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6.2 out of 10

TomTom GO 520

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Reviews and Problems with TomTom GO 520

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Overall 10
10

Lifesaver

Mr I Barrett, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: This unit has been used virtually every day for private use and also at work some instructions were a bit confusing until I got used to it but otherwise can't fault it.
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Overall 8
8.0

GO 520

PeterB, Amazon
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Had it several years without a problem. I get regular map and traffic updates from TomTom that I have to pay for. I see most modern units seem to have Lifetime updates that are subscription free
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product and still works

Gismo, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: This TomTom has been a helpful companion, especially when I downloaded the French maps for last summer's holiday. It is very useful on a number of fronts. Its one glitch is its tendency to take a direct route through B class roads, even when the setting is at 85% motorway use. That said, it has always got us there. On busy motorway intersections it is a blessing, giving confidence and lowering blood-pressure!
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked well for several years

T. KIRK "TimK", Amazon
8 April 2013
  • Summary: Used this for a few years now, has served me well. The additional FM traffic aerial has saved my bacon a few times too. The battery is tired now, but I might replace it for a few pounds, and hope to get a few more years out of the Tomtom.
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Overall 8
8.0

good unit to have if you do travel regularly

aksram, Dooyoo
9 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This unit replaced my other tomtom software that I used on a HP iPaq. Boy was it a difference - The feel when you take it out of the box was so great that you feel immediately that this has to cost more. The colour the feel and finish were just amazing. The screen size was BIG I mean real BIIIIG- it is about 4.3 inches The box also come with a car charger and windscreen mount , very handy. The battery life a full charge was about 3-4 hrs.
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Overall 10
10

I wouldn't swap it for any other SatNav - It gets you to where you want to be!

CraigL90, Dooyoo
13 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Quick Summary: Best Satnav around, easy to use and reliable! Tomtom's do exactly what they are meant to do. They get you to your destination via the fastest or shortest route, even if you want to get somewhere and avoid motorways, the Go 520 will get you there. It will tell you the exact distance of the planned journey, how long it will take to get there, what time you will start and end the journey, it will give you prompt and loud directions so you can hear it very...
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Overall 10
10

Simply The Best...

Cogent Asparagus, Amazon
25 February 2010
  • Summary: Having perused many reviews and much information regarding satnav systems, I eventually decided upon the TomTom Go 520 as my first ever unit. I was more than satisfied with the unit, and was less than gruntled when - due to my own carelessness - it was stolen. I looked at the newer models that had become available since my original purchase, but saw nothing that was an improvement on the Go 520, so I promptly purchased another.
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Overall 6
6.0

System lock-ups and slow response

Bentsurveyor, Amazon
3 January 2010
  • Summary: I had a pefectly good GO 520-T and when it was stolen from my car I had little hesitation replacing it with exactly the same model. The new device is a disapointment. Often when I switch it on it locks up requiring a pin in the reset hole to get it going again. And the display update seems slower than the old device. On roundabouts for example, my old device was able to visually indicate the right exit. This one can't keep up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good when it works

C. Powers "Flatlander", Amazon
27 December 2009
  • Summary: My first SatNav after years of thinking they were a waste of money. Reasonably easy to use which is fortunate as the instructions are very vague. Loved it until it decided to upgrade the operating system on visiting TomTom Home. It has never worked since saying that a file was corrupted every time I try to fix it with the hints supplied by the TomTom "support" (not what I would call it).
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Overall 8
8.0

tom tom go 520

Mr. I. B. G. Hackman, Amazon
4 December 2009
  • Summary: excellent navigator,but watch the road signs- it may not be aware of `no entry` or `one way`.
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