TomTom Start 20 review

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

TomTom Start 20 review
The TomTom Start 20 could be the best budget sat nav available

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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.