TomTom GO Live 1000 review

Is TomTom's new high-end sat nav good enough to lead the line?

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TomTom has come up with a decent sat nav, and dragged its hardware kicking and screaming into the tablet age with decent capacitive touchscreen and smooth performance.

We liked:

The LIVE services are still top notch and a must-have for the road warrior, and even every day users who make regular long journeys will enjoy finding out about a traffic jam before joining the back of it.

The new capacitive touchscreen is welcome, and so is the much-improved performance, and the price is also a strong point. At £240 the TomTom GO LIVE 1000 comes in £80 cheaper than the Nuvi 3790T with a year's LIVE services – but be prepared for more outlay if you want this to continue.

We disliked:

The menu system is far from intuitive, and usability suffers dramatically. The TomTom GO LIVE 1000 is also pretty cumbersome and weighty, and not the most comfortable to slip into a bag or pocket when away from the car.


A good sat nav with great extra services that really make a positive difference to your driving, but this wasn't quite the all-rounder we were hoping for. The wrong directions were disappointing, and the menu system too confusing for this to be an all-out winner.


Tech Specs

Product TypeAutomobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product FamilyGO
Navigation InstructionsJunction View, Lane Assist, Text-to-Speech, Voice Command, Speed Assist
Brand NameTomTom
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Graphic ModeWQVGA
Maximum Battery Run Time2 Hour
Height80 mm
Width1270 mm
Depth19 mm
ManufacturerTomTom International BV
Product ModelLIVE 1000
Product NameGO LIVE 1000 Europe Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product LineGO
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number1CS0.013.00
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 LIVE 1000 Europe Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
  • Easy Click Mount
  • USB Car Charger
  • Home Charging Cable
  • Installation Poster
Display Resolution480 x 272
Weight (Approximate)220 g