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TomTom GO 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of TomTom GO 530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the size and price are generally positive. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. The memory and durability get negative comments.

usability, screen, performance, price, size

durability, memory

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 (associatedcontent.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (gaj-it.com)

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: Mansour (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go 530 UK and Ireland

 

easy to use and traffic update sharing options

size could be smaller I think, still a bit big to carry and would like battery to last longer

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Sajjad (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go 530 UK and Ireland

 

UPDATES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR 1 YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE AS SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A P.C DURING THE SHORT PERIOD THAT IS ALLOCATED FOR UPDATES. OTHERWISE EXCELLENT SAT NAV.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Marek (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go 530 UK and Ireland

 

big, easy to read, screen very nice design simple one-touch setup eye-catching graphics

maybe for that price it would be possible to get a carry case.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

TomTom Go 530 UK and Ireland

 

Original windscreen not adequate No carry case provided

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: sharon (reevoo.com)

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

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

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

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.

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

GPS Type

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

Navigation

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Additional map options:2 years Map Update Service
GPS softwares & maps description:UK & Ireland
Internal memory:64
Storage Capacity:1024 / 4096

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Processor

Processor frequency:400

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.945 / 3.27
Height:0.945 / 3.27
Weight:7.76
Width:4.65