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With so many TomTom models out there it can be tricky to settle on the best model that suits your needs. As a general rule, if you’re an occasional driver who just wants to get from A to B then it’s likely that a TomTom Start model will suffice. If you want a TomTom model which offers advanced features such as live traffic updates or a multi-touch screen, then you’ll be better served going for a TomTom Go model.

Our TomTom comparison charts below compares some of the main features found on the latest models. Click on the model name to go direct to our price comparison table to find the best TomTom price.

Latest TomTom 2018 Range



Accounts

Free Trial

Projects

Storage

Domains

Domains

Domains

Domains

Domains

Domains

Domains

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4.3", 5", or 6" Screen

Lifetime Europe Maps

3 Months Speed Cameras

GO Basic

5" or 6" Screen

Lifetime Europe Maps

3 Months Speed Cameras

Updates by Wi-Fi

Lifetime Traffic via Phone

Road Trips

MyDrive

Smartphone Messages






GO Essential

5" or 6" Screen 

Lifetime Europe Maps

6 Months Speed Cameras

Updates by Wi-Fi

Lifetime Traffic via Phone

Road Trips

MyDrive

Smartphone Messages

Hands Free Calling

Speak & Go

Multi-touch Screen

Magnetic Mount

Siri and Google Now

GO 5200 / 6200

5" or 6" Screen

Lifetime World Maps

Lifetime Speed Cameras

Updates by Wi-Fi

Lifetime Built-in Traffic

Road Trips

MyDrive

Smartphone Messages

Hands Free Calling

Speak and Go

Multi-touch Screen

Magnetic Mount

Siri and Google Now

Top of Range

Update September 2018 – TomTom Basic & Essential Models are now available
TomTom have released 4 new models to the range – the TomTom Go Basic 5″ & 6″, and the TomTom Go Essential 5″ & 6″. As the name suggests, these are a budget TomTom and be can considered a direct replacement of the TomTom Go 520 (5″) and Go 620 (6″). See the table above for an overview of the features.

TomTom Basic 2018


TomTom Professional

Back in June last year, TomTom quietly rolled out a handful of new models, all with the word ‘Professional’ added to the title. The Professional models are:

TomTom GO Professional 520 (5″, traffic via connected phone)
TomTom GO Professional 620 (6″, traffic via connected phone)
TomTom GO Professional 6200 (6″, traffic via inbuilt sim)
TomTom GO Professional 6250 (6″, traffic via inbuilt sim – see below for difference to 6200)

So, as you’d expect, these models follow the same design and specs of the associated Go 520, Go 620, Go 6200. Although there’s no ‘un-professional’ Go 6250, so that’s a brand new model.

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The ‘Professional’ element is the same software applied to each of these models. The new software includes:

Customised routes for truck, coach and van.
In effect, this means that the installed TomTom maps are fully up to date with the latest weight and width restrictions on the roads, so once it knows your vehicle dimensions it won’t send you down a road that’s too narrow, or over a bridge that has a weight restriction. It will re-route accordingly and give you the safe & legal way. These specialist maps mean that you’ll get a more accurate arrival time based on your vehicle max speeds etc.

Dedicated POI for truck, coach and van.
If you’re driving a large vehicle, chances are that you’ll have a different agenda to a car driver, and these dedicated points-of-interest are going to be relevant to your needs, E.g. large vehicle petrol stations, parking space and service centres. These POIs are relevant throughout the whole of Europe.

And as with the standard TomTom models, the professional versions include Wi-Fi, Siri & Google integration, TomTom traffic, Hands-free calling, MyDrive route planning, and lifetime map updates (in this case the lifetime maps include lifetime updates of large vehicle POIs).
There are also a couple of other additions to the software, including ‘Stopped traffic alerts’, which warns of blackspots and gives an alert indicating how far back from an accident traffic is queued.

TomTom Professional Compared

TomTom Professional Features

 


TomTom Camper

NEW TomTom Go Camper 2018
If you’re looking for a camper and caravan TomTom opposed to a truck one, you’re in luck as TomTom have just announced a new TomTom Go Camper for summer 2018 .

TomTom GO Camper 2018
The TomTom GO Camper includes Lifetime Camper and Caravan World maps – which help make sure that drivers are driving on the right road suited for vehicle type, size, weight and speed. It comes with a multi-touch 6 inch screen and includes exclusive camper-specific POIs from partners such as ADAC and ANWB which ensures that drivers can find camper spots and camping sites along the way. Compare TomTom GO Camper Prices

Alternatively, take a look at the Garmin dedicated Campervan sat navs on our page here.

What about the TomTom Truck 5000 & 6000?
These models are based on the older TomTom Go 5000 & 6000 models, so don’t have the latest features such as Wi-Fi and Hands-free calling. But other than that, the mapping and functionality is very similar.

What’s the difference between the TomTom Professional 6200 and the TomTom Professional 6250?
The 6200 comes with 1 years traffic and speed camera updates. You can then choose to extend the period if you want to (for approx £49.95 a year). The 6250 comes with these free for life.

 



Latest TomTom Sat Navs 

 

Summary of the current GO models:

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TomTom GO 52/62 TomTom GO 520/620 TomTom GO 5200/6200
Lifetime Maps Europe World World
Lifetime TomTom Traffic
TomTom MyDrive
Lifetime TomTom Speed Cameras
Fully interactive screen
Sim & Data included
Integrated WiFi  ✓
TomTom Rider Comparison
The dedicated motorcycle GPS from TomTom is called the TomTom Rider. The different Rider models have their own comparison table on our TomTom Rider Comparison table.

 



Other TomTom Sat Nav Models

TomTom 2016 Comparison

Latest Model

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The latest TomTom releases (as at July 2016)

 

Screen Size
Maps
Lifetime Maps

Hands-free Calling

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Connect to your mobile phone to make hands-free calls.

 

Traffic Updates

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Can your TomTom inform you of the latest traffic information?

 

MyDrive

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MyDrive Connect is client application that allows your TomTom navigation device to connect with MyDrive, a web-based tool designed to manage the contents of a TomTom device. This means you can plan a route on your PC and then send it to your TomTom.

 

Multi-touch Screen

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A multi-touch screen allows features such as ‘pinch to zoom’.

 

Voice Control

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Control your TomTom using your voice.

 

Lifetime Speed Camera Updates

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Some TomTom models come with 1 year of free speed camera updates, then charge around £20 a year if you choose to update. Some models come with free speed camera updates for the lifetime of the device.

 

TomTom Start 40

4.3″

Full EU

TomTom Start 50

5″

Full EU

5″

Full EU

6″

Full EU

6″

Full EU

TomTom Go 50

5″

West EU

Via your phone

TomTom VIA 52

5″

Full EU

Via your phone

6″

Full EU

Via your phone

TomTom Go 51

5″

World

Via your phone

TomTom Go 60

6″

West EU

Via your phone

TomTom Go 61

6″

World

Via your phone

TomTom Go 400

4.3″

Full EU

Via your phone

5″

Full EU

Via your phone

5″

World

Via your phone

5″

Full EU

Yes – always connected

5″

World

Yes – always connected

6″

Full EU

Via your phone

6″

World

Via your phone

6″

Full EU

Yes – always connected

6″

World

Yes – always connected

TomTom Rider 40

4.3″

West EU

Via your phone

4.3″

Full EU

Via your phone

4.3″

Full EU

Via your phone

6″

Full EU

Via your phone

 

Update February 2018 – TomTom have announced that they will no longer be updating maps on some very old TomTom models. The good news is that this might get you a discount on a new model – see the TomTom Obsolete Products page.


TomTom Sports Watch Comparison

Runner 3, Spark 3, Adventurer or Touch?

It’s been an exciting year for TomTom sports watch releases, we’re now on to the third generation of the Runner & the Spark, and there’s a couple of new models named the TomTom Adventurer and the TomTom Touch.

So which watch is right for you? Generally, the Runner 3 is for runners, the Spark 3 is for multisports & training, the Adventurer is for outdoor exploration and outdoor sports, and the Touch is a wristband that can be worn every day to track movement, cardio, calories burned etc.

A very rough idea of what features are included on each is in the table below.

 

TomTom Sports Watches

Body composition

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Measure your body fat and muscle mass percentage

 

24/7 Activity Tracking

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Capture steps, active time, calories burned, distance walked and sleep time.

 

Touch

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Control by touchscreen

 

Built in HRM

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Get 24/7 heart rate information on your wrist.

 

Phone notification

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Receive incoming call and text notifications right to your wrist.

 

Music storage

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Play over 500 songs from your watch.

 

GPS tracking

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Live stats, on the go.

 

Sports

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Track all your sports.

 

Running, workout etc

Cardio version only

Music version only

Running, Cycling, Workouts etc

Cardio version only

Music version only

Running, Cycling, Workouts etc

+ Outdoors sports

Golf


As you’re probably aware, there’s various editions of each watch out there, the most obvious bundle differences being:

HRM/Cardio

This means the watch can monitor your heartbeat. As well as being a useful reading in its own right, this also enables accurate calculations such as calories burned etc. In these latest versions of the watches, the HRM (Heart rate Monitor) is integrated into the watch (in previous models it’s been a separate strap you have to wear).

Music

This means the watch can store music that you can listen to on the go. Some Music packs also include bluetooth (wireless) headphones.

TomTom Runner 3 vs TomTom Spark 3?

The Runner 3 & Spark 3 share the same specs, hardware and software – the only difference is in the bands available.

What about earlier editions?

You’ll find some earlier editions of these models around some retailers as they make way for stock of the latest models. The first edition TomTom Runner can now be picked up on eBay for around £70. In the same way as the Runner 3 & Spark 3, the original  TomTom Spark and TomTom Runner 2 are actually the same watch (marketed differently).