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TomTom Go 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 reviews of TomTom Go 520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps and screen. The size and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the memory and route planning, while comments are divided on the durability.

usability, performance, size, screen, maps

route planning, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Go 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of TomTom Go 520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the maps and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability and route planning.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

route planning, reliability

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Go 520 Satellite Navigation System - Music Edition with UK MappingTomTom Go 520 Satellite Navigation System - Music Edition with UK Mapping

Jul, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom GO 520


The GO 520 is the first satnav from TomTom to roll out Wi-Fi to the company's mid-range. This is a 5-inch unit offering similar features to the GO 5200. The notable difference is that where the latter has a built-in mobile data connection, the 520...

The TomTom GO 520 provides Wi-Fi updates and great Live Traffic, although you’ll need to add your own smartphone for the latter.

Mar, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

TomTom Go 520 review


TomTom impresses again with the Go 520

Voice control ; Fantastic maps

Battery life is poor ; Needs a phone for all the features

The TomTom Go 520 is a smart sat nav that may need a phone to unleash its full potential but it's packed with functionality and is achingly simple to use. The screen is clear and bright, the maps second to none. It's a shame about the battery but the...

Oct, 2017


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TomTom Go 520 review


The Go 520 may be expensive, but it's hard to see how TomTom could have made it any more desirable. TomTom's navigation and mapping software is excellent. Onscreen instructions are clear, with precise details on what to do next and when to do it.

Oct, 2007

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TomTom Go Professional 520 review

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Taking the impressive Go 520 sat nav, and adding specific route tailoring for vehicles as big as lorries, the TomTom Go Professional 520 comes at a price premium over the standard model. Is this specialist sat nav worth it? Read our full review to find...

Dec, 2017

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TomTom GO 520 review

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If you're looking for a 5-inch sat nav, then there are plenty to choose from in the 2016 range from TomTom. The Go 520 is a mid-range option, but is it any good? Read our full review to find out more about this feature-packed sat nav.

Nov, 2016

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Speak and Go - TomTom Go 520 Review


The all new TomTom Go 520 arrived with us and demanded that we talked to it. Speech recognition makes it to the new 3rd Generation Go and brings with it a whole host of new funky extras, we test the market leader to see if its is out front or losing...

Oct, 2007

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Great idea, needs some work!


So we all love the TomTom! But if you received the original mount for the TomTom and noticed the suction problem for the mount, you will encounter the same suction problems for this mount. Although it does increase the range in angle you may want for...

Better range

Suction cup doesn't work well

Jun, 2009

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Saves time


Bought this as I misplaced my previous unit. The traffic updates are so accurate. I've been in hold ups that have just started and within seconds the unit updates. Easy to use and set up. Only criticism is lack of being able to set a maximum speed for...

Nov, 2017

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Sat nav looks good on my windscreen


I bought this because I can use and view it without carrying a magnifying glass,the old Tom Tom was good then but this one is super

Nov, 2017

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Sat nav


Used it in USA. Would have been lost without it. Easy to use and understand.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
Spoken languages:- Afrikaans\n- Arabic\n- Australian English\n- Bulgarian\n- Catalan\n- Croatian\n- Czech\n- Danish\n- Dutch\n- Dutch Belgium\n- Finnish\n- French\n- German\n- Greek\n- Hungarian\n- Irish English\n- Italian\n- Lithuanian\n- New Zealand English\n- Norwegian\n- Polish\n- Portuguese\n- Portuguese Brazil\n- Serbian\n- Slovenian\n- Spanish\n- Spanish (Latin American)\n- Spanish Argentina/Latin\n- Spanish Chile\n- Swedish\n- Turkish\n- UK English\n- US English
User interface languages:- Bulgarian\n- Catalan\n- Croatian\n- Czech\n- Danish\n- Dutch\n- Estonian\n- Finnish\n- French\n- German\n- Greek\n- Hungarian\n- Italian\n- Latvian\n- Lithuanian\n- Norwegian\n- Polish\n- Portuguese\n- Slovakian\n- Slovenian\n- South African English\n- Spanish\n- Spanish (Latin American)\n- Swedish\n- Turkish\n- UK English\n- US English


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black, Grey
Form Factor:Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 5 / 6
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272 / 800 x 480
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel density:109
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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

GPS type



Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / World
Map view options:3D
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media type:Flash


Electronic compass: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRF StarIII / Y
Internal memory:512 / 64
Storage Capacity:1024 / 512

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included: Yes
Packaging content:GO 520,\n Active magnetic mount,\n USB Cable & Car Charger, For in-car charging of your TomTom device & for connection to your pc or Mac.,\n Documentation,
Quick start guide: Yes


Built-in camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Hands-free calling:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):1 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Processor frequency:400


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
FM Transmitter: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed
Hands-free calling:Y
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Languages support:Multi
MP3-player: Yes
Night mode: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.945 / 3.27
Height:0.945 / 3.27