Go Mobile app vs. new TomTom GO 5200 device?
I've been a loyal customer and advocate of TomTom GPS devices for many years. However, my XL Live device is now many years old and, with TomTom announcing end-of-life for some of the older devices (although not the XL Live just yet), I'm starting to think about an upgrade. The big question I can't get my head round is the new Go Mobile app and how it is positioned versus TomTom's latest devices. So the app costs £14.99 per year and offers traffic, speed cameras, 3D map updates and the same user interface as the newer devices such as the 5200. Sure, there may still be some functionality missing from the app but TomTom appears to be making regular updates and I'm sure it won't be long before the two are identical. But the 5200 costs around £300. I would really prefer to have a standalone GPS device, but at £300 versus £14.99 for the app each year, I'm really struggling to understand TomTom's proposition for their standalone devices. Are they trying to kill off their device business and migrate customers onto the app? Would appreciate people's thoughts as well as maybe a comment from TomTom (please Mikko?).
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