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TomTom Start 50

TomTom Start 50
alaScore 94

364 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 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 screen and maps are generally positive. The performance and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments 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 94/100 = 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 Views about the maps and performance are on the whole positive. The price and screen also get good feedback. Many are less positive 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

Apr, 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: 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

Consumer review by: StevenS (

Perfect sat nav


" Tom tom so simple to use very quick always gets a signal .. display and audio clear and precise Barging at Argos also ! "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Marjie (

tom tom start


" An excellent sat nav, easily set up for a novice like me . Updates are easily done too. Got it at a sale price of £20 less than advertised "

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

GPS type

Bicycle: No


Number of countries covered:23 / 45


Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No