Fronting the Go Live range are the similar-looking 820 and 825, which differ only by virtue of the size of their resistive touchscreens — which are 4.3 inches and 5 inches, respectively. The Go Live 820 and 825 take the TomTom design template of the last few years and add a crosshatch bezel into the mix. It's certainly not unattractive, but it's also no design revolution. At the top of the range, there's the stylistically different Go Live 2050 that sports a 5-inch glossy capacitive touchscreen.
The back of the Go Live 825 describes a gentle arc, which not only helps visually, but also makes the Go Live seem thinner than it is. The windshield mount is integrated into the body, allowing it to fold up compactly for storage, while the dial that operates the suction cup is a model of simplicity. The built-in speaker goes up to a decent volume without becoming an unintelligible ocean of crackle and hiss.
A few years ago, TomTom debuted a revised interface with slicker graphics, and it remains pretty much unchanged in the Go Live 825; given its pleasant looks, ease of use and speedy responses, this is no bad thing. The map screen features the tried-and-true TomTom look, so it's easy to read on the go, although the name of the next street you're turning onto often takes more than a quick glance to locate. It also takes too many button presses to escape from the clutches of the menu system and back into the bosom of the map screen.