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TomTom START 55M 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Roadside Assistance (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Lifetime Maps
Standard Packaging
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen
  • Lifetime Maps in US and Canada - Outsmart road changes
  • Fuel Prices - Find the lowest gas by location and price
  • TomTom Roadside Assistance - Reliable roadside assistance you can trust 24/7
  • Advanced Lane Guidance - highlights the correct lane
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Technical Details

Style: Lifetime Maps | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Touch Sensitive Screen

Product Description

Style: Lifetime Maps | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

TomTom START 55M 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Roadside Assistance (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

From the Manufacturer


TomTom START 55 M


TomTom Start 55 M
Your Journey, made easy—from A to B

The START 55 M enables even easier navigation, with a bigger 5″ screen for a better view of the road ahead plus Free Lifetime Map Updates.

TomTom created the first digital maps for drivers; we are a world leader in navigation. At TomTom, we realize that the best in-car navigation should be easy to use and have the best quality maps. We’re here to ensure your journey is smooth from start to finish.

Updated Maps. Bigger Screen. Better Navigation.

Begin navigating with the TomTom START 55 M—the biggest, best in basic navigation, with a 5″ screen for a better view of the road ahead. Plus, it comes with Free Lifetime Map Updates covering the US and Canada. That means your map will always stay current. The START 55 M includes our TomTom Maps with IQ Routes and Map Share technology, which keeps you informed of dynamic road changes on a daily basis.


Advanced lane guidance - TomTom Start 55 M

Advanced Lane Guidance—know the correct lane, in advance

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Lifetime Map Updates

Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates

Free Lifetime Map Updates

Get the best directions possible: your TomTom device will receive free updated maps, for the life of your device. So you'll know where there are new roads, or road changes—on an ongoing basis.


Advanced Lane Guidance

Know which way to go—in advance

Advanced Lane Guidance

Never miss your exit or turn with Advanced Lane Guidance. It shows you exactly which lane to take before you approach an exit, turn or difficult intersection—so you can stay on the right path.


Points of Interest

Local information—at your fingertips

Points of Interest

Your pre-installed map has Points of Interest, from gas stations to hotels, so you're sure to find what you want. You can also download additional POIs from TomTom HOME.



Fuel Prices

Knowledge is power—and savings

Fuel Prices

Knowledge is power—and savings too. Your TomTom device helps you find the lowest-priced gas station—whether you're on the road or in your own neighborhood.



Roadside Assistance

Help when you need it

Roadside Assistance

Need help? TomTom’s Roadside Assistance connects you to a specialist—wherever or whenever you need one.



Roadside Assistance

The fastest routes and most accurate arrival times

IQ Routes

The world's biggest database of real travel times is built into every TomTom device. Which means you'll get the fastest routes and most accurate arrival times. It's genius!


Hardware

5" Touchscreen

With a bigger 5″ screen, you can see your TomTom maps clearer than ever. Our touchscreen technology makes it easy to plug in a new destination, pull up a point of interest, or get extra information. So you can sit back and enjoy the ride, knowing that you've got the world's best navigation at your fingertips.

Start 55 M EasyPort

EasyPort Mount—folds with the device into your pocket.

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EasyPort Mount

EasyPort Mount—folds with the device into your pocket .

Specifications
  • 5″ (13 cm) 16:9 Resistive screen
  • Screen resolution of 480 x 272 pixels

Map Coverage

Map of US and Canada
US & Canada

Pre-installed map of the United States & Canada.

Map Share

Free Daily Map Changes from the Map Share community. Includes dynamic changes like new speed limits and blocked roads. Some things change overnight and can delay your journey. Map Share helps you deal with the more frequent road changes. Avoid detours and get to your destination even faster.

Start 55 M Box
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What's in the Box

  • TomTom START 55 M device
  • Mini-USB cable
  • USB Car charger
  • Documentation
  • Adhesive Disk
  • Lifetime Maps Voucher
  • Fuel Prices Voucher
  • Roadside Assistance Voucher
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Product Information

Style: Lifetime Maps | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
Item Weight9 ounces
Product Dimensions0.1 x 5.2 x 3.5 inches
Item model number1EF0.017.03
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size5 inches
Display Resolution480 x 272
Warranty1- year limited manufacturer warranty
Battery Life3 hours
Voice CommandTouch Screen
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB007M4Z6FG
Best Sellers Rank #39,238 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First AvailableMarch 15, 2012
  
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Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

454 of 472 people found the following review helpful By R. Hanks on July 4, 2012
Style Name: Lifetime Traffic & MapsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I have just returned from a trip of 1500 miles roundtrip, and for 3 of the 4 days I used Tom Tom it was absolutely great! I love it! Here is the warning: on the last leg of my return trip today, the unit would/could not find GPS satellites! I tried everything, but no luck. Fortunately I knew the route to take on this leg of my journey, but I was still miffed! Got home, determined to pack it up and send it back to Amazon, when I noticed the advice on the box to call support or go online for help before returning the unit. I went online, and lo and behold, there was a notice that a GPS upgrade was needed! This was disconcerting, happening as it did in the middle of a trip, and I didn't see any notice that this might happen, either in the box poster for using the unit or online in the manual(I had my iPad on the trip and stopped at a rest area and looked up the manual; even if I had stumbled on the explanation, I could not have downloaded the update through the iPad). So be advised if this happens to you! Make sure to take the sync cord so that you can use a computer to upgrade.
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293 of 313 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Bojan Tunguz HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 2, 2012
Style Name: Lifetime MapsProduct Packaging: Standard Packaging Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
GPS navigation devices have come a long way. What used to be exclusive gadgets that only a few could afford has become nearly as ubiquitous as the car stereo. In recent years this trend has only accelerated with the introduction of GPS navigation capabilities to the smartphones. Some of these smartphone GPS solutions are really impressive and give the standalone GPS devices run for their money. However, there is something to be said for having a dedicated device that will do one thing and do it well. That's why I have continued to use the standalone GPS devices, and will likely do so for foreseeable future.

Over the years I've owned several different GPS navigators. Garmin continues to be my preferred brand, but I've also tested several Magellan devices. This is the first TomTom device that I've come across, and although I will probably continue using my Garmin Nuvi, in terms of most essential features TomTom gives it a run for its money.

The TomTom Start that I got comes with the lifetime map updates for US and Canada, so I naturally wanted to make sure that my maps are up to date before I start using it. It turns out that I needed to download the Mac desktop app since my unit did not come with one. Getting the app from the TomTom's website was not the smoothest process shall we say. They really need to make the connectivity and user experience more Mac friendly.

I like the large 5" screen. In my opinion that is an optimal size for a small vehicle GPS navigation unit. Anything larger would obstruct too much of the view through the windshield. The screen is fairly well illuminated even in the bright sunlight.
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124 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Bladen's Mommy VINE VOICE on June 27, 2012
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No two GPS units are the same. I've tried almost every major brand and I prefer the TomTom models. Before this unit, I was using a GPS by TomTom with a smaller screen for vacation trips and navigational adventures in unfamiliar areas.
I plugged the unit into the TomTom site and updated the software which took quite some time. But, from previous models' snafus that I had read about, I first deleted voices and icons from the unit to free up space in the unit before I began the download of updated materials. This may not be necessary now, but it was at one time. Once updated, I took it out and began my trip.
The general operation of the GPS is very similar to my older model. Some icons are on the opposite side from my older one. With one touch I could switch views of the map on the screen from a view you'd see by looking down on a map to a view of looking down the road ahead of you. This was convenient and useful to me when I was in congested city settings. I could switch to the view looking down on the map and see streets parallel to me and get a better view around me. Overall, this new one is brighter and the touchpad sensitivity is much better. I felt like I had to press the old screen much harder than I should've had to. This new unit did alert me to a redlight camera that I knew was there, but the older unit has never alerted to the camera. My old one did not have the lifetime maps, so had I spent the money to update the maps it too might have alerted to the camera.
Having the free lifetime maps will definitely be nice. I will never have another GPS unit without the free lifetime maps.
Some say GPS units are dying out.
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155 of 166 people found the following review helpful By M. Pickering VINE VOICE on May 16, 2012
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I have tested many GPS devices over the past 5 to 6 years. Rarely do I use the same model GPS for more than 6 to 8 months. Over time I have seen a great amount of improvement in technology with these devices, and prices have dropped to where just about everyone should be able to afford a reliable GPS navigator for their vehicle. The TomTom START 55M is only the second TomTom GPS that I have tested. My most frequently tested GPS units, which has also become my brand of choice over the years, have been made by Garmin, although I have tested a few Magellan models as well.

This TomTom START 55M provides a bright, colorful, 5 inch display, which I enjoy far more than the 4.3 inch displays I have had on most of my other test navigation devices. The downside is that this TomTom model does not have a capacitive touch screen, which means that you have to press your finger fairly hard against the screen to register input. While I have had many other model GPS devices with this same resistive type screen, the TomTom 55M seemed to require more pressure, and registered far more false entries than the previous test models by other manufacturers. My recent Garmin GPS, with its capacitive touch screen, is extremely easy to input information, with a response close to that of a modern day touch screen smart phone (iPhone, Android phone, etc.). Although all GPS manufacturers recommend that you do not attempt to input information into the device while driving, let's face it, we all do it. This TomTom device, with the difficult touch entry, would certainly pose a hazard if you fiddle with it while driving. You want to make sure you have your destination programmed before you begin your journey.
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