TomTom Go 510 5 Inch Traffic Sat Nav World Maps, Case & Driving Test Deluxe PC DVD ROM £129.99 @ Argos
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TomTom Go 510 5 Inch Traffic Sat Nav World Maps, Case & Driving Test Deluxe PC DVD ROM £129.99 @ Argos

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Found 6th Dec
Been looking for a Sat Nav with global maps for my trip to South Africa in January and came across this. Lifetime maps and comes with a carry case. Also has an offer for a free driving test PC-DVD should you require this for a Son / Daughter learning to drive.
Seems to be in stock in a lot of places.


The TomTom GO 510 comes with 5" touchscreen fully interactive screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic, World Maps & Speed Camera Updates to get you to your destination faster. Includes MyDrive to access real-time traffic information via your smartphone, plan your journey and send your route straight to your TomTom GO device. Includes Carry Case to protect your device from knocks and scratches.

Includes carry case to protect your device. Fully interactive screen to pinch, zoom and swipe. Tomtom mydrive: use your smartphone, tablet or pc (via a software update) to check the traffic situation in real-time, to plan routes and to send destinations straight to your tomtom go sat nav.

  • 5 inch LCD touchscreen.
  • Pre-loaded world maps.
  • Pre-loaded maps for UK, Republic of Ireland, full Europe, western Europe, uSA, north USA and canada.
  • Covers 45 European countries in total.
  • Speed camera alerts available.
  • Lifetime traffic.
  • Lifetime map updates.
  • Free updates - regularly connect your tomtom device to your computer and download free software updates.
  • None - your smartphone needs to be compatible and come with a data plan. extra costs may apply.
Sat Nav features:

  • Saves past routes based on previous journeys.
  • Lane guidance.
  • 2D and 3D mapping.
  • Points of interest - displays locations such as petrol stations and restaurants.
  • Voice command and control.
  • Eco route for fuel efficient navigation.
  • IQ routes to calculate your route based on the actual speeds measured on roads at different times of the day.
General information:

  • Car charger.
  • Magnetic mount.
  • Carry case.
  • USB cable.
  • Up to 2 hours battery life.
  • Size H9.01, W14.46, D2.04cm.
  • Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
Model number 1fa5.002.53.

Top comments

GmodLUA22 m ago

I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people …I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people still use satnavs over things like Google Maps etc.The only benefit I found with my TomTom was it told me when speed cameras were coming up, and even then sometimes was inaccurate.When using the TomTom I found the screen was pretty difficult to read - found reading my phone satnav easier (phone screen is 5inches).I guess its all about personal preference etc.


Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.

Waze is owned by Google.

Google Maps uses Waze data (reports etc.) in addition to other data sources to provide routing and traffic information for Google Maps users.
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 6th Dec
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I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why oh why, is there no Bluetooth on the this one? Deal breaker for me...
Edited by: "Toxic_Waste" 6th Dec

TomTom have issues with devices that get corrupt maps which then require a fresh download, great if you have lifetime maps (actually hassle, not great) but bad if you don't.

Having said that I think this is a good price for world maps and lifetime traffic.

I have a similar model, the one with its own sim but I think they're pretty much the same otherwise. I use mine for work and it's saved my bacon a few times with the speed camera alerts. It can also help in the average speed cameras by giving you an average speed. Only used the UK maps but good to know when I go abroad I can just load on whatever map I want. Traffic works well too, again that's from its own sim but I assume will be the same just off your phone signal. Good sat nav all round.

Toxic_Waste1 h, 15 m ago

I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why …I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why oh why, is there no Bluetooth on the this one? Deal breaker for me...


Why do you need Bluetooth? For phone? If so I assume it hasn't got it because most cars, even lower spec models of the latter years usually come with Bluetooth.

Genuine question, how does the sim thing work?

Got one of these and just amazing and used tom tom for 15 years. I see people using their phones, and that is good as i did for a while but defo benefits having a dedicated sat nav in your car is you can save your phones battey by not having it on constant charge, u dont forget it as its always in your car, passengers (especially kids) can still use your phone, bigger screen usually, lifetime maps and traffic updates, better gps signal so locks on slighlty quicker and you can borrow family and friends your sat nav, i would never borrow my family my phone!

I travel the uk and this gets me around the traffic and on site, on time. Wouldnt go anywhere without my tomtom!

Good price for an essential piece of modern day driving kit.

aishakhan89447 m ago

Genuine question, how does the sim thing work?


If this question is directed at me then the version I have has its own sim(this has no on going cost) for receiving the live traffic and cameras. If you get the version without then it connects to your phone to receive this info.

I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people still use satnavs over things like Google Maps etc.

The only benefit I found with my TomTom was it told me when speed cameras were coming up, and even then sometimes was inaccurate.

When using the TomTom I found the screen was pretty difficult to read - found reading my phone satnav easier (phone screen is 5inches).

I guess its all about personal preference etc.

Lifetime updates is probably not going to be that long given how the sales of these units have been plummeting lately and some big outlets have decided to stop selling them altogether. The technology in these has not moved on as quickly as other things and they should have really improved particularly in light of low changes about no-touch approach and the need for flawless voice control and streamlined and smarter operation. I will wait until next big jump in the tech involved in how these devices operate.

These units don't yet have the additional hardware that allows them to link to the new more accurate European GPS system do they?

erjin9993 h, 57 m ago

TomTom have issues with devices that get corrupt maps which then require a …TomTom have issues with devices that get corrupt maps which then require a fresh download, great if you have lifetime maps (actually hassle, not great) but bad if you don't.Having said that I think this is a good price for world maps and lifetime traffic.


Never had this problem before and I have owned this for a year or so now.

Regularly update my maps, and use the Traffic feature by sharing my Bluetooth connection on my phone.

I use it virtually on a daily basis for getting to and from work and it has saved me hitting serious traffic problems so many times!

Highly recommended from me. Others will probably say use a free app but i can't be hassled with setting up my phone in a cradle and firing up an app every time. Install and forget about it!

I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a week and a day to load up, you can't put your own POI on it. Took it to USA this year, and it was a nightmare. Wrong pronunciation of street names, voice tells you to go one way, map shows something else. BTW, the map is more often correct. Totally different UI, and two steps backward for this effort. My old Start 60 is way better. My advice would be to steer clear of this model. TomTom seems to be going backwards with portable satnavs, maybe their interest is elsewhere?

GmodLUA22 m ago

I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people …I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people still use satnavs over things like Google Maps etc.The only benefit I found with my TomTom was it told me when speed cameras were coming up, and even then sometimes was inaccurate.When using the TomTom I found the screen was pretty difficult to read - found reading my phone satnav easier (phone screen is 5inches).I guess its all about personal preference etc.


Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.

Waze is owned by Google.

Google Maps uses Waze data (reports etc.) in addition to other data sources to provide routing and traffic information for Google Maps users.
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 6th Dec

Hi does the sat nav Just identify traffic or does it automatically calculate a new route if you hit traffic? Currently using my iPhone but all it does is highlight traffic in red but I really need a way around it lol

mmmwoah17 m ago

Hi does the sat nav Just identify traffic or does it automatically …Hi does the sat nav Just identify traffic or does it automatically calculate a new route if you hit traffic? Currently using my iPhone but all it does is highlight traffic in red but I really need a way around it lol



Like Google Maps and Waze, this will look ahead and reroute you.

If you're the first in a jam you'll be the data set for other users who will then be rerouted. However, you'll be stuck in traffic.

Of course sometimes it will take you into traffic due to user settings (e.g. most direct/avoid toll roads/avoid motorways) or simply, sitting in the traffic for X number of minutes is quicker than the X number of additional minutes/miles the new route would take.
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 6th Dec

Negative. I bought a new tom tom last christmas but never used it as added complexity of updating and
carrying . My Apple maps and Google maps provide much better routing and show traffic update. I have phone with me all times so this is just waste of money. Only justification can be that tom tom is considered by police and law enforcement as non obstructive device to driving while mobile phones are considered as obstructive and you can be charged for touching phone while driving.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 6th Dec

TomTom doesn't make devices as good as years ago. I have this model and the battery is horrible. It's Ok if you use it all days and all time connected to the power supply, but if you keep some days without use this, you will struggle against the long turn on and slow starting. The traffic functionality is fine, but sorry, the battery should be better.

For South Africa you can just download the SA map from Google maps before you go and save it to use offline.

Still waiting for TOMTOM to bring out a SatNav with a built in Dash cam, if Garmin can do it I can't understand why TOMTOM can't or won't

These things should be cheap now

fjavierjn49 m ago

TomTom doesn't make devices as good as years ago. I have this model and …TomTom doesn't make devices as good as years ago. I have this model and the battery is horrible. It's Ok if you use it all days and all time connected to the power supply, but if you keep some days without use this, you will struggle against the long turn on and slow starting. The traffic functionality is fine, but sorry, the battery should be better.


Battery? What you on about? Why would the battery be an issue, are you using it when you are walking?

BIGEYE1 h, 24 m ago

I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a …I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a week and a day to load up, you can't put your own POI on it. Took it to USA this year, and it was a nightmare. Wrong pronunciation of street names, voice tells you to go one way, map shows something else. BTW, the map is more often correct. Totally different UI, and two steps backward for this effort. My old Start 60 is way better. My advice would be to steer clear of this model. TomTom seems to be going backwards with portable satnavs, maybe their interest is elsewhere?


I use it and it switches on within a couple of seconds. I don't use the voice, does anyone? That would be annoying when I'm listening the radio or on the phone.

When you say it was a 'nightmare', I am guessing that is maybe a more accurate description of your ability to drive a vehicle.

GmodLUA1 h, 49 m ago

I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people …I've got a TomTom myself (610 model) and honestly don't know why people still use satnavs over things like Google Maps etc.The only benefit I found with my TomTom was it told me when speed cameras were coming up, and even then sometimes was inaccurate.When using the TomTom I found the screen was pretty difficult to read - found reading my phone satnav easier (phone screen is 5inches).I guess its all about personal preference etc.


Maybe because using GPS on your phone drains your battery rapidly? Faster than it can be charged by your cigarette lighter socket sometimes(one of my previous phones).

Doing this long term really wouldn't be great for your phone battery. I would go through about 3 charging cycles every day if I didn't use a dedicated sat nav.

Using phones are great for those who do not drive for a living but if you're on the road all day every day then get a sat nav, would be my advice. I started with just a phone and quickly decided to get a nav and I wouldn't go back. Phone doesn't need charged all day.

jUsT2eXy1 h, 50 m ago

Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.Waze is owned by Google.Google …Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.Waze is owned by Google.Google Maps uses Waze data (reports etc.) in addition to other data sources to provide routing and traffic information for Google Maps users.


+1 for Waze as Tomtom and Garmin lacks some sort of artificial intelligence to improve route selection and rerouting...

BIGEYE2 h, 14 m ago

I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a …I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a week and a day to load up, you can't put your own POI on it. Took it to USA this year, and it was a nightmare. Wrong pronunciation of street names, voice tells you to go one way, map shows something else. BTW, the map is more often correct. Totally different UI, and two steps backward for this effort. My old Start 60 is way better. My advice would be to steer clear of this model. TomTom seems to be going backwards with portable satnavs, maybe their interest is elsewhere?


Eh? Powers up with maps in about 2 seconds on mine. You must have a,different model - no such issues on this Satnav, or yours has a fault I would return it.
Edited by: "anthony69" 6th Dec

Rusty825 h, 16 m ago

Why do you need Bluetooth? For phone? If so I assume it hasn't got it …Why do you need Bluetooth? For phone? If so I assume it hasn't got it because most cars, even lower spec models of the latter years usually come with Bluetooth.


I have a 4 year old car and has got no Bluetooth.

BargainBros4 h, 9 m ago

Got one of these and just amazing and used tom tom for 15 years. I see …Got one of these and just amazing and used tom tom for 15 years. I see people using their phones, and that is good as i did for a while but defo benefits having a dedicated sat nav in your car is you can save your phones battey by not having it on constant charge, u dont forget it as its always in your car, passengers (especially kids) can still use your phone, bigger screen usually, lifetime maps and traffic updates, better gps signal so locks on slighlty quicker and you can borrow family and friends your sat nav, i would never borrow my family my phone!I travel the uk and this gets me around the traffic and on site, on time. Wouldnt go anywhere without my tomtom!Good price for an essential piece of modern day driving kit.


I've got 2 phones and use one of them mostly as a satnav.

Toxic_Waste6 h, 41 m ago

I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why …I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why oh why, is there no Bluetooth on the this one? Deal breaker for me...


Dude get the tomtom app for iphone, works very good, I trust it to take me across europe this year.

Works offline too (need decent storage on the phone)

sam_of_london3 h, 43 m ago

you can be charged for touching phone while driving.


Not if the phone is in a cradle.

Toxic_Waste10 h, 18 m ago

I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why …I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why oh why, is there no Bluetooth on the this one? Deal breaker for me...

I have this model and it has Bluetooth, allows you to connect to your phone to receive traffic updates.

BIGEYE6 h, 19 m ago

I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a …I have this same satnav and it is absolute crap. Switch on and it takes a week and a day to load up, you can't put your own POI on it. Took it to USA this year, and it was a nightmare. Wrong pronunciation of street names, voice tells you to go one way, map shows something else. BTW, the map is more often correct. Totally different UI, and two steps backward for this effort. My old Start 60 is way better. My advice would be to steer clear of this model. TomTom seems to be going backwards with portable satnavs, maybe their interest is elsewhere?

I also used this in the USA this year, it did a great job in over 1000 miles that we travelled all over Florida. There was one or two annoyances with inputting destinations but I'm pretty sure there is no say nav that is perfect. I got mine from Amazon warehouse sales for £80.

Compared to the Garmin we hired from Alamo the year before the TomTom was vastly superior in every way.

Toxic_Waste13 h, 53 m ago

I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why …I'm in the market for a new sat nav and have always owned Tom Tom. But why oh why, is there no Bluetooth on the this one? Deal breaker for me...


which market are you in?

+1 for Waze. Proper real time traffic info is awesome. It’s a shame you can’t ‘delete’ traffic if it clears though (or can you??)

jUsT2eXy10 h, 35 m ago

Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.Waze is owned by Google.Google …Use Waze and you'll have camera locations.Waze is owned by Google.Google Maps uses Waze data (reports etc.) in addition to other data sources to provide routing and traffic information for Google Maps users.


I would say stick to Google maps, Waze will send you down every side road to save 5 seconds when the main road will be less headache, and more often than not nowadays the side roads being filled with people who cannot understand that their car cannot get through a single lane if there is a car already oncoming and the idea of waiting to let someone through is sacrilege.

mrbloke8 m ago

+1 for Waze. Proper real time traffic info is awesome. It’s a shame you c …+1 for Waze. Proper real time traffic info is awesome. It’s a shame you can’t ‘delete’ traffic if it clears though (or can you??)

​On Waze if there is a traffic jam the map shows the road ahead as red and displays the average mph being travelled by other users. I am under the impression that if the traffic jam has gone your data will update the information on the map and the traffic jam and mph marker will be removed.

Wow not seen one of these things for years?Do people still buy these?

I wish they would do an android standalone unit so I can put Waze on it rather than phone.
The traffic clears as it picks data of people moving quicker. When looking at houses down a road, I drive round slowly and it picked up slow traffic

madnlooney14 m ago

I wish they would do an android standalone unit so I can put Waze on it …I wish they would do an android standalone unit so I can put Waze on it rather than phone.The traffic clears as it picks data of people moving quicker. When looking at houses down a road, I drive round slowly and it picked up slow traffic


So what you're saying is someone else got redirected from your route when you were looking at houses.....

Rusty8216 h, 4 m ago

If this question is directed at me then the version I have has its own …If this question is directed at me then the version I have has its own sim(this has no on going cost) for receiving the live traffic and cameras. If you get the version without then it connects to your phone to receive this info.


Oh thank you. You have answered my long running question, who no one could answer for some reason.

Rusty8214 h, 56 m ago

Maybe because using GPS on your phone drains your battery rapidly? Faster …Maybe because using GPS on your phone drains your battery rapidly? Faster than it can be charged by your cigarette lighter socket sometimes(one of my previous phones). Doing this long term really wouldn't be great for your phone battery. I would go through about 3 charging cycles every day if I didn't use a dedicated sat nav.Using phones are great for those who do not drive for a living but if you're on the road all day every day then get a sat nav, would be my advice. I started with just a phone and quickly decided to get a nav and I wouldn't go back. Phone doesn't need charged all day.


Understandable that's for sure - when using phone navigation, I normally charge it with a portable battery charger (they charge much quicker than cigarette socket).

I normally only use this around once a month or so, but if being used every day, then yes I would see the use in buying a Satnav.
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