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TomTom GO LIVE 825

alaTest has collected and analyzed 741 reviews of TomTom GO LIVE 825. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and size are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory and reliability. Comments about the maps and price are different.

usability, performance, screen, size, durability

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO LIVE 825 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of TomTom GO LIVE 825 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the design and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but reviews about the durability and maps are different. The reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, performance, screen, size, design

price, reliability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO LIVE 825 5" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries)TomTom GO LIVE 825 5" Sat Nav with Europe Maps (45 Countries)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Mead-Green (

TomTom Go Live 825 review


Affordable connected sat nav shows rivals how it should be done

Comprehensive maps ; Live traffic updates and intelligent routing ; Simple, easy-to-use interface ; POI much improved ; Hassle-free navigation, even on complex junctions

Live services cost extra after first year ; Plenty of cheaper or free alternatives ; Touchscreen could be more responsive

Sat navs may be one of the most beneficial gadgets ever invented, but navigating your way through all the available options can be a nightmare.

Jun, 2011


Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom GO LIVE 825


Can the TomTom GO LIVE 825 simplify the company's offerings without dumbing down their features?

5in screen ; LIVE services ; European maps

LIVE services require subscription ; Mount not detachable

There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about TomTom’s GO LIVE 825. It bundles together features that the company already offered in other devices. In fact, it’s almost like a hybrid of the recent Via and previous GO LIVE models. But in a market...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Geoff Rabans (

TomTom Go Live 825 Satnav


The TomTom Go Live 825 satnav has been introduced by TomTom as part of their ‘connected' range of GPS devices; ‘connected' signifying their wide scale of available features.

We have to say, we were massively impressed by the TomTom Go Live 825 Europe and the only possible holes we could pick are the price – but even that can be explained by the huge array of features that come with it. The new additions of road names to...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

TomTom Go Live 825


There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the TomTom Go Live 825, but where it falls down is on the question of value.

Easy to use ; HD Traffic service is free for the first year

Voice recognition is useless ; AU$69.95/year is a steep price for HD Traffic

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the TomTom Go Live 825, but where it falls down is on the question of value. We'd pick the identically priced Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT over this TomTom, as the Garmin features free lifetime map updates and a...

Aug, 2012

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TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


Rubbish resolution for large screen Rubbish touch worse than my 8 year old garmin Can't browse through win explorer Super rubbish mytomtom software. So angry I didn't stick with garmin.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


Easy to use. Clear screen.

Would perhaps be better if the screen could be removed from the holder so I don't have to remove the whole device from the car.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


When it works it has great features and is very use able. Good size screen.

Computationally underpowered. Unreliable features such as Bluetooth, voice etc. Far too many warning screens. Dated look to case and maps.

Jun, 2013

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TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


Hard to take the back link off

May, 2013

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TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


Its accuracy finding addresses and postcodes are very good as are the easy to use menus

The accuracy of points of Interest is abysmal, at times up to a mile from the actual point. Should take a leaf from Garmin's book, their database and accuracy are fantastic.

Apr, 2013

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TomTom GO LIVE 825 Europe


Tells you the road names as you enter

None so far

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Microphone Form Factor:External

Audio System


Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240


Built-in Camera: No


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Handheld/Fixed

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

GPS Performance


GPS Software

Maps Included:Great Britain

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

GPS type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bicycle: No
Bike/Scooter: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom/TomTom GO


Map Coverage:All Europe
Maps Included:No / Yes


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Storage media type:Flash


Lane guidance: Yes
Live service: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported radio bands: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Technical Details

5" touch screen (13 cm): Yes
Advanced lane guidance: Yes
Alternative route viewer: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form factor:Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling: Yes
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes technology: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Latest map guarantee: Yes
Local Search with Google: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Mobile Speed cameras: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety camera alerts: Yes
Search & Go: Yes
Search & Go with Expedia: Yes
Search & Go with TomTom Places: Yes
Search & Go with Trip Advisor: Yes
Share destination with Twitter: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names: Yes
TomTom GO LIVE: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.17 / 9.54
Height :2.17 / 9.54