TomTom Start 50 5-Inch Sat Nav, she is very pleased with it

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A great navigator with some excellent features – does good.

Good software but lacks map compatibility. I’m not having much success with sat navs at the moment. I bought a garmin version – a make i’ve used for years only to run into the misery that is their online software system at which point i thought i’d give tomtom a go. And whilst not quite as well made physically as the equivalent garmin it was super easy to connect to my computer and their servers for updates. I wanted this to take with me to saudi as driving there is a combination of misery, seat of your pants excitement and confusion as to where you are supposed to go. So i duly logged on and went to buy the download maps at which point it asked me to input the device serial number to find out if it’s compatible with their download. Nowhere on their site, packaging of selling info tells me that a brand new current model sat nav isn’t compatible with their own downloadable maps. Surely it can’t be beyond the wit of man to have a map with a list of compatible devices?. The very fact that you have to put the serial number in first is bonkers because the only way to know if it will work is to buy the damn thing first. Generally not quite as good as the similar priced garmin in build,m screen quality and clarity but perfectly acceptable. The plus over garmin is that their online software works – with the proviso that you have a compatible device that is. So to round up, tomtom knocks garmin into a cocked hat with regard to their online updating system because it works with minimal fuss. But zero out of ten for the fact they have not made clear what maps are compatible with their products.

TomTom Start 50 5-Inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Map Updates – Black

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  • Lifetime Maps of Western Europe – Always drive with the latest map. For the life of your product, you can download at least four full map updates on your device every year
  • Advanced Lane Guidance – Clearly see which lane to take at key junctions, don’t miss your turning with realistic 3D pictures showing the correct lane to take
  • Quick search – Find your destination faster with intuitive search results, quick Search starts to find your destination as soon you start typing
  • Tap and Go – Tap on the map and you’re on your way, use tap and go to instantly get a route to your destination

As i work in breakdown recovery and go all over the country i need a good sat nav. Ive used garmin and tomtom over the years but this is by far the best one its easy to set up and great to use.

As i work in breakdown recovery and go all over the country i need a good sat nav. Ive used garmin and tomtom over the years but this is by far the best one its easy to set up and great to use.

This product did him a ‘right turn’. It was a birthday present for a new driver. They have found it invaluable. No wrong turns yet, nor nasty surprises.

TomTom Start 50 5-Inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Map Updates – Black : The battery will not hold a charge for more than a very short time. Not long enough to go on a journey. Needs to be plugged in all the time when being used.

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Bought this for my husband as a present and he absolutely loves it. Very clear, easy to use and up to date.

This review is from : TomTom Start 50 5-Inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Map Updates – Black

Bought this for my husband as a present and he absolutely loves it. Very clear, easy to use and up to date.

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A very good satnav, a good improvement on previous models.

This review is from : TomTom Start 50 5-Inch Sat Nav with Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Map Updates – Black

A very good satnav, a good improvement on previous models.
Good value, i can fully recommend this sat nav. Does what it says on the tin. Good value , i can fully recommend this sat nav, for the price i do not think you would get better value.
Good value, i can fully recommend this sat nav. Does what it says on the tin. Good value , i can fully recommend this sat nav, for the price i do not think you would get better value.

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Much better all round than a garmin. Just returned a garmin as it didn’t keep up with the driving and couldn’t find even local addresses. Should have gone for a tom tom first (just like my last one). Got 6″ size and really easy to see and easy to work.

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Much better all round than a garmin. Just returned a garmin as it didn’t keep up with the driving and couldn’t find even local addresses. Should have gone for a tom tom first (just like my last one). Got 6″ size and really easy to see and easy to work.
Brilliant tool got me where i needed to be without. Brilliant tool got me where i needed to be without any problem would recomend highly.

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Brilliant tool got me where i needed to be without. Brilliant tool got me where i needed to be without any problem would recomend highly.
The item arrived really quickly and it works fantastically. . The item arrived really quickly and it works fantastically. Everything was there and looked practically brand new.

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The item arrived really quickly and it works fantastically. . The item arrived really quickly and it works fantastically. Everything was there and looked practically brand new.
I would definitely recommend purchasing these products. . Just wanted i was hoping for and more. Does exactly what it says for a great value very satisfied. They were nicely packaged and good quality very functional. Like as i expect perfection.

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I would definitely recommend purchasing these products. . Just wanted i was hoping for and more. Does exactly what it says for a great value very satisfied. They were nicely packaged and good quality very functional. Like as i expect perfection.
It’s big and updates the view of the road reasonably quickly as your motoring along. Lane guidance is intuitive and verbal instructions are useful. I haven’t updated maps or speed cameras yet but i’m assuming it’ll be straight forward otherwise i’ll complain bitterly on here when i return. One thing of annoyance is the suction cup that attaches to the window is not as good as my ancient tomtom from around 15-20 years ago, nor my other half’s broken garmin. Instead of the usual technique of pushing the suction cup to the window and pulling/pushing a plunger to create the vacuum you screw the outer rim of a disc. It’s not as easy and does not seem to create as strong a grip.
It’s big and updates the view of the road reasonably quickly as your motoring along. Lane guidance is intuitive and verbal instructions are useful. I haven’t updated maps or speed cameras yet but i’m assuming it’ll be straight forward otherwise i’ll complain bitterly on here when i return. One thing of annoyance is the suction cup that attaches to the window is not as good as my ancient tomtom from around 15-20 years ago, nor my other half’s broken garmin. Instead of the usual technique of pushing the suction cup to the window and pulling/pushing a plunger to create the vacuum you screw the outer rim of a disc. It’s not as easy and does not seem to create as strong a grip.
The sat nav has worked without problem. I have bought a non-slip mat to place the sat nav on rather than mounting it to the front window.

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The sat nav has worked without problem. I have bought a non-slip mat to place the sat nav on rather than mounting it to the front window.

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Very good but would have liked to have slovenia and croatia, as my old tomtom.
Very good but would have liked to have slovenia and croatia, as my old tomtom.
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