TomTom GO v2 for iOS12 and CarPlay does not route well
However, all this is largely irrelevant, as the sole purpose of a satnav is to get you from point A to point B via the best route possible. TomTom's unique history of road speeds for different times of day (marketed as IQ routes) combined with their Live traffic made TomTom the best routing system on the market by far - and I say this having compared to it pretty much every other product on the market over the years. It has reached the point with my TomTom 6000 that I just trusted it. If it said take a turn, I would and I have rarely, if ever, regretted it.
Like others, I have been frustrated by TomTom's lack of enthusiasm for moving with the rest of the market to use mobile devices and CarPlay etc and was excited when the app updated with the ability to use it with CarPlay earlier this week. But, and here is the crunch, it says it is the TomTom Go App, but the routing is no better than Apple or Google and often worse than Waze.
I have used it for every journey so far - just local routes I know well, and know how the TT 6000 would have routed it - in fact I still have it running as a comparison. And it is making the most simple errors on a regular basis.
I can only assume that IQ routes added extra data and the decision was not to include it in the maps - the result of this an app that is no better at getting you from A to B than the free options available.
My dream of not needing another wire in the car to a window mounted hardware device which I pay nothing for and instead paying monthly for the rest of my life for the best sat nav app in the world is still largely a dream. I will not be subscribing until this feature is added in.
Without IQ routes TomTom is just another satnav app that costs more than the competitors. If it is included again, TomTom Go for Mobile will be best available. It is that simple. The nice-to-have features will be just that, nice-to-have but without the best routing they become 'no-point-in-having's.
TomTom - add IQ routes to the maps on iOS.