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With the supply of its devices in 40 countries having the maps of 104 countries, TomTom is a household name for GPS devices. Award-winning product from TomTom, HD Traffic is available in 23 countries.

In the GPS device market, Garmin is TomTom's greatest competitor and rival. Unlike many of its competitors, TomTom has been a self-supplier of maps for its GPS devices since the acquisition of digital map making company Tele Atlas recently.

Broadly TomTom is focused on three types of products: navigation devices, in-dashboard navigation/car control services and navigation software for installation on mobile devices.
TomTom's in-car location and navigation products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services.
Car navigation has convenient features like spoken street names and large (5.0") and high quality touchscreen.

TomTom offers you its latest outdoor navigation products at the most reasonable prices under $250 most of which supports great features like Bluetooth compatibility which is indispensable for use in car and trucks.

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Tomtom START 50M

TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator


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TomTom START 50M
TomTom VIA 1605TM
TomTom Start 20
TomTom GO 1000
TomTom START 45TM
TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator
TomTom 1605TM GPS Receiver
TomTom Start 20 Handheld GPS Receiver
TomTom GO 1000 Europe Traffic - 4.3 in. Car GPS Receiver
TomTom START 45TM GPS Navigator
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Release Date
Apr 2013
Jun 2012
Apr 2012
Aug 2010
Mar 2012
Map capabilities
Internal, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards, Download maps
Internal
Internal, Download maps
Receiver type
20 Channels
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Screen Size
5.0 inch
6.0 inch
4.3 inch
4.3 inch
4.3 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen

  • The TomTom VIA 1605TM is a top-notch budget GPS device, thanks to its sharp 6-inch screen, solid feature set, and fair price.


  • TomTom's Start 20 still isn't the most keenly priced sat-nav on the market. But street prices for the UK-only model have already fallen below £100, with the European version £10-20 more expensive. Whilst you can get Mio's 5in Spirit 685 for the same as this, with RDS-TMC traffic already enabled, the latter lacks full UK postcode entry, which can be extremely useful. So the Start 20 isn't the absolute pinnacle of sat-nav value, but it does bring yet more of TomTom's premium features down to an even more affordable level.

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    As an entry level SatNav the TomTom Start 20 is a good device and a reasonable performer. Bearing in mind that it is an entry level device then the missing features are not critical to the targeted market. If you want a device that you can use out of the box and never take near a computer then this could be the SatNav you are looking for.

    It has the strength and pedigree of the TomTom brand. This is evident in the easy to use navigation, the good routing, clear and easy to follow navigation instructions etc.

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    So should the TomTom Start 20 be on your shopping list? Absolutely. For £130 you get a dedicated sat nav that beats the pants off most of its standalone rivals and makes those freebie apps you can download for your phone look inadequate by comparison. If you're serious about getting around, but don't want to spend a fortune, then the TomTom Start 20 is very hard to beat.

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    As with its TomTom LIVE predecessors, the GO 1000 is not a cheap sat-nav and despite its abilities, if you're only an occasional traveller it will be overkill. For those in this category, a more modest option would make better economic sense. But for those who make frequent journeys or just want the most advanced satellite navigation, the GO 1000 is the most capable device currently on the market. Yet again, TomTom has set the standard other satellite navigation devices will need to beat.


  • The TomTom GO Live 1000 is one of the best-equipped GPS navigation devices on the market, making it ideal for those who use a sat nav every day. Less frequent users will get better value out of cheaper units, but the GO 1000 is slick, functional and very well designed, making it a highly recommended purchase.


  • The TomTom GO 1000 is one of the best-equipped GPS navigation devices on the market, making it ideal for those who use a sat nav every day. The user experience is slick, functional and very well designed. However, less frequent users will get better value out of cheaper units, and the included MyTomTom software currently seems a step below the previous iterations.


Top 5 tomtom gps device:

  1. TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator
  2. TomTom 1605TM GPS Receiver
  3. TomTom Start 20 Handheld GPS Receiver
  4. TomTom GO 1000 Europe Traffic - 4.3 in. Car GPS Receiver
  5. TomTom START 45TM GPS Navigator