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TomTom GO 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1993 reviews of TomTom GO 5000. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts 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 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = 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 People are impressed by the screen and design. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability, and views are divided on the price.

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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

Mar, 2017

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

TomTom has done it again. As a straight navigation device, it doesn't come any better.

Jan, 2014

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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

Consumer review by: woodlander (

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

Consumer review by: 2011-06-26 12:18:55.653 (

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

Consumer review by: AquilaAndy (

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

Consumer review by: Luthier (

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 by: 2011-08-12 19:52:22.253 (

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

Consumer review by: marcusstewart (

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 by: 2011-08-03 19:38:18.69 (

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 by: GreenLeighs (

TomTom Go 5000 - excellent


I bought the satnav a month ago and have waited to have a long trip before writing a review. I went to Scotland and back and I cannot really fault the TomTom. I far prefer it to the Garmin which it replaced.\nThe TomTom Traffic worked wonderfully when...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Native Aspect Ratio:16:9

GPS type

Bicycle: No
Motorcycle: No


Number of countries covered:45


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

Packaging Content

Window mount holder included: Yes

Technical Details

Road camera report: Yes
Road camera report license term:3