With so many TomTom models out there it can be tricky to settle on the best model that suits your needs. As a general rule, if you’re an occasional driver who just wants to get from A to B then it’s likely that a TomTom Start model will suffice. If you want a TomTom model which offers advanced features such as live traffic updates or a multi-touch screen, then you’ll be better served going for a TomTom Go model.
Our TomTom comparison chart below compares some of the main features found on the latest models. Click on the model name to go direct to our price comparison table to find the best TomTom price.
Update May 2018 – TomTom Basic Models are now available
TomTom have released 2 new models to the range – the TomTom Go Basic 5″ and the TomTom Go Basic 6″. As the name suggests, these are a budget TomTom and be can considered a direct replacement of the TomTom Go 520 (5″) and Go 620 (6″). We’ll be addding these to our comparison tables very soon. In the meantime, view the TomTom Basic on our page here.
Back in June last year, TomTom quietly rolled out a handful of new models, all with the word ‘Professional’ added to the title. The Professional models are:
So, as you’d expect, these models follow the same design and specs of the associated Go 520, Go 620, Go 6200. Although there’s no ‘un-professional’ Go 6250, so that’s a brand new model.
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The ‘Professional’ element is the same software applied to each of these models. The new software includes:
Customised routes for truck, coach and van.
In effect, this means that the installed TomTom maps are fully up to date with the latest weight and width restrictions on the roads, so once it knows your vehicle dimensions it won’t send you down a road that’s too narrow, or over a bridge that has a weight restriction. It will re-route accordingly and give you the safe & legal way. These specialist maps mean that you’ll get a more accurate arrival time based on your vehicle max speeds etc.
Dedicated POI for truck, coach and van.
If you’re driving a large vehicle, chances are that you’ll have a different agenda to a car driver, and these dedicated points-of-interest are going to be relevant to your needs, E.g. large vehicle petrol stations, parking space and service centres. These POIs are relevant throughout the whole of Europe.
And as with the standard TomTom models, the professional versions include Wi-Fi, Siri & Google integration, TomTom traffic, Hands-free calling, MyDrive route planning, and lifetime map updates (in this case the lifetime maps include lifetime updates of large vehicle POIs).
There are also a couple of other additions to the software, including ‘Stopped traffic alerts’, which warns of blackspots and gives an alert indicating how far back from an accident traffic is queued.
NEW TomTom Go Camper 2018
If you’re looking for a camper and caravan TomTom opposed to a truck one, you’re in luck as TomTom have just announced a new TomTom Go Camper for summer 2018 .
The TomTom GO Camper includes Lifetime Camper and Caravan World maps – which help make sure that drivers are driving on the right road suited for vehicle type, size, weight and speed. It comes with a multi-touch 6 inch screen and includes exclusive camper-specific POIs from partners such as ADAC and ANWB which ensures that drivers can find camper spots and camping sites along the way. Compare TomTom GO Camper Prices
Alternatively, take a look at the Garmin dedicated Campervan sat navs on our page here.
What about the TomTom Truck 5000 & 6000?
These models are based on the older TomTom Go 5000 & 6000 models, so don’t have the latest features such as Wi-Fi and Hands-free calling. But other than that, the mapping and functionality is very similar.
What’s the difference between the TomTom Professional 6200 and the TomTom Professional 6250?
The 6200 comes with 1 years traffic and speed camera updates. You can then choose to extend the period if you want to (for approx £49.95 a year). The 6250 comes with these free for life.
TomTom Rider Comparison
The dedicated motorcycle GPS from TomTom is called the TomTom Rider. The different Rider models have their own comparison table on our TomTom Rider Comparison table.
Other TomTom Sat Nav Models
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Update February 2018 – TomTom have announced that they will no longer be updating maps on some very old TomTom models. The good news is that this might get you a discount on a new model – see the TomTom Obsolete Products page.
TomTom Sports Watch Comparison
Runner 3, Spark 3, Adventurer or Touch?
It’s been an exciting year for TomTom sports watch releases, we’re now on to the third generation of the Runner & the Spark, and there’s a couple of new models named the TomTom Adventurer and the TomTom Touch.
So which watch is right for you? Generally, the Runner 3 is for runners, the Spark 3 is for multisports & training, the Adventurer is for outdoor exploration and outdoor sports, and the Touch is a wristband that can be worn every day to track movement, cardio, calories burned etc.
A very rough idea of what features are included on each is in the table below.
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As you’re probably aware, there’s various editions of each watch out there, the most obvious bundle differences being:
This means the watch can monitor your heartbeat. As well as being a useful reading in its own right, this also enables accurate calculations such as calories burned etc. In these latest versions of the watches, the HRM (Heart rate Monitor) is integrated into the watch (in previous models it’s been a separate strap you have to wear).
This means the watch can store music that you can listen to on the go. Some Music packs also include bluetooth (wireless) headphones.
TomTom Runner 3 vs TomTom Spark 3?
The Runner 3 & Spark 3 share the same specs, hardware and software – the only difference is in the bands available.
What about earlier editions?
You’ll find some earlier editions of these models around some retailers as they make way for stock of the latest models. The first edition TomTom Runner can now be picked up on eBay for around £70. In the same way as the Runner 3 & Spark 3, the original TomTom Spark and TomTom Runner 2 are actually the same watch (marketed differently).