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TomTom Go 520

TomTom Go 520
alaScore 78

69 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and reliability. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the screen and value for money.

design, usability, reliability, performance

value for money, screen

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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 69 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analysed 176 user reviews of TomTom Go 520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on

usability, screen, performance, value for money, design

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

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TomTom 520 GPS receiver review


TomTom has updated its TomTom range to follow in the thin widescreen footsteps of the TomTom One. But do you need the extra space and features? We get driving to find out. "Incredibly thin" as Mrs Pocket-lint put it, the TomTom 520 features a 4.3-inch...

FM transmitter, speech recognition, clear map data, speed camera database


It might be pushing up the price of satnav's again, but if you are looking for a unit that does more than just give you the A to B, then this is worth a closer look

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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.

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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...

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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

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Not Good enough


Not a bad product but I found that the map updates are not very good. The A2 in Kent has been re aligned in the Gravesend area sev...

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FM transmission of instructions no longer available.


I chose the 520 model because of its ability to send instructions via FM to the car radio. Following a software upgrade last week,...

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This TomTom GO 520 sat nav is very badly designed. Even though it still has the same easy to use interface (which is still great)...

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Beware of additional charges!!!!!


I bought my TomTom GO 520 sat nav in August following some research on the internet. I liked the concept of the MapShare idea. T...

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I'm Impressed - Top Buy!