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TomTom Start Classic 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps

by TomTom
469 customer reviews
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  • IQ RoutesTM - Only TomTom uses actual speed data collected from millions of users to accurately calculate the travel time of your route. No matter what time is you can rely on IQ Routes to tell you when you'll get there.
  • Advanced lane guidance - Helping to navigate complex junction views – providing peace of mind.
  • Spoken street names - helping you to keep your eyes on the road, spoken instrucitons now include street names to make turning even clearer.
  • Speed cameras
  • Map Share

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 8.1 x 9.4 cm ; 127 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
  • Item model number: 1EY0.054.02
  • ASIN: B005MNC3PK
  • Date first available at 10 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,234 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

TomTom Start Classic Western Europe

Start Classic Lifestyle

Get started with a navigation system that works right from the box. The TomTom Start Classic Western Europe is a great introduction to what satellite navigation can do for you, and is ideal for casual journeys in 22 countries of Western Europe. Featuring a responsive touchscreen and tools to help you find the fastest route at any time of day, you'll discover that driving need not be so stressful.

3.5″ Screen

3.5″ Touchscreen

Touch screen technology gives you the easiest operation to make using your device a pleasure.

Speed Cameras

Speed Cameras

Your device has speed camera locations, including reports from other users. It also warns you of other alerts, such as fixed speed cameras and average speed checks for the road ahead. It saves you money on speeding fines, helping you drive safely and relaxed.

Easyport Mount

EasyPort Mount

A convenient foldaway mount that's integrated with your device, so it's always there when you need it.

Latest Map Guarantee

Latest Map Guarantee

Buy a TomTom device, and you can start driving with the latest map — guaranteed!

Help Me Menu

Help Me Menu

You can find help with local emergency service information at your fingertips. From hospitals to roadside assistance, this information will be useful in any area.



Speed up the time it takes to fix your GPS position and start navigating in seconds.


Map-making is in TomTom’s DNA; we’ve been making world-class maps for more than 25 years. We combine state-of-the-art technologies with real-time updates from the more than 21 million drivers in our Map Share community to create the most accurate and up-to-date maps available.

Europe’s road network changes regularly. We work tirelessly to make sure you always have the most up-to-date map.

IQ Routes
Map Share

IQ Routes

The world’s largest database of real travel times gives you the fastest routes and the most accurate arrival times – it’s genius!

Map Share

Benefit from free daily map changes, reported by the Map Share Community, and get to your destination without unwanted surprises.

Pre-Installed Mapping of Western Europe

Detailed Coverage
Andorra Austria Belgium Canary Islands
Denmark Finland France Germany
Gibraltar Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg
Malta Monaco The Netherlands Norway
Portugal Republic of Ireland San Marino Spain
Spain Sweden Switzerland U.K. (incl. Channel Islands)
Vatican City
Pre-installed Mapping of Western Europe

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Mapping UK/ROI or Western Europe UK/ROI UK/ROI or Europe Europe Europe World-Wide
Advanced Lane Guidance tick tick tick tick tick tick
Lifetime Map Updates   tick tick tick tick tick
Spoken Street Names tick tick tick tick tick tick
Traffic Updates     tick

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Lifetime TomTom Traffic — Always Connected


3 Year Traffic Updates


1 Year Traffic Updates

Bluetooth Handfree Calling         tick tick
Voice Control         tick tick

Box Contains

PND, EasyPort™ holderUSB cableCar chargerDocumentation

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

482 of 495 people found the following review helpful By Thomas G. Sinclair on 27 Aug. 2012
Verified Purchase
Initially I was delighted with my purchase, but on registering it with TomTom, I was informed that I had one Free Update to incorporated, okay until you read what that entails"The removal of Western Europe Maps and and other things in order to incorporate the new UK update , as the memory capacity of the device is too small"

I contacted TomTom help line and was informed that this in necessary,
so far I have declined to do this, My free update expires tomorrow 28/08/2012.

I feel that it is unjustified to advertise this Sat Nav as covering Western Europe and the UK, when TomTom says that the device memory is too small for Western Europe and the UK maps.

Yours disappointedly T.G. Sinclair
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562 of 578 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Pots TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Nov. 2011
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What you get is a square box measuring 13cm across, containing TomTom with mounting unit attached, user guide, USB cable and in-car charger. Take out the TomTom and peel off the protective sticky films from front and back, and you are ready to start. Its battery has some power already, so you can switch it on and set it up.

Setup is very easy as the screen prompts you every step of the way. The user guide is surprisingly limited. It just explains a few of the objects on the screen, how to plug it in, how to fix it to your windscreen, and how to connect it to your computer. For everything else you must go to the TomTom website and download the full user guide. Given how much the device does (it does a lot!), and how essential the full user guide is, it's a bit cheap of TomTom not to include it in the box (especially as the box is half-empty).

This is my first satnav, but I found it very easy to use. Basically you get two main options: Plan Route, and Browse Map. When planning a route, you can setup and use a list of favourite destinations, choose a recent destination, choose a point on the map, a point of interest (you can download a huge variety of these for shops, sights, companies and so on), or enter an address. It's all quite logical and easy to do. Once you've created a route, it can start advising you immediately, or you can choose a time when you want it to start. Then just attach it to the vehicle windscreen and away you go.

It does not offer "live" information, such as news about queues or accidents. However, if you find yourself heading towards congestion, you can press the "Avoid Roadblock" button and then tell it roughly how far away the road block is, and it will give a route that avoids the roadblock (congestion, closed road, or whatever).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mellowmalt on 3 April 2013
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well a lot of people have commented on the bug that it tells you your maps are up to date when they are infact not.
But I managed to get the maps up to date (still worth complaining about as it is a bug TomTom are not fixing)

But even with the most up to date maps TomTom would take me down restricted roads and even take me to wrong postcodes when having typed in the right postcode. For 99% of road users this TomTom is good but when you need to arrive places on time and have multiple stops this TomTom will fail occasionally.
I thought about getting a better tomtom for 170 pounds + 50 pounds per year for live updates but after reading how TomTom have stopped making quality products within the last 3 years I decided to go for the 90 pound garmin with free life time map and live updates. Very happy with that so far.
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187 of 196 people found the following review helpful By Jane V. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Dec. 2011
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Compact, solid well built unit with sucker for windscreen attached to the back of the unit, which is easily removable if you want to make the unit more slimline when removing it from the car. You can turn it the other way around if you want to use a dashboard disc (not included) to stick it to the dashboard. Anti glare screen, good responsive touch screen, good sound quality with excellent choice of voices. Has a about a three hour battery life.

Speaks street names, excellent lane assist, speed cameras, timely instructions before and at a turn and uses IQ technology to calculate the fastest route for the time of day. If you don't like the route you can recalculate an alternative, travel via one stop and if there's an obstruction you can enable a road block feature to re route your journey. Has a night mode button to dim the screen at night to make it easier on the eye and less distracting.

You need to download tomtom home to your PC and then you can operate the device from the computer with automatic updates. Then you can add up to 48 favourites and unlimited points of interest without phaffing around in the car at the last minute.

Some reviewers have suggested that when updating maps it doesn't all fit within the 2GB capacity but it does! It won't leave much spare capacity but you can remove unnecessary foreign voices which frees up a lot of space. Tomtom home also allows you to back-up your device which I did after the first map update so I always have the full data before customising my options. If you remove anything from your device using tomtom home then you can use tomtom home again to reinstall it at a later date with the touch of a button.
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