TomTom Start review

Nice and easy does it with this new entry-level sat nav

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TomTom start


Now there's one less thing for you to worry about – The Start's stripped back interface and feature count makes it a joy to use. It's also easy to fit to your windscreen and stays there. You can even opt for swappable, colourful covers, if that's your bag.


Our biggest bugbear is that Start can sometimes get confused when whipping around busy city streets – but that's not always the fault of the hardware. The Start could definitely do with a better quality loudspeaker – the current one manages to make voices sound both distorted and tinny.


Given the price and its drop-dead simple feature set the TomTom Start's quite an accomplishment. We'd rather have this than some of the other more complex sat navs frankly. It really is that good.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeAutomobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product FamilyStart
Colour Support65536 Colors (16-bit)
Navigation InstructionsVoice Prompt
Brand NameTomTom
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Graphic ModeQVGA
Maximum Battery Run Time2 Hour
Height81 mm
Width94 mm
Depth20 mm
ManufacturerTomTom International BV
Product ModelStart
Product NameStart 1EX0.013.01 Automobile Navigator
Product LineStart
Manufacturer Part Number1EX0.013.01
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

At the Heart of the Journey

TomTom is the world's leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing the world's best navigation experience. Our products include portable navigation devices, smartphone apps, GPS sports watches, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award winning TomTom HD Traffic.

Display Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)125 g