TomTom Start 55M vs Garmin nuvi 50LM

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A comparison chart between TomTom Start 55M and Garmin nuvi 50LM key features

Automotive GPS
TomTom Start 55MGarmin nuvi 50LM
ModelsStart 55M
TomTom Start 55M
nuvi 50LM
Garmin nuvi 50LM
Click on the link to view the latest price from Amazon.comTomTom START 55M 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Roadside AssistanceGarmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US)
Key Features
Unit Dimension5.2" x 3.5" x 0.9" 5.5"W x 3.4"H x .7"D (14.0 x 8.6 x 1.8 cm)
Screen Size (Diagnol)5.0" (13 cm)5-inch
Display resolution, WxH480 x 272 pixels 480 x 272 pixels
Unit Weight8.9 oz.6.3 ounces (177.2 g)
Data Card SlotNoYes. microSD? card (not included)
Preloaded MapsYes. US and CanadaYes. Available in 2 versions US only(49 states) or US & Canada
Battery LifeUp to 3 hoursup to 2 hours
Speaks street namesYesYes
Lane Guidance/AssistYesYes, with junction view
Voice CommandNoNo
Lifetime Map UpdatesYes1Yes2
Lifetime TrafficNoNo
Full Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Click here to read at TomTom.comClick here to read at
Amazon Customer Reviews
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Demo Video
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Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link TomTom START 55M 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Roadside AssistanceClick on this link Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US). Another version is Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US and Canada)

1You receive up to four non-transferable map data updates per year until the product’s useful life expires or TomTom no longer receives map updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter. (*description from TomTom)

2Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter.(*description from Garmin)

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Info on 1 and 2 are taken from TomTom and Garmin official web sites.

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