TomTom GO 5000 5-inch Sat Nav, Best satnav i’ve owned

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As a tomtom go 720 owner i decided to stick with the tomtom brand when looking for a more up to date model. Firstly the go 5000 is a totally different beast to the go 720. Some changes for the better and possibly some not. Some new functionality and some missing functionality when compared with the go 720. Overall a decent device for day to day use, live traffic info is useful as is the permanent data connection. Would i but this device again?. Yesfor all the comparisons that have been made between the current tomtom line up and past models, times do move on and for the functionality that some users are shouting out for tomtom seems to be listening and releasing updates.

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TomTom GO 5000 5-inch Sat Nav with European Maps and Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates – Black/Grey

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  • 5 inch touch screen – Fully Interactive Screen, Pinch, zoom and swipe
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic – Award winning Traffic information, pins points exactly where a jam starts and finishes, Alerts you when you approach a jam too fast, provides you an overview of the traffic in your area
  • Lifetime Maps of full Europe (45 countries) – Always drive with the latest map, you can download at least four full map updates on your device every year

Good sat nav, but could be so much better. This is a long review, so bear with meafter owning a garmin nuvi for a few years, i decided to buy the latest tomtom. I’m not sure if i made the right choice. There is no such thing as the perfect sat nav – they all have advantages and disadvantages, and it often comes down to personal preference. Tomtom has often been the leader in sat nav’s, but i feel the latest tomtom units mean garmin is now better. If tomtom included alot of the features i mention below, they could surpass garmin as the market leader. Summary:-to sum up the points below, this tomtom is fast and responsive, with brilliant live traffic, but is expensive, and lacks many features. If you wanted the best live traffic, buy this tomtom. But if you wanted a cheaper unit with more features, buy a garmin. Setting up:-when updating the tomtom for the first time, there were 4 updates which took 25 minutes to download to my computer, and 1 hour 11 minutes to update to the tomtom.

As a tomtom go 720 owner i decided to stick with the tomtom brand when looking for a more up to date model. Firstly the go 5000 is a totally different beast to the go 720. Some changes for the better and possibly some not. Some new functionality and some missing functionality when compared with the go 720. Overall a decent device for day to day use, live traffic info is useful as is the permanent data connection. Would i but this device again?. Yesfor all the comparisons that have been made between the current tomtom line up and past models, times do move on and for the functionality that some users are shouting out for tomtom seems to be listening and releasing updates.

The traffic updates don’t work correctly, it takes 5. The traffic updates don’t work correctly, it takes 5 or 6 minutes for the updates to show after planning the trip. When driving it loses connection to “live services” often and will not auto reconnect unless it’s soft reset (hold down the power button till you hear the drums)have now got the tomtom 500 – this uses my mobile phone bluetooth connection to do live services and traffic updates. Seems the tomtom 5000 uses vodafone gprs/2g in the uk which is very slow, the 500 uses whatever phone your tethered to, so 4g mostly in london for me on three uk.

TomTom GO 5000 5-inch Sat Nav with European Maps and Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates – Black/Grey : Great gadget, different feel. Excellent graphics and very clever. This is my 3rd tomtom and the menu system is irritatingly different. I’m sure if i took the time i could work out how to personalise my favourite destinations, as before.

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Would have given 5 stars but i had problems with the lead.
Terrible for men like me because you have to read the instructions to get the full benefit. Surely it could be designed to be more intuitive with better controls and menus takes a while to start up each time you mount it. Fits together and mounts on the windscreen easily and securely. Lock it away in the boot when not in use.

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Terrible for men like me because you have to read the instructions to get the full benefit. Surely it could be designed to be more intuitive with better controls and menus takes a while to start up each time you mount it. Fits together and mounts on the windscreen easily and securely. Lock it away in the boot when not in use.
The golive feature is superb. Occasionally may lose it, may have to do a reset – but the amount of traffic saving time it has saved me, worth the money alone. This lets you know where there are traffic problems and if possible, will offer a diversion.
The golive feature is superb. Occasionally may lose it, may have to do a reset – but the amount of traffic saving time it has saved me, worth the money alone. This lets you know where there are traffic problems and if possible, will offer a diversion.

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This product would be a lot easier to navigate with an owners manual.

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Brilliant choice from a huge selection currently on the market. We love our new tomtom go 5000. Having reviewed many options before making the final decision, we are very glad we did go for this model. It is super easy to use (even without going through the user guide page by page first) and we would not be without it now. We highly recommend this tomtom which is not the cheapest on the market but is well worth that bit extra for all the services it comes with. Having tried the speed camera facility for a month or so already, i think we will probably go for the annual payment option to keep it – i guess that is the reason tomtom include the trial period; you kind of come to expect the nudges in the right place ;).

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Brilliant choice from a huge selection currently on the market. We love our new tomtom go 5000. Having reviewed many options before making the final decision, we are very glad we did go for this model. It is super easy to use (even without going through the user guide page by page first) and we would not be without it now. We highly recommend this tomtom which is not the cheapest on the market but is well worth that bit extra for all the services it comes with. Having tried the speed camera facility for a month or so already, i think we will probably go for the annual payment option to keep it – i guess that is the reason tomtom include the trial period; you kind of come to expect the nudges in the right place ;).

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Works great as a satnav, metal cover on the back easily dents, traffic updates works great most of the time, speed cameras from tomtom are a joke and not worth paying for.
Works great as a satnav, metal cover on the back easily dents, traffic updates works great most of the time, speed cameras from tomtom are a joke and not worth paying for.
Great sat nav, maps are great and gets you to the door every time. Use abroad all the time and is spot on. Tomtom simply the best sat nav out there.

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Great sat nav, maps are great and gets you to the door every time. Use abroad all the time and is spot on. Tomtom simply the best sat nav out there.
Super fast, accurate, clear. Used from motorway to central london deliveries on 2 vans. Superb, just ordered 5100 model too.

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Super fast, accurate, clear. Used from motorway to central london deliveries on 2 vans. Superb, just ordered 5100 model too.
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