The TomTom Go 5200 and its barely greater sibling the 6200, are the very best that TomTom have to supply, and they’re critically spectacular. 

The controls are intuitive, the machine studying behind the scenes means your journey is smoother and shorter than it will in any other case be, and the combination along with your telephone means that you may learn and reply to textual content messages with out taking your eyes off the highway.

Make no mistake, these developments come at a worth. The 5200 and 6200 are the costliest fashions that TomTom makes.

One factor that does take the sting off that price ticket is the truth that each of those gadgets embrace lifetime subscriptions to all maps worldwide, all visitors replace providers, and velocity digicam alerts. 

In case you’re the kind of person who makes use of all these providers, after a few years you should have recouped that spending in financial savings from annual subscriptions. 

We realise that up till this level we haven’t talked about the precise navigation, however on the 5200 the fundamentals are finished so effectively it’s straightforward to overlook them. Lengthy story brief, it is a nice sat nav.

Design

The TomTom Go 5200 has a 5-inch touchscreen that sits neatly inside a smooth plastic chassis. It feels strong within the hand, and the magnetic connection provides a reassuring click on into a sturdy reference to the stand.

The stand then attaches to your windscreen utilizing a system of a plunger and twisting lock mechanism that might be acquainted to customers of earlier fashions of TomTom. The one minor gripe is that the twisting lock mechanism doesn’t have a ‘locked in’ place. 

That stated, the connection to the windscreen was completely agency, so the problem was extra psychological than bodily.

The 5200 has one single bodily button on the again, and the remainder of the controls are finished utilizing the touchscreen. Fortunately the touchscreen is capacitive, in contrast to the resistive touchscreen of the cheaper Through and Begin fashions.

Which means it’ll really feel loads like your smartphone to function. It responds rapidly and precisely to the touch, and permits for extra difficult gestures like swiping via menus. 

Which will sound reductive, however when you’re driving, having to give attention to urgent on-screen buttons to scroll via menu choices could be dangerously distracting. 

The one downside to the display screen is that the glass display screen feels extra delicate than the resistive screens on the cheaper mannequin, that means you are feeling a bit of resistant to only chuck it in your glovebox.

The Go 5200 measures: 1.9 x 14.2 x 9.1 cm and weighs 200g, so is a bit of smaller and a bit of lighter than its same-size counterparts within the Through and Good vary.

The 6200 is identical is each means, together with performance, the one means that it differs is that’s has a 6-inch display screen. 

There have been a few occasions when icons on the display screen felt a bit of small on the 5200, and with out the choice of adjusting icon measurement, the one actual choice is to go for the larger mannequin in case you assume that’s going to harass you.

As it is a system that you simply’re going to be utilizing often and for a few years, we actually suggest ensuring you spend correctly and get the system you actually need.

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