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TomTom GO 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 807 reviews of TomTom GO 500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The size and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the memory and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 500 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 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of TomTom GO 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 500 Europe Satellite Navigation SystemGPS TOMTOM GO 500 45PAESI

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom GO 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of TomTom GO 500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and maps. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the durability, while many are negative about the reliability.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TomTom GO 500 Portable Vehicle GPS

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The TomTom GO 500 adds handsfree capabilities to an already impressive set of GP features.

Touchscreen LCD, excellent mapping software, Bluetooth capabilities, extremely customisable

Address searching could be improved, no speed camera or safety warnings, no external volume control

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

TomTom GO 500 GPS unit

 

The TomTom GO 500 isn't perfect, but remains one of the best GPS units we've ever used

Excellent search functionality ; Responsive screen ; Good overall navigation experience

Safety alerts require yearly subscription ; Live traffic requires smartphone tethering ; Map Share not available, yet

The TomTom GO 500 has a new user interface that strips away the traditional address entry search process, and its capacitive touch screen is responsive. Safety camera alerts are an optional extra and you'll need to tether your smartphone to get live...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nigel Freitas (goodgearguide.com.au)

Tom Tom Go 500

 

Boasting a bright 3.5" touchscreen LCD, easy to use software and Bluetooth capabilities, the TomTom GO 300 is one of the most impressive GPS units we ...

Touchscreen LCD, excellent mapping software, Bluetooth capabilities, extremely customisable

Address searching can be improved, no speed camera or safety warnings, no external volume control

With an excellent map display, easy-to-use interface and clear audio instructions, the TomTom GO 300 has nearly all the features drivers need in a GPS system.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom GO 500

 

TomTom's radical redesign is a huge success

Lifetime TomTom traffic ; Lifetime European map updates ; Redesigned menu interface

Traffic updates require smartphone tethering ; LIVE services only include traffic and speed camera updates

However, it's worth noting that although TomTom claims the data consumption is minimal – just 7MB per month for an hour's usage a day during peak traffic times – you will need to ensure your smartphone has enough power to maintain the connection for...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: TomTom Go 500 GPS

 

Because I use my smartphone's various navigation features, my standalone GPS device has sat unused in my glove compartment for the past few years. The smartphone's constant data connection plus the variety of mapping apps and turn-by-turn direction...

For anyone who is considering upgrading from an outdated GPS or who want to give their smartphones a break, the TomTom Go 500 is certainly worth checking out.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: New Zealand PC World (pcworld.co.nz)

TomTom GO 500 GPS unit

 

The TomTom GO 500 has a new user interface that strips away the traditional address entry search process, and its capacitive touch screen is...

Excellent search functionality, Responsive screen, Good overall navigation experience

Safety alerts require yearly subscription, Live traffic requires smartphone tethering, Map Share not available, yet

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

TomTom Go 500

 

Superb guidance and hardware with lifetime traffic alerts, but the search facility is average

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: MGraham (bestbuy.com)

Great, easy to use

 

Easy to use, speaks the actual name of the street you need to turn on as opposed to just saying turn here. Can be charged off a USB port on a laptop!

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Jdcrpi (bestbuy.com)

Unit would not charge

 

The go 500 apparently had a defective charging terminal. It would not accept a charge. The replacement unit is functioning properly and satisfactorily

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Mexicanerin1 (bestbuy.com)

Great GPS

 

Very simple to use. It really helped us a lot in our trip.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No

Navigation

Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Yes
Quick search: Yes
Tap & Go: Yes
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