When we spoke with TomTom's representatives concerning the new GO 740 Live, the navigation device was described as offering a "God's-eye view" of the road. Now, the GO isn't omniscient, but it puts a good deal of information at the driver's fingertips with realtime traffic data, weather forecasts, live fuel pricing, and Local Search powered by Google.
Additionally, TomTom Map Share is a user-generated map correction system that allows for map data to be updated more frequently, while IQ Routes looks at historical speed data to calculate the fastest route from point to point. Bluetooth handsfree calling and voice command help drivers to keep both hands on the wheel as much as possible.
However, our experience with the GO 740 Live wasn't a perfect one. The experience was marred by sluggish routing and an interface that is less intuitive than the competition's. Overall, we found that the GO's pros outweigh the cons by a landslide, and we're happy to award the TomTom GO 740 Live our prestigious Editors' Choice.