TomTom GO LIVE 820: Review

The TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe is a browser elegant design and packed with advanced features, ideal for demanding users. It features a large 4.3-inch touchscreen at 16:9 and with resolution 480 x 272 pixels, with orientation sensor, and advanced features, including hands-free calling via Bluetooth, voice control, the warning limits are exceeded speed, speed cameras, Eco Routes IQ Routes technology, 1 year of free Live Services, HD Traffic for traffic information, the advanced lane guidance, voice playback of street names, research Local with Google, weather information and maps of 45 European countries.

TomTom GO LIVE 820: Design

The TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe is a browser very modern and attractive design, thanks for the use of aluminum on the back, also has a stylish character. The 4.3-inch touch screen with a diagonal of 11 cm allows optimum use on the navigation road, especially through the use of touch technology. To complete the modern character of the TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe thinks Easy Click magnetic mount that allows an engagement and a trip extremely comfortable and above all fast.

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TomTom GO LIVE 820: Features and Functionality

The TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe is a street navigator extremely bright and efficient. Integrating some functions and features of the most recent and effective in circulation among which we find the services offered by technology HD Traffic and IQ Routes technology. The body of the navigator is extremely solid and compact with a weight decidedly averse to pedestrian navigation.

It weighs about 203 grams and has the generous dimensions (119,1 x85, 1×21, 7 mm). Its resistive touchscreen display is quite powerful: a diagonal of 11 cm allows you to view maps in an optimal way, all thanks to the screen resolution WQVGA 480 x 272 pixels, which unfortunately is resistive, not capacitive (aspect that could justify a much lower price).

The internal memory of the navigator is 4 GB, which can be expanded via the SD expansion slot. Once you’ve purchased your TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe, in addition to its own device, you get a year of free Live services in over 30 European countries: thanks for this kind of services you can get free traffic updates in real time, available mobile speed cameras, and you can use the local search with Google in order to find any locations you want.

Like most of the navigators of the latest generation, the TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe integrates tecologia Eco Routes which allows the calculation and route planning with less environmental impact and therefore will allow you to save fuel and reduce costs. The navigator also has the HD Traffic function thanks to which we will have directly the navigation display all the information on traffic and road conditions.

Through the QuickGPSFix, the search speed of the satellite by the surfer is extremely small, thus making the GPS signal will be found in a much shorter time. The voice recognition technology used by the navigator to control your TomTom device via voice control: in this way, you can interact with the navigator to plan a route or to answer a call. The voice control allows the activation and execution of more than 150 functions.

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The TomTom Go LIVE 820 Europe provides coverage of 45 European countries, namely: detailed coverage of 31 countries, partially cover 7 countries and the availability of connecting roads for 7 countries. To keep up to date and accurate maps available the navigator has the Map Share technology that allows you to correct the pre-installed maps.

In retail packaging, we find everything the navigator needs to survive and be used, and that is the magnificent support Easy Click magnetic generation and the car charger with USB cable that can be used to interface with PC or MAC. Very interesting is the current promotion that you can find on the TomTom website: Break Free!.

In practice, by purchasing this browser (and others) you can enable the HD Traffic version of Break Free Telepass that will allow the purchaser to obtain 50 Euro tolls included and a one-year license fee included Telepass Premium, excellent promotion. To complete the multimedia character of the TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe will find the Bluetooth connectivity that will enable us to interconnect with our cellular machinery.


The TomTom GO LIVE 820 Europe is perhaps one of the best surfers on the market for a price not exactly cheap. The features are many even if it lacks all that part purely media and entertainment that you can find on other devices in the same price range. Excellent bluetooth connectivity and voice commands that make it extremely versatile and efficient. The real strength of the TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe is definitely the excellent 5-inch multitouch display, which unfortunately is resistive.

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Value of Money

PROS : Eco Routes, Bluetooth, European maps, speed camera alert, IQ Routes, including LIVE Services, Voice commands, HD Traffic; Notice exceeding speed limits; Large display touchscreen.

CONS : No multimedia functions.

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