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TomTom VIA 120 Europe Traffic LIVE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of TomTom VIA 120 Europe Traffic LIVE. 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. Reviews about the size and route planning are overall positive. The price and performance also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability and maps.

usability, performance, price, route planning, size

maps, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 120 Europe Traffic LIVE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of TomTom VIA 120 Europe Traffic LIVE from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the route planning and size. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative reviews about the maps and reliability.

performance, usability, price, size, route planning

reliability, maps

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Via LIVE 120 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland MapsCharger Pack: Mains Adaptor / In Car Charger / Micro USB Data Sync Cable for Tomtom VIA 110, Tomtom VIA 120, Tomtom VIA 125, Tomtom Start 20, Tomtom S

May, 2016

Expert review by: Dean Evans (

TomTom Via LIVE 120 review


TomTom's impressive LIVE Services get squeezed into a less impressive form factor

God-like HD Traffic ; Hands-free phone calls ; Map corrections and updates

Ongoing subscription required ; Ageing, low-res display

The TomTom Via LIVE 120 slots into the TomTom sat nav range below the top-end Go LIVE 1000 devices and consequently it doesn't have as many fancy features. The screen isn't as roomy; there's no pinch-to-zoom and it lacks the neat magnetic window bracket.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: James Morris (

TomTom Via LIVE 120


Some of the key technologies of TomTom's flagship GO LIVE 1000 are now available for a mid-range price.

The remaining LIVE Services are less unique. Google Local Search is included, as it is with virtually all mobile data-enabled sat-navs. This provides a keyword-based national Points of Interest search, which goes well beyond what’s available in the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

TomTom Via Live 120 review


Despite a couple of minor flaws, the Via Live 120 is a great satnav. We just hope MyTomTom is fully working soon.

If you already own a TomTom satnav with live services, there's little incentive to upgrade. If not, the Via 120 isn't bad value at £175. This includes full coverage of Europe, and Google Local Search works in other countries too, not just in the UK....

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Derrick Cramer (

TomTom Via LIVE 120 GPS


The TomTom VIA 120 GPS is a small package crammed full of features, we see if it's worth the asking price

The TomTom Via LIVE 120 GPS is an amazing device. Sporting great build quality, innovative features, a friendly UI experience, Live HD Traffic, the Via 120 offers everything you could want from a GPS. While the price is slightly high in this market...

Aug, 2011


Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

TomTom Via Live 120


TomTom brings the price of data-enabled satnavs to a new low; we road test it to find out if cheap equals good

An excellent satnav with all the features you need to get to your destination – and at a good price too

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: stickyb (

launched to market but not ready to use


Absolute nightmare. 12 months live services advertised - mine has 10 months. No updates available on line and as a result you cant update speed cameras, poi's or more importantly get any map updates. The device its self is ok but on 2 business trips...

nothing comes to mind

no tomtom support is available to update anything

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Shomina (

TOMTOM Via 120 Live Western Europe GPS


This product is easy to handle and light weight. Ideal for beginners.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

TOMTOM Via 120 Live Western Europe GPS


Easy to understand

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: tim (

TOMTOM Via 120 Live Western Europe GPS


Thin, light & good graphics.

The first time I used the Tom Tom was in a town in the South of France, we wanted to get to Montpellier airport (the only address details we had). Though the Tom Tom had European maps installed I had to end up buying a map to find out where the airport...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: martin (

TOMTOM Via 120 Live Western Europe GPS


spoken street names

battery doesnt hold charge for long

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in Camera: No


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

GPS Performance


GPS type

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


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map Coverage:All Europe / Central Europe
Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:3D
Maps Included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes


Compatible memory cards:No / SD
Internal storage capacity:4
Storage media type:Flash


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


Bluetooth: Yes

Other features

Basemap: Yes
Internal Memory:4096
Storage capacity:4096

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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


Supported radio bands: No

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm): Yes
Advanced lane guidance: Yes
Alternative route viewer: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Hands-free calling: Yes
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
IQ Routes technology: Yes
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
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
TMC Traffic-ready: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Via: Yes
TomTom Via LIVE: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.5 / 8
Height :2.5 / 8
Weight:183 / 185