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TomTom Via 220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of TomTom Via 220. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but the screen and performance get less positive opinions.

usability, price, design, reliability

performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Via 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

TomTom Via 220 GPS unit


The TomTom Via 220 is a basic navigation unit that lacks some advanced features, but provides a pleasant user experience

Attractive and user-friendly interface ; Compact design with integrated mount ; Good value for money

No Bluetooth hands-free ; Sometimes slow to recalculate route ; Screen sometimes requires a forceful press

TomTom's Via 220 may be a basic, entry-level GPS unit, but unless you critically require Bluetooth hands-free functionality, we highly recommend it over more expensive models like the Via 180. An attractive, easy-to-use interface and a positive...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

TomTom Via 220


Decent price ; Fast route calculation ; Buggy voice recognition junked

Why was TomTom Home killed ; No Bluetooth hands-free ; Slow acquisition of GPS lock

With a keen price, and minus the frustrating voice-recognition system found in the rest of the range, the Via 220 proves that less is more; but still not enough to earn it top marks.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Lentini (

Review: TomTom VIA 220 Ditches Bluetooth To Push Down SatNav Price


TomTom has carved this satnav out of its larger, older brothers to create a simple but somewhat lacking alternative. But at less than $200, is this a low-budget bargain?

Sub-$200 price; simple user interface; fairly loud and clear speaker ;

No Bluetooth; poor GPS signal acquisition

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Life Maps But the life is less than 18mths


I love the basic ease to operate Tom Tom ..But 3 failures in 4 years ! Shows life time is only 18mths at Best ! .... Emails not replied to

Nov, 2014

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TomTom via 220 review


I purchased the TomTom via 220 primarily to use in Italy. I purchased the Europe map but couldn't get it to download. A friend in Italy had a laptop and after an email to TomTom customer support we managed to download the map for Europe. The maps...

Sep, 2014

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Not good enough


I bought the TomTom GoVia 220 in December 2013 as the map upgrade for my TomTom Classic cost $80 and this similar sized 4.3in unit only cost $98. A bad move as it turned out. The GoVia220 is functional but not good enough for peak hour in Brisbane CBD...

Easy to set up. It works as a basic unit. ok voice instructions, Map swivels, easy to attach to windscreen. Cheap

Not as good as the seven year old model I had. Less information like no ongoing ETA and info is absent off screen .regularly.

Jul, 2014

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Tom Tom Via 220 Steer clear


If you buy one make sure it comes with Life time maps, Otherwise it will cost you a fortune to keep up to date, I had a 90 day period to update map but due to Tom Tom software bugs it would not update? Yet after the 90 day period finished it worked &...


Cable connector behind unit, Software updates did not work with Windows 7 when purchased, High price for updates

Jun, 2014

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Rubbish after 18 months


I quite liked the unit when I first got it as a Father's Day present 18 months ago. Unfortunately, over the last 3 months, it has become so unreliable as to be unusable. I drove for 4 hours from the Snowy Mountains, through the ACT and then to Goulburn...

Worked well initially and map updates were reasonably easy to install.

Can't find the satellites after 15 months use. As such it is useless.

Mar, 2014

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Mixed Review


I have had this unit for approx 1 month and used it twice. I liked it's accuracy and in particular the speed to compute a new course should you overshoot an intersection. BUT - It failed on more than one occasion to warn of road speed changes,...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (

Good Little Unit


This little device has replaced my wife as our navigator so that alone was worth the $120 as there are no more arguments. We've travelled many KM up and down the east coast and it knows all the small and out of the way towns. Believe me it's a great...

Good value, reliable and easy to use

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No


Map coverage:Australia
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:Flash


Live service: No
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes


Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black
Eco Routes: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed
FREE Daily Map Changes: Yes
Frequent destinations: Yes
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Parking assist: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Rich Points of Interest: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes

Weight & Dimensions