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TomTom Start 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews of TomTom Start 20. 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. Views about the size and maps are overall positive. The screen and price also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom Start 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of TomTom Start 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The maps and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the durability, and some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Start 20 Europe Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom Start 20 Europe Satellite Navigation System

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom Start 20

 

TomTom brings some of its premium features to its budget Start range.

4.3in widescreen, Same menu system as higher-end models, 4GB memory

The RDS-TMC receiver add-on is expensive, 5in models now available for same price, Integrated screen mount

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Rob Mead (techradar.com)

TomTom Start 20 review

 

As affordable sat navs go, they don't come any better than this

Slick unit ; Good screen ; Easy to use ; The price is right

No traffic info

Tech Specs Product TypeAutomobile Portable GPS Navigator TouchscreenYes Product FamilyStart Navigation InstructionsJunction View, Lane Assist, Text-to-Speech Brand NameTomTom --> Form FactorPortable Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3") Maximum Battery Run...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

TomTom Start 20 review

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The TomTom Start 20 is one of the older sat navs we've tested. It's got a compact 4.3-inch screen, making it portable and unobtrusive. But how does it compare with newer or larger models when it comes to the basics of good navigation? And can this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Derrick Cramer (mybroadband.co.za)

TomTom Start 20

 

A budget range GPS with all the basic features you need

The TomTom Start 20 Southern Africa edition GPS may be a budget oriented device, but it delivers a comprehensive set of features that will actually be used in day to day operation. The only noteworthy feature missing from this device is HD traffic...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

TomTom Start 20

 

Satellite navigation devices have had a tough time of late, with smartphones offering all the same features for free, without having to carry another gadget around. TomTom hopes that the affordable Start 20 will get people to switch from their iPhones...

If you still haven't managed to get round to buying a sat-nav device, the TomTom Start 20 is a good place to start. It's affordable, well equipped and the impressive screen makes it easier to view and to use than a smartphone or other sat-nav rivals....

Jul, 2011

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

TomTom Start 20 satnav

 

Review TomTom?s entry level Start satnavs have long been the default choice for anyone wanting a reliable but basic PND. Now the range has been given a wash and brush up with the release of some new 4.3in screen devices with prices starting at ?130.

TomTom?s navigation system, its maps, UI and voices are pretty much state of the art and the device itself with its clever and versatile integrated mounting arm is physically impressive. But at ?130 the absence of traffic data seems poor value. ?

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Basic but great

 

I brought this purely to use in a hire car for a trip away so didn't want lota of extras or to pay a high price and whilst it might be deemed very basic I cannot fault it. Easy to set my route, it remembered where I was and picked up the route...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good little sat nav

 

I picks the best and fastest route it's good for my job never let's me down

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good size screen

 

Brought this as a pressie for my husband no more worrying when we go anywere new

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Very good budget model

 

Good value bit of kit. Does everything it's supposed to smoothly.

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 4.300
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N
Motorcycle:N

Map

Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Central Europe / Czech Republic / Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden / France / Ireland, United Kingdom / Italy / Southern Africa / Western Europe
Map view options:3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No / SD
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4 / 8
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Lane guidance:No / Yes
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Live service: No
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Quick search:Y
Speed limits:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.69 x 0.984 x 3.15
Storage Capacity:4096

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

4.3" touch screen (11 cm):Y
4.3" widescreen: Yes
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Frequent destinations: Yes
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR / BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, LAV, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR / Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
Parking assist: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety camera alerts: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Start: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.748 / 0.984 / 3.15
Height:0.984 / 3.15 / 3.150 / 3.35
Weight:5.43 / 6.38 / 6.385
Width:4.685 / 4.69