TomTom Go 950 Live review

A premium sat nav at a premium price

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TomTom go 950 live

The TomTom Go 950 Live is a timely reminder of why many road warriors hold them in such high esteem. This sat nav brilliantly balances genuinely useful features, ease of use and good levels of tweakable options, putting driver power in your hands, while also helping you along the way.

We liked:

The TomTom Go 950 Live user experience. It's easy to understate how good it is – an almost perfection combination of hardware and software. If Apple made sat navs, they'd probably work like this.

Newly established TomTom staples like IQ Routes and HD Traffic make a massive difference to your stress levels whether you're heading off on holiday, munching the motorway miles to visit a client or just popping out to the shops.

The TomTom Go 950 Live gives you a huge level of control over the stuff that matters most: things like being able to set waypoints, getting quick access to alternative routes, setting travel itineraries and even letting you use Google to find obscure POIs.

We disliked:

£300 is a big stack of cash for a sat nav – even one as good as this – and you'd have to do a lot of miles to really justify your investment.


Other models in TomTom's current line-up make more sense for casual drivers, especially because many of the virtues of the TomTom Go 950 Live will still be present.

Road warriors shouldn't forget that an even higher-spec model – the TomTom Go 1000 Live – will be available by the end of the summer.


Tech Specs

Product TypeAutomobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product FamilyNAVIGATOR
Navigation InstructionsVoice Command, Voice Prompt
Brand NameTomTom
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Built-in DevicesMicrophone
Graphic ModeWQVGA
Maximum Battery Run Time3 Hour
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card
Height85 mm
Width127 mm
Depth23 mm
ManufacturerTomTom International BV
Product Model950 LIVE
Product NameGO 950 LIVE Automobile Navigator
Manufacturer Part Number1CP9.011.00
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

At the Heart of the Journey

TomTom is the world's leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing the world's best navigation experience. Our products include portable navigation devices, smartphone apps, GPS sports watches, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award winning TomTom HD Traffic.

Package Contents
  • GO 950 LIVE Automobile Navigator
  • Active Dock
  • Car Charger
  • USB Car Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation
Display Resolution480 x 272
Weight (Approximate)224 g