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TomTom Start 20 Europe Satellite Navigation System

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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 - Europe
  • ASIN: B004W1GQ92
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,877 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product description

Product Description

TomTom Start
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.

Large 11cm (4.3”) high quality touch screen
Touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control to make operating your device a pleasure.

Advanced lane guidance
Clearly shows which lane to take at junctions so you don’t miss your turning. On the most difficult highway intersections, realistic 3D representation of the junction keeps you relaxed and safe.

Spoken street names
Helping you to keep your eyes on the road, spoken instructions now include street names, to make turnings even clearer.

Reduce Driver Stress

Advanced lane guidance
Clearly shows which lane to take at junctions so you don’t miss your turning. On the most difficult highway intersections, realistic 3D representation of the junction keeps you relaxed and safe.

Spoken street names
Helping you to keep your eyes on the road, spoken instructions now include street names, to make turnings even clearer.

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

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

Save Time and Money

Eco Routes
Driving with these more fuel-efficient routes saves you money as well as reducing your impact on the environment. Your device can show you the route which has a lower environmental impact, using the driving data of millions of TomTom users.

TomTom 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.

IQ Routes™ technology
Only TomTom uses actual speed data collected from millions of users to accurately calculate the travel time of your route. It allows for rush hour, traffic lights… even shopping crowds. So no matter what time it is, you can rely on IQ Routes to tell you when you’ll get there.

Enhance Safety

Help Me! emergency 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.

Large 11cm (4.3”) high quality touch screen
Touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control to make operating your device a pleasure.

Smart Extras

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

Parking assist
Since Parking assist is available throughout your journey, you can choose to navigate directly to the nearest car park when planning your route, or find parking en route - either near your destination or close to your current location.

Frequent destinations
You can choose icons for your most frequent destinations and add your own text. This makes your navigation experience truly your own with even easier and quicker navigation to the places you go most often.
Otras características:
4.3" touch screen (11 cm): Yes
Advanced lane guidance: Yes
Antenna: Internal
Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Battery life (max): 2 h
Bicycle: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Cables included: USB
Camper/Caravan: No
Colour of product: Black
Depth: 2.5 cm
Display diagonal: 10.9 cm (4.3")
Display resolution: 480 x 272 pixels
Eco Routes: Yes
Form factor: Handheld/Fixed
Frequent destinations: Yes
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Height: 8 cm
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
IQ Routes technology: Yes
Integrated mounting: Yes
Internal storage capacity: 4 GB
Languages support: Multi
Latest map guarantee: Yes
Live service: No
Map Share technology: Yes
Map coverage: All Europe
Maps included: Yes
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Native aspect ratio: 16:9
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Parking assist: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
Power source type: Battery, Cigar lighter
Quick start guide: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Spoken street names: Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No
Storage media type: Flash
Supported radio bands: No
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes
TomTom Start: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Truck: No
Weight: 181 g
Widescreen: Yes
Width: 11.9 cm

Box Contains

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


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    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
    hitch.
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    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.

    UPDATE
    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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    Bought Garmin and regretted it because it doesn't give enough info at busy junction. i.e no clear indication on which exist to take. As a newly passed driver, you started to panic that you don't know which lane to take. After you look for visual signs and marks, it is too late to get in to correct lane. Now switched to Tomtom, Wow.. Boy.. what a difference. It repeatedly tell you where to position your car as you drive close to the junctions. The Lane Guidance thing is extremely useful. It gives you clear directions without confusing you further.

    The route calculation is spot on. Garmin took me to middle of nowhere a few times. Tom Tom is highly recommended.
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    I have had a Tom Tom One (Europe) for almost four years and decided I needed an upgrade. When I looked at the XXL model on Amazon I saw a "See later model" option so clicked on this to be shown the Start. Upon delivery I was straight away struck by the plasticy (is there such a word) feel to the product. I couldn't see where the memory card should go despite the spec saying this model had one. I plugged it into my laptop and discovered it did not work with Tom Tom Home but needed different software (downloaded free from Tom Tom). This new software was, in my opinion, significantly inferior to the Home version I was used to with many of it's features not working yet. I tried the Start for a few days and found the voice (sound) quite tinny. I decided, mainly because of the interface with my laptop, that this product was not yet ready for market and returned it to Amazon who credited me straight away with a full refund. I am now the happy owner of a Tom Ton XXL that works very well with the Home software.
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    If you want the convenience of regularly travelling long distances on unfamiliar routes, free from navigating from paper, you are, unfortunately, forced to buy some electronics. If you are going to buy any at all, read the 3 star and lower reviews for sat nav's, NOT the 4 and 5 star ones which seem to be posted very largely by those in the first flush of local or very local use.
    TomTom are on a completely different level of customer dis-service compared to the entire rest of the world - totally, shockingly, appallingly bad, so just hope you don't need them if you buy one of their machines.
    Beware that TomTom service dept. also tell lies too (probably) - I sent my old One 3rd Edition back to get the software unscrambled but they said it was easier to replace it with a new unit. The "new" machine arrived with new serial number, but, strange to tell, it had EXACTLY the same fault of randomly switching itself on after 1-2-3 days unused, so running the battery completely flat. Coincedence? Well, I suppose it could be, but I don't believe in them.

    I have had only one previous SN - a One 3rd Edition. That was genuinely great except that the memory was small with no slot, so you could not update maps with all of the useless junk information that motorists are forced to buy, but have no need for, along with the basic road updates. Connecting it to Home for map updates (rather than mapshare) for the very first time, killed it stone dead anyway and it took weeks of argument and threat of legal action to get TomTom to fix it. It also switched on at random times so the battery was always flat after being left for 2-3 days. Finally the touch screen died.
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