TomTom START 50M Review with 5 inch Touchscreen

TomTom START 50M Review with 5 inch Touchscreen

In the age of all-purpose smartphones you may be inclined to use the phone for extended navigation. However, using your mobile as the dedicated GPS unit during long distance travel has its own set of hazards. First of all, you would surely run out of battery within a really short span of time and the worst part is that the engaging the phone for such long periods disrupts overall communication. This is the reason why people invest in vehicle GPS units. TomTom START 50M is one among the cheapest options in this segment with all the necessary features. You may not get the fancy menus and sleek apps but the device does what it is supposed and expected to do; high quality and accurate navigation.

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TomTom Go 600 Review – 6 Inch Screen Portable GPS For Vehicles

TomTom Go 600 Review – 6 Inch Screen Portable GPS For Vehicles

Important features:

  • Lifetime LIVE Traffic With Smartphone (Data charges apply)
  • Lifetime Map Updates – North America Maps included –Europe & Australia Editions Also Available
  • 3D City Maps-Maps Are Interactive (Zoom by Pinching)
  • Map Share For The Latest Info
  • Touchscreen 6 inches (Capacitive)
  • IQ Routes + Advanced Lane Guidance
  • Save Time Using Tap & Go Function
  • My Places Customization
  • Millions of Points Of Interests + Quick Search Options
  • Unified POIs + Address

High points of the products:

  • Unified search options given in a fantastic redesigned menu
  • Lifetime map updates along with traffic information
  • Users are provided with relevant speed warnings when approaching heavy congested areas (hugely helpful)

What you may not approve:

  • Users may have to pay extra for local services and detailed weather reports
  • Subscription based speed camera updates
  • Price is higher compared to other series, especially TomTom GO versions

The device in a nutshell

TomTom Go 600 is a state of the art satellite based navigation system equipped with a 6 inch capacitive touch screen. The most exciting feature is the new jam detection service called TomTom Traffic (old name – TomTom HD Traffic). The navigator comes preloaded with several maps including North America, Mexico, Europe and Australia. (Maps may vary as per place of sale). Free lifetime traffic and map updates is an added luxury but the some may find the price tag to be a bit too high.

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TomTom XXL 550TM GPS Portable Navigator Review – 5 Inch Screen With Lifetime Maps & Traffic

TomTom XXL 550TM GPS Portable Navigator Review – 5 Inch Screen With Lifetime Maps & Traffic

High points of the product:

  • Simple & intuitive EasyMenu
  • 5 Inch Touchscreen
  • Fold &Go Easy Port Mount
  • Real time traffic information
  • Travel along decongested routes and avoid traffic jams
  • Lifetime Traffic updates
  • Lifetime Map updates (Maps of US-Canada-Mexico are preloaded)
  • New map editions released four times in one year
  • Know the best route to – IQ Routes Technology
  • More than 7 million Points of Interest
  • Drive confidently on highways in correct lanes using Advanced Lane Guidance

Speaking from a technical point of view TomTom XXL 550TM can be considered as an improved model of the popular option XXL 540-S. However, size of LCD screen remains the same (5 inches). XXL model is known for clarity in voice commands and high quality routing displays. EasyMenu has certainly been improved with options being displayed in a rather streamlined manner.

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