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TomTom Go 520

TomTom Go 520
alaScore 93

573 reviews

Jun, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 573 reviews of TomTom Go 520. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the maps and screen. The size and performance also get good feedback, but the memory and route planning get critical reviews. There are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, performance, size, screen, maps

route planning, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Go 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of TomTom Go 520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the maps and screen are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and route planning.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

route planning, reliability

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom GO 520


The GO 520 is the first satnav from TomTom to roll out Wi-Fi to the company's mid-range. This is a 5-inch unit offering similar features to the GO 5200. The notable difference is that where the latter has a built-in mobile data connection, the 520...

The TomTom GO 520 provides Wi-Fi updates and great Live Traffic, although you’ll need to add your own smartphone for the latter.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

TomTom Go 520 review


TomTom impresses again with the Go 520

Voice control ; Fantastic maps

Battery life is poor ; Needs a phone for all the features

The TomTom Go 520 is a smart sat nav that may need a phone to unleash its full potential but it's packed with functionality and is achingly simple to use. The screen is clear and bright, the maps second to none. It's a shame about the battery but the...

Oct, 2017

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TomTom Go 520 review


The Go 520 may be expensive, but it's hard to see how TomTom could have made it any more desirable. TomTom's navigation and mapping software is excellent. Onscreen instructions are clear, with precise details on what to do next and when to do it.

Oct, 2007

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TomTom Go Professional 520 review

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Taking the impressive Go 520 sat nav, and adding specific route tailoring for vehicles as big as lorries, the TomTom Go Professional 520 comes at a price premium over the standard model. Is this specialist sat nav worth it? Read our full review to find...

Dec, 2017

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TomTom GO 520 review

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If you're looking for a 5-inch sat nav, then there are plenty to choose from in the 2016 range from TomTom. The Go 520 is a mid-range option, but is it any good? Read our full review to find out more about this feature-packed sat nav.

Nov, 2016

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Speak and Go - TomTom Go 520 Review


The all new TomTom Go 520 arrived with us and demanded that we talked to it. Speech recognition makes it to the new 3rd Generation Go and brings with it a whole host of new funky extras, we test the market leader to see if its is out front or losing...

Oct, 2007

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Great idea, needs some work!


So we all love the TomTom! But if you received the original mount for the TomTom and noticed the suction problem for the mount, you will encounter the same suction problems for this mount. Although it does increase the range in angle you may want for...

Better range

Suction cup doesn't work well

Jun, 2009

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Saves time


Bought this as I misplaced my previous unit. The traffic updates are so accurate. I've been in hold ups that have just started and within seconds the unit updates. Easy to use and set up. Only criticism is lack of being able to set a maximum speed for...

Nov, 2017

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Sat nav looks good on my windscreen


I bought this because I can use and view it without carrying a magnifying glass,the old Tom Tom was good then but this one is super

Nov, 2017

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Sat nav


Used it in USA. Would have been lost without it. Easy to use and understand.

Nov, 2017

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