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TomTom START 55TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside Assistance

by TomTom
3.8 out of 5 stars 1,007 customer reviews
| 233 answered questions

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Lifetime Traffic & Maps
Standard Packaging
  • 5-Inch Touch Screen
  • Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates in US and Canada - Outsmart traffic and road changes
  • Advanced Lane Guidance - Highlights the correct lane
  • Fuel Prices - Find the lowest gas prices by location and price
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Product Features

Style: Lifetime Traffic & Maps | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Size (LWH): 5.2 inches, 0.09 inches, 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 8.96 ounces
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Product Description

Style: Lifetime Traffic & Maps | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

This TomTom Start 55 TM 1EF001704 GPS features a 5" touch-screen display, so you can easily view your route. Lifetime traffic and map updates help simplify travel, while spoken street names let you keep your eyes on the road for safety.

From the Manufacturer


TomTom START 55 TM

Includes Vehicle Windshield Mount


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

The START 55 TM enables even easier navigation, with a bigger 5″ screen for a better view of the road ahead plus Free Lifetime Traffic and 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 TM—the biggest, best in basic navigation, with a 5″ screen for a better view of the road ahead. Plus, it comes with Free Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates covering the US and Canada. That means you’ll automatically get real-time traffic updates to your TomTom device and your map will always stay current. The START 55 TM 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 TM

Advanced Lane Guidance—know the correct lane, in advance

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Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates

Includes Free Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates

Free Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates

Roads change: so do our maps. Your TomTom device receives free up-to-the-minute traffic information and updated maps every three months. All you need to do is download a new edition of TomTom's maps, the industry's most accurate. And you'll always be up-to-date.


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 TM 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 TM Box
TomTom Logo

What's in the Box

  • TomTom START 55 TM device
  • Vehicle Windshield Mount
  • Mini-USB cable
  • Car charger with integrated traffic receiver
  • Documentation
  • Adhesive Disk
  • Lifetime Maps Voucher
  • Fuel Prices Voucher
  • Roadside Assistance Voucher
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Product Information

Style:Lifetime Traffic & Maps  |  Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 5.2 x 0.1 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 9 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B007M4Z7GO
Item model number 1EF0.017.04
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 1,007 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #213 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Vehicle GPS
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

Technical Specification

Warranty & Support

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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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Style Name: Lifetime MapsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
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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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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Style Name: Lifetime Traffic & MapsPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Simply put, TomTom products are potentially dangerous to you and your family. I can't stress this enough. I've barely been able to tolerate their buggy, slow software and their ham-handed hardware, but when I updated the device two weeks ago at their behest before having to drive out of the country, their "improvements" now make the device force crash whenever I try to input an address -- lovely thing to find out after crossing a country border. Their advice? I should have tested it before leaving the country. My advice? I should have bought a Garmin or *anything else.*

(Testing it before I left the country clearly would have proven nothing, as testing it in the US does not prove it works in Canada. TomTom - not a fan of the scientific method.)

Their products went from being just a waste of money to dangerous pieces of junk if you are relying on getting around anywhere far from home where your cell service may be compromised. Anything else is a better option.
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May 14, 2013
Hi Chris, I'm sorry for the experience you've had. From your review is not clear whether you contacted us or not - what I can suggest here is to reach out to us via our direct line 866 486 6866 or the following page: http://bit.ly/Jn4Fjv . Our Customer Care agents can assist in many different ways - some of them include:
- They can resolve any subscription or code activation issues (for both Maps and Live Services)
- They can transfer a device from one email account to another
- They can assist in updating your maps or any other software update
In the worst case, if the problems persist Customer Care can also arrange for a replacement to a device within warranty.

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