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TomTom Go 710 Europe GPS Navigation Unit (discontinued by manufacturer)

by TomTom
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Plug & GO: Works straight out of the box
  • Portable: Easy to take from car to car
  • Touchscreen: Easy to operate with no awkward buttons
  • Extra wide w inch LCD screen
  • Crystal-clear 3D graphics
  • 480x272 pixels and 64,000 colours
  • Intuitive user interface with the large touchscreen
  • Light sensor
  • Anti-glare screen
  • High quality Li-Ion battery
  • High quality speaker
  • High sensitive SiRF Star 3 GPS receiver with accurate reception
  • Car speed linked volume
  • Customizable status bar
  • On-screen Tip feature
  • Extensive guided tour
  • Start-up configuration
  • Extensive preferences
There is a newer model of this item:
TomTom GO LIVE 1000 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries) (discontinued by manufacturer) TomTom GO LIVE 1000 4.3" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries) (discontinued by manufacturer) 3.2 out of 5 stars (484)
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: 1V00760
  • ASIN: B000FDT1MA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 April 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,263 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

4.0 inch widescreen WQVGA screen (480x272 pixels, 64,000 colors);CPU 400 MHz;RAM 64MB;Lithium-Ion battery (4 hours operation);1 Gb SD card;High sensitivity SiRF Star 3 GPS chipset;Dimensions: 112x81x66 mm;Weight: 300 grams

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gadget 8 Aug 2006
The problem with the device switching itself off when going over bumps etc can be solved simply by downloading an update (which is straight forward to do once connected to tomtom home). I have yet to experience any problems with this.

The device itself is great, and will truly impress you with its capabilities.

For any driver who travels a lot to new places or for the less confident driver in getting around, this truly is a great investment as getting lost with this device is impossible.
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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not a perfect world 2 Nov 2006
By Ian
Verified Purchase
I did a lot of online research before buying this product and despite reading plenty of negative comments and reports of issues I am happy with the Tomtom GO 710. Here are the headlines :

Mounting bracket - this is rock solid and hasn't shown any of the symptoms of drooping that I have read about. Maybe I have a more recent unit with a tighter bracket, or maybe there are a lot of buyers out there that haven't fully locked the suction mounting. So far I can't fault it.

Screen - very clear, I have seen plenty of satnav GUIs and still rate Tomtom as the best. All screens struggle with direct bright sunlight and reflections, and this one is no exception. In normal use it is fine though. Automatic screen change to night colours when it is dark (at night, through tunnels, etc) is a really useful feature. The keypad can be a little small for use on the move, but again this is a limitation of all portable satnav units.

iPod control - excellent integration, quick navigation without taking your eyes completely off the road ahead. The audio doesn't seem to pass through the unit totally unaffected (some of the richness can be lost) but you have to listen pretty hard to hear it - using the audio-out cable to your car stereo is a must and slight adjustment to your bass and treble controls on the car stereo is an easy fix. Slight 'popping' on certain tracks isn't an issue in the real world, and really is very low level / infrequent. Overall this is a great feature.

TMC aerial - avoid at all (over-priced) costs. I have used this for a week during my commute and it hasn't picked up a single piece of traffic information. A total waste of money. Hopefully Amazon will provide a refund (not fit for purpose).
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works for me 9 Mar 2007
Yes it does get stuff wrong from time to time, and yes sometimes it takes ages to get a connection, my advice would be turn it off take out and put back the memory and switch it on again. Charge it while your driving and you don't have to worry about charging at home (which seems a bit daft anyway since you only really use it in the car). All in all i would say it is a top product , i have done 3000 miles up and down the country going to out of the way places recently and it's been 95% useful, which i think is pretty cool.

if you drive to lots of places you've never been before its a must :)
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Everybody I talked to recommended the TomTom's navigation, tracking of satellites, clarity of screen and ease of use.

I agree with them. It's superb at what it does.

This model -- the 710 -- also acts as an extremely good hands free-mobile phone system for Bluetooth phones. With its (provided) external microphone, the quality is better than my old, fully fitted, Nokia hands-free kit, and, seriously, this unit is not a great deal more expensive than having a new hands-free unit fitted into the car. What's more, the TomTom onscreen display is a lot better and easier than my phone's.

As far as my purchasing decision was concerned, the unit's excellence as a hands-free unit and for GPS navigation fully justify the purchase price.


Other areas are not so good. The speed camera database, for example, seems unable to distinguish between traffic-light cameras and actual speed-cameras. And, what's more, it gets the speed limits wrong from time to time. This wasn't part of my buying decision, and I won't be taking out the subscription, but this could be potentially costly if you relied on it rather than keeping your eyes on the road.

The TMC aerial is fine as far as it goes. It picks up TMC traffic information broadcast by radio stations such as Real FM and Classic FM. There are lots of broadcasts during rush hour, and a fair few during the day, but late at night and early in the morning it doesn't give any information (I guess it probably would if there was a major incident to report). The TMC option is another 58, is government backed and requires no further subscription. Alternatively, TomTom's own service is 39 euros per year (about 20) but relies on your bluetooth mobile phone having GPRS access.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best incarnation yet. 15 Mar 2007
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I've been using TomTom navigation software on a PDA with a bluetooth GPS unit for many years, and have always found the software intuitive to use and reasonably accurate. Now that my PDA is dying, after some research I replaced it with a 710.

The screen is clear, and the software is just as easy to use as in previous versions. The windscreen mount is very firm and locks the unit in place whilst driving; it bounces a bit on rough road surfaces, but so far hasn't fallen off or disconnected. The home dock is very handy as well - the unit connected straight away to my MacBook after I'd installed the TomTom Home software, and downloaded updates which were installed to the unit without any problems. It takes a knack to mount the 710 to both the home dock and the car mount, but after a bit of practice it becomes second nature.

Using the software to navigate is very straightforward. The menus are easy and clear, and entering data is simple. I found the POI list to be comprehensive, and the ability to navigate to a postcode very useful. As with my previous experiences of TomTom software, I find it particularly useful when navigating through a town I don't know; between towns it's useful to have a vague idea which roads you need as the algorithm which calculates the route doesn't necessarily choose the most logical - but it will choose the fastest. That aside, I don't often encounter many problems with the routes it chooses, and after a couple of trips to a destination the unit "learns" and remembers your favourite route anyway. There are a few surprising gaps in the map coverage (the new M62/A1M interchange at Ferrybridge isn't there for example) which are very odd, and I would have thought would have been on this version.
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1.0 out of 5 stars slow & irritating
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1.0 out of 5 stars POOR!

Its fat and clumsy, mine came with outdated maps and failed to find 3 out of 4 post codes i entered.

Pure junk.
Published on 9 Jan 2009 by Tiger
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, could be better
I have used TomTom maps in my pda for years, so it was natural for me to choose a TomTom SatNav. I prefer TomTom maps and software to its rivals. Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2008 by Martinf
1.0 out of 5 stars Never again
I had my 710 for around 18 months. It seemed to work fine for a few months. That was until I took it to Italy to help get me around when it refused to turn on part way through the... Read more
Published on 12 May 2008 by Mike S
1.0 out of 5 stars Tom Tom Timewaster
The Tom Tom 710 is my second Tom Tom had the 510 before and it went belly-up and due to the fact I had purchased a 3 year warranty with Currys I had to have another one (and pay... Read more
Published on 27 April 2008 by Mr. Michael Hart
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall - Very Good
I've had my 710 for 6 months now and have used it most days during that time. Overall, it has performed well. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2007 by Jan Powell
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Well this is my second 710 it has just had the same fault re-occurring, as the first. Amazon replaced in two days, a great service. Read more
Published on 23 Oct 2007 by Sage
1.0 out of 5 stars Very good but it won't last
I've now had two Tom Tom's, which I've found to be very good to use. However, they don't last. Both failed after just over a year and so I won't be buying another.
Published on 23 Sep 2007 by A. D. Read
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