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The decision's been made, TomTom will now be reserving the LIVE services for its GO LIVE range. This decision means the VIA LIVE120 and 125 will be going out of production, to be replaced with the GO LIVE 820 and 825 which have been positioned beside the TomTom GO LIVE 1000 and 1005. Although the TomTom GO LIVE 825 replaces the VIA LIVE 125, it retains the same shape overall as well as the same technical make-up. We like the new finish of the front of the device, encircled in an aluminium border to very nice effect. The good quality plastics used are nice to the touch and are dirt resistant, while the finish is simply irreproachable (no screws can be seen, no play). Like most sat navs, the GO LIVE 825 is only delivered with a cigarette lighter adaptor - very compact here - into which you can plug the USB cable that also allows you to link up to a computer. TomTom has moreover reacted to criticism of the sat nav's micro USB link, with a mini adaptor to micro USB now supplied as well. For our part, the micro USB doesn't bother us and we prefer to leave the cable plugged into the sat nav, meaning we don't need to use an adaptor. New on this GO LIVE 825, a micro SD port has been placed under the TomTom logo. It's well fitted and practical for adding maps.
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. TomTom aims to simplify things by splitting its 2011 lineup into two distinct camps: 'non-connected' sat navs such as its Start 20 and Via Live 120 models and 'connected' sat navs such as the TomTom Go Live 825 Europe, part of the Go Live 800 series. 'Non-connected' sat navs eschew all the bells and whistles in favour of simplicity, which is great for casual drivers who only need to use a sat nav occasionally. Meanwhile the 'connected' ones give you all the bells and whistles and then put brass knobs on, making them ideal for 'professional' drivers who need to navigate congested roads and beyond.We've already reviewed a 'non-connected' sat nav in the shape of the TomTom Start 20, so now let's take a look at the 'connected' alternative: the £230 TomTom Go Live 825 Europe, and explore why it's worth an extra £110. The first thing you notice about the TomTom Go Live 825 Europe is its 13cm 480 x 272 pixel touchscreen display. Its bright and clear screen real estate enables you to take advantage of all those 'connected' features (more on these in a minute).