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TomTom GO 520

The new TomTom Go 520 features a new elegant slim design with high quality finish, making it fit perfectly in any car or shirt pocket. The large 4.3 i...

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Excellent

ProGreat customisation features, big clear screen, ea...

ConsBattery life, no wall charger included

I bought this sat nav just over a year ago, I got it from Halfords for £199.99 which yes is very expensive but I had always wanted one of these & had been told that they were very good, better than all the other sat nav makes. They were right & I'm still glad I bought it. I've noticed recently...

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Excellent

“TomTom To the Rescue”

published 28/07/2008

ProEasy to use, better than an A-Z

ConsBit expensive, battery is not great

After recently getting my brand spanking new TomTom 520 I thought I'd say a few words about how wonderful it is! The TomTom brand of satellite navigation is probably the most popular satellite navigation system around. This is not to say it is the best one, merely the most popular. Within the...

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Excellent

“Tom Tom Go520”

published 16/07/2008

ProBigger, Slimmer, All round better!

ConsNone

This a fabulous tool to have on the road. The ease of use and added features make it one of the best gps systems i have found on the market. In my line of work it is essential that I arrive at various locations throughout the country, and as well as instant point of interest access i also require...

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Super

“TomTom GO 520”

published 04/12/2007

ProEasy to use, large screen

ConsTraffic alerts, recognition of speed limits

The TomTom Go 520 has a good size screen and is very easy to use. Its packed with features and my favourite is the bluetooth connection to your mobile, even allowing the extraction of numbers contained within your phone book (its handy to note you can duplicate your phone book onto the TomTom...

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Super

ProHigh-Definition like screen, easy to use, loads of...

ConsBattery-life, Music edition speakers

I own the TomTOM GO 520 Music edition which is the exactly the same as the normal go 520 but with added mp3 playback and ipod connectivity. it allows you to connect your ipod and control it completely through the TOMTOM's touchs screen which seems very impressive to your passengers but not as...

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Good

published 13/09/2007

Bought from Maplin this week. Got a demo in store before buying. Quite pleased overall, good entry level machine which definately suits average user ie day trips, visits, light work use etc. 1 Gb Hd, Blue tooth,4.3 inch screen,Touchscreen. Though these features are just gimmicks. Basically you want it to "speak" instructions to you, re route you in event of wrong turn, power off cigarette lighter, mount on window, it does all this. There are two models above this one but they are only worth it if you want MP3 playback,Fm transmitter etc. These features are not integral to a GPS unit, just bells and whistles.

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Super

“Thumbs up to TomTom”

published 19/08/2008

ProEasy to use and good graphics

ConsThe car mount not flexible enough

Having been quite frustrated with my Copilot Sat Nav on my mobile, l finally took the plunge and went for this latest of TomTom's. Not one for testing it on routes l was familiar with, l jumped straight into the deep end and took the journey from Cheltenham to Heathrow airport to pick my mother...

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“Tom Tom 520”

published 27/05/2008

ProLots of features, good price

Consno europe mapping

I do not own a sat nav. However currently i am working at halfords selling them everyday. I have set up, demonstated and used almost every sat nav. It is easy to say the Tom Tom go series is the best range. The 520 is the basic addition to the go series. The main let down here is no europein...

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Excellent

“A MUST BUY - I'm glad I did”

published 08/12/2007

Proslim, accurate, bluetooth compatible for phone cal...

Consdoesn't always choose the quickest route but you c...

For years I have relied upon maps but having taken the plunge and brought my Tom Tom I would never go back. Its easy to work, either postcode, town and street names being typed in or speak the address and it finds it that way. It tells me when safety cameras are coming up and you can also change...

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Satisfactory

published 18/12/2008

The unit is very impressive but if you need help from TomTom forget it. They are totally usless and will string you along. A case of " We have had your money, PISS OFF "

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Super

published 03/02/2009

Sleek personal travel assistant,so helpful.Compact portable ALL IN ONE design just plug in,switch on and GO User friendly touch screen operation Voice guiding route instructions.Easyly to take from car to car and walkabout.Support MP3 audio playback.

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Excellent

ProVery easy to use and packed with features

ConsSometimes can't recognize what you say to it

This is the second navigation system I have had so far, and I must say, its brilliant. With this new tomtom, I can litteraly talk to my satnav and tell it where I want to go. But if talking to a computer is not your best idea, then you can control it with its huge 16:9 ,4.3 inch touchscreen. This...

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published 16/01/2010

will this tom tom tell me my speed in Kph
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Excellent

published 14/08/2007

The best "gadget" on the market at the moment. Most of us are familiar with TomTom, they are already great at Sat Nav, but what they also do now is host of great features to keep you safe and entertained. Like bluetooth for handsfree calling and record your own voices for personalised navigation, but also an FM transmitter to play your Ipod as you travel (or any MP3's you may have on an SD card). The screen is big and the design is slim, an awsome little gadget to keep you entertained!

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Product Information : TomTom GO 520

Manufacturer's product description

The new TomTom Go 520 features a new elegant slim design with high quality finish, making it fit perfectly in any car or shirt pocket. The large 4.3 inch touch screen has TomTom's renowned easy-to-use and intuitive user interface with 3D graphics including building footprints that ensures drivers have an even better overview of their surroundings.

Product Details

Manufacturer: TomTom

Memory Stick: No

Category: Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation, Portable Navigation Device

Smart Media Card: No

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

Map Storage Medium: On Board Harddisc, On Board Flash Memory

MP3 Playback: No, Yes

USB: No, Yes

Internet Connectivity: No

iPod Control: No, Via External Device

Screen Size in Inches: 4.3

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 1, 2

TransFlash Card: No

Voice Control: without Voice Control, with Voice Control

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Secure Digital Card: No, Yes

xD-Picture Card: No

TV-Tuner: No

Multimedia Card: No, Yes

Monitor Format: 16:9 Monitor

Bluetooth: Yes

Compact Flash Card: No

Touchscreen: with Touchscreen, 1-Point Touch

FM Tuner: Yes, No

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): without Traffic Message Channel, with Traffic Message Channel

Telephone Included: No, Handsfree Function via External Device, Via External Device

Product Description: TomTom GO 520 - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Weight: 220 g

Recommended Use: Automotive

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.4 cm

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Included Software: TomTom HOME

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

Internal Memory: 64 MB flash, 1 GB flash

Interface: Bluetooth

Preloaded Maps: Italy, France

Touch Screen: Yes

Display: 4.3" colour - 480 x 272 - widescreen

Integrated Radio: with Radio

Monitor Size In Inches: 4.3

3D Elevation Mode: No

Text-to-Speech: Yes

EAN: 0063692601702, 0636926017022, 0636926017176, 0636926015806, 0636926017183, 0636926017169, 0636926017152

Application: Car

Lane Assistant: No

Reality View: No

Map Coverage: Single countries, Single continent

Map Provider: Teleatlas

Map Sharing: Yes

Traffic Message Channel: Traffic Info ready, TMC ready

3D Landmarks: No

MPN: 1M00.560

Pedestrian Mode: Yes

FM Transmitter: Yes

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Car power adapter, windshield holder, 512 MB SD Card, docking station, FM transmitter

Display

Menu Language: Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Flemish, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Catalan

Resolution: 480 x 272

Diagonal Size: 4.3" - widescreen

Type: LCD - colour - touch screen

Battery

Run Time (Up To): 5 hours

Type: Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 220 g

Height: 2.4 cm

Depth: 8.3 cm

Width: 11.8 cm

Connections

Interfaces: Antenna

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: -10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 55 °C

General

MPN: 1M00.520, 1M00.560, 1M00.590, 1M00.551

Product Type: GPS receiver

Features: Hands-free calling via Bluetooth, built-in microphone, built-in speaker

Internal Memory: 64 MB flash, 1 GB flash

Aerial: Built-in

Included Software: TomTom HOME

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

Interface: Bluetooth

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Preloaded Maps: Italy, France

Recommended Use: Automotive

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Listed on Ciao since: 25/07/2007