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TomTom GO 530

TomTom GO 530
alaScore 79

45 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of TomTom GO 530. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the performance and price are on the whole positive. Many are negative about the design.

usability, price, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Kathy Hall (

TomTom GO 530 GPS: The Best to Ever Cross Your Path


If you are searching the market for a good navigational system, then this is probably the thing that you are looking in terms of GPS system.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

TomTom Go 530 Traffic Sat-Nav


By sharing many of the Go 930's features, TomTom's GO 530 Traffic makes for a compelling sat-nav choice. Updated with video review.

May, 2011

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TomTom Go 530 review


The Traffic version costs just under £200, but if you're happy to listen out for traffic news on your car stereo, the non-Traffic version of the Go 530 is much better value. At £165 including VAT, it strikes an excellent balance between features and...

Expert review by: Arutha (

TomTom GO 530 Review: The Youngest Sibling of the X30 Family


Overview Welcoming the Youngest Sibling of the TomTom family, the TomTom GO 530. With it being the youngest sibling of the family and cheapest, it's not as feature packed as its older brothers. This unit comes in both a traffic or non-traffic version....

May, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Review No1


The TomTom GO 530 sat nav came with a clear instruction booklet, easy to read and easy to follow. A CD was included which made for...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

more expensive is much better?


This TomTom GO 530 SatNav is my first introduction to satellite navigation systems was when I bought a cheap Tom Tom One V3. Price...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: sharon (

TomTom Go 530 UK and Ireland


excellent product easy to use actually knows were its going ,i have used this in france found it to be just as good there

mounting bracket is really bad am currently looking to buy another one as i am fed up with it falling

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

TomTom GO 530 SatNav


I ...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

better than the tomtom540live


i purchased the TomTom540live in dec 2008 and i didnt think much of it but my partner liked it alot so now he as the 540live and i...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Upgraded to redundancy


Since the latest (compulsory) software update my TomTom GO 530 SatNav is now useless to me, as it requires the input of a house nu...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

This professional USB Data Cable will allow the perfect access to your phone's information through the fastest connection availble. Connect up to 480 MB Per Second unlike Bluetooth and infrared that connect at about 0.5 MB per second!

The below features are shown as an example to what this cable may allow access to with your software (sold seperately). Some sofware can access more than this, and some access less, or none, of the features shown below below.

USB Data Cable :

Connect at USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480mb) to your phone and software (sold separately).

Manage contacts & more :

Retrieve/Edit/Save your personal information with your specific software to/from your phone such as Phonebook, Organizer, Calendar, etc.

Manage Messages :

Manage SMS, Short Messages, and Multimedia messages.

Synchronize :

Allows you to sync or backup your phones information automatically depending on your phone & PC software.

Transfer Files :

Allows you to browse files on your phoneÿand save or send them from a PC.

Manage internet connections :

Use your phone as a high speed modem for internet connections if your phone supports this.

Compose Multimedia Messages :

Create your own multimedia (picture/video) messages and send through your phone.


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


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
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Harddisc
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control: No


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