In theory a good in-car sat nav system should save you time, fuel and open up a world of new routes and possibilities to you. We take a tour with the TomTom Go 2050 to find out if it does.
I've always been suspicious of Sat Nav systems - thanks to reports of cars driving into rivers they thought were shallow streams because a long-abandoned road used to run through it, and the like. Besides, what's the problem with looking at a map? So I was intrigued enough to want to try out one of TomTom's latest units the Go 2050.
The TomTom Go 2050 has a nice big 5-inch touchscreen that was both responsive to my clammy pawing and lets you pinch and zoom around the screen. Its magnetic cradle is a joy to use, attached as it is, to a very solid suction mount that gloops to your windscreen.
There's a bunch of different voices but I found it most fun to choose the female Aussie option. There's also a voice operated mode which worked pretty well in quiet environments but less so in my noisy truck with the music on.
More photos from Motoring
Which is your favourite Volkswagen Beetle?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- The Original Beetle
- The New Beetle (1997-2011)
- The Volkswagen Beetle (present)