TomTom GO 1050 Australia
- Manufacturer: TomTom
- Price Range: $409.00 to $409.00 at 1 store
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Default TomTom GO 1050 GPS Navigation 5" Touch Screen + Latest AU Map Guaranteed (TOMTOMGO1050)
The TomTom GO 1050 Australia is a GPS device equipped with a large 5in touchscreen. It also comes with Bluetooth hands-free and voice commands, making it one of the best-equipped navigation devices on the market.
TomTom is well known for the simplicity of its GPS devices, the TomTom GO 1050 Australia continues this tradition. Its only physical control is a power button in the top-left corner; this doubles as an indicator light when the unit is charging.
One of the best features of the TomTom GO 1050 is the Easy Click magnetic mount, which held firmly on even the bumpiest roads and is effortless to mount and remove. An even bigger plus is the use of a capacitive touchscreen. Dubbed "Fluid Touch", its screen is more responsive and accurate than displays on previous TomTom devices and its benefits are especially evident when entering text via the on-screen keyboard.
The TomTom GO 1050 Australia is as easy to use. You can navigate to a destination by using voice control. You can also avoid a roadblock, zoom in and out of the map, increase the volume, and add a location to your favourites. Like most voice recognition technology, it is far from perfect; it often struggled to understand commands, and you need to speak relatively closely to the built-in microphone on the unit for it to work effectively.
The IQ Routes technology used by TomTom is based on real-life user data rather than the traditional maximum speed method. Like most GPS units, the TomTom GO 1050 Australia calculates routes using main roads rather than backstreets that are often slightly quicker, but it misses a few 'no right turns' along common routes.
The TomTom GO 1050 has text-to-speech technology, though the unit tends to struggle with longer street names. The voice is loud and clear; its speaker is one of the loudest on a GPS unit.
Advanced lane guidance, fixed speed and red light camera alerts, school zone warnings and an over-speed alert are all part of the package, but the unit has a tendency of missing red light cameras.
The TomTom GO 1050 Australia also includes TomTom's Map Share and the 'Help Me!' safety portal. In addition to corrections and improvements to the maps being uploaded every month by other TomTom users, Map Share allows you to make adjustments to maps through the unit itself. Users can add their own POIs, update road changes, edit phone numbers and add new streets.
The Help Me! safety function displays information and allows you to navigate to a multitude of services including police stations, hospitals, mechanics, public transport and pharmacies. It also has first aid, traffic regulation, and repair and maintenance guides.
Overall, the TomTom GO 1050 Australia this is one of the best GPS navigators on the market. Its capacitive touch screen is as ‘fluid' as they advertise, and adds a new element to GPS navigation, letting users take greater control over their navigation than ever before.
Dimensions14,3 x 8,8 x 1,9 cm
Resolution480 x 272 px
Screen Size13 cm
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