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TomTom START 20 M - 4.3" Widescreen GPS SatNav In Car - Full Europe Map Set - Free Lifetime Maps Update Edition

TomTom START 20 M - 4.3
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[£66.63 ex VAT]
[£79.95 inc VAT]
Delivery info
Courier Delivery £4.99
item # 409100
mfr's model # VoVpWHB9Rn
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 12 Months manufacturer warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications

The TomTom Start 20 M Europe 4.3" Sat Nav is great for those long journeys when you are traveling somewhere unfamiliar.
With the high quality maps, it makes it even easier to use and to travel.
It will guide you safely through complex junctions for a confident drive. With features such as Advanced Lane Guidance, you will be clearly guided as to which lane to take at junctions so you don't miss your turning.
Spoken street name and parking assist will also help you when traveling. You won't need to focus on the map as it will speak to you making turning clearer.
Parking assist will locate the nearest parking in your area, along your route or destination. It couldn't be easier!
Key Features
Life Time Maps Update Edition - Enjoy free updates to the pre-insalled FULL Europe map set as they become available.
Full European map Set – Enjoy both the normal Western Europe Map set & the extended Eastern Europe Maps for Maximum coverage!
Advance Lane Guidance – Clearly see which lane to take at key junctions
IQ Routes - calculates your route based on real average speeds
Map Share Changes – Share and download verified map changes from the Map Share Community
Spoken street names
Points of Interest – See Points of Interest around you
My Routes – Save, retrieve and edit your routes
EasyPort Mount – Fold the device into your pocket
Works straight out of the box
Detailed Coverage
Albania 71% ,Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina 77%  
Bulgaria 75%, Croatia, Cyprus 58%, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia  
Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar. Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,  
Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia 77%,  
Malta, Moldova 43%, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway,  Poland,  
Portugal, Romania 98%, Russian Federation 75%, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia  
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey 92%, Ukraine 45%, United Kingdom,  the Vatican City. 
Note: Updates require TomTom registration and an internet connection

Battery Life (hours): Up to 2 Hours (from new, actual performance may vary)
Bluetooth Handsfree: No
Fuel Efficient Routing: No
Mapping: Full Europe
Safety Camera Updates: Yes
Screen Size: 4.3"
Traffic: No
Voice recognition: No
In the box: TomTom Start 20 M, Quick Start Guide, In Car USB Adapter, USB Lead
Customer Reviews
Appears to work well and lifetime upgrades save money, appears to be a real bargain

Bargain TomTom,
TomTom is my favourite SatNav brand and this model is both a bargain and pretty good, although not perfect. Prompt despatch and delivery: ordered Xmas Eve pm, despatched next working day (27th) and arrived next morning in the 1 hr window advised by e-mail from DPD - who refer to Morgan Computers as Bentham Ltd. Requires use of a Windows PC or an Intel-based Mac for updates. During set-up you have to set a Home location, but, unlike every other SatNav that I've owned or used during the last 3 decades, the preloaded PostCode Address File lists the 3 postcodes for our street as Unnamed Road despite it being an A road and having a name as shown on the TomTom map! The whole Setup/Update process took over 2½ hours, the Updates took an hour to download (12+Mb Broadband!) and then another hour to install. Approx 4½ Gb to download. Despite the first Done! Message, dont be in too much of a hurry to disconnect the Start 20 when the first, major, update is complete  subsequent updates may need to be downloaded and installed. Now for the good bits: This model correctly handles destinations without a Street Name - a long-standing and serious defect in later Start models (e.g. 52) that use a 'hierarchical search method' which requires the 'correct' street/road name for the destination  presumably every road in Holland has a name! This model works as you'd expect, put in a postcode and even if it doesn't have the house numbers it'll still take you to the centre of the postcode. In the past, I've never found PoIs to be useful, but using the PoI database, the Start 20 took me right into the car park of a particular Unit at a major hospital, while the postcode left me outside the pedestrian entrance 30 yards before the car park entrance. The unit happily sits on a table on its sucker and the display re-orients itself when the unit is rotated 180. It doesnt have or require either a charger/connection mount or a mains power adaptor. It's supplied with a combined USB power/connection cable and a car lighter adapter. It can also be powered from any USB sources capable of supplying 500mA, though it will recharge faster with a source capable of providing 1.2A (1200mA).

TomTom SatNav,
Have had a quick look at it, seems a lot better than the very old I had. Trying it out tomorrow on an actual journey and will let you know the outcome My old one the speaking part let me down.

Fantastic Sat Nav,
So this is my second TomTom and the improvements in 10 years is amazing. Easy to use and the lifetime map upgrades are great. Taking to Montenegro next week fot its first outing abroad

A very useful satnav,
This is my first satnav and I wish I had bought it a long time ago. It has a clear, colourful screen with voice instructions. I have had several updates already. I think it is well worth the money I paid and would recommend it to anyone, especially people hoping to purchase one of good value.

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