TomTom Go 1050

A 5-inch capacitive touchscreen and a more up-to-date-looking interface, as well as a slimmer, sexier body, mark the new Go 1050 out from its predecessors.


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In brief

TomTom's high-end Go GPS range has been slimmed down and sexed up just in time for Christmas. The new three-tier Go range features a capacitive touchscreen that supports pinch scrolling and swipe to scroll. Two screen sizes are offered: 4.3 (Go 1000) and 5 inches (Go 1050 and Go 1050 World).

Displayed on screen is a more modern-looking version of TomTom's easy-to-use interface. According to TomTom's representatives, while the revised interface shares most of its layout with previous iterations, it runs on top of an all-new code base that will, from 2011, support widgets.

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Click through for a look at the TomTom Go 1050.
(Credit: Derek Fung/CNET Australia)

All models feature a magnetic windscreen mount that, in our brief hands-on period, firmly held the GPS in position even on Sydney's worst roads. Other standard features across the range include lane guidance, junction view, map correction, Bluetooth hands-free, red light and speed camera warnings, and voice commands.

Outlook

The 2010 Go range will start hitting shelves in mid to late October. The Go 1000 kicks off the party at AU$379. The 5-inch Go 1050 carries an RRP of AU$449, while the Go 1050 World that includes maps of Australia, New Zealand, North America and most of Europe is priced at AU$599.

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Roann
5
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"Good GPS but poor battery"

Roann posted a review   
Australia

The Good:Easy to use. Clear maps.

The Bad:Battery failure.

Purchased Tom Tom GO1050 with world maps June 2012. We only use our GPS when away from home on holidays

DarkieLloyd
2
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"Poor battery life"

DarkieLloyd posted a review   
Australia

The Good:Like screen size and clear maps

The Bad:Spends too much time being repaired or replaced

Very poor battery life. 4 new batteries since bought. Whole unit has been replaced twice. When batteries fail, unit cannot work when attempting to use car or mains charger.

Scroopy
3
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"There has been a bad battery run so watch out"

Scroopy posted a review   
Australia

The Good:Build quality

The Bad:Did I mention the battery

My wife and I purchased a GO1000 and a GO1050 when we replaced our cars last year. In that time we have both returned our respective units for the 2nd time due to battery failure after 2-3months. The device just won't hold the charge and when you take it out of the cradle it just shuts down.

Not only do I have to sent them back, we have both each had to wait over a month to get them back and there is no communication with TomTom about the status. If the next one fails, I'll be demanding a full refund.

When it works - its not bad and as good as the Garmin I had before. The only reason i bought it was to provide a backup devise for my wife as she connect her phone to it. When I talk to her I must say I'm not a big fan of the quality of the conversation

I suspect its just been a bad battery run, but Tomtom are crap at customer service and communication

 

Buyer posted a comment   

Thanks for the previous comments, it let me decide not to choose or buy Tomtom product.

 

I HATE TOMTOM posted a comment   

After having the worst imaginable service - over several months - from TomTom regarding a faulty unit (the replacement also had the same fault down the track) I will never buy another one. They were simply not interested. TomTom were refusing me my rights under Australian Consumer Law and after some research I forced the re-seller to give me a refund. On top of this, because I plugged the first one in to my computer, the second unit would not upgrade to the latest map (it could not recognise that it was a different unit). TomTom also gave me a lot of grief over this. I now have a full refund and a Garmin 3790t.

 

trucky posted a comment   

the 1050 wont connect to a zte phone.

 

Buffy posted a comment   

the 1050 won't connect to the T90 (tradie) phone :( Tom Tom Central (chick on the phone) says it has a conflict that... well they weren't in anyway worried about dealing with at this stage.




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User Reviews / Comments  TomTom Go 1050

  • Roann

    Roann

    Rating5

    "Purchased Tom Tom GO1050 with world maps June 2012. We only use our GPS when away from home on holidays"

  • DarkieLloyd

    DarkieLloyd

    Rating2

    "Very poor battery life. 4 new batteries since bought. Whole unit has been replaced twice. When batteries fail, unit cannot work when attempting to use car or mains charger."

  • Scroopy

    Scroopy

    Rating3

    "My wife and I purchased a GO1000 and a GO1050 when we replaced our cars last year. In that time we have both returned our respective units for the 2nd time due to battery failure after 2-3months. T..."

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