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TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Europe Satellite Navigation System

by TomTom
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

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  • XL 4.3" widescreen
  • EasyPort mount
  • IQ Routes technology
  • Advanced Lane guidance
  • Maps of Europe (42 countries)

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 11.8 x 2.5 cm ; 186 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: XL LIVE IQ Europe
  • ASIN: B00284AFQK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,476 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Stay connected in real time to the most accurate travel information.
Stay connected in real time to the most accurate travel information at home and abroad with LIVE Services. Click here for a larger image

The perfect navigation system for the demanding driver, the TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Europe includes a new user interface which allows you to more easily access the most accurate and up-to-date travel information, and find the fastest route at any time of day. The XL LIVE is packed with features, including maps of Europe (with 42 countries covered).

Staying a bit closer to home? Check out the XL LIVE IQ Routes UK & ROI. If you want something more from your satellite navigation, or are looking to travel further afield, why not check out the full range of TomTom in-car sat navs, and see how innovative, up to date information can improve your journey.

Do you drive regularly or commute daily? Then TomTom LIVE Services is for you. When you leave the house in the morning, you never know what you'll find on the roads. So take control of your journey with TomTom's LIVE Services, delivered over the air straight to your TomTom device. These service work straight out of the box, and are free to use for one year, after which they are available for an affordable annual cost. What's more, your device can receive TomTom LIVE Services in other LIVE countries, perfect for business trips or if you're taking a holiday. See www.tomtom.com/live for the latest details.

Enhance Safety

Safety is always the number-one priority when driving, and the XL LIVE gives you the tools to make your journey go more smoothly - from easy-to-read screens, hand-free operation, emergency information, and warnings of danger ahead.

Get local emergency information when you need it.
Get local emergency information when you need it. Click here for a larger image
4.3" Widescreen (11 cm)

See more and drive easily with a wide screen. Touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control to make operating your device a pleasure.

Help Me! Emergency Menu

You can find help with local emergency service information at your fingertips. From hospitals to roadside assistance, this information will be useful in any area.

Safety Alerts

Your TomTom GO LIVE receives real-time mobile safety camera locations, including reports from other users, to help you drive more safely and relaxed. It also warns you of other safety alerts, such as fixed safety cameras and accident blackspots, for the road ahead.

Advanced lane guidance gives clarity even when navigating difficult junctions.
Advanced lane guidance gives clarity even when navigating difficult junctions. Click here for a larger image

Reduce Driver Stress

Find the right route every time with the XL LIVE's real-time traffic information, the latest maps, and easy and clear instructions on how to get started.

LIVE Snapshot

LIVE snapshot gives you all the relevant information in your surrounding area right from the start. You'll be able to see real-time information at a glance, including traffic conditions, safety cameras and fuel prices, making your drive more relaxed.

Advanced Lane Guidance

Drivers often feel stressed at unfamiliar junctions when there are a lot of lanes to choose from. Advanced lane guidance provides extra clarity to drivers in these circumstances, so they won't miss a turn or have to make a last-minute lane crossing. It works by giving them a still 3D image on the screen that clearly indicates the lane they need to take. So even at the most complex junctions and in the heaviest traffic, drivers can stay relaxed and in control.

Latest Map Guarantee

Sometimes, TomTom releases a new map between the time a device is manufactured and the time someone buys it. So we allow every TomTom customer to check for a new map release within 30 days of first using their device. If one is available, customers simply use the voucher that is included inside the box to download it for free. This is all done via HOME, TomTom's free desktop application, which will automatically recognise a newly connected device and check whether a newer map release is available for it.

TomTom HD Traffic gives you the most up-to-date, real-time traffic information.
Correct your own maps, and share with other TomTom users. Click here for a larger image
Search & Go with TomTom Places

Tap into TomTom Places, search results designed for drivers. Helping you find anything from a local petrol station to a supermarket, wherever you are. Type in your search word, find matching locations and let your device take you there.

Plug & Go

Your device couldn't be simpler to use - just plug in and tap the touch screen. You will be on your way very quickly with our intuitive user interface.

Map Share™ Technology

Our research reveals that roads change by as much as 15% every year. That's why we draw upon the largest satellite navigation community in the world – ours. Through our unique Map Share™ technology, drivers can make corrections to their map and benefit from thousands of corrections made by over 40 million TomTom users every day – free of charge.

Over 5 million Map Share™ corrections have been made worldwide to date. Through Map Share™, a driver can: block and unblock a street, reverse traffic direction, edit a street name, change turn restrictions, change road speed, add a missing Point of Interest (POI), edit a POI, and report another error.

Save Time & Money

Drive smarter with the XL LIVE. Not only can you find the best route at any given time, you can save money with information on the lowest local fuel prices, the most economical routes, and more.

Choose Eco Route to pick the route with the least emissions.
Choose Eco Route to pick the route with the least emissions. Click here for a larger image
HD Traffic™

It's often helpful to check the radio, TV and internet for traffic news. But most of these sources only give news on the main highways. And that information won't make any difference to route calculation on your device. Our leading HD Traffic™ service, however, gives drivers more detailed updates on more of the roads – live on their TomTom device. Users can view detailed incident reports, estimated delay times and alternative route proposals in an instant. The result? Drivers stay calm and in control, with the most accurate journey durations and arrival times.

Fuel Prices

Your TomTom device receives the latest fuel prices. Get directions to the cheapest fuel station around and save money on your fuel bill.

TomTom's IQ Routes™ provides you with the fastest route any time of day.
TomTom's IQ Routes™ provides you with the fastest route any time of day, saving you time, fuel and money. Click here for a larger image
IQ Routes™ Technology

Only TomTom uses actual speed data collected from millions of users to calculate the fastest routes at any point in time. Imagine a route that takes into account rush hour, traffic lights, zebra crossings, school exits or even shopping crowds, every minute of every day. That's how smart IQ Routes is!


QuickGPSfix™ speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position to help you drive off more quickly.

Smart Extras

Update your maps, plan your route, or get involved with the TomTom community - all from the comfort of your own home.

TomTom HOME Desktop Software

We design our devices to be really easy to use and work straight out of the box. But when used with TomTom HOME, they're even better. TomTom HOME is our free software for PC and Mac which allows users to keep their TomTom device up-to-date. Drivers can download new maps, access free content from the TomTom community to personalise their device and subscribe to great services. The software is easy to install and compatible with all TomTom products.

Through TomTom HOME drivers can: Check the device has the latest map pre-installed, download free daily map corrections with TomTom Map Share™, download the latest TomTom software, download free content to personalise the device, buy maps and premium content such as funny voices, subscribe to services, and maake a backup of the TomTom device's content.

Weather with LIVE Services

Your TomTom device receives local and five-day forecasts so you can make planes based on the latest weather.

Box Contains

  • TomTom XL Live IQ Routes satellite navigation system
  • Easyport mount
  • USB cable car charger and USB cable
  • Documentation
  • 3 months free subscription to Live Services

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
604 of 611 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good hardware, beware of TomTom Home 9 Aug 2009
Model:XL LIVE IQ Europe
I got this because it did everything I wanted, had LIVE but wasn't as expensive as the Go models. Turned it on, found GPS very quickly and downloaded traffic updates brilliantly.

Then I did what was asked and tried to update the maps and the firmware with TomTom HOME....I have a Vista machine and it all went fine, said that it had downloaded all of the updates and latest map and then on rebooting it froze at startup, therefore making the satnav a complete brick.

I did everything TomTom support told me to do but to no avail at all. I was on the verge of sending it back as faulty when I happened to find an article which said that if you use a wireless connection for your internet, TomTom HOME has real problems updating the satnav and doesn't do it properly and therefore, you should use a wired connection to update.

I did this and, hey presto, it is working again as before.

The moral of the story....the unit is great, but TomTom HOME is awful and to avoid any problems make sure you update only with a wired connection. Hopefully TomTom will look into this and ensure that it doesn't occur in the future because it has the potential to ruin people's experience with what is a fantastic piece of kit.
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187 of 191 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Problems with updates and product support 11 July 2010
Model:XL Live IQ UK & RoI
I have used this product for almost a month and it has been perfect... regularly connecting to Tomtom Home via my laptop I receive the latest map updates, speed cameras etc. I connected on Wednesday 7th July and one of the updates was a "vital upgrade" of the Tomtom software itself... from then on I have been unable to connect to the Live Services (HD Traffic and fuel prices).
I have been on the phone to the support line and constant email. I have sent them all the information on the Tomtom and my laptop but as yet they have not resolved the reason why it will not connect.
If I had not had this problem the product would be getting 4-5 stars as it works extremely well... just the support from Tomtom Live Services is letting it down.
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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Promising but lacking 8 Feb 2011
Model:VIA LIVE 120 Europe
I purchased the Tomtom Via 120 EU after owning a Tomtom One (the origonal)for 6 years.
I drive for a living and use my satnav every day, this unit had everything I could want including voice activation.
I was certainly impressed with the unit when I got it home and soon had it up and running.....BUT, I soon noticed that it did not plan routes anything like as quick as my old TT One.
Undaunted I used it the very next day and planned my 1st delivery trip, it loaded the route eventually and informed me of delays on route which turned out to be very accurate, I found the live traffic feature very good.
Not so good when I came across a turn I could not go down, so I set the unit to roadblock 100 yds and it re-calculated.......after 30 seconds it finally sorted a new route.....terrible, my old TT One took about 5 seconds.
I tried this several times to see if it was just a blip, no, it takes ages to recalculate, I was not impressed.
I then found it froze when I decided to ignore the direction it gave me...I was getting fed up.
Add to that, 1hour 43 minutes battery life compared to 4 hours from the TT One was really making me doubt my purchase.
Tried it on day 2, same results so I have returned it and will be using my old trusty TT One for a while longer.
If you are someone who uses a satnav on the odd occasion then this device is hard to beat with all of its features for the price.
If you are a professional driver driving a vehicle where it is limited by weight limits and height restrictions and the need for quick re-calculation is needed, forget the Via 120, you will be tearing your hair out waiting for it to re-calculate.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a review of TomTom Customer Services! 5 Sep 2010
Model:XL LIVE IQ Europe
I already have a TomTom satellite navigation system and use it regularly. I rate this as a 5 Star product. I shall soon be travelling extensively throughout Europe by road and recently saw an opportunity to purchase a spare unit quite cheaply at a sale. Although an older model, the unit was still boxed, absolutely complete and appeared to be unused. It would not, however, switch on but, thinking it needed nothing more than charging, I took a chance and bought it.

I tried everything (As did my local store) but the unit simply would not switch on. Eventually, I contacted TomTom Customer Services and told them how the I had obtained the unit and that it was "NOT" under guarantee. Their service was exceptional. Firstly, they sent me a small package containing a cardboard box which, when assembled, fitted my TomTom unit perfectly and would clearly protect the unit whilst in the post. Secondly, the package also contained a Royal Mail "Special Delivery" envelope complete with address and tracking number. Postage and insurance were already paid by TomTom.

Within 24 hours of my posting the unit back to TomTom I received an email confirming receipt and within 7 days I got another unit back. TomTom had REPLACED my unit free of charge with a brand new and exactly the same model and ALL under guarantee!

So for those of you who are contemplating purchasing a TomTom satellite navigation system, I thought you might like to know about this company's follow-up customer services system. They are quite excellent and I hope this message is useful.

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