Conclusion: In a time when smartphone navigation is not only top-notch, but free, TomTom's affordable Start 55 TM makes a compelling case for buying a standalone GPS—on paper. But in the real world, its performance isn't up to spec.
Pros: Big screen for a budget-priced GPS. Informative display. Easy-to-use interface. Roadside Assistance included.
Cons: Very slow GPS lock. Sluggish POI input and map animations. Ineffective real-time traffic reports. Plastic resistive screen.