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The TomTom Via LIVE 120 GPS is the most feature-packed member of the new Via range, and includes the famous LIVE services that rely on an Internet connection. It's less expensive than the more prestigious GO LIVE range, but shares many of the same features, making it excellent value for money. How does it stand up to the TomTom GO LIVE 1000? Don't go looking for a carry case or a power adaptor, the TomTom Via LIVE 120 only comes with a simple USB cable (ending in a micro-USB slot) for synchronising data with your computer and a cigarette-lighter charger. The documentation only consists of a simple getting started leaflet, but everything else is explained clearly enough on the device itself. The small suction cap mount is fitted to the back of the GPS, which is very handy as it means you can take the whole thing with you when you get out of the car. Leaving a big, bulky support attached to your windscreen is just too much temptation for thieves. You can choose to use the support either on the windscreen or on the dashboard with the help of a special mount.
The TomTom Via LIVE 120 slots into the TomTom 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. But it doesn't really matter. All we ask of our sat-nav systems are two things. First, that they guide us quickly and efficiently to places we've never been before. Second, that they help us to avoid traffic congestion, speed cameras and random road incidents that will slow us down. Get these right and we're happy as Larry. Anything else is a bonus.So the Via LIVE 120 includes TomTom's celebrated HD Traffic technology, eco routing, speed camera alerts, Google Local Search and hands-free calling over Bluetooth. The specification puts it on a par with the Garmin Nuvi 2350LT, which features a 4.3-inch LCD, plus Euro navigation, an ecoRoute function and access to a feed of Trafficmaster road data. Priced at just under £200 (but available for much less if you shop around), the TomTom Via LIVE 120 crams all this cleverness and pan-European mapping into 4GB of internal storage.