TomTom GO 630 - US & Canada Automotive Mountable Reviews
Click to see larger image

TomTom GO 630 - US & Canada Automotive Mountable

12 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

good but not durable

Jan 1, 2012
Review by  
Rated a Helpful Review

Pros:speed of route corrections, map capability, size, bluetooth handsfree compatibility with some cell phones.

Cons:map update software utility, durability of touch screen

The Bottom Line: A 4 star GPS unit, if you can avoid issues with durability of the touch screen.


For actually giving directions and finding new addresses, the Tom Tom Go630 was actually quite good. It can quickly adapt when a turn is missed, and when the signal strength is good, it can set out a new route in a reasonable amount of time.

While the map updating software that comes with it can be a strong point, it is also one of its downfalls. It installs as a TSR program that stays in the background on your computer task bar.  But the concern I have is that it is not user configurable in any way.  It autostarts at system boot up and there is no way around it.  Updated maps are important, but I don't need software standing by in memory waiting for me to check for updates once a month or so.  (you can check daily, but why? roadways are not that dynamic)

Similarly the somewhat large touch screen is a nice feature, but also the unit's eventual downfall.  Mine became erratic as the 1 year warranty ran out, and eventually got stuck permanently.  Unfortunately there are no other user imput buttons on the device and it becomes unusable.  There are a number of reports in the user forums of units with stuck input clicks on the right side of the touch screens, which Tom Tom attributes to bad software updates via the map update utility.  However, none of the suggested remedies, (full resets, erase memory, etc) worked for more than 1 day or 1 trip.

If you already have Go630 or a similar Tom Tom model, leave it mounted in the car if you can, or at least avoid storing in a glove box or other place where it may end up resting on its front face and the  touch screen.  As extra insurance, avoid updating the unit software when you update the maps if you can.  During the year that I used it, I did not come across a software update that added functionality that was missing or that fixed any particular problem. 


Recommend this product? No


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

TomTom TomTom XL 340M Widescreen Car Navigator GPS w/ 4.3 inch Touchscren

TomTom TomTom XL 340M Widescreen Car Navigator GPS w/ 4.3 inch Touchscren

The TomTom XL 340 puts complete widescreen navigation into a compact, portable GPS device. Switch on and go right out of the box. Spoken turn-by-turn ...
Beach Camera.com

$99.99

FREE Shipping
Tomtom Go Front Pink Clip-on Covers 9v00.005 For Go 510 Go 710 Go 910 Gps

Tomtom Go Front Pink Clip-on Covers 9v00.005 For Go 510 Go 710 Go 910 Gps

About Us Ebay Store Shipping Returns Payment FAQ's Top Brands: Plantronics Polycom Samsung Panasonic Garmin Motorola AT T Humminbird Norelco Braun Son...
eBay

$12.95

FREE Shipping
TomTom 9V00.005 GO Front Cover - Pink

TomTom 9V00.005 GO Front Cover - Pink

TomTom GO Front Covers(9V00.005) Brand New Includes One Year WarrantyFront CoverCustomize Your GOClip-OnColor: Pink
Sears Marketplace
TomTom GO 60 Portable 6 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS

TomTom GO 60 Portable 6 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS

The all new TomTom GO has been completely re-designed to put you in control of your device. Make the smartest driving decisions by knowing precisely w...
BuyDig.com

$159.99

FREE Shipping
TomTom 9V00.005 GO Front Cover - Pink

TomTom 9V00.005 GO Front Cover - Pink

TomTom GO Front Covers(9V00.005) Brand New Includes One Year WarrantyFront CoverCustomize Your GOClip-OnColor: Pink
Sears Marketplace
TomTom GO 50S GPS with Carrying Case

TomTom GO 50S GPS with Carrying Case

Ready to go. Arrive at your destination safely and on time, whether you're on a quick jaunt or a lengthy road trip, with the help of the GO 50S GPS. W...
QVC

$169.99

+$9.47 shipping
Tomtom Usb Home Charger One, One Xl, Xl & Go 9a00.280

Tomtom Usb Home Charger One, One Xl, Xl & Go 9a00.280

TomTom USB Home Charger One, One XL, XL GO 9A00.280 The USB Home Charger plugs straight into the wall, so that the battery of your navigation device i...
eBay

$8.95

FREE Shipping
TomTom GO 60 Portable 6 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS

TomTom GO 60 Portable 6 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS

The all new TomTom GO has been completely re-designed to put you in control of your device. Make the smartest driving decisions by knowing precisely w...
Beach Camera.com

$169.00

FREE Shipping
TomTom GO 50 S Portable 5 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS with 3D Maps

TomTom GO 50 S Portable 5 Inch Touch Screen Vehicle GPS with 3D Maps

The all new TomTom GO has been completely re-designed to put you in control of your device. Make the smartest driving decisions by knowing precisely w...
BuyDig.com

$169.99

FREE Shipping
TomTom 9D00.010 USB Cable

TomTom 9D00.010 USB Cable

TomTom Mini USB CableReplacement for 9D00.010 Brand New Includes One Year Warranty USB Cable Connect GPS to PC Install Software Updates, Maps, Points ...
Walmart.com

$5.95

FREE Shipping