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TomTom GO 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1713 reviews of TomTom GO 50. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom GO 50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of TomTom GO 50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the memory and route planning.

usability, performance, design, screen, size

reliability, route planning, memory

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 50 5-inch Sat Nav with Lifetime Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Traffic UpdatesTomTom GO 50 5-inch Sat Nav with Lifetime Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Traffic Updates

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom GO 50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of TomTom GO 50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and maps are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions.

usability, performance, screen, maps, design

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 50 S Portable Vehicle GPSTomTom GO 50 S Portable Vehicle GPS

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

TomTom Go 50 S

 

The TomTom Go 50 S offers helpful features like traffic and safety camera alerts, but its touch screen can be unresponsive at times.

Free traffic and safety camera alerts. Decent interface.

Glitchy touch screen. Traffic requires connecting to smartphone.

Traffic, Other Features, and Conclusions Free traffic is available by downloading the TomTom MyDrive app and pairing your smartphone via Bluetooth with the unit. I had trouble pairing for unknown reasons. I was only able to use the app to see traffic,...

Nov, 2014

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Expert review by: Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com)

TomTom GO 50 S Review

 

The TomTom GO 50 S is affordable and offers lifetime map and traffic updates. It doesn't have premium features but it is still a solid and helpful car GPS.

It comes with free map and traffic updates for the life of the device.

It doesn’t have the premium features of some of the best navigation GPS units.

The TomTom GO 50 S is a basic GPS, but the lifetime traffic updates make it a good value.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Tennant (toptenreviews.com_old)

TomTom Go 50 Review

 

The TomTom Go 50 is undoubtedly a barebones car GPS. However, it offers all the basic navigational tools you'll need, plus a three-month traffic subscription.

It's an excellent value at the manufacturer's price point.

There is no lifetime traffic subscription.

The TomTom Go 50 features preloaded maps and lifetime map updates at an affordable price, but it's an otherwise basic car GPS.

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (techradar.com)

TomTom Go 50 review

 

Feature-packed, low-cost sat nav wants to be friends with your smartphone

Good value for money ; Lifetime TomTom Traffic ; Decent-size screen

Smartphone connection needed for timely info ; Resistive touchscreen

The resistive touchscreen is a little antiquated, but TomTom's Go 50 offers a lot of other good stuff in an affordable device: lifetime Traffic and European map data, weather warnings and a large 5-inch display. If you can't justify splashing out on a...

May, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom GO 50

 

Lifetime traffic and Euro map updates in an affordable 5-inch package

Lifetime TomTom Traffic ; Lifetime European maps ; Great value

Live services require smartphone connection ; Relatively low-resolution resistive touchscreen

The TomTom GO 50 marks the introduction of weather warnings, but the great value it represents for a 5-inch sat-nav is the main attraction.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dominik Tomaszewski (techadvisor.co.uk)

The TomTom Go 50 review

 

It's set apart from cheaper units by its ability to communicate with either an Android phone or an iPhone via Bluetooth in order to receive up-to-the-minute data on road conditions, and isn't limited to its built-in database of points of interest. Live...

The TomTom Go 50 is a great satnav with lots of useful features, including voice recognition that doesn't require you to touch the screen. You'll need a compatible smartphone and data tariff to make the most of it and benefit from timely information on...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

TomTom Go 50 review

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The TomTom Go 50 is a mid-range sat nav which comes complete with lifetime maps and traffic features, providing you connect it to your smartphone. It also features voice commands, so you can leave your hands on the wheel when you're driving. Is it any...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Dominik Tomaszewski (techworld.com)

The TomTom Go 50 review

 

The TomTom Go 50 is a 5in satnav that's preloaded with maps for the whole of Europe, and has TomTom's latest interface for even faster navigation. Here's our TomTom Go 50 review.

The TomTom Go 50 is a great satnav with lots of useful features, but we'd like to see menus that are easier to use. As long as you have a compatible smartphone and tariff, you'll benefit from timely information on traffic jams and even bad weather....

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: WhiteyB (walmart.com)

Not user friendly!

 

I was very frustrated with this product. It was not user friendly, it didn't come with a user manual and the touch screen did not work well. I returned this item and purchased a Garmin 65 which is much easier to use.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: ajcruz (bestbuy.com)

Good....but

 

The GPS works great. And the interface is clean. I've owned a Tom Tom previously and I like the free map updates. However, it would be good to have a quick simple button to navigate HOME. You have to go through a couple touches/menus to get to HOME in...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type

Bicycle:N
Motorcycle:N

Map

Map coverage:All Europe / Canada, Mexico, USA / Southern Africa / USA / Western Europe
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:45

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:8
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

3D landmarks: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Quick search:Y
Tap & Go:Y
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Packaging content:GO 50, https://tomtom.ssl.cdn.sdlmedia.com/image/635457907758606781TP.jpg\n EasyPort Mount, For mounting on your windscreen., https://tomtom.ssl.cdn.sdlmedia.com/image/635467382789909464FI.jpg\n USB cable & car charger, For in-car charging of your TomTom device & for connection to your pc or Mac., https://tomtom.ssl.cdn.sdlmedia.com/image/635445784249690119TD.jpg\n Installation poster, https://tomtom.ssl.cdn.sdlmedia.com/image/635706403134330682ZX.jpg
Quick start guide: Yes

Power

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands:No / Not supported
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

5.0" Touch Screen: Yes
5" touch screen (13 cm):Y
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Languages support:BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / CZE / Multi
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Speak & Go: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Traffic: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.874 / 0.886 / 0.937
Height:3.56
Weight:7.4 / 8.29
Width:5.67 / 5.69