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TomTom Start 50

TomTom Start 50
alaScore 93

339 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The maps and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, maps, screen, performance

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 73 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 also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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

Feb, 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: alan (

much easier to use than the start 20.


" pleased with the 50 sat nav. "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: STEREO (

Regular map updates


" A good value for money satnav and with four free updates each year the maps should be really accurate "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Georgia girl (

The product was a good price.


" Good value for money.would recommend it Is the second one I have purchased as gifts for family. "

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Inalong (

Has all featuters I require.


Having used the sat nav during the past few weeks, I am completely satisfied with its perfomance and recommend this model to future purchasers.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Elderley (

I like the fact it has lifetime maps.


I have had it a couple of weeks and I am finding it a little difficult to navigate in comparison with my previous Classic model. The booklet instructions are useless. The screen is clear but has rather a lot of information showing. Perhaps it is...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: jackieb (

clear and nice look


the tom tom is a very special feature that speak the name of road , that no need to watching the monitor.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: jackieb (

clear and nice look


" the tom tom is a very special feature that speak the name of road , that no need to watching the monitor. "

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No


Number of countries covered:23


Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No