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TomTom Wireless GPS Receiver

TomTom Wireless GPS Receiver
alaScore 81

637 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 637 reviews of TomTom Wireless GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated, whereas the design and reliability get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the TomTom Wireless GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 468 user reviews of TomTom Wireless GPS Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XXL 550TM 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic and Maps Edition)TomTom XXL 550M 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Maps Edition)TomTom XXL 550 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

TomTom XXL 550-TM Features Freshened User Interface


While a 4.3-inch screen has become the standard size for personal navigation devices, the upgrade to a 5.0-inch screen can make a significant difference. TomTom has two series of XXL products with 5.0-inch screens, the XXL 540-TM and the XXL 550-TM...

Sensible routes from TomTom's IQ Routes ; Generous database of 7 million POIs ; Live traffic receiver integrated into power cable on traffic-enabled models

No Bluetooth ; Missing some features found on the XXL 540 series

The XXL 550-TM provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features, and adds a roomy 5-inch screen. Included lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates make this the best 5.0" navigator choice.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (

TomTom XXL 550-T ( Lifetime Traffic Edition)


It may look like the same old TomTom XL from last year, but with a new version of TomTom's software and new models that offer lifetime traffic, lifetime map updates, or both, the TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of navigators merits a second look.

TomTom's interface has undergone a massive overhaul with this new series, resulting in a menu structure that's much easier to navigate. Trip routing happened quickly, and turn-by-turn directions were clear and concise. TomTom's EasyPort mount keeps the...

Traffic service requires power cable be plugged in. Some menu options are oddly labeled. Lifetime traffic models occasionally overlays ads on the map screen.

The TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of GPS devices represent a marked improvement over the previous generation, keeping its great form factor while streamlining its software.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (

Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition 2


Your Treo's new best friend.

Slimmer design than T-Mobile MDA • Runs WM6 • Wi-Fi connectivity • Terrific battery life

No 3G support • Echoey call quality • Flat QWERTY keys • Lackluster 2-MP camera

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (

TomTom XXL 550-TM


Accurate navigation. Clear voice prompts. Free maps and real-time traffic information. Fast boot-up. Good value

Occasional UI sluggishness. Drab map graphics. Fiddly power connector. No Bluetooth hands-free mode. Doesn't shut off with the car ignition

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Review: TomTom XXL 550-TM GPS device


Well-designed GPS device is a great deal with lifetime live traffic and map updates.

First, you find a somewhat revamped and simplified user interface. The Options menu, previously called Preferences, now consists of only three screens of options. The 540 series had six screens of preferences if you selected the advanced viewing...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

TomTom XXL 550TM review


Hands on with the TomTom XXL 550TM The TomTom XXL 550TM is a 5” widescreen unit in the XXL 550 series, and is the first 5” model to incorporate their new new EasyMenu, which debuted in the US on the TomTom EASE. The TM stands for lifetime traffic and...

Lifetime traffic and map updates ; 5” screen ; IQ Routes improves routing ; Advanced Lane Guidance coverage is very good ; Map Share ; Over 7 million points of interest (POIs) ; Displays names of surrounding streets ; Simplified menu ; Warns if...

No way to see list of upcoming turns ; EasyPort mount can detach when adjusting angle of unit ; Does not auto power on or off with car ; Screen not as bright as some other brands

The TomTom XXL 550TM is a very nice unit that will serve most consumers well. My only significant gripes are the mount and the fact that you can’t get a list of upcoming turns for your route. Otherwise, it's an excellent unit for someone who wants a...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Malatesta (

Review: OnCourse Navigator 6 (OCN6)


Continuing my newbie trek into the world of GPS, first I reviewed some hardware for the Treo 7xx series and now I'll take a look some software, namely OnCourse

Simple setup and use, Can use in multiple PPC devices (not at once), Fantastic full-screen 3D graphics, Loud voice prompts, Loads fast/Not sluggish, Micro, Mini and Regular SD support, Touch Friendly

Not for WM Standard/Smartphone, Cannot update maps, No street-name voice prompts

Installation is a snap. Just insert the card into your device and after a few seconds a pop-up screen will ask if you want to install OCN6. Installation is very quick since all it is doing is adding a few files to the device's main memory including...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Kent Lanum (

Easy PocketNAV's OnCourse Navigator 6 GPS Software - Windows Mobile Utility


Easy installation and activation with the micro/mini/SD card (see Cons below too), Runs really fast once installed and did not seem to miss a beat, The routing options are very flexible based on the users needs and in the short time tested, also...

The ease of installation and activation with the OCN6 card method has its trade-offs. You will need more memory space on the mobile device if there is no room left on the micro/mini/SD storage card provided by OCN, Not much else to complain about once...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: (

TomTom XXL 550TM


The TomTom XXL 550TM is a GPS navigation device with a 5-inch LCD screen with voice prompts, and lifetime map and live-traffic updates. TomTom includes their new menu interface with this model and it makes it even more easier to use.<p

Expert review by: James Heffield (

TomTom XXL 550


In-car GPS

The latest TomTom model to reach New Zealand features a 5-inch touchscreen and a few new features that will prove particularly useful for city-dwellers.

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Featuring TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software, voice guided, turn-by-turn directions help keep your eyes on the road. You can navigate using the latest Tele Atlas maps covering the United States and Canada, including millions of points of interest to help you find fuel, restaurants, parks, airports and more. Automatic route recalculation puts you back on track if you take a wrong turn. Friendly user interface and touch screen operation make navigation simple and fast. Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition 2 includes a memory card pre-installed with a map of the continental United States and Canada. Simply insert the pre-installed memory card into your Treo 650, 700w, or 700p smartphone to launch TomTom NAVIGATOR! The device cradle holds your Treo smartphone securely in place and within reach. Now, there is no need to re-fold maps!

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GPS Compatibility

Compatible Devices (for S.D.):For Palm Treo 650, 700w, 700p
Compatible Handhelds:Acer n310 / Acer n311 / Acer s50 / Dell Axim X51 / Dell Axim X51v / Eten M600 / Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox 720 / HP iPAQ h4150 / HP iPAQ h4350 / HP IPAQ hx2190 / HP iPAQ hx2490 / I-mate JAM / I-mate JAMin / I-mate PDA2k / Nokia E61 / Nokia N80 / O2 XDA Exec / Orange SPV M1000 / Orange SPV M2000 / Orange SPV M3000 / PalmOne Treo 650 / Qtek 9000 / Qtek 9100 / Qtek S100 / Qtek S110 / Qtek S200 / T-Mobile MDA compact / T-Mobile MDA compact II / T-Mobile MDA III / T-Mobile MDA Pro / T-Mobile MDA Vario/Palm Treo 700p / Palm Treo 700w / PalmOne Treo 650

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

Product Type:GPS kit/GPS receiver module
Receiver:20 channel


Country Kits:North America
Model:Smartphone Edition 2/Wireless GPS Receiver
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Palm GPS Navigator/TomTom

PC System Requirements for GPS

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Apple MacOS X 10.3