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TomTom GO 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2004 reviews of TomTom GO 5000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The size and performance also get good reviews. The memory and reliability get critical views.

usability, performance, size, screen, design

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 513 user reviews of TomTom GO 5000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The size and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, size, design, screen


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO 5000 EU - 5" Sat Nav with Full European Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic Updates, Always Connected and Interactive ScreenTomTom GO 5000 EU - 5" Sat Nav with Full European Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic Updates, Always Connected and Interactive Screen

Sep, 2018

Editors choice

Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom GO 5000


TomTom continues to set the standard for standalone sat-navs with this 5-inch effort.

Lifetime TomTom traffic ; Lifetime European map updates ; New My Routes waypoint system

LIVE services only include traffic and speed camera updates ; Speed cameras still need subscription after three-month trial

All the different methods for finding a destination have been combined into one Search facility, a keyword-based system that lets you search for a postcode, a street address, or a point of interest all at the same time. The latest software will try to...

Jan, 2014

Techradar Editor's Choice 2014

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

TomTom Go 5000 review


The five-inch member of TomTom's new range is pure navigation at its best

Fab new interface ; Great new graphics ; Life-time maps and data ; Great performance ; HD traffic

Low-res screen ; Speed cameras are subsription based ; Almost ; Nothing ; Else

The Carlsberg of dedicated nav devices. Probably the best you can buy. TomTom has done it again. As a straight navigation device, it doesn't come any better. The new interface is fantastic. It looks great. It gets you access to the things you actually...

Jan, 2014

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I can certainly recommend it the GO 5000

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I upgraded to the Go 5000 about a month ago from a TomTom Go Live of about four years vintage. it cost me £199.Having used the GO 5000 very intensively for the last fortnight I am very happy that I upgraded. The GO 5000 has a very good interactive...

Jun, 2015

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Related to latest Go 510/610/5200/6100. They don't work with most IPhones

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The reason you'd buy this as opposed to the cheaper option is live traffic and mobile camera alerts. For these features to work you need to hook it up to your smartphone. If you try to hook it up to an iPhone using IOS 8 (the latest software) it keeps...

Jun, 2015

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Great when it works but watch updating

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I have used this Tom Tom for many months now (and previous versions prior to that for about 7 years) and found it great. It does sometimes have problems with finding spcific addresses especially when a post code is put in but that is more to do with...

May, 2015

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Has greatly improved with time

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I've had this satnav for a couple of years. At first it seemed a bit basic and not 100% reliable but after several software updates experienced during the first few months of ownership I would now describe it is excellent. The lifetime traffic and the...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

A Cracking Sat Nav!! Worth more than 77%!

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I cannot understand how the Which testers only gave the Tom Tom Go 5000 only 77%! Yes, the manufacturers have pared down the Sat Nav to give mostly basic functions but what are we buying here? Certainly not an entertainment centre or a mobile phone...

Nov, 2014

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Inaccurate review - DOES have voice recognition

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From TT's website for the 5000:"Speak & GoControl your device with your voice."

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (

love it, so much better than Garmin

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I bought a Tomtom with live traffic about 3 years ago and have been very pleased with it, except admittedly on one occasion when it failed to send me round a roadblock. I decided to buy a new satnav with lifetime traffic instead of persisting with the...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (

Easy to set up and easy to use


This item was bought for my husband who is a lorry and van driver and he says he is pleased with it and its features,and says it is easy to use.

May, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: No


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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

GPS type



Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:45


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


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


Bluetooth: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y


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


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Multi
Lifetime map updates: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Road camera report:Y
Road camera report license term:3
Spoken street names:Y
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787 / 0.874
Height:3.54 / 3.56
Weight:8.08 / 8.29
Width:5.67 / 5.71