Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
MacFixer, the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specialists
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - TomTom Launch GO x40 LIVE Range in the UK
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

TomTom Launch GO x40 LIVE Range in the UK
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> TomTom Portable Navigation Devices
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roadangelboss wrote:
Hi Darren, tried to catch up with you at the event today but you'd shot back to the office to write up this report, so I introduced myself to Mike instead. Much like HD traffic the Road Angel cameras on the X40 have been a bit hit and miss during the development/testing phase as we were refining the update processes - all should be well for the production products though.

Graham, my apologies, if I had realised you were present I'd have seized the opportunity for a char and intro Crying or Very sad
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Iron_Horse
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Oct 26, 2008
Posts: 26
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea on when were likely to see a x40 review? Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DennisN
Tired Old Man
Tired Old Man


Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 14878
Location: Keynsham

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm intrigued by their
Quote:
Voice command and control
With safety in mind, the TomTom GO LIVE series features voice command and control in addition to existing safety options. For the first time, users can plan a route or make a phone call just by using their voice. Around 140 tasks can be activated by voice, so drivers can keep their eyes focused on the road ahead.

As the current application thereof on X20/X30 requires a bunch of taps to get to this feature and to finalise it, I shall watch to see how close the X40 comes to the above statement.
_________________
Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have split all the HD Traffic Receiver Accessory discussion and moved to its own thread here as it's OT for this discussion.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron_Horse wrote:
Any idea on when were likely to see a x40 review? Thanks

We can't/won't review pre-production units so as soon as we get our hands on a retail model we'll get a review out.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
matthewj
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Apr 03, 2006
Posts: 751

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a side-by-side comparison for the x40 range? I'd like the FM transmitter and iPod control, but to pay 100 extra seems excessive. Sure, I get the US maps, but I don't need them thanks. For a premium range, I think moving the FM transmitter to the top only is a poor decision.

MJ
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matthewj wrote:
Is there a side-by-side comparison for the x40 range? I'd like the FM transmitter and iPod control, but to pay 100 extra seems excessive. Sure, I get the US maps, but I don't need them thanks. For a premium range, I think moving the FM transmitter to the top only is a poor decision.

MJ

We're working on one, I'll get it ready and posted later this morning.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A full features comparison table is now available here.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
dhn
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Oct 08, 2007
Posts: 2544
Location: Toronto CANADA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
A full features comparison table is now available here.


Thanks for the detailed report, Darren.

By seeing that the adhesive disk is available only for US & Canada as well as gas prices for the US, TomTom at least realizes there IS a North America. Confused
_________________
David
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matthewj
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Apr 03, 2006
Posts: 751

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the features table. You have "Fuel prices" as "US only", yet the video for them on the web site has London and Sainsburys shown.

That said, I think that the difference of FM transmitter, enhanced positioning technology, and US maps is nowhere near worth 100. And given no FM transmitter, the only difference between the 540 and 740 is the maps. The cost difference is 50, and buying the Western Europe map would be 79, but unless you know you'll use it this year, you'll be wanting to update it later which would cost you another 30 anyway. The US map would cost 69 as well.

The value proposition is poor for the higher end models I think.

(I'm ignoring the internal memory because that is dirt cheap on SD card anyway.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bullyterrier
Regular Visitor


Joined: Jun 30, 2008
Posts: 111
Location: France

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As i posted on here somewhere before, it has been said that the x40 will run above the x30 range, but as stealthdevil pointed out the 930 is not showing on tomtom site as current models, and if you go to tomtom netherlands site none of the x30 range is showing as current models.
I feel sorry for people that have just bought the x30's. A friend bought the 730 as he was impressed with my 720, my 720 was over 100 cheaper than what he paid because they were superseded by the x30's (and mine was the 't' version his isn't) I have now updated the map due to the fact tomtom have done the offer of 12 months map updates, and now my 720 is identical to his at a reduced price.
Mind you tomtom are good at not telling people anything, I had a dispute about the latest map guarantee, and they kept telling me that I had used up the offer and if I wanted the latest map I would have to pay the 80 quid and giving me the link to the map shop, then a couple of days later they brought out the map update service offer, which only cost me about 40 - 50 quid.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The table is an extract from a master and is as provided (with other models removed) so the Fuel Price error is TomTom's! If you look further down you will see under LIVE Services that it is correctly listed as NL, UK, FR.

Given that the LIVE functionality does not permit roaming the I'd agree that the value proposition favours the base model!
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Steveee
Lifetime Member


Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 203
Location: Colchester, Essex

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren, at the beginning of this thread you said:
Quote:
Also it is worth pointing out the the LIVE services will function ONLY in the country of purchase. There is no roaming agreement so they will not function if you venture outside the UK.

I regularly drive between UK, France, Belgium & Netherlands. Would I have to purchase 4 copies of LIVE services to get them working in all 4 countries?

If yes, that makes it a very expensive service.
_________________
Steveee
Where am I?
==============
GO 920 (retired)
Garmin Oregon 550T
Garmin Drivesmart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steveee wrote:
I regularly drive between UK, France, Belgium & Netherlands. Would I have to purchase 4 copies of LIVE services to get them working in all 4 countries?

If yes, that makes it a very expensive service.

You cannot use the LIVE services outside of the country in which you purchase your x40. The SIM is internal and will only function in that country, there is no option currently to allow you to use it elsewhere even if you were willing to pay.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Steveee
Lifetime Member


Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 203
Location: Colchester, Essex

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes it pretty useless for people who drive across Europe. Well, I will have to struggle on with the 920T which is back a second time for repair. Twisted Evil
_________________
Steveee
Where am I?
==============
GO 920 (retired)
Garmin Oregon 550T
Garmin Drivesmart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> TomTom Portable Navigation Devices All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Page 3 of 9

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
21.021 (01 Feb 23)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping