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TomTom Go 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of TomTom Go 520. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the route planning and durability.

usability, performance, price, design, reliability

durability, route planning

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 80/100 = Very good 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 Views about the maps and screen are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and route planning get less positive views.

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 product: TomTom Go 520 Satellite Navigation System - Music Edition with UK Mapping

Nov, 2015


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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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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

Consumer review by: (

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

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

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...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

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,...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



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)...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

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...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

I'm Impressed - Top Buy!



Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Too many gadgets


Despite loads of software failings "Even microsoft have software problems" said one of the tom tom customer care team, I do like t...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: elaine (

TomTom GO 520 UK


You can get one these from Freebies which costs you no more than £5 on the offer such as Mylotto24. I took this root with absolutly no problems and was so easy, cost me £5 as stated on T.V. BBC Newsnight, you can choose any sat nav but TomTom far best....

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter:No / Yes
FM Tuner:No / Yes
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control:No / Via External Device
USB:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode:No / Yes
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory / On board Harddisc
Pedestrian Mode:No / Yes
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:No / Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control:Address only / No


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