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TomTom Start 50

TomTom Start 50
alaScore 93

366 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews of TomTom Start 50. 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 screen and maps. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of TomTom Start 50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the maps and performance. The price and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the design.

usability, screen, price, performance, maps


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Start 50 5 inch Sat Nav with Lifetime Maps of UK and ROITomTom Start 50 WE 5 inch Sat Nav with Lifetime Maps of Western EuropeTomTom Start 60 UK GPS Navigation System

May, 2016

Expert review by: (

TomTom Start 50 M


The TomTom Start 50 M has a few advanced features such as lane assistance and a speed limit indicator, as well as free map upgrades for the life of your device, but it is still missing a lifetime traffic update subscription. The Start 50 M is just shy...

The Start 50 M has lifetime map updates and lane assistance

This device does not include lifetime traffic updates

Even though the Start 50 M has a few advanced features, it still misses the mark with the lack of an included lifetime traffic update subscription.

Expert review by: Mike Bedford (

TomTom Start 50 review


The Start 50 is currently TomTom's cheapest in-car satnav (it's the same price as the smaller-screened Start 40), but it has mapping for 39 European countries which explains why it's a bit more expensive than, say, Garmin's entry-level nüvi 52LM which...

While more expensive than some entry-level satnavs, you do get coverage of the whole of Europe and free updates for life. The resistive touch screen is a disappointment, though, and this isn’t really compensated for by voice control since this can only...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: James Morris (

TomTom Start 50


The Start 50 brings TomTom's latest redesign to its budget range

Maps for 45 European countries ; Lifetime maps ; Streamlined new menu design

TomTom's GO 40 offers live traffic for the same price

Overall, we like the new menu system, as it lets you get to the features you most frequently use very quickly. The primary function you need to get to grips with is that simply tapping the map no longer invokes the menu. Instead, a circle containing...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: LJMA (

Very Good Sat Nav


" This is a replacement for my old Tom Tom its a lot bigger so if you getting a case for it be careful original case was to small the proper case for a tom tom that I got in replacement is only just big enough to how it works is different to my old tom...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Cannie (

TomTom Start 50 5 Inch Sat Nav


" This product was purchased as a birthday present for my grandson when he was 21 a few weeks ago. He is extremely pleased with how easy it is to use. "

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Calamity (

Great features very easy to use and accurate.


" Bought this Tom Tom sat nav for my husband. He loves it. Very accurate and as described in brochure. Easy to use and easy to see. Great features. A great buy! "

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: sm53 (

This product is exactly what I wanted


" Easy to set up, works well, does exactly what I wanted it for "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Jindivik (

TomTom Start 50 5 Inch Sat Nav Lifetime Maps Uk & ROI.


" Does what I want, relatively straightforward after a short learning curve! Would buy again. "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Ronny (

Very easy to set up


" No problems so far does what it says on the tin no complaints so far "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: lynn (

easy to follow instructions


" As a first time user I found this product excellent and would recommend it I needed something good as I am new to England "

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No


Number of countries covered:23 / 45


Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No