The GO 5000 is quick to both calculate routes initially and recalculate on the fly. And as a TomTom device, mapping accuracy and routing is about as good as it gets. The Carlsberg of dedicated nav devices. Probably the best you can buy.
The TomTom GO 5000 is a good choice for anyone looking for a new sat nav, especially if traffic information is important to you… the real feather in its cap is the built-in traffic information.
As we have argued before, TomTom's Traffic is the most accurate system we know of for detecting jams as they build up. So to have it in a device costing £140 is fantastic. (Review of TomTom GO 40)
I can't count the number times it's saved me from sitting in a monstrous traffic jam by diverting me around snarl-ups. I trust its direction implicitly.
PC PROBarry Collins
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***Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps: Receive TomTom Traffic and download 4 or more full updates of your pre-installed map every year, for the life of your product. You need a PC with an Internet connection and a MyTomTom account to download map updates. For more information, visit tomtom.com/lifetimemaps or tomtom.com/lifetimetraffic.