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TomTom Start 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of TomTom Start 55. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the performance and reliability are generally positive. The price and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the voice guidance.

usability, screen, price, reliability, performance

voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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TomTom Start 55 TM

 

In a time when smartphone navigation is not only top-notch, but free, TomTom's affordable Start 55 TM makes a compelling case for buying a standalone GPS—on paper. But in the real world, its performance isn't up to spec.

Big screen for a budget-priced GPS. Informative display. Easy-to-use interface. Roadside Assistance included

Very slow GPS lock. Sluggish POI input and map animations. Ineffective real-time traffic reports. Plastic resistive screen

The TomTom Start 55 TM ($159.95 direct) is a low-end standalone GPS device with a mission. It exists to convince you that it's still worth buying, in an age of free smartphone GPS apps, and an oversaturated market where most people who want a...

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TomTom Start 55

 

The Start 55 works well enough for occasional use and has a large display. But the mounting bracket is shoddy. The TomTom software took a LONG time to correctly install and update the maps. The software is less user-friendly than other GPS devices I...

Large Screen Simple Controls

Flimsy Mounting Short Battery Life

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TomTom GPS

 

I\'ve always enjoyed TomTom products more so than other GPS systems. The company is also easy to deal with.

Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Simple Controls","Versatile

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TomTom Start 55

 

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Don't be fooled

 

Lifetime maps are only good for 3 to 4 years, then they want to charge $99.00 a year

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Third in a row

 

We have had four Tom Toms in the past few years and loved them all, until this year. We tried three and each one failed in a couple of weeks. Just went black. We now ordered a Garmin.

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Free maps are hard to get

 

I am having a difficult time with the free map upgrade. I connected it to my computer and it keeps starting over to the backup portion. Looked up several stores and they are not on there.

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Terrible Lag - Deceptive Product Rating

 

I owned an old TomTom that I disliked, but thought perhaps they had fixed the bugs because the reviews on this one were so great. Oh, how I was wrong!!!!!!!!!!

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Had No Problem Setting the GPS up

 

I think it will really come in handy. I have not had the chance to use it on any trip so far. A few comments for the setup. (1) They should have said it needs to be charged up before use...(I think it is stated somewhere , but should be in bold print...

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Can't Beat The Price With Lifetime Maps & Traffic

 

Pros: Split screen with lane breakdown is nice, Has Puerto Rico downloaded from factory, traffic feature works well, cant beat the price Cons: Some lag time between satellite and screen, not any more than I have noticed with other brands or with a 4G...

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