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TomTom Start 20 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps (discontinued by manufacturer)

by TomTom
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)

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  • Richer maps - You get richer, more detailed maps
  • Integrated mounting with flip screen - A convenient foldaway mount that’s integrated with your device
  • Advanced lane guidance - Helping to navigate complex junction views – providing peace of mind
  • Pre-installed Speed Cameras
  • Latest map guarantee

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 2.5 x 8 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
  • Item model number: 20 - UK-Ireland
  • ASIN: B004W1GQC4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,143 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Advanced lane guidance gives clarity even when navigating difficult junctions.
Advanced lane guidance gives clarity even when navigating difficult junctions.
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Get started with a navigation system that works right from the box - the TomTom Start 20 UK & ROI is a great introduction to what satellite navigation can do for you, 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.

Traveling further abroad? Check out the Start 20 EU, or the Start 25 EU with a large 5" screen. If you want something more from your satellite navigation, why not check out the full range of TomTom in-car sat navs, and see how innovative, up to date information can improve your journey.

Enhance Safety

Safety is always the number-one priority when driving, and the Start 20 gives you the tools to make your journey go more smoothly - from easy-to-read large screens and warnings of fixed cameras ahead, to spoken street names that let you keep your eyes on the road.

4.3" Touch Screen (11 cm)

You can see the route ahead more easily with the large 4.3" touch screen on the Start 20 from TomTom. Our touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control, all so that operating your device is a pleasure.

Spoken street names help you to keep your eyes on the road.
Spoken street names help you to keep your eyes on the road. Click here for a larger image
Spoken Street Names

Even when driving on familiar routes, consulting a map can be hazardous. That's why the TomTom Start 20 features spoken instructions. By helping you to keep your eyes on the road, we're helping you to have a safer journey. And, because our spoken instructions include street names, you'll find knowing which turnings to make is even easier than before.

Camera Alerts

The Start 20 comes with fixed speed camera alerts pre-installed, to help you to drive more safely and responsibly. You also get one free update during your first year of use, to get the most up-to-date information on which locations have changed, and where new cameras have been placed.

Reduce Driver Stress

Find the right route every time with the Start 20, including the latest maps, and easy and clear instructions on how to get started.

Advanced Lane Guidance

Drivers often feel stressed at unfamiliar junctions when there are a lot of lanes to choose from. Advanced lane guidance provides extra clarity to drivers in these circumstances, so they won't miss a turn or have to make a last-minute lane crossing. It works by giving them a still 3D image on the screen that clearly indicates the lane they need to take. So even at the most complex junctions and in the heaviest traffic, drivers can stay relaxed and in control.

Parking Assist lets you see nearby parking garages as you get close to your destination.
Parking Assist lets you see nearby parking garages as you get close to your destination.
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Latest Map Guarantee

Sometimes, TomTom releases a new map between the time a device is manufactured and the time someone buys it. So we allow every TomTom customer to check for a new map release within 90 days of first using their device. If one is available, customers simply use the voucher that is included inside the box to download it for free. This is all done via HOME, TomTom's free desktop application, which will automatically recognise a newly connected device and check whether a newer map release is available for it.

Richer Maps

You'll are ready to go with the Start 20's richer maps, covering the whole UK and ROI with more graphical details. Not only will you get a clearer picture of your journey, the IQ Routes™ speed profiles will give you the fastest route for any time of day.

Works Straight from the Box

Your Start 20 device couldn't be simpler to use - just unpack, plug in and tap the touch screen. You will be on your way very quickly with our intuitive user interface.

Parking Assist

See information on nearby parking garages when you get close to your destination by default. When planning a route the Start 20 will also ask if you want to find a parking spot near your destination.

Easy Access to Frequent Destinations

Do you make the same journey on a regular basis? The Start 20 helps to take some of the hassle out the daily commute by allowing you to save your frequent destinations and quickly access them again with a few taps on the touch screen.

Access your frequent destinations easily with the Start 20
Access your frequent destinations easily with the Start 20. Click here for a larger image
Integrated Mounting with Flip Screen

A convenient foldaway mount that is integrated with your device, so it's always there when you need it. It attaches easily to your windscreen or, using the optional mounting disk, you can turn it upside down and position it on your dashboard, where the screen automatically flips the right way up.

Save Time & Money

Drive smarter with the Start 20. Now can you find your position quickly, and work out the best route to your destination at any given time.

IQ Routes™ Technology

Only TomTom uses actual speed data collected from millions of users to calculate the fastest routes at any point in time. Imagine a route that takes into account rush hour, traffic lights, zebra crossings, school exits or even shopping crowds, every minute of every day. That's how smart IQ Routes is! By using IQ Routes you'll not only get there faster, but you'll also have a reliable arrival time, ideal for scheduling business appointments or simply meeting friends.


QuickGPSfix™ speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position to help you drive off more quickly.

RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver

This TomTom device is compatible with our TMC Traffic Receivers, so your routing can be optimised for the traffic ahead.

Box Contains

  • Start 20
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Car charger
  • Documentation

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    687 of 702 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, like it a lot.. 21 Jun 2011
    Style Name:Start 20 - UK
    I've been somewhat cynical in the past about owning one preferring to stick with a paper map. I thought I should get with the times and having seen a more expensive unit when a friend came around for the weekend, I decided to opt for an entry level device. The price for this Tom-Tom did not seem overly expensive.

    In the box is:

    the Sat Nav itself
    a car charger lead [which joins to...]
    a USB cable [which joins the unit itself to the charger]
    a paper quick start guide

    This Sat Nav can sit on a dashboard beanbag [purchased separately] if you decide to go for this. It uses a sucker which with a simple twist locks the seal. Alternatively it will attach itself to the inside of the windscreen using the same method. Out of the box and into the car then, the Sat Nav found my home position quickly after powering it up. I set this and I was up and running in five minutes tops.

    The first thing to do is to find your destination and you can do this easily using a postcode or a place of interest, once it has searched for the destination, highlight it, and the machine will do the maths for the journey showing you how long it will take and details of the destination. It can also show you parking options near where you are going or if you wanted to do a trial run of the journey, you also do this and watch the proposed route.

    First I gave it a local test and it found Tescos about eight miles away very easily. The display giving me adequate time to adjust lane if necessary, giving the correct number of exits on a roundabout or giving me adequate time to turn. It was here I tested the Sat Nav's ability to adjust itself when I made a mistake. It recalculated a different route very quickly without fuss.
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    564 of 586 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars TomTom Start 25 16 July 2011
    Style Name:Start 20 - EU
    I bought the Start 25 EU as a replacement for a 3 year old Garmin 255W, which died on me soon after a map update. Was initially tempted by the XXL as the price of those have come down now TomTom has updated their range. However the XXL has only 2GB worth of memory and therefore any updates to the European maps will not fit (so one has to choose what part of Europe one wants to install- not great if you want to go to Italy e.g.).
    The good:
    - The Start 25 EU has 4GB memory.
    - Excellent screen. Great detail, which gives you a good idea of the road system around where you are travelling. In case you want to
    get off your choosen route e.g when motorway signs tell you there are delays up ahead.
    - Also better size: 5 inches is easier to see especially when mounted further away on the windscreen
    - '3D' view is excellent.
    - There are many ways you can adapt the screen and alerts to your own taste. E.g. how the map looks, how many instructions you want to
    hear, even down to what sound, if any, for various types of speed camera's!(Garmin sound was either on or off)
    - An other little trick: when you go somewhere you can choose to be directed to a parking area near by.
    - Great route planning tool.
    - Plenty of 'Points Of Interest' installed
    - Perfect timing for turnings, not too early, not too late (My old Garmin often just spoke a little too early - many times I choose
    the wrong turn when 2 were close by).
    - Despite what you find on TomTom's website, this one needs the MyTomTom software (not TomTom Home) installed on your PC (follow
    instructions in the box). Very easy to use. MyTomTom instantly showed me an update for the Navigator software. Installed without a
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    363 of 378 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Problems Start When You Try To Update 28 Sep 2011
    Style Name:Start 20 - EU
    I bought this to replace my Tomtom GO520 which was a great but maps are expensive to update so I decided to just get a more modern satnav with Tomtom's 'latest map guarantee'. So I switched it on, had a play and it seemed basic but functional. Then I plug it in to update the map and since then it's just not worked.

    Firstly, you can't back up your old map so if you install a new map it deletes your old one first before downloading your new one. Consequently if you're download doesn't work then you've a satnav with no maps or a brick.

    I've been onto Tomtom about it but as with most IT companies they ask you what system you're using, Pc or Mac, what browser, wireless, wired..? Personally if the unit is going to be that picky about how it gets it's data then it's just not worth the effort.

    My grievance isn't with the unit but the way it's 'updated' or destroyed as in my case. I wouldn't buy another Tomtom if it had to be accessed by Mytomtom.

    Tomtom eventually replaced the unit after 7 weeks of constant emailing and chasing them up. A little googling showed this as quite a common problem. The unit is basic but adequate and works okay but I dare not plug it in to the computer again. It's just wasn't worth the hassle.
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    245 of 261 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade from Start 7 Jun 2011
    Style Name:Start 20 - UK|Verified Purchase
    I bought this (the UK version) 2 weeks ago as an upgrade from the Start TomTom sat nav and I've been thoroughly pleased with it. The screen is bigger (4.3") and, as a consequence, the touchpad is larger and instead of accidentally tapping the wrong letters/ digits in, as I regularly did with the Start, I now get my destination postcode right each time I plan a new journey.

    I like the fact that the street names can be spoken aloud and that I can now have my sat nav attached to my dashboard and swivelled upside down, thanks to the flip screen, rather than sticking it to my windscreen, which is quite a stretch forward from the driver's seat in my car. In addition, the routes are, as the last reviewer stated, excellent; whereas my Start took me on some slightly odd routes (despite having the most up-to-date maps), the Start 20 seems to be taking me on easier/ faster routes up and down the motorway. Advanced lane guidance is also a nice touch for the motorways (although I wouldn't have minded just slightly more advance notice on which lane to be in).

    My only gripe is that the 'richer maps' aren't that rich. I occasionally get a few blobs of green (depicting fields, no doubt) next to main roads/ motorways on my journeys, which aren't as 'rich' (read pretty!) as I'd hoped... a minor niggle, though, and not one worthy of the Start 20 losing a star over. Overall, a great entry level sat nav and I'm delighted with my purchase.
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    This was bought as a replacement for an older Tom Tom model - this one is excellent and does everything I would hope in order to get me from A to B without any hastle or stress
    Published 11 days ago by rainbowrod
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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    Published 19 days ago by Frankwdt
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Exactly as expected. Excellent product.
    Published 27 days ago by K Barker
    5.0 out of 5 stars I'm very impressed with all the features and information on ...
    I'm very impressed with all the features and information on such a small piece of equipment. It takes a bit of getting used to using it
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    Published 1 month ago by erick
    3.0 out of 5 stars Battery gave out after a while.
    It gave out after a year and was advised was not worth replacing it. So bought another product.
    Published 1 month ago by Virginia Culpin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline Millett
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good piece of kit
    Used this item for a trip to the midlands. Some 167 miles from where I live. Actually it works veery well. Unfortunately after 1.5 hours the battery went, and Tom Tom went dead. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by koliver
    3.0 out of 5 stars Difficulties initially setting it up but the device is fine
    Initial frustrations with updating the maps as it came with a 2012 map. The device refused to link with a TotTom online account. Read more
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