Impossible to hear on 3rd gen 12.9” iPad Pro. Not crazy about the user interface as it’s very simplistic and lacking many of the features available on the TomTom devices, but what really makes this a complete waste of money is that it can’t be heard on full volume. Volume control is a “percentage of music volume”, but with both music volume and the app volume set maximum it still sounds like someone is whispering from the back of a bus. Ipad is too big to mount on dash, so without voice guidance this app is 100% useless for driving navigation. Not happy at all and want my money back. Update: Developer responded stating that the app is designed for phones, and that they can’t guarantee it will work on tablets. I don’t know why it’s being offered as an iPad compatible app, but there should be a disclaimer warning customers that the volume doesn’t work on iPads. Especially when you can’t use a subscription purchased through the iPad app on an Android phone.
I wanted a navigation app to use when traveling in both my car and RV, one that would work with Apple CarPlay so I could use it on the vehicle information system and did not require internet access for maps because I am frequently in rural areas with little cell coverage. GO Navigation seemed to fit the bill, so I downloaded it and began to use it. In terms of navigation usage the app is great, and I particularly like the weekly map updates since the other navigation systems with on-board maps I used only had 4 month updates. However the main issue for me is that the app does not seem to allow the saving of Routes. Saving Favorites is easy, but if you want to travel a specific way to avoid specific areas and modify the recommended way by adding way-points you do not seem able to save that modified route, and that is a serious issue because it means that every time you need to take a specific route you have to again manually modify it. Interestingly this functionality does exist in the Android version of this app, but not in the iPhone version. Support requests have not been any help. Most responses told me to reinstall the app or to open dialog screens that do not exist on the iOS version of the app. After repeated requests support finally told me that the functionality is missing from the iPhone version . If I could save routes this would be a 5 star review. Without it I can only give 3 stars.
i’ve tried almost all map apps, from apple to google, and some that most have never heard of, and Tomtom is the only one that has an efficient mapping system ALONG WITH (and this is important for me) an audible warning of speed and red light cameras. Almost everyone offers speed camera alerts VISUALLY on the map but I find it EXTREMELY handy that tomtom is the only one that actually offers audible alerts so that I can be prepared for one way before I recognize I’m coming up on it on my own. If my next turn isn’t for 3 miles I’m not checking my carplay every 200 feet for visual alerts... i’m cruising for about a mile and a half before i look down again, so if a camera happens to pop up on the map that i’m unaware of, I get 3 pings in my stereo and a voice alerting me of said camera... THE BEST CAMERA SYSTEM OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.. the app itself has its kinks every now and then as I’ve seen with them all but overall a true 5/5 try not to change much in terms of functionality and I’ll be subscribing when my free trial is up.
1/2/21 The app continues to improve, however the search engine is below par compared to Google maps, Apple Maps, and Waze. Takes too much time to guess what street name is correct and in some instances, the business doesn’t show up. The lack of Siri Integration to give directions makes this app below par. The Siri shortcut is positive and that’s fine if you’re not using Apple CarPlay. With TomTom picking up business from FCA and Ford, TomTom should commit to getting this app on par with the top 3 apps, Google maps, Apple Maps and Waze. This app seems to be more focused on users without CarPlay and just use there phone only. The new lane guidance is positive if you’re using your phone but not much help in CarPlay. The app should give verbal instructions on which lane to be in as no not have to look at the screen The guidance on the TomTom go nav app is every good; it would be excellent if it verbally stated what lane or lanes I need to be in for a turn. The speed limits on the secondary roads here in Humble, Texas are very inaccurate. It looks like 20 mph is a default setting. I would use the app even more if Siri was integrated into it. I could then request directions via Siri for the app. Now I have to stop to manually input a new destination. Without Siri integration, this app is not truly hands free. The apps TomTom competes against like Waze, Apple Maps, and Google Maps have Siri integration and they’re free. I hope Siri integration is a High priority. It’s good it’s compatible with CarPlay, but with no Siri integration, the guidance isn’t going to be the selling point for me; it’s ease of use. 7/27/20 The latest updates are positive but still lags Apple and google map guidance. Both these apps tell you what lane you should be in especially if the turn involves multiple lanes. As an example, if you’re exiting the freeway and there are two lanes there, one of the lanes may be preferential to ensure you’re not in the lane that would put you back on the freeway. I would like to know how TomTom Live Traffic matches to Google Maps and Apple Maps given These two apps have considerably more users than TomTom in the United States. Siri integration is still a must have for App,e CarPlay. 8/20/19 Siri integration is still a must have. Searching for places can be difficult as the app has a hard time finding road names that are in common use in the area. Hwy 59 north in Houston is a example. This road is commonly known as Eastex Freeway. Apps like this Google or Apple recognize the regional name. 10/5/20 When do you expect to have Siri integration? Also, how would I obtain info on TomTom live traffic accuracy vs Google maps, Apple Maps, and Waze. The app is getting better. 11/6/2020 It is extremely tough to locate places with this app. I don’t know what search engine you use, but it is poor for the United States.
I love the app
When you arrive at your location it should tell you if we go location is on your left or on your right is there instead of looking for the address
Route Bar! If your using this app with CarPlay, the Route Bar is missing. If this app were to display the bar when using it with CarPlay it would be a complete package. As it stands, save your money until TomTom developers complete this must have functionality. No Route Bar, NO THANKS! Referred to a Developer. Was already referred to a Developer back in August. Reminds me of a politician saying “referred to a Committee” or “Checks in the mail”? Dec 28,2020: Another month goes by. No “ROUTE BAR”? Dec 30th 2020: Cannot Recommend this app due to it’s lack features, ie Route Bar Information. Couple this with no possibility any future availability of this basic feature, no thanks. This application does have limited functionality but by no means would I recommend paying $ money for it. Wish I had known this prior to purchasing but as they say....”Fool me once shame on me.....”
Please remove the subscription. Google and Waze doesn’t charge. Tomtom map is very good.
The only reason I pay the annual fee for TomTom is to use in rural areas with no cell service (Waze is my go-to). On this weekend trip to the coast TomTom kept freezing on the screen the condition that would cause this was if my phone got a brief cell signal then lost it. To fix it I would have to pull over, close the app, then restart it. This happened 3 times before I gave up on it. Fortunately I pre-loaded the area in Google maps and was able to enjoy the rest of my trip without issues, no thanks to TomTom. As a long time user (including the original app they discontinued) I will no longer be paying the annual fee. App will be deleted and I’ll be looking for other hard load app options. Review update... after Karen’s (TomTom’s rep on here) response I went to the support page she referred to in attempt to give the details of the problem so they can fix the bug. I got a robot that just kept referring me back to the same page. Too bad. I once liked TomTom.
When half your free trial is spent being forced to download 200Mb of maps from their extremely slow server, is it really a trial? Actually, it’s probably a good indication of how bad the rest of this app will be... iPhone 11Pro on gigabit backed WiFi is apparently not enough.