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TomTom Start 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2251 reviews of TomTom Start 50. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good reviews. There are some less positive views about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the route planning.

usability, price, performance, screen, size

reliability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom Start 50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of TomTom Start 50 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the maps and performance. The price and screen also get good feedback. Many are negative about the design.

usability, screen, price, performance, maps

design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 5 inch Sat Nav with Lifetime Maps of UK and ROI

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom Start 50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 user reviews of TomTom Start 50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime MapsTomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

TomTom Start 50 review

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The TomTom Start 50 is an entry-level sat nav, intended for those who want a fuss-free device and aren't bothered about extras such as traffic and voice commands. Does this sat nav do enough to justify a place in your car? Find out in our full review...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: MTBKR (bestbuy.com)

Very poor mount!

 

The mount for this device is terrible; it will not stay on the windshield, constantly falling off. Also, It 's hard to get the screen to be straight, not crooked, unless mount is on just right.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Shobhit (bestbuy.com)

It's great!

 

It's great! It gives clear directions with voice command

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Luvinmusiq (bestbuy.com)

Works Great

 

Replaced a old Garmin my first Tom Tom great price

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Shan77 (bestbuy.com)

Easy to operate and very accurate

 

Absolutely Love it!!!...and would definitely recommend!!! Easy to operate and nice features!!!

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Tommy (bestbuy.com)

Ease to use and great quality!

 

I took my Tom Tom on my first trip ever into the deep part of no where of Texas and it took me the most direct route and got me there in half the time instead.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Agarminfan (bestbuy.com)

Ok for the price but has issues

 

Navigated me inexplicably through a busy city rather than remain in a highway. Ok product when you have nothing else so check directions via google maps first

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
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):2 / 3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: 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:All Europe / Central Europe / Southern Africa / USA / Western Europe
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:23 / 45

Memory

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

Navigation

Address input:City, House number, Street
Auto re-route: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service: No
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Quick search:Y
Speed limits: Yes
Tap & Go:Y
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.69
Package weight:15

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:USB
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2 / 3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Extra-slim design with sleek 5.0" glass touchscreen: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Lifetime map updates: Yes
Map Share technology: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Rich Points of Interest: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.0866 / 0.874 / 1.69 / 3.5
Height:0.906 / 3.54 / 3.56
Weight:7.37 / 8.29 / 8.89
Width:5.2 / 5.67 / 5.69