TomTom Start 20 review

As affordable sat navs go, they don't come any better than this

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TomTom has overhauled its Start range - and how. The TomTom Start 20 is easy to use, has all the essential features you need and gets from A to B with minimum fuss.

We liked:

We particularly like the new improved route mapping features like road names and even more detailed junction views. A wider range of mounting options and the inclusion of an SD card expansion slot are welcome. Build quality is good and the widescreen display is bright and clear - even in strong sunlight

We disliked:

It's obvious the TomTom Start 20 has been built to a price, so you have to forego things like Bluetooth hands-free calling and traffic jam updates, but the only real downers are a slightly unresponsive touchscreen and the leisurely pace at which the TomTom Start 20 lets you leaf through its graphical user interface (GUI).


So should the TomTom Start 20 be on your shopping list? Absolutely. For £130 you get a dedicated sat nav that beats the pants off most of its standalone rivals and makes those freebie apps you can download for your phone look inadequate by comparison. If you're serious about getting around, but don't want to spend a fortune, then the TomTom Start 20 is very hard to beat.


Tech Specs

Product TypeAutomobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product FamilyStart
Navigation InstructionsJunction View, Lane Assist, Text-to-Speech
Brand NameTomTom
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Maximum Battery Run Time2 Hour
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card
Height80 mm
Width119 mm
Depth25 mm
ManufacturerTomTom International BV
Product Model20 UK & Ireland
Product NameStart 20 20 UK & Ireland Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product LineStart
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number1EN4.013.00
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Whether you're driving familiar roads or venturing somewhere new, the TomTom Start gives you peace of mind. It's the best device in its league, and surprisingly easy to use. See high quality maps on its larger screen, and trust it to guide you safely through complex junctions for a confident drive.

Package Contents
  • Start 20 UK & Ireland Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
  • Micro USB Cable
  • USB Car Charger
  • Documentation
Display Resolution480 x 272
Weight (Approximate)181 g