can run the Rider off its internal battery, having charged it by mini USB. TomTom claims six hours stamina and, although our wizened geek bodies can’t stand six hours in the saddle, three hours did indeed see the (tiny) on-screen battery meter at about halfway. Again, worth mentioning that the thinner Garmin also manages a claimed six hour battery life despite having a built-in speaker and the TomTom has no speaker. If we could find a Torx driver, we’d be keen to see just what is inside it.</p> <p>The Rider also comes with wiring to connect its cradle to your bike’s battery, transmitting it to the device by a strip of spring-loaded contacts rather than the USB port. These are exposed if the bare cradle gets rained on. Time will tell if they survive a British winter. Or, indeed, summer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-1.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Setting Up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Options; that’s what you get with the Rider V5. You can look up your destination by address, or town, or Point of Interest, just like any sat-nav. There’s a ‘glove-friendly’ three-letters-per-button keyboard option which works, albeit slowly. Unfortunately, the lines on the subsequent results screen are too narrow to accurately stab with a bike glove, which often involves the unit laboriously plotting a route to completely the wrong part of the country. Plus, the oft-used ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ keys are tucked too close into the bottom corners of the recessed screen. For a device claimed to be ‘designed by bikers for bikers’, this seems a glaring error.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-maps.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still Setting Up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New feature! The Rider has a Winding Roads button that plots an alternative, potentially more fun route compared to the standard minimum distance or time algorithms. It seems to work, plotting, for example, a route from London to Brighton that took us down the biker-preferred A24 and A272, instead of the M25 and A23(M).</p> <p>Of more interest to weekend warriors is the TomTom’s Itinerary Planning capability, in association with third-party motorbike routes website <a href="http://www.tyretotravel.com">Tyre</a>. Via your PC, you can download community-generated routes to your moto-nav where, if you want, you can edit, delete or move the waypoints that make up the route. One caveat: decide you want to take a detour – a petrol station, for example – and it removes all your programmed/downloaded waypoints to add the new petrol station as a single waypoint, re-routing the rest of your journey as a standard calculation. Your custom itinerary is still in the memory, and can be re-selected after you get petrol, but it’s an unsophisticated process. And we dislike unsophistication. The sharers amongst you can record your own route as you ride, then upload it back to Tyre.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-setting-up.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On The Road </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Destination, winding route or itinerary chosen, it’s go-time. Calculating the route can take a long time, seemingly regardless of the length of the journey. While out testing, after deliberately ignoring a single direction, the Rider seemed to pause to recalculate the entire journey, by which time (in urban areas) further turn options had also been missed and on-the-fly decisions made. Having paid £350 for a dedicated nav device, a kick-ass processor would be welcome.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mapping is typical TomTom – clear and intuitive, and customisable as always in a variety of different colourways, included one chosen for its visibility in bright sunlight. The Rider’s backlight is powerful and, coupled with the mini cowl over the screen, we had no trouble seeing the screen in British springtime sun. As mentioned, there’s no speaker, so the only way you get voice instructions is by pairing with a suitable motorbike helmet headset.</p> <p>Fair enough – on a bike at cruising speed, you wouldn’t hear a speaker, but the Garmin Zumo comes with both a speaker and a second mount for your car, which makes it double useful and, at time of writing, it is cheaper than the Rider. And, while we’re at it, the Garmin has better installation instructions, too. Mind you, there’s a TomTom Rider Premium coming out any day now, with car mount, carry case and lockable mount – but that adds around £100 to the already hefty price.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-on-the-road.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leading in to the sum-up, a word about live services. The TomTom Rider V5 has no live services. You can subscribe to and download speed camera locations – currently £20 for 18 months – using the TomTom HOME software, and download community-sourced map updates, but that’s it. No live traffic, no fuel prices, no weather reports - nada.</p> <p>Which, given that you can get a super-connected TomTom Go LIVE 1005 online for £250, plus a waterproof bar-mount case for £20, begs some questions. (If you’ve got a 12v socket on your bike to overcome the 1005’s meagre two-hour battery.) Heck, Google Maps on a smartphone is free, includes live traffic and will also give you voice instructions over Bluetooth. Garmin’s Zumo 350LM – also no live services – is cheaper, (marginally) smaller and has similar, if clunkier, BaseCamp software for sharing routes. If we were being obtuse, we’d point out that Garmin’s Edge 810 cycle computer, bought with the Europe maps bundle, makes a pretty good motorbike nav if you can handle the on/off backlight and small screen.</p> <p>And yet, for all that, the Rider’s also a pretty good device. Decent mapping, community routes, tough enough for a life on the road. But, bulky, expensive and underwhelmingly featured. One thing’s for sure - if you thought choosing a bike nav was a two horse race – Garmin or TomTom – it isn’t.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-garmin-versus-verdict.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-rider-v5-2013-review-verdict-group.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Capable, clever, but chunky and feature-light, the new Rider motorbike-nav punches below its&nbsp;price-point in a world of ever cheaper solutions.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-rider-v5-2013/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-rider-v5-2013/review#comments Sat-nav TomTom Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:57:12 +0000 Sophie Charara 1423972 at http://www.stuff.tv New TomTom Go puts you in control http://www.stuff.tv/go/new-tomtom-go-puts-you-control/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom overhauls sat-nav to put you at the centre of the map </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-GO-press-1.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="262" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-GO-Screen-Size.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5781.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who needs a sat-nav when you have Google Maps? TomTom still reckons there's a place for the dedicated Portable Navigation Device, and it's looking to prove it with the latest version of the TomTom Go, unveiled in Amsterdam today.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/new-tomtom-go-puts-you-in-control </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/go/new-tomtom-go-puts-you-control/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/go/new-tomtom-go-puts-you-control/news#comments GO TomTom Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:55:59 +0000 Jonathan Holmes 424700 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wrap TomTom&#039;s stripped-back sports watch around our wrist - but does it go the distance? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-activities.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - intro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the rather plush surroundings of the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, TomTom has taken the wraps off two new GPS watches –the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport. We got our hands on the top-of-the-line Multi-Sport – but does it go the distance or fall at the first hurdle?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-243.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Multi-Sport comes in two parts - a combined watch face and GPS module, along with a grippy rubber strap, for easy swappability.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sited underneath a four-way control pad is the GPS chip, positioned to point at the sky for an easy GPS fix.&nbsp;</p> <p>The watch unit is stiff and a little plasticky, but was comfy enough on the wrist in our short time with the device – though we can't help but wonder whether the GPS module will rub up against your wrist bone with prolonged use. It's a pretty tough little beast, if TomTom is to be believed – waterproof to 50m, with a high-contrast LCD screen tucked away behind Gorilla Glass.</p> <p>Beneath the screen, you get a sturdy, clicky 4-way control button for navigating menus, while tapping on the right hand side of the screen turns on a (slightly wan-looking) light. In the dim environs of the Beurs van Berlage, it fared well enough, though how it'll cope with direct sunlight will have to wait for a full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-watch-close-up.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Multi-Sport packs in an accelerometer and Bluetooth connectivity, for pairing up with a range of accessories including a heart rate monitor and cadence sensor. The accelerometer, TomTom promises, is sensitive enough to track your arms as you run on a treadmill and calculate your distance; it can even work out what swimming stroke you're using in the pool.</p> <p>The top-of-the-line model also packs in an altimeter, while there's a (slightly flimsy-looking) rubber bike mount for cyclists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - hardware and accessories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tap that big button and the Multi-Sport pings up a menu offering running, treadmill, cycling and swimming options. The control setup is simple to use and responsive, with a little haptic feedback buzz as you cycle through the menu options.</p> <p>A Graphical Training Partner provides a handy, at-a-glance measurement of your performance in three different modes: Race mode lets you compare your current exercise with previous efforts on the fly, showing how you're overtaking (or lagging behind) your earlier self; Goal mode lets you set distance, time and calorie goals and shows how close you are to working off that lunchtime Mars Bar; while Zone mode shows how you're performing relative to a goal pace or heart rate. Helpfully, the watch will buzz as you meet your goals, saving you from having to glance down mid-exercise.</p> <p>Once you've burned off those calories, you can upload your data to MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, or any open-source platform – along with TomTom's own MySports service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-goal-mode.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So is the Multi-Sport a champion runner or a wheezing old drafthorse? At first glance, it packs in some useful features – that big, bold screen and simple control interface are ideal for sporty types on the move – though why TomTom opted for a monochrome LCD display rather than a Pebble smartwatch-style E-Ink screen is a little puzzling. We also noticed the TomTom reps fumbling with that 4-way control a bit, though it seemed plenty responsive in our short time with the device.</p> <p>The TomTom Multi-Sport is – obviously – somewhat out of its element at its launch, surrounded as it is by waiters carrying trays full of drinks – so a full appraisal of its sporting prowess will have to wait until we can get on in for a proper review.</p> <p>Pricing and release date info have yet to be revealed, but expect the TomTom Multi-Sport – and its less feature-packed TomTom Runner sibling – to arrive in Summer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/new-zelda-game-coming-to-nintendo-3ds-this-year">New Zelda game coming to Nintendo 3DS this year</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/tomtom-runner-and-multi-sport-gps-sports-watches-unveiled">TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS sports watches unveiled</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/5-of-the-best/fifa-14-%E2%80%93-5-features-that%E2%80%99ll-make-you-the-new-messi"></a></p> <p>FIFA 14 – 5 features that'll make you the new Messi</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_676.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - modes </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch - verdict </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch-hands-review/news#comments Multi-Sport TomTom Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:24:35 +0000 Jonathan Holmes 424697 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom wants to reward you for good driving http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-wants-reward-you-good-driving/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom and Motaquote want to reward you for good driving. Speed demons need not apply </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom%2520PRO3100_driving_view_webready_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1425.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sweeping generalisations about drivers often mean that those behind the wheel face a tough time getting insurance. For example, if you're under 25 you're a liability to others, boys are more dangerous and reckless than their female counterparts and women drivers are overly cautious and indecisive.</p><p>Wouldn't it be nice to be judged on actual driving abilities as opposed to anatomy? TomTom thinks so too, and it's joined forces with Motaquote to reward good drivers with lower premiums on their car insurance.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/tomtom-wants-to-reward-you-for-good-driving </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-wants-reward-you-good-driving/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-wants-reward-you-good-driving/news#comments TomTom Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:19:12 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419824 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom collars Mr Burns and Marge Simpson to tell you the way http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-collars-mr-burns-and-marge-simpson-tell-you-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marge Simpson and Mr Burns join the likes of John Cleese and Brian Blessed in TomTom’s celebrity satnav voice line-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Simpsons_story_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1507.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>“Simpson, eh? Well you’d better turn right or I’ll set the dogs on you.” What more pleasant voice to guide you home than the miserable Mr Burns from The Simpsons? Perhaps you’d rather the granite-edged rasp of Marge Simpson to tell you what to do at the next roundabout? Yes, Marge and Monty are the latest Simpsons voices to join TomTom’s voice downloads.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/tomtom-collars-mr-burns-and-marge-simpson-to-tell-you-the-way </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-collars-mr-burns-and-marge-simpson-tell-you-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-collars-mr-burns-and-marge-simpson-tell-you-way/news#comments TomTom Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:02:49 +0000 Luke Edwards 419713 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Go Live 820 Europe http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom-go-live-820-europe/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom&#039;s best little sat-nav yet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Go Live 820 Europe" alt="TomTom Go Live 820 Europe" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-820-review-main.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="977" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-820-3_0_2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let's assume you've already decided that you want a hardware sat-nav to direct your roads trips rather than a smartphone app. Well, let's assume that to start with anyway. In that case, you probably want something smart, simple and easy to use. One box for one job, right? Good, because the TomTom Go Live 820 Europe is just that.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No hassle set-up </div> <div class="field-item even"> Voice control works well </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Traffic and weather info with subscription </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clunky interface </div> <div class="field-item even"> Battery will need charging en-route </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First impressions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's a good start. The 820 is ready to go, straight out of the box. There's no Krypton Factor mount to assemble, just a sucker on a ball-and-socket joint that's permanently attached to the back. Depending on your windscreen and dashboard you might want to mount it "upside down", and that's fine as the screen automatically flips itself accordingly, just like a tablet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands2-resized.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first hurdle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most sat-navs fall at the first hurdle: entering a destination. The 820 doesn't exactly fall, but it's a frustratingly familiar stumble via a resistive touchscreen through icons and onscreen keyboards. Unlike many of its smartphone app counterparts, the 820 demands you categorise your search before you enter it, so rather than a global search box you have to say whether you're going to enter an address, a point of interest (and then wants you to choose from five types of POI), a favourite, a recent destination, do a Google local search (then say whether you want to search near you or near a city), drop a point on a map, enter co-ordinates...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands5-resized.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice commands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>... But once you spot the option to speak your location things pick up. The voice recognition and spoken feedback works well but still you have to tell it your destination in the format it demands, starting with a city name. What if you're headed to a farm or a beach? Grrr... If you do have the full address of your destination then it's very quick and easy to get on your way from this point.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And now the good news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once that nonsense is out of the way the 820 starts to make a lot more sense. Even though the battery life of 2 hours means you'll have to get used to wires trailing around the dashboard, almost everything else it does is very tidy and useful.</p> <p>Realising you've suffered enough, it doesn't hassle you once you're on the move but does deliver all the info you need, including a readout of your current speed next to the current speed limit, along with alerts for upcoming speed cameras. Once you get to a motorway junction it puts up a static artist's impression of which lane you need to be in.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands1-resized_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Traffic info </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Traffic hotspots are beamed to the 820 every couple of minutes, which appear as highlighted sections on your route or on the map. You get this service included in the price for a year. After that you'll have to shell out for a subscription to keep it active. While you're driving, one of the many voices you've chosen from likes to keep you updated on whether or not you're still on the fastest route accordingly to traffic conditions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands3-resized_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That built-in data connection allows the 820 to serve up some other handy extras, such as weather reports and Google searches for businesses and activities in a particular area. Not the kind of things you're likely to use on a regular basis but they might just save the day when you need them. As with the traffic info, you'll need to renew your subscription to keep these activated in the long-term.</p> <p>As hardware sat-nav goes, this is about as good as it gets. Even so, there's still much room for improvement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands4-resized_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/TomTom820-hands6-resized_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A little old-fashioned but still a rock solid navigator</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tomtom-go-live-820-europe </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom-go-live-820-europe/review#comments Go Live 820 Europe Sat-nav TomTom Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:44:02 +0000 Tony Horgan 419548 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Go Live Top Gear edition puts Clarkson in your car http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-top-gear-edition-puts-clarkson-your-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go Live Top Gear Edition features voice of Jeremy Clarkson. Jeans and jacket not included </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="525" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-Top-Gear-1_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2380.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With petrolheads rejoicing at the news that the government's planning to up the motorway speed limit to 80mph, TomTom has picked a good time to launch the Go Live Top Gear edition satnav.</p> <p>The special edition TomTom barks out directions in the dulcet tones of Jeremy Clarkson – and when you get sick of him roaring "Power!" at you, you can switch it to a silent Stig mode.</p> <p>The TomTom Go Live Top Gear edition also features Top Gear start-up and shut-down screens alongside car icons.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/tomtom-go-live-top-gear-edition-puts-clarkson-in-your-car </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-top-gear-edition-puts-clarkson-your-car/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-top-gear-edition-puts-clarkson-your-car/news#comments TomTom Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:18:37 +0000 Stephen Graves 418165 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom for iPhone app optimised for iPad http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-iphone-app-optimised-ipad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IFA goers get the first look at the iPad-friendly new version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="398" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phpaoq5hAAM%282%29_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="398" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phpaoq5hAAM%25282%2529_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2715.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Any TomTom for iPhone users out there shaking your iPads in despair? Well, a new version of the app has just been announced that means the graphics are optimised for iPad use. We're talking enhanced resolution for the bigger iOS screen and sharpened graphics so your long, slow journey will never have looked  better. If you can't make it to Berlin, you'll have to wait until "Autumn 2011" to download the optimised app.</p> <p><strong>Also</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/events">All the news from IFA 2011</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/events/news-nugget/tomtom-for-iphone-app-optimised-for-ipad </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-iphone-app-optimised-ipad/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-iphone-app-optimised-ipad/news#comments TomTom Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:55:59 +0000 Sophie Charara 417728 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom enlists the Highways Agency so you can avoid car crash tailbacks http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-enlists-highways-agency-so-you-can-avoid-car-crash-tailbacks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dutch satnav specialists supercharge HD Traffic service with road surface monitoring tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="350" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-via-120_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3189.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>TomTom’s HD traffic was already pretty good. It told you when there was a snarl-up ahead and guided you by an alternative route. Now that traffic-dodging nous has been supercharged thanks to a deal with the Highways Agency. Data supplied by the agency covers 4300 miles of motorways and A roads in the UK, using monitoring tech built into the road surface.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/news-nugget/tomtom-enlists-the-highways-agency-so-you-can-avoid-car-crash-tailba </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-enlists-highways-agency-so-you-can-avoid-car-crash-tailbacks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-enlists-highways-agency-so-you-can-avoid-car-crash-tailbacks/news#comments TomTom Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:50:33 +0000 Paddy Smith 416995 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Start 20 series gets off the grid http://www.stuff.tv/start/tomtom-start-20-series-gets-grid/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brace of entry level in-car satnavs bring bigger screens and better maps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="750" height="755" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-Start-20-%2528dock2-lo-res%2529_1.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5512.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stuff’s local council’s been patching up the same square metre of Tarmac outside the office for months. Meanwhile, TomTom’s managed to add two million kilometres of new roads to the maps in its new robot back seat drivers. It’s birthed satnav twins in the shape of the 4.3in Start 20 (from £130) and 5in Start 25 (£170). Both share DNA in the shape of a new OS designed to be easy for first-time satnavvers to get to grips with and a stylish new design. As usual, the devices are full of points of interest and speed camera locations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/tomtom-start-20-series-gets-off-the-grid </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/start/tomtom-start-20-series-gets-grid/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/start/tomtom-start-20-series-gets-grid/news#comments Start TomTom Fri, 13 May 2011 10:31:43 +0000 Paddy Smith 416438 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Go Live 1005 http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-1005/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not the cheapest, but we reckon the big screen, software and slickness are well worth the outlay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Go Live 1005" alt="TomTom Go Live 1005" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTomGoLive1005-main_2_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>TomTom’s Go Live 1005 calculates its routes double-quick, taking into account the time of travel, using the most accurate traffic info and laying it all out on the clearest, newest, most smoothly animated mapping. There’s even multi-touch zooming on its big, bright, 5in screen and Google Local Search for, well, searching for stuff nearby.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not the cheapest, but we reckon the big screen, software and slickness are well worth the outlay</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tomtom-go-live-1005 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-1005/review#comments Go Live 1005 Sat-nav TomTom Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:24:26 +0000 Tony Horgan 419732 at http://www.stuff.tv IFA 2010 – TomTom Via hits the road http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/ifa-2010-%E2%80%93-tomtom-hits-road/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the kings of the satnav road dispatch their flagship GoLive 1000, a couple of quieter models trundle down the slip lane </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/198140c5emn_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_320.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two kinds of satnav user – the kind that wants to know which sandwich fillings are available at the next service station, and the kind that just wants to know how to get to the next service station.</p> <p>For all the bells and whistles available on top-line satnavs, not many of us fall into the first category, or want to pay for stuff we won’t use.</p> <p>Accordingly, TomTom has updated its mid-range line-up, adding voice control and hands-free calling to its existing speed camera warnings, accurate arrival time calculation and, of course, map reading skills.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/events/stuff/ifa-2010-tomtom-hits-road </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/ifa-2010-%E2%80%93-tomtom-hits-road/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/ifa-2010-%E2%80%93-tomtom-hits-road/news#comments TomTom Sat, 04 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15015 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom Go Live 1000 http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-1000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom’s new flagship is super-responsive and brings the potential for third-party apps. Is it the world’s best sat-nav? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="722" height="560" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TomTom-Go-Live-1000_0.jpg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="1024" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomtom-go-740-live-tomtom-go-740-live-.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pared down and powered up, TomTom's latest Go Live 1000 shuns the often frivolous features of other sat-navs and concentrates on navigation essentials.</p> <p>If you want eye-catching extras try the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Navigon-8450-Live-review/" target="_blank">Navigon's 8450 Live</a> and its City View 3D feature. Or if it's a dashboard adornment with designer style, go no further than <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Unboxing-Garmin-Nuvi-3790T/14712/" target="_blank">Garmin's nuvi 3970T</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressively fast and the Webkit for third-party apps could see things get really interesting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tomtom-go-live-1000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-1000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-go-live-1000/review#comments Go Live 1000 Sat-nav TomTom Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14913 at http://www.stuff.tv TomTom turns to the dark side with Darth Vader voice download http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-turns-dark-side-darth-vader-voice-download/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom has turned to the dark side, and added Darth Vader to its rosta of famous figures providing voice instructions for its range of sat-navs.Vader&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/177510b8dmn.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>TomTom has turned to the dark side, and added Darth Vader to its rosta of famous figures providing voice instructions for its range of sat-navs.</p> <p>Vader's breathy tones can be yours for £7.95, and will be accompanied by original sound effects from the film, including light sabre swooshes and the Imperial March music.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/tomtom-turns-dark-side-darth-vader-voice-download </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-turns-dark-side-darth-vader-voice-download/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tomtom/tomtom-turns-dark-side-darth-vader-voice-download/news#comments TomTom Wed, 05 May 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14424 at http://www.stuff.tv