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TomTom GO 500

TomTom GO 500
alaScore 91

671 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and design are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, screen, design, value for money

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 671 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom GO 500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 206 user reviews of TomTom GO 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, screen, value for money, design

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 500 EuropeTomTom GO 500 UK and IrelandTomTom GO 500 - GPS Navigation System with Bluetooth Handsfree

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TomTom Go 500 review

 

With a totally new user interface and a re-thinking of exactly how it delivers connected services, the latest TomTom personal navigation devices feel like something of a rebirth.

Simplified interface, sleek design, great navigation, Traffic is available to all

It feels a little pricey, glossy display could be a problem

Overall we're impressed with the refreshes that TomTom has brought with the Go 500. The size might be a little larger than you actually need, in which case opt for the smaller TomTom Go 400 with it's 4.3-inch display and £40 cheaper asking price.

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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...

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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.

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TomTom Go 500

 

The mid-range TomTom GO 500 is remarkably similar to the entry-level GO 300. Sporting the same (slightly bulky) frame, the same software and the same ...

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

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

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

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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...

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Tom tom delivered a new generation of GPS.

 

A new generation of GPS that works much better than an app. Great product.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler, Use for long distance sports (i.e. bicycling, skiing,...

New system results in a more intuitiv search interface, data base is loaded. Its also brilliant and easy to read

Price is a bit high, specialy now the GPS prices decreased, still its worth for such an innovative product

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Best GPS I've ever used

 

This is the best GPS I have used, and such a huge improvement over previous generation TomToms.The biggest improvement is the software. It is much more logically laid out, with far fewer touches needed to complete simple and common actions.The screen...

Great multi touch screen

Traffic only available via mobile phone

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Nice upgrade from TomTom 2535 Live

 

I have had this unit now for about 2 weeks and will say it a fairly good device. I like that it connects to my phone to get traffic updates. The 2535 Live got its own traffic update via AT&T and was hit or miss. The traffic updates quickly and I have...

Search Function and re-routing

Too many taps to do something

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There's much better out there

 

This product was bought while they were still putting th display sand up they had to go I. The back and get it cause r was so new and I like tom tom but this thing is nice bit there is way better out there i would rather use my tom tom 50 than thisThis...

Easy to setup

To much to type

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Nice Product

 

This was a replacement for a very old and well used TomTom GO 1000, great step forward in terms of technology and extremely easy to use. Well made product and 3D screens are brilliant. Definitely worth going for.

ease of use, screen layout, traffic

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Head up Display: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device / No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:No / Yes
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes

Display

Display Technology:FL Display
Monitor Format:16:9 / 4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant:No / Yes
Map Coverage:Single continent / Single countries / Single countries + Major continental roads
Map Provider:geosmart / Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing:No / Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Memory Card
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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