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Other products in this series
  • 5" touch screen
  • Map of the United States
  • Advanced Lane Guidance
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Begin navigating with the TomTom START 55—the biggest, best in basic navigation, with maps covering the United States. With a 5” screen, you get a much better view of the road ahead. The START 55 includes our TomTom Maps with IQ Routes and Map Share technology, which keeps you up-to-date with dynamic road changes, every day.

START 50 features

  • United States

    Pre-installed map of the United States

  • 13 cm (5") touch screen

    See more and drive easy with an XXL screen. Touch screen technology gives you the easiest operation to make using your device a pleasure.

  • Advanced Lane Guidance

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

  • Map Share

    Some things change overnight and can delay your journey. Map Share helps you deal with the more frequent road changes. Daily Map changes include dynamic updates like new speed limits and blocked roads. Avoid detours and get to your destination even faster.

Features for all TomTom car navigation

  • IQ Routes

    The world's biggest database of real travel times is built into every TomTom device. Which means you'll get the fastest routes and most accurate arrival times. It's genius!

  • Latest Map Guarantee

    If a new map for your device is available within 30 days of first use, you can download that map once for free via

  • QuickGPSfix

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

  • Rich maps

    You are ready to go with the rich maps. IQ Routes gives you arrival times you can rely on. And with a wealth of Points of Interest, such as phone numbers and opening times, you have even more information at your fingertips.

  • Points of Interest

    Your pre-installed map has Points of Interest from gas stations to hotels, so you are sure to find what you want.

  • Speeding alert

    Alerts you when you’re speeding, even if you're not in navigation mode.

  • 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.

  • Safety preferences

    Recommends driving breaks; warns when approaching places of worship or schools; unpaved road warnings; reminds you not to leave device in car; hides map view above a selected speed; reminds you which side of road to drive when abroad.

  • Fast route planning

    No more waiting around - your route is calculated in a matter of seconds, so you get on your way much faster than ever before.

  • Eco Routes

    Driving with these fuel-efficient routes saves you money as well as reducing your impact on the environment.

Technical specs

Battery Battery lifetime Up to 3 hours autonomous operation
LIVE services connectivity No
Bluetooth® No
Internal memory Yes
SD slot No
Screen size 5" (13 cm) touch screen
Screen type 16:9 LCD
Screen resolution 480 x 272 pixels
Size (W x H x D) 5.2" x 3.5" x 0.9"
Weight 8.9 oz.

Supported languages *

The user interface comes in the following languages

Brasilian Portuguese Catalan Croatian
Czech Danish Dutch
Estonian Finnish Flemish
French German Greek
Hungarian Spanish International Italian
Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian
Polish Portuguese Slovakian
Slovenian South African English Spanish
Swedish Turkish UK English
US English

Spoken instructions comes in the following languages

Canadian French Mexican Spanish US English

Spoken street names comes in the following languages

Canadian French Mexican Spanish US English

* languages available may differ per country

In the box



EasyPort Mount

For mounting on your windshield


USB car charger

For in-car charging of your TomTom device.


Dashboard Mount Disk

To mount your device on your dashboard giving you maximum flexibility.


Lifetime Maps Voucher


Roadside Assistance Voucher


Fuel Prices Voucher



Contains Quick Start Guide.



Looking for free software updates, manuals or installation guides? Check out our download section


On this page you can check compatibility of TomTom devices with mobile phones.

  • United States

    Pre-installed map of the United States

  • Latest Map Guarantee

    If a new map for your device is available within 30 days of first use, you can download that map once for free via

Map coverage USA


Detailed coverage

the US (all states including Hawaii and Alaska) Puerto Rico

Accessories for START 50

Universal carry case new

Universal Carry Case

Universal Carry Case 4.3" & 5.0"

Universal Carry Case 4.3

Universal Leather Carry Case 4.3" & 5.0"

Universal Leather Carry Case 4.3 & 5.0

Universal Travel Case

Universal Travel Case

High Speed Multi-Charger new

High Speed Multi-Charger

Universal USB Home Charger

Universal USB Home Charger

Universal Air Vent Mount

Universal Air Vent Mount

Universal Dashboard Mount

Universal Dashboard Mount
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