TomTom Western Europe Navigation App Review (iOS, $54.99)

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  • Category: Navigation
  • Publisher: TomTom
  • Updated: Aug, 17 2009
  • Version: 1.16
  • Size: 1.68 GB

Languages: Afrikaans, NB, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Seller: TomTom

- LATEST, UPDATED TOMTOM MAP: because roads are constantly changing, on average 15% of roads change every year, your TomTom app update comes with the latest and most up-to-date map.

- NEW iOS7-STYLE DESIGN: the app has been refreshed so it fits better with the all-new design of iOS7. Clean, fresh icons, fonts and menus and a translucent status bar make the app feel every bit iOS7 as can be.

- INSTALLATION TIP: This app uses the standard update mechanism of iOS. If you are having problems updating your app, the following steps may be of help:

1. Make sure that iCloud backup is enabled on your device.

2. Open and close the TomTom app to make a backup.

3. Delete the app to free up space.
4. Remove other apps, videos, music and photos until you have at least 4.3GB free space.

5. Download the update from the App Store.
If possible, we recommend that you install updates via iTunes on your computer.
If these tips do not resolve your problem, please contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Customer Ratings

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Description

Get the TomTom Navigation app. Now save up to 30% for a limited time.

Last minute plans? With the TomTom Navigation app, driving somewhere new couldn’t be easier. You’ve always got your iPhone with you, so navigation’s close at hand. And losing signal is not a problem, because the app works not only online, but offline too. This saves you money on data roaming costs, and you’ll have constant access to the same maps, technology and world-class navigation as on our GPS navigators. It’s the app that drivers can rely on.

Only the TomTom Navigation app offers all this:

›› Voice-guided turn-by-turn car navigation. Find your way the easy way with with clear voice instructions and a 2D or 3D view of the route ahead. Including automatic rerouting if you miss your turn.

›› Advanced Lane Guidance. Gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.

›› TomTom Offline Maps. Maps are stored on your iPhone or iPad – so you don't need a mobile data connection or large mobile data plan.

›› FREE Lifetime Maps. Download 4 or more full updates every year for the life of your app.

›› FREE Daily Map Changes. Benefit from shared daily map corrections from our 20 million strong Map Share community.

›› IQ Routes. The fastest routes, the most accurate and reliable arrival times - at all times of day.

›› Traffic. Drive with world-class traffic information (available via in-app purchase). (1)

›› FREE Offline Safety Cameras. Pre-installed and updated with every app release

›› Safety Cameras. Receive real-time speed trap and fixed safety camera locations (available via in-app purchase). (1)

›› Spoken Street Names. Helping you to keep your eyes on the road.

›› Powerful search. Search for destinations with TomTom Places, Facebook™ and foursquare™.

›› Multitasking support. Clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone.

›› Seamless integration. Integrates easily with your iPhone/iPad contacts, photos, music, email, browser, calendar, iCloud and maps.

For all features and full descriptions please see www.tomtom.com/navigation/iphone

*** MAPS COVERAGE ***
- AD, AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, FI, GB, IC, IE, IT, LI, LU, MC, MT, NL, NO, PT, SE, SM, VA.
For country abbreviations see http://goo.gl/xCJWT

*** MORE INFORMATION ***
- The TomTom Navigation app requires a GPS signal. 3G-enabled iPads, iPhone 3GS, and later models have an internal GPS receiver. Users of non-3G iPads and iPod touch 4th gen and later models will require an external GPS receiver. The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, original iPad, original iPod touch and iPod touch 2nd/3rd gen are not supported.
(1) Check http://www.tomtom.com/navigation/iphone for availability per country. Services are available via in-app purchase and require a mobile phone connection. Your operator may charge you for the data used and costs may be significantly higher when used abroad. Services can only be used on one device at the same time. If you want to use your subscription to a different device, restore your purchases in the TomTom Shop on your preferred device.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Photos can only be used for navigation if you have enabled Location Services in the Camera application.

Customer Reviews

  • Tom Tom

    by Greg1949

    Tom Tom has never failed me anywhere in the world!!

  • Exchange two for one complete?

    by bohdik

    Hello, I have purchased TomTom Western Europe and TomTom Eastern Europe and it seems these both can't co-operate together. I need to plan a trip across the borders between the West and the East. I would like to not spend another money for TomTom Europe. Is it possible to exchange TomTom Western Europe and TomTom Eastern Europe for just TomTom Europe? In the time of separate purchases the complete version didn't exist. Regards, Zdenek

  • Don't believe those one star reviews - old iphone 4s and cheapskates to boot

    by Dlfsj

    If you had an iphone 4 and the TomTom Car Kit (which has the "real" GPS chip and yes it costs $100), it works 100% of the time with out fail and is perfectly accurate. Spent 3 weeks top to bottom in Italy without error and no delays. But if you are a cheap scap without the Car Kit, it relys on the telephone towers and because the iphone 4 processor is sooooo sloooow if you loose the tower it can take a long time for the cheap GPS chip in the iphone to find itself. The iphone 5 with much faster processsor is not prone to this. However the iphone 5 does not fit the CarKit and requires a slight mod of the CarKit to attach the phone and utilize the "Real GPS chip" and bluetooth feature. I have done this with my new phone and it works perfectly. Went from San Jose to Palm Springs to San Diego and back without error.

  • Works as advertised

    by Biffy215

    I'm using the Tomtom Wester Eruope with-out-a-hitch. Sure, there are a few small things I would like to see changed, but most problems I have had have been fixed with help from the formums. I really enjoy the Advanced Route planning tool. I use this App on an iPhone 4 with a RAM mount on my Motorcycle. I can detail exactly which road I want to take. I wish there were a few more waypoints, but I can stop for a few minutes to plan the next few waypoints. The only thing I really don't like, right now, is how the map "blinks" to black during map browsing zoom/move refreshes. Also, I would like to point out; some of these reviewers giving one star need to read the App's Details before dropping $50 on one application.

  • Sicily: every single little roads

    by Benita1

    Ten days exploring Sicily, cities by the sea and farms and hills in the middle of the country. TomTom WE was great, showing us every single little way.

  • Flawless

    by Rldiehl13

    I have used the USA app and really like it. I purchased the Western Europe one for a trip I was taking through Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Being used to how TomTom works at home made this app a perfect choice. Works identical so I wasn't learning a new GPS app and trying to drive too. Everything was spot on, the routes and rerouting worked perfect! I never write reviews but felt compelled to write this because it made my driving in Europe so easy. We put 1500 miles on our car in two weeks and never had any issues with the TomTom.

  • Coordinates

    by katamex

    Need to be able to paste in copied numbers rather than trying to tediously write them in, no?

  • Exceeds expectations

    by Bettona

    Yesterday my husband and I took the Tom Tom Western Europe app for its first outing on a round trip between Perugia and Pisa, Italy, on an iPad 3 and couldn't be more pleased with its accuracy and ease of use. I especially liked the lane information window that popped up at exits and junctions. Also much appreciated is the ability to switch between the close-in view and those that cover a wider area. We have a Tom Tom Go 720 which about to be retired in favor of the iPad app. Tom Tom doesn't supply any documentation, but a PDF user manual can be downloaded (couldn't do a copy and paste here - do a Google search to find it). Since I wasn't sure if the app was any good, I downloaded only the Western Europe map set rather than the app for all of Europe, but am now regretting this decision. Tom Tom should offer current users the option of adding additional countries at a nominal charge.

  • Driving around

    by soarer25

    Last year I sent my Florida registered car to Europe and this nav worked ok. The problem is most of the navs including this app takes you the longer way even if you choose the shortest. I need the google maps to view shorter ways around. This app needs a full map like google maps.

  • A real trip-saver

    by Matt Lenhart

    I recently visited France, Italy, England, and Ireland and needed a GPS solution that did not require a data connection (can't pay $19.97 per megabyte - thanks AT&T). This app found everything I threw at it and gave great instructions, particularly for roundabouts which many from US do not encounter on a daily basis. The walking directions were a serious life-saver in the big cities when we needed help finding things. The GPS acquisition was extremely fast on the iPhone 4S, even with cellular data turned off. The only complaint is that it was hard to determine the direction you are facing at the start of the walking route. The app takes a guess, but does not use the iPhone's compass to show where you are "aimed" (e.g., like the Yelp app does). We often had to just start walking until it updated the screen and then adjust from there. Even without a data connection, the offline POI database was surprisingly able to find the majority of what we needed. It had trouble with a few addresses but this is to be expected of any GPS app - no maps are perfect or completely up-to-date. Overall, I would recommend this app to anyone traveling to (or living in) Western Europe.

  • Great navigation for W Europe!

    by notallwhowander

    I was skeptical of iPhone-based navigation apps for a long time, but I broke down and bought this one before a recent trip to the UK. Wow! I was impressed. The maps were accurate; I hooked the iPhone up to the Aux port in the car, so the voice directions were amazing; the speed limit indicator was invaluable; the routes were accurate and easy to follow in almost every case. Overall, this app provided a great experience. The only criticism I have is the ability to interact with the map manually - the "pinch to zoom" feature is very jumpy and hard to use. But since this is really only necessary when looking something up on the map, and not in navigation mode, it's not that big of a deal.

  • Eorope tour

    by D.Swarts

    We land in Munich from South Africa and drive down to Rome,Pompei.Asisi,Venice, Innsbruck and back to Munich and the Tom Tom work fantastic. It was the best investment for our three week tour. Danie

  • HD traffic too expensive - and not working

    by Pippo3000

    Update V1.4 - Traffic worked in the meantime, took TT several weeks to figure out my problem until they deleted my TT profile. Now I updated to V1.4 and amongst all the nice advertised benefits TT did not mention that they raised the daily HD traffic from 99c to 1.99US. Nice try, TT. One star less again... HD Traffic update 2. 16 hours passed and still no activated traffic. Needless to say I requested a refund from TT but do not expect that will be any faster. HD Traffic update. Back to one Star. Bought traffic and it keeps saying that traffic is being activated now for one hour. This must not be! Worthless if I want to buy one day as I need this NOW and not in one week. Update v1.3: finally all it needs. Also traffic but that is way too expensive. 65 bucks for one year?!? That is Close to what the whole app costs!! Traffic for the US is 20 bucks and that would Be what I am willing to pay for that service. Update for v1.2: Text to Speech is only available in English UK after I found out that I have to select a computer voice. Where are the other languages promised in the App description? Scrolling through my list of languages English UK is the only computer voice. Lame, Tomtom. Not really getting any better. With 1.1 the signal is stronger in towns and narrow streets, addresses are now accepted from my contacts (well, tried 1 so far but at least that finally worked), the display/map is not so sluggish anymore while driving and did not tend anymore to vane left or right, TomTom kept it straight in my direction.

  • Bicycle mode not usable, because misses orientation lock

    by Francois B.

    Very easy to use and powerful. I used this app with my bike several times this summer. When planning any route, you can select "bicycle route" option, which will avoid high traffic roads, and give time estimates at bicycle speed. I found the route suggestions very good for biking, and time estimates a little too pessimistic. Though I ride probably faster than average, and it's better to estimate longer time than shorter time. However, there is one feature missing, that makes it unusable for biking: screen orientation lock. When mounted on the bike handlebar, the iPhone is flat, or say slightly titled toward me. Since it's not perpendicular to the ground, the orientation is not clearly defined, and the iPhone will randomly switch screen orientations. 50 % of the time, the iPhone display will be rotated 90° and impossible to use while biking.

  • Beats any standalone navigation system when used with Car Kit

    by conary

    First off, I have to say that I have only been using this app with the optional TomTom Car Kit. That said, I am absolutely content with the performance and quality of this app. The maps are fairly new - a traffic circle that had been built a few months ago wasn't shown yet, but all the other roads and highways I have been using it on were all on it. Directions are accurate and it rerouted me whenever I missed a turn. The app gets a GPS signal after roughly 20 seconds or so, and it is very accurate once it has acquired a GPS fix. I have not used the HD traffic feature yet. I love the fact that I have my navigation system with me at all times - whether in my car or in a rental. Used in conjunction with the Car Kit this app is at least as good as any standalone navigation system - only more portable.

  • Expensive but worth every penny

    by Weightlifter

    I drove over 2000km in Europe in the past two weeks and this app got me to my destination perfectly every single time. It takes the stress out of navigation. I highly recommend it. I use it on an iPhone 4 and it works very well. Tunnels would sometimes obscure the GPS satellites but any GPS has to deal with that. Buy it if you don't want to deal with paper maps, directions, etc. Best app on my phone.

  • Gets me around Western Europe without drama

    by Iphonekritik

    It's not perfect - the lack of compass support on iPhone 4 is annoying, and it was a bit clunky on my old iPhone 3, but TomTom Western Europe has been getting me around Western Europe for over a year now without any drama. I use the car kit because I don't see how to safely and conveniently use the device as a nav aid otherwise. The maps are relatively up to date and the software is reasonably reliable. I've had a few crashes while route planning, but in over a year only had one lockup during driving, and that was during an all-day multi-country trip. A restart took around 10 seconds and the device picked up on the location immediately and was right back navigating the same route right away. Software updates are frequent and over the past year have fixed a few of the biggest annoyances. Only one voice (vaguely English accented female) attempts to pronounce street and city names, and it has gotten MUCH better over the past year with non-English names, and is laughably bad much less frequently. (Strange that it's by a Dutch company and mangled trying to say "Den Hague" so badly until this last update!) I felt compelled to post a review because of all the 1-star reviews. I don't think that any of the 1-star reviews were written by people familiar with GPS nav devices or their limitations. If you want to drive around all of Western Europe like a local and be able to go on road trips without any sort of maps or hassles, just buy the software and the car kit, smack it on your windscreen, and let it tell you where to go. If you are expecting it to do other things, well then maybe you might be disappointed but then again I don't know that any other GPS device would do any better. This is basically just a software version of TomTom, and lets you hit the road with one less digital device to worry about. Nothing more, nothing less. Any software which turns on the GPS chip in the iPhone will cause increased battery usage and the device to heat up. No GPS devices work reliably in city centers surrounded by high-rise buildings. GPS isn't in general accurate enough technology to use extensively for pedestrian-scale walking tours and the idea of walking around a new city staring at my phone instead of looking around is a bit of a head-scratcher to me (people would try this, really?) I did use it on foot this past weekend to find a restaurant in Luxembourg City center and it worked fine, so I don't understand the complaints. And if you've never tried to use a Garmin, you really can't appreciate how user-friendly Tom Tom's software is! I recently bought my parents the latest-greatest Tom Tom standalone device, and I can't tell any major differences between it and my iPhone app except for the price.

  • Tomtom Western Europe

    by Zvprxl

    Bought it for travel in Spain. Live in North America. Got to Spain, couldn't get it to recognize my location. Even out in a big park. Went through instructions on line big time. Finally, stumbled across turn on location services for iPhone. I don't see that in the instructions anywhere, but I could have missed it. But that is a huge issue, getting it to work. So turn on location services, and if you are an ATT customer, turn off data roaming, etc. Ok, it then worked. Generally quite good. For instance, in Tarragona, it had us go what looked like 5 km out of our way to get to our hotel. But that was because of one way streets and islands in the median that would forbid left turns. So that part was a success. I did not have the walking issues noted by others. I did have battery issues. I brought a plug in battery pack just to make it work more than 2 or 3 hours. That was fine. I looked over tomtom's web site to see if the car adapter thing (which solves battery issue) would work. Same problem as location services. Who knows? Can you just put it in a rental car and not permanently attach it with adhesives? I do not know, and didn't buy it. I'd say it was quite good, but not perfect. For instance, it wanted me to drive on to a new highway, but the highway was not yet open for business. I figured this out after I got home, but it would be good, for battery life, to tell users how to turn it off! Bottom line: it was worth the money. Could be MUCH Better with good instructions. Would I buy another tomtom app? Yes.

  • only 2 hrs on battery

    by ebbi55

    I bought this app to use it on the motorcycle. The turn by turn voice guidance works well and the balance between enough information and unnecessary comments is well done. However, after only 2 hours my fully charged iphone 3GS is out of battery when using this app. I did all the tricks (turning off push, no wifi, screen off...) but 2 hours is it. Even worse, there is no notification by the app that it is shutting down due to low battery. Can lead to bad surprises when driving longer distances. Probably a nice app if you stick to using it in the car with a car adapter.

  • Works great, with a few flaws

    by kenatherton

    I've been using the application in France and it has really helped me get around, including staying off the toll roads. The biggest problem I've encountered is that in areas with a lot of roads in close proximity (as happens a lot in Paris), the location marker jumps to a different road and the app then tries to reroute me back to the road it just thought I was on. It seems like a bit of hysteresis could help here.

  • Do not buy!!!!!

    by Spend to much on iTunes

    No matter what I do I can not get the traffic to restore. Big ripoff, I an done with Tom Tom

  • Poor

    by 444tiger

    Expect to get in a lot of trouble with this app. You will get lost, miss turns, take far more time than the trip should take, location marker bouncing all over the place - it was surreal in Rome and totally unusable. Anyone doing a class action suit against this company I am on board. The only good thing that can be said is that the other GPS apps I have used are equally awful.

  • Does not work without Internet connection!

    by xpider2

    As others state, don't buy unless planning on using your data plan as well. I bought it for my Ipad for a trip to Amsterdam, but as soon as I got in the car, there was "no GPS connection". If I wanted to use google maps (which I ended up using instead on my cellphone) I would not had spent $50 plus on a useless navigation app. Waiting for refund.

  • Waste of Money

    by Hadrian7

    Bought it for a trip to Italy... and it never worked. It only locates you if you have WiFi or 3G. But if you are planing on buying this an use it while driving in Europe (without paying $$$ for international data) you are wasting your Money.

  • Do not buy!!!!!!!!

    by cwb55

    Unless you know the GPS works on your iPad, do not buy this app. Even then, I would use caution. It does not work! Not sure where the problem lies, but I will be asking for a refund. I gave it 1 star, but would have given it zero if I could have. Actually, it turns out that your IPhone works pretty well as a guide, at least in Italy. Luckily we had that to rely on, but it did use up a bit of my data plan allowance. Another issue, is that when you enlarge the map (this does work if you are connected to wifi, but you cannot use it to drive anywhere), names of cities disappear. Say you find a city and want to zoom in in it. City and street names will disappear. And it always seems to be the one you were looking for more detail on!

  • Voice doesn't work!

    by Aerosteel

    Purchased the app for a vacation in the Netherlands and Belgium. The problem is that the voice won't work! We tried everything with the settings in the app and iPad. In all settings locations the volume is on. Except on the map in the lower left corner the lips have a line through them and we can't find a way to fix this. We are very unhappy considering the expense of the app. We are MotionX sunscribers in the U.S. and have never had such a problem with MotionX.

  • Stopped working after latest update

    by Ludballs

    Always says 'no GPS update' since I ran the last update. Jeez' pls fix and u get 5 stars! Otherwise give me my money back.

  • Unusable with no help from iTunes or TomTom

    by Kevin in SF

    Purchased this app from iTunes for use in Portugal. Never got it to work. It just endlessly searched for a signal. Ended up using MapQuest. I wanted a refund. iTunes referred me to TomTom and, guess what, TomTom referred me to iTunes. DO NOT waste $90.

  • Not working without Internet access

    by Tomtom bad

    Hello this is a total rip off I can't search because it requires internet access so it's going to be costly if I use with my sim

  • Bad privacy policy

    by Squuiid

    I can no longer use Mapshare due to your updated privacy policy. What a joke! People, DO NOT buy this app. TomTom are now giving away your personal info to 3rd parties. Make sure you read their privacy policy.

  • No Iceland

    by iPhonegrapher

    In the description is written there is IC; Iceland, on the map. Just bought this app for our holidays on Iceland next month. Started the app on the iPhone and I can't find Iceland on the map!

  • Out of the way routing

    by Topcat58

    Routing takes some very bizarre routes. Out of the way. Poor poi in Ireland.

  • Doesn't work

    by Flo135

    I have had the TomTom app for about a year...It worked for about 6 months. After about 6 months, it can't seem to get GPS reception. I have not changed anything. TomTom and Apple have not bothered assisting/responding when e-mailed about 'new' problems with the app. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

  • Pay for Speed Cameras?

    by mtissington

    Am I missing something here. In previous version the app came with speed camera information. Now I have upgraded it seems that this is no longer provided free and you have to buy a subscription to Speed Camera information. Very bad that they have started to charge for a feature that was previously free!

  • ibiza

    by vghira

    all locations in ibiza are wrong you put a destination like a restaurant and tomtom send you to a wrong place far sway to the right one

  • terrible

    by annaswims

    crases and has a terrible interface. The GPS is far less accurate than google maps.

  • Software OK, but useless without car kit

    by sacebaca

    I agree with others who have reviewed this and pointed out how bad the iPhone GPS receiver is :-( I was using this software in France and Switzerland and the maps were very good - but completely useless without a GPS signal! I didn't realize how dependent the iPhone GPS position was on the cell phone tower location "assistance". I had no signal while driving in cities where I needed it the most! Don't buy this unless you also plan on buying the $100 car kit!!! I would recommend this more favorably if it worked with ANY Bluetooth GPS receiver and not just the TomTom Bluetooth GPS Car Kit. :-( :-( :-(

  • Crap

    by penaleixo

    Not only it uses battery like crazy, it also crashes other apps GPS, even after we have turned TomTom off. Had to do a restart, every time I used it, so I could use other apps that make use of the GPS. 79.00 thrown in the garbage would be a better use for the money.

  • President

    by Eurotravel

    This product is an absolute waste of money. I recently abandoned repeated attempts to use this product during a driving trip throughout England and ended up using the FREE Google maps app that was preloaded on my phone.

  • Pretty awful

    by fab!!!

    Aside from the interface and battery life problems rightly highlighted by other happy users, GPS reception is so choppy (as pointed out by others, as well) that I am regularly given driving instructions for a position situated a few hundred yards away from my position, which can be slightly distracting when you are trying to figure out your way - and this does not happen in mountainous or dense urban areas, where interference and poor signal could be blamed. I have also been sent a few times towards one-way streets, and driven on concrete/real roads which, according to Tomtom do not exist, making me an instant explorer of sorts, in the Belgian countryside. My current grudge with this nice piece of software is an update for iOS4 compatibility: the whole product apparently has a 1.8GB footprint, and WITH THE APPLICATION INSTALLED, I still have 2.6GB available on my iPhone 3G 16GB. However, bizarrely, when I try to download the upgrade, I am told that I do not have sufficient memory and am advised to delete videos and photos on my phone. If not fixed, I will be unable to travel with it for the holidays, which is the reason I bought it in the first place. TomTom declines to provide any help on this matter.

  • Kills battery life on iPhone 4 and no compass reference

    by peter_traveling

    This $89 apps is awful for pedestrian navigation in a city (and yes it has a pedestrian option). the map (2D, 3D or map browsing) requires forward movement to know the direction you are facing instead of referencing the built-in iphone 3GS/4 compass (unlike google maps). So, if you have intermittent GPS signal, you have no idea what direction you are headed. I bought this app so i have my map of spain pre-loaded as not to require roaming data charges of $19USD/MB (you read correctly MB not GB). the map scrolling and zoom are also terrible. it is not smooth and requires the image to re-build each time you move or zoom. this does not make sense since all the map data is in resident memory (no Edge or 3G required). even google maps is smoother. I'm using this app with latest 1.4.1 update and the battery provided me about half day before completely drained (and this is in airplane mode) and the iPhone 4 feels like a portable heater. I even tried re-booting several times thinking it was a Software hang. you would think that this much energy draw would at least provide seamless compass + GPS navigation. If Tom Tom's explanation is "this app is meant for car kit Nav", then why is it sold AND has a menu option for pedestrian Nav? do not buy!

  • Softwares good, iPhone GPS stinks

    by Sysmg

    I am US based and got this for a trip to Europe. I have AT&T phone service and don't have international service. So I left the phone in airplane mode. Well the iPhone GPS needs phone service to get a fix in a reasonable amount of time. I got a fix once while sitting in a park for about 15-20 min. So basically GPS is useless in areas where you don't have phone service. This is the iPhones fault not TomTom. Otherwise the software worked well. I used the advanced planning feature a lot. The app found most of the POIs that I was looking for. TomTom provided good maps of the route. So don't buy this for another country unless you have phone service there. It's amazing how my six year old palm phone with a keychain Bluetooth external GPS unit and old TomTom software worked great last year. Too bad the iPhone cut some corners and it's GPS is a step backwards.

  • Traffic too $$

    by Yousif

    Traffic cost 65 for a year!!? US cost 20!!? Why is that!!??

  • Best Turn-By-Turn Navigation for iPhone with lots of room for improvement

    by PhilDrenke

    I was super excited for this app to come out and I have to say that even though it does what it advertises to do just fine, which is giving accurate turn-by-turn-directions, it falls short when it comes to integrating popular TomTom Plus subscription services like traffic and mobile traffic cameras. In-App purchasing of custom voices like Homer Simpson's for example would've been kind of cool. Also because of the lack of integrating google, I actually found myself switching to the iphones standard google maps application just to find out the address of a place I want to navigate to. I then had to remember it and switch back to TomTom which is also quite a bit slow to load and at least on the iPhone 3G doesn't operate too smoothly. I wonder how many more options will show up though once TomTom releases the actual car mount. So while this app is the first great turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone, it still leaves lots of room for improvement which TomTom's software engineers should see as both a challenge and a chance.

  • Tom Tom simply not ready for the iPhone, the app does not perform

    by NonTom

    This product does not work on the iPhone platform. It is way too slow to be useful in a moving car, often minutes and multiple turns behine the true location, and when stationary, the map fails to catch up. Completely hopeless, TomTom International should be embarassed, and don't go blaming the iPhone, they should have tested the product worked before releasing an expensive software app using their brand as a trusted product provider. TomTom should provide a refund to all purchasers.

  • 

    by MobileMe™

    Graphics, style and design is very bad!!!

  • Watch out for the Alternae route option

    by ranen91

    Worked great in the Umbria and Tuscan regions of Italy. However the alternate route choice coupled with avoid highways could get you in trouble lf u don't confirm with locals first. almost sent us over a impassable snow Covered dirt road last week!!!. Also the walking route option was a laugh. it showed the directional arrow the way to go but then kept yelling at us to turn around even though the map showed us going the right way!!!! GPS signal was great without having to put iPhone on dash. Please fix the walkig route feature . The best part was going south down the coast on our last night to a hotel near Fumancino on a Sunday afternoon; with the avoid highway option enabled and it showed us a back way that only a local would know. While the rest of the traffic was crawling following the signs. FIX THE WALKING ROUTE OPLEASE!!!!! . Oh yeah please add the tomtom buddies feature and add some celebrity voices or better yet at least some insulting instructions like after u miss the turn 10 x have it tell u to replace the driver at your next opportunity :):):)

  • Why does traffic cost so much

    by DZCl

    I travel a lot and have been delighted with the TomTom App. I have both US and Europe. I have just downloaded the updates and found that Europe traffic costs $64.99 and US traffic $19.95! One BIG question for me is WHY pay over 3 times the cost for Europe? I would pay $19.95 but at $64.99 compared with $0 for Google maps WITH traffic, you have to ask who would pay this? Come on TomTom, get this right please.

  • Western Europe Version Very Good

    by Midtown Chic

    Using the app with a TomTom car kit.........the kit definitely enhances GPS reception. Found the maps very accurate, and the spoken instructions and their timing on par with car manufacturer installed systems. The instructions for crossing traffic circles is sometimes confusing (eg visual shows the correct entry and direction of turn, but the spoken word stated turn left in the circle into oncoming traffic). The app does a great job recalculating routes if you miss a turn, or decide to just go another way. Overall, very pleased !

  • Huge waist of money

    by Possumhead30

    The ap could never get a GPS fix on my iPhone 3GS. Save your money and buy a garmin. I just went to Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Didn't work anywhere. Anyone know if you can get a refund?

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