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TomTom Start

alaTest has collected and analyzed 873 reviews of TomTom Start. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the maps and reliability are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = 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 3 user reviews of TomTom Start from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and maps, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, size, screen

maps, durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom Start Classic Satellite Navigation SystemTomTom Start Classic Premium Satellite Navigation SystemTOMTOM 1FD4.002.00 Start 40 Europe - (Navigation > GPS Devices)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TomTom Start

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of TomTom Start 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. Reviewers are impressed by the route planning and screen. The maps and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the design and reliability. Views are divided on the durability.

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performance, reliability, design

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

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

Sep, 2015

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...

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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

If you're new to sat nav this entry-level TomTom is a great place to Start. Just don't expect too much of it, eh?

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

TomTom Start satnav

 

A new entry point for TomTom

Changeable covers will appeal to some, simple, easy to use, solid navigation

Dec, 2009

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

TomTom Start UK & Ireland review

 

At £120, the brand-new Start is TomTom's cheapest satnav. However, this is still fairly expensive compared to the least expensive satnavs available, so we were intrigued to see whether it was worth the money.

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

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

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 Technology:FL Display / TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9 / 4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / One-Point Touch

General Features

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

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:No / Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No

Playback

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