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TomTom VIA 52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews of TomTom VIA 52. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. The route planning and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom VIA 52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom VIA 52


The VIA 52 is a new mid-range satnav from TomTom. The company's model options have become a little confusing of late, with the GO brand expanding across a wider array of prices. But the Start brand is making a comeback, and the entry-level GO 51 –...

The TomTom VIA 52 is a capable satnav, although you need a smartphone for the traffic service and the European maps version is the best option.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

TomTom Via 52 review


A decent sat nav at a decent price

Easy to use ; Decent on-board storage ; Excellent navigation

Mount release is cumbersome ; Battery life is poor ; Takes time to boot up

The TomTom Via 52 is a respectable mid-range sat nav that offers more than it should for its price. Easy to setup, with clear menus and guidance, if you fancy upgrading from Google Maps on your phone, then you’ve come to the right place.

Mar, 2017

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TomTom Via 52 review

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The five-inch TomTom Via 52 has plenty of useful sat nav features - including traffic data via your smartphone and speed camera alerts. So is it up to speed with other sat navs we've tested? We sent it to our test lab to find out.

Aug, 2016

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Good product


I do love the product but it as stopped doing what it did for me when I first had it

Sep, 2018

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Tom Tom VIA52


excellent Sat nav. had my last Tom Tom stolen from my car after 6 years trouble free journeying. Updated system looks excellent. Wouldn't use any other brand.

Sep, 2018

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First class easy to use got to destination no problem great

Jul, 2018

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Tom tom sat nav


Easy to use and set up. Conect to your phone hands frree bluetooth and voice control calling.

May, 2018

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Tom tom sat nav


Easy to use and set up. Conect to your phone hands frree bluetooth and voice control calling.

May, 2018

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great for my husbands camper van


i bought this for our vw camper van as we use it a lot and our old one needed updating found this to be perfect for us

May, 2018

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I bought this about a month ago best buy I could have made.

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Spoken languages:- Afrikaans\n- Arabic\n- Australian English\n- Bulgarian\n- Catalan\n- Croatian\n- Czech\n- Danish\n- Dutch\n- Dutch Belgium\n- Finnish\n- French\n- German\n- Greek\n- Hungarian\n- Irish English\n- Italian\n- Lithuanian\n- New Zealand English\n- Norwegian\n- Polish\n- Portuguese\n- Portuguese Brazil\n- Serbian\n- Slovenian\n- Spanish\n- Spanish (Latin American)\n- Spanish Argentina/Latin\n- Spanish Chile\n- Swedish\n- Turkish\n- UK English\n- US English


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Product color:Black


Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen:No / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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


Lifetime map updates:Y / Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Western Europe
Maps included:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:8
Internal storage capacity:16
Storage media type:Flash


Lane guidance:Y / Yes
Languages support:Multi
Lifetime TomTom Traffic:Y
Live service: Yes
Quick search:Y
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth functions:Handsfree calling

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Car power adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.76
Package weight:16.2


Built-in camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Hands-free calling:Y


Battery life (max):1
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Hands-free calling:Y
Languages support:BUL, CAT, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, ITA, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / BUL, Cat, CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, Portuguese, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / BUL, CAT, Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, LAV, LIT, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, SLK, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish / Multi
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Road camera report:Y
Road camera report license term:3
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Traffic: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.807 / 3.56
Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 2.28 x 4.76
Package weight:16.2
Width:5.67 / 5.69