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TomTom GO 740 Live 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable Live Internet Connected GPS Navigator Review

TomTom GO 740 Live 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable Live Internet Connected GPS NavigatorTomTom GO 740 Live 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable Live Internet Connected GPS Navigator gives more life in navigating.

This device provides real-time information that enables you to save money and time while navigating stress-free.

GO Live gives you automatic access on updates fuel prices, traffic feeds, local search powered by Google and weather so you’ll have all the information you need when you’re on the go.

Preloaded in this device are more than 7 million points of interest (POI). Navigation is made comfortable with its spoken turn-by-turn instructions which include street names that will guide you to any address in US and Canada.

Tom Tom’s map data is powered by TeleAtlas, Tom Tom’s own mapping company. TeleAtlas is one of the world’s most comprehensive mapping systems. It incorporates and identifies changes in maps into Tom Tom device with unprecedented levels of accuracy of speed.

Navigation should be safe and easy as possible as what Tom Tom Company believes in so it develops smart technology which provides you with up-to-date navigation and straightforward solutions to make life easy.

Map Share
GO 740 Live is preloaded with maps of US and Canada and has the most accurate maps. Modification of street names, street directions, road speeds, turn restrictions and POI on your device becomes easy with Tom Tom Map Share technology. ‘Help Me’ menu has been added for easy access to local emergency providers.

7 Million POI
This device is preloaded with more than 7 million points of interest (POI) in over 60 destination categories. You can easily search for restaurants, gas stations, hotels, ATM machines and more when you travel.

You can even find tourist attractions, shopping centers and nightlife spots and directly navigate to it. You can customize your unit by adding your own points of interest.

Live Services
Tom Tom GO 740 Live features automatic accessibility to real-time information which enables you to save money and time while navigating stress-free.

It gives you updated fuel prices, traffic feeds, local search powered by Google, weather and buddies so you will have all the information you need while you’re on the go.

IQ Routes Technology
This feature provides the fastest route by using actual average speeds of travel on your route rather than only posted speed limits so you always travel the smartest routes.

Heavy traffic, traffic lights, rotaries and even pedestrian can slow you down. The shortest route is not necessarily the fastest route. With IQ Routes, you are always guided to the fastest possible route.

Advanced Lane Guidance
Tom Tom GO 740 Live shows you which lane you should take to avoid missing a turn or making dangerous lane crossing through advanced lane guidance.

It provides extra clarity in navigating difficult junctions. The lanes to be used are indicated by pulsing green arrow and photo-realistic images.

Bluetooth Technology
This device allows you to make or receive a call hands-free with its Bluetooth technology so you can be safe in having phone conversations when you are on the go.

Spoken Street Names
With Tom Tom’s Spoken Street Names feature, you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. This device tells you the street names


  • LIVE Services
    • TomTom Traffic
    • Fuel Prices
    • Local Search powered by Google
    • Weather and more
  • Maps of United States and Canada with TomTom Map Share
  • IQ Routes Technology
  • Voice Recognition
  • Advanced Lane Guidance
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling
  • Spoken Street Names

What’s in the Box
GO 740 LIVE device, Windshield mount, USB cable, car charger, software/manual CD, documentation

Below are the pros and cons of the TomTom GO 740 Live portable GPS navigator as experienced by its users.

Users’ Positive Comments

  • This unit frequently gives you traffic updates that always match what you will be seeing in the real world.
  • IQ Routes clearly have positive impact on route selection.
  • It works best in Metro areas where there are any users.
  • It can plan a route using Google maps and which is sent directly to the GPS.
  • It provides more flexibility and customization than other GPS brands.
  • GO 740 Live has a very good windshield mount.

Users’ Negative Comments

  • The Live service is $10 a month so it’s probably not worth it if you have other data plan.
  • The display of this unit is dim with poor contrast.
  • It doesn’t tell you which side of the street your destination is.
  • It has complicated menu. You have to tap 5 sub-menus just to cancel a route.

Customers’ Ratings
5 Stars 25%, 4 Stars 20%, 3 Stars 20%, 2 Stars 18%, 1 Star 17%

Get 38% discount and more details of the TomTom GO 740 Live 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable Live Internet Connected GPS Navigator here.

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