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
Lifetime TomTom Traffic
Always drive with real-time traffic information for the lifetime of your device.***
Always drive with the latest map at no extra cost.***
Advanced Lane Guidance
Clearly see which lane to take at key junctions.
Find your destination faster with intuitive search results. Quick Search starts to find your destination as soon you start typing.
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Use smartphone, tablet or PC to review real-time traffic information, plan routes, and send destinations to your TomTom GO.
*Based on more than 300 trips covering Paris (BenchExpert, December 2014), Berlin (NavCert, December 2014) and London (Blauw, January 2015), comparing TomTom and Garmin real-time traffic-enabled portable navigation devices during morning & evening peak commuting times.
**Supported TomTom GO models include: GO 40/50/60/400/500/510/600/610/5000/5100/6000/6100
***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.