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TomTom GO 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of TomTom GO 550. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the design. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of TomTom GO 550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the route planning and size are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, performance, screen, size, route planning


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TomTom GO 550 LIVE UK & RoI Satellite Navigation System

Dec, 2015


Expert review by: (

TomTom Go 550 Live review


Last year, TomTom launched its Go x40 Live satnavs which were the first to include a GPRS radio for near-realtime traffic updates. Since then, a rash of GPS-equipped smartphones have appeared which threaten the standalone satnav's existence. At least...

Yet another great satnav from TomTom which, despite lacking some of its predecessors’ features, still wins a Best Buy award.

Mar, 2010

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TomTom GO 550 Live SatNav


Although the TomTom GO 550 Live is not at the top of the TomTom line up of brand new satnavs for drivers, it is by no means lacking in terms of raw specifications or advanced functionality.

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

TomTom Go 550 Live


If the miles you cover and the places you visit demand something better than a free navigation phone app, then you can't do much better than this.

At all times the directions were clear and obvious and the planned routes took us from door to door with complete accuracy. The only criticisms we can make are inability of the computer generated voice to pronounce the word 'Lancashire' - it kept...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: carla (

great sat nav


i have only ever brought Tom Tom and this one is like all the rest - excellent, it does everything i need it to and more, easy to set up, easy to follow.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: jhont (

tomtom GO55hd live


very good unit this is my 5th tomtom and by far the best the live system is accurate and best used on long journeys updated system in minuets very good would recommend it to any one

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: vonny (



Have had this product now for three weeks, and can't fault it, it is clear, precise and accurate. I love it :)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Pedr (

Excellent Purchase


Needed to replace an old satnav.Chose this one and don't regret it. A wonderful piece of kit and a world away from my old one.Would recommend it with no hesitation.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: sp (

TomTom GO550 HD Live with UK and ROI GPS Sat Nav


great product .this is my 2nd tomtom .wouldnt buy any other make.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: plug (

tom tom 550 golive


good sat nav very informative about problems ahead&delays etc. good screen info for lanes etc .only down side is voice command doesn't allways understand a command for city or street names.but good for phone hands free etc.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Rich (

Worst Sat Nav Bought


Bought the Sat Nav from Argos as an upgrade so could use the Live Traffic. The Live services failed to work and the Sat Nav unit continually locked and the screen froze on the start up screen. Returned the product and got a refund

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity:No / Yes
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display / Unknown
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 continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Limited Traffic Subscription
Voice Control:Address only


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