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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. People are impressed by the price and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, performance, screen, size, price


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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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 People really like the route planning and size. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions 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 products: TomTom GO 550 LIVE UK & RoI Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom GO 550 LIVE UK & RoI Satellite Navigation System

Jun, 2018


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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


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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

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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

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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

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

Feb, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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TomTom GO550 Live


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

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


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
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


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 coverage:Ireland, United Kingdom
Maps included: Yes


Internal storage capacity:1
Storage media type:Flash


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


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Storage Capacity:4096

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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


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