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TomTom GO 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 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. Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the design.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

reliability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom GO 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of TomTom GO 550 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the route planning and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, while many are critical about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, size, route planning

reliability

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

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

Jan, 2018

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

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

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Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

Brilliant

 

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 (argos.co.uk)

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: Brian (reevoo.com)

TomTom GO550 Live

 

I now have the 750go live version which I''m happy with

Unfotunately the product had to be returned as it was faulty

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: sp (argos.co.uk)

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: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

TomTom GO550 Live

 

A very good product and great while on holiday in the wilds of Ireland.

Aug, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

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

Map

Map coverage:Ireland, United Kingdom
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Internal storage capacity:1
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Live service: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Storage Capacity:4096

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm):Y
4.3" widescreen: Yes
Active dock: Yes
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed
Fuel Prices: Yes
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
LIVE snapshot: Yes
Local Search with Google: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes
TomTom HOME desktop software: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Weather: Yes
Voice command and control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.906 / 3.35
Height:0.906 / 3.35
Weight:7.9
Width:5