TomTom Start2 review

TomTom's entry level sat nav gets premium features

TomTom Start 2
The TomTom Start 2 is an entry level sat nav

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The TomTom Start2 is an extremely good buy for anyone looking for basic navigation at a bargain price, and as you'd expect from a TomTom system, it's good quality and reliable.

While many of the bells and whistles, which you find on top of the range sat-navs have been sacrificed, what you're left with is something extremely functional and easy to use.

We liked:

Despite the Start2 being light on features, this is also its greatest strength and the simplicity is unparalleled.

The pocket sized body of the Start2 is a huge advantage, and it's refreshing to see a sat nav which is truly portable when you step out of the car.

Mapping is superb, and the stability and reliability of the interface is unrivalled, and we applaud TomTom for including great technology like the spoken street names on its most modestly priced devices.

We disliked:

The touchscreen left a lot to be desired, and we found it frustrating when inputting postcodes and street names into the route planning option.

The point of the Start2 is its stripped down feature set, so it's unfair to mark it down in that department, but if you have used other sat navs in the past, you will find it extremely limited.


If you're looking for a simple pocket-sized sat nav for those occasional ventures into the unknown, the Start2 is the perfect option.

Users who have previously enjoyed the superior sat navs in the TomTom range will balk at its stripped down interface, but first time users will be hard pushed to find a more ideal system at a better price.