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TomTom Start

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1369 reviews of TomTom Start. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TomTom Start

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of TomTom Start from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Start Classic Premium Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom Start Classic Premium Satellite Navigation System

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom Start

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 999 user reviews of TomTom Start from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and maps. The price and performance also get good opinions. Many are negative about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, memory

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom START 55TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside AssistanceTomTom START 55TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside Assistance

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

TomTom Start 55 TM

 

The TomTom Start 55 TM is a basic car GPS device with a few fancy features that make it more appealing for the price. The potential of the 5-inch screen is lost on the standard resolution and plastic screen, and the lack of Bluetooth capability and...

This basic model has a few advanced features such as roadside assistance, realistic 3D views and lane assistance

This device doesn't support a hands free environment because it lacks both Bluetooth capability and speech access

The TomTom Start 55 TM is a basic option for a GPS device with a few surprising advanced features, such as advanced assistance and photo-realistic representations. However, the lack of Bluetooth capability and speech access keeps this device from...

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techradar.com)

TomTom Start review

 

Nice and easy does it with this new entry-level sat nav

Stripped back interface is a joy to use ; Gives you all the basics including UK and Ireland maps, speed camera alerts and IQ routes for smarter route mapping

Could be too basic for some ; Can get confused in busy cities ; Ongoing costs of map upgrades, alternative maps, safety alerts, and so on

It's Saturday, the city is choked with traffic and you're in a hurry. There are juggernauts to the left of you. Cars full of shoppers to the right. You're queuing in the middle lane and there are four sets of traffic lights, two speed cameras and a...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

TomTom Start Sat-Nav

 

TomTom pares down the features to create the great value Start.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Martin (expertreviews.co.uk)

TomTom Start UK & Ireland review

 

An easy-to-use satnav, but a touch overpriced given the features on offer.

Overall, the Start is a good satnav, but it's a shame the screen is so small. Other budget satnavs are better value –

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

TomTom Start review

 

The standalone satnav market for casual drivers has been under threat for some time from smartphone-friendly GPS software, including CoPilot Live, Nokia Maps and Google Maps. But with the recent launch of TomTom for iPhone, at least some of those...

The TomTom Start may perhaps a little too basic for some, but less tech-savvy casual drivers will find it an ideal companion for their travels. It brings simplicity and genuine ease of use to a market where the high flyers pack their satnavs with a...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: James Heffield (pcworld.co.nz)

TomTom Start

 

Nothing screams road trip like the arrival of a new TomTom at the PC World offices. So when the entry-level Start turned up it was the perfect excuse to take a cruise down to Wellington

Leaving Auckland on a Friday afternoon in heavy traffic, the TomTom efficiently guided us to the nearest motorway on-ramp and onto State Highway 1. It took us west at Ngaruawahia, onward through Taumaranui and around the western side of Mount Ruapehu,...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

TomTom Start Europe GPS Sat Nav

 

It has street level mapping for 46 European countries and benefits from a simplified menu system which makes plotting your route and choosing your options easy for beginners. TomTom also guarantees that its mapping is the most up to date when you...

The Start Europe is aimed to be funky as well as functional, with the option of adding in multi-coloured removable skins for the device, as well as a carry pouch for storing the unit. The Start Europe integrates the IQ Routes technology which is...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel Long (pcauthority.com.au)

First Look: TomTom Start is a quality little GPS for under $200

 

If you can look past the 3.5in screen, the Start is portable, easy to mount and ultra cheap. So, what's not to love about TomTom's latest and smallest GPS?

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

TomTom Start

 

The TomTom Start satnav is an entry-level GPS that aims to ease you into the world of satellite navigation, with a pared-down, easy to use UI, so users won't get lost before they even start. But that doesn't mean it's skimped on the hardware – the...

The TomTom Start is a great little gadget if you're a bit tech-shy, but anyone with the patience to read a manual and look beyond the neon shades, should opt for the TomTom One instead. TomTom Start is tagged with TomTom Start, TomTom and satnav....

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Tony Smith (reghardware.co.uk)

TomTom Start

 

The 'get me from A to B' focused Start does the job and does it well, but it's pricey and lacks the features some frequent drivers will need.

Don't get us wrong, we liked using the Start, and it's cut-to-what-matters approach is an step forward for its satnav UI. It does its job and it does it well, albeit for the casual driver rather than folk who spend their lives behind the wheel, who...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Head up Display: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes

Display

Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Technology:FL Display / TFT Display / Unknown
Monitor Format:16:9 / 4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel density:109
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 1-Point-Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

GPS type

Bicycle: No
Motorcycle: No

Map

Number of countries covered:22

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Emergency Help : Yes
Lane Assistant:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing:No / Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Quick search: Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:No / Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No

Packaging Content

Window mount holder included: Yes

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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