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XXL 530S

XXL 530S
alaScore 77

139 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the route planning and performance are overall positive. The value for money and screen are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, screen, value for money, performance, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the XXL 530S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of XXL 530S from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

usability, screen, value for money, voice guidance, size

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XXL 530-S 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorTomTom XXL 530S Battery Replacement Kit with Installation Video, Tools, and Extended Life Battery.

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TomTom XXL 530-S


The TomTom XXL 530S is one of TomTom's first 5” models. It comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada and has IQ Routes, TomTom's historical traffic speed data that can result in improved routing in areas prone to traffic problems. The “S” in the...

Going the other direction, the TomTom XL 330-S drops IQ Routes and you only get a 4.3” screen.

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Better than Garmin 350 & 660 that we own! Extras too!


I had bought two Garmins in the past, based on the reviews we saw on-line. BUT when we needed map up-dates, I looked at options to paying $60+ just for new maps!

Screen responds better than the Garmins ; Fast satellite acquisition ; More than one color option (for day or night screens) ; Several voice options (also louder than Garmins) ; Still has the auto-off feature, auto-dim, POIs, Favorites, etc. etc ; Very...

None that we've found yet


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very nice product, the size is great

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First and Last TomTom Purchase


I've used several GPS devices and software, TomTom is by far the bad one.The first thing I did after purchasing this GPS was update the maps. I've been using this device for 3 or 4 months now and when I search for points of interest it does not know...

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Great Price, Great Product


The first one I received didn't work but I was shipped another one, received it, it works great. No complaint for the price.

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I like the big display, I had to get use to the operation of the unit(I had a Garmin unit before). But overall would recommend it to friends and family.

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Great Product


Love it!

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good product


for the most part this is a great product. my only complaints are that unlike some gps units, you can't put the name of a store to find the closest one. the other feature i find us missing is a place where it tells you in words the route you will be...

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didn't work


after i recieved it and charged it it wouldn't boot all the way i ended up spending 3 hours on the phone with tech support and they couldn't help ended up sending it in and got a REFURB unit back while it did work I paid for a new unit and spent more...

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Not Bad but I would get a Garmin1350LMT


this unit is not as nice as the garmin since it has lifetime maps and lifetime traffic and is a better value and has a nicer street interface even though its only 4.3

Product Specifications

Plug and go Spoken instructions and street names EasyPort mount Points of Interest 5" XXL screen for better view 24/7 IQ Routes technology TomTom Map Share technology Help Me! menu

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5 / 5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA / Puerto Rico

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom XXL