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TomTom VIA 53

TomTom VIA 53
alaScore 98

32 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of TomTom VIA 53. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, size, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

TomTom Via 53 review

 

And easy to use and functional sat nav with decent connectivity

Easy to use ; Excellent mapping ; Live traffic updates ; Hands-free calling and text messaging ; Voice control

Only around an hour of battery life ; Slow to boot up ; Chunky design

Easy to use with a decent touchscreen and connectivity options, the TomTom Via 53 doesn't disappoint for the price.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

TomTom Via 53 review

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The five-inch TomTom Via 53 EU has built-in wi-fi, lifetime map updates and Bluetooth for hands-free calling. We've been impressed by previous TomTom Via devices, so will this sat nav be given the green light? We put it to the test so read our full sat...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Lives up to its name brand.

 

The instructions are very good but realistically there will be times where it gets confusing and you should never depend 100% on a GPS you have to use your common sense too. My last Tom Tom was literally a dum dum but this model lives up to its name. I...

Unlimited maps, unlimited traffic, ease of use, nice big interface. Overall best GPS I've used in some years. It's fast to pick up satellite, ready to go in seconds versus minutes on some other models I've used. Once you create your TomTom account it...

None that I come to mind

May, 2014

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Satnav

 

I bought this about a month ago best buy I could have made.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good value for money

 

Brought for our next holiday, great range of features and easy to use.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed

Display

Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N
Motorcycle:N

Map

License term:Lifetime
License term in years:Lifetime
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:Canada, Mexico, USA
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:8
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:UTP
Car power adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Power

Battery life (max):3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Technical Details

Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Lifetime Traffic Updates: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Split screen control: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3
Height:3.7
Weight:7.7
Width:5.31