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TomTom Start 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 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. Opinions about the maps and performance are generally positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, screen, performance, maps


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 42 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 People really like the maps and size. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design and performance.

usability, screen, price, size, maps

performance, design

86% 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

Nov, 2015

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: 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: Sophie70 (

The tom tom has everything needed to find your way


This product is easy to set up and a great screen size. It gets you to your destination x

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Mark28 (

Great little satnav


This is the first satnav we have ever bought and it is great. It's easy to use and there are many different options so you can set it up for your own personal preferences. We decided to buy the entry range Start product and for the price, we can't...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Ali (

Mr ali


It's too complicated and difficult to insert data into the device

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Vern2 (

Good Solid Performer


Bought this as a present but seen it in operation. Nice and straightforward. If you have had a TT before you will know the interface on this. Pairing with a phone was easy. It has only done a few short trip so will add more when it has been out and about

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: nick (

Makes A to B easy


Best thing i have done motoring wise was to buy one of these. On a long journey like going on holiday i would have to pull over 4 or 5 times to check on a map because i had taken a wrong turn or was in the wrong lane to turn. Brilliant item.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Ah1st (

Easy to use


This is my first sat nav and so far it's been very easy to use. It was straightforward to set up with my laptop and has been easy to use when I've been driving to unfamiliar places for work. I haven't really looked at the instructions for how to use it...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No


Number of countries covered:23


Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No