- Size (LWH): 5.2 inches, 0.09 inches, 3.5 inches
- Weight: 8.96 ounces
TomTom START 55TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Roadside Assistance
- 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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TomTom START 55 TM
Includes Vehicle Windshield Mount
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—know the correct lane, in advance
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.
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.
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.
Knowledge is power—and savings
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.
Help when you need it
Need help? TomTom’s Roadside Assistance connects you to a specialist—wherever or whenever you need one.
The fastest routes and most accurate arrival times
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!
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.
EasyPort Mount—folds with the device into your pocket.
EasyPort Mount—folds with the device into your pocket .
- 5″ (13 cm) 16:9 Resistive screen
- Screen resolution of 480 x 272 pixels
US & Canada
Pre-installed map of the United States & Canada.
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.
What's in the Box
- TomTom START 55 TM device
- Vehicle Windshield Mount
- Mini-USB cable
- Car charger with integrated traffic receiver
- Adhesive Disk
- Lifetime Maps Voucher
- Fuel Prices Voucher
- Roadside Assistance Voucher
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
(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.
- 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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great all around. easy to operate. easy to update. free updates!!!Published 22 days ago by Robert Munsil
DON'T BE FOOLED!!!! The recent maps with the current updates will not fit on the device. You will be forced to choose between "Eastern US & Canada" "Northern US &... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jon
I thought I was getting a good bargain and all I've got was an out of date old tomtom. Next time I will get a new. this was a big mistake. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Maria S Condit
Great GPS! Much better than our Garmin. The graphics are sharper and the maps are kept up to date. The only thing I miss on this TomTom is the compass that I have on my Garmin.Published 1 month ago by Pstrjl
I was disappointed that it doesn't beep when you take an exit.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer