Running TomTom's trademark software the GPS unit is easy to setup and comes with an all-new magnetic dock, which snaps into the GO 1000 when in use in your car. Removing the device is just as easy. You don't even need to connect the GO 1000 to your computer to get started - it comes charged, and you can hit the road as soon as it's in your hands.
Design wise and the GO 1000 feels good in your hand and looks sleek and modern. It's got a metal backing but is surrounded by black plastic, however is notably thinner than the GO 750, with more of a flatter backing rather than the 750'²s rather large curve. That's another benefit in itself '” the GO 1000 will sit nicely on flatter surfaces than its predecessors.
The bright, capacitative touch screen makes the GO 1000 easy to see in most situations, but when placed in direct sunlight glare off the screen can make it challenging to view the display. Fingerprints are a problem on the screen '” but with voice control options you can attempt to setup your route by simply speaking if you wish.
In terms of entering an address, it couldn't get much easier. Simply hit the search button found in the top-left hand side of the screen, then choose from a number of options including town, address, point of interest or point on map, and you're away. Speed limits will show (although in our testing these worked a lot better and were more accurate within city districts '” in the country they were quickly giving us wrong speeds) and you can choose a number of different ways to view the map, with capabilities available including pinch-to-zoom and dragging to view different points of interest.