TomTom VIA 52 5 Inch Traffic UK & ROI Lifetime Maps Sat Nav 1/3 off £79.99 @ Argos
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TomTom VIA 52 5 Inch Traffic UK & ROI Lifetime Maps Sat Nav 1/3 off £79.99 @ Argos

£79.99£9617%Argos Deals
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Found 3rd Jun
If you’re looking for a base, UK and ROI sat nav with lifetime maps this is hard to beat, cheapest elsewhere is 96 on Amazon, these models have 3months traffic then £20/year if you need it, they have 16gb storage and micro SD support so storage issues of the previous entry model is no more.

i found the Start 52 in Aldi and Halfords for £10 more, that model has less features: en.discussions.tomtom.com/go-…299



On an impressive 5-inch screen, the TomTom VIA 52 plans intelligent routes that help you escape traffic in real-time. Enjoy hands-free calling, MyDrive and real-time services by easily connecting to your smartphone with Bluetooth. Map updates and TomTom Traffic are free for the life of the device.

Detect upcoming speed cameras with the TomTom VIA 52, which also reminds you of the required speed limit. Speak & Go allows you to control your device with your voice, just tell it where you want to go. Never miss a turn. VIA 52 also helps you to prepare for exits and intersections by clearly highlighting the best driving lane for your planned route.

  • 5 inch LCD touchscreen.
  • Pre-loaded maps for UK, Republic of Ireland, .
  • Speed camera alerts 3 month free trial.
  • Lifetime traffic.
  • Lifetime map updates.
  • Free updates - Always connect your device regularly to your MyTomTom account to receive the latest features.
  • Subscription required - Receive traffic updates by connecting to your Smartphone.
Sat Nav features:

  • Saves past routes based on previous journeys.
  • Lane guidance.
  • 3 mapping.
  • Points of interest - displays locations such as petrol stations and restaurants.
  • Voice command and control.
  • Bluetooth for hands free calling.
  • Eco route for fuel efficient navigation.
General information:

  • Car charger.
  • Integrated mount.
  • USB cable.
  • Up to 2 hours battery life.
  • Size H9.1, W14.5, D2.38cm.
  • Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
Model number 1ap5.013.00.
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Queue “lifetime” debate and load various apps on your smartphone etc...
Edited by: "packard" 3rd Jun
I have the earlier via 135 ,had it for ages .Still good and 3 or 4 updates every year
Did this company not say long ago that they where stopping life time maps ok older devices that come with it
Seems well regarded in various reviews from 2 years back when priced at almost double this (£150). If a standalone basic SatNav is your thing then this seems like a bit of a bargain! Gets some heat from me.

techradar.com/rev…-52

gizmodo.co.uk/201…ew/
RedRain23 m ago

Did this company not say long ago that they where stopping life time maps …Did this company not say long ago that they where stopping life time maps ok older devices that come with it


A number of very old devices.
Good deal. If I was in the market for one I'd be on it, but my start 500 (I think that's the model, now discontinued) is still going strong, 4yr old ish. Paid 100 for that.

Id recommend TomTom to anyone in the market for a proper sat nav, had Garmin but found the build quality poor, these are robust, all day, everyday devices.
Ed.Winchester32 m ago

Good deal. If I was in the market for one I'd be on it, but my start 500 …Good deal. If I was in the market for one I'd be on it, but my start 500 (I think that's the model, now discontinued) is still going strong, 4yr old ish. Paid 100 for that. Id recommend TomTom to anyone in the market for a proper sat nav, had Garmin but found the build quality poor, these are robust, all day, everyday devices.


I have to say I was once like yourself but I do think Garmin (amongst the myriad of mobile apps) have upped their game.
TheHoss15 m ago

I have to say I was once like yourself but I do think Garmin (amongst the …I have to say I was once like yourself but I do think Garmin (amongst the myriad of mobile apps) have upped their game.


Had a Garmin which developed a faulty charge port, mini HDMI or whatever it was, just out of the 1 yr warranty, and couldn't do anything with it. The device itself was decent enough though.

Mobile app not an option for regular daily use. Although I use one as a backup/second opinion on some hard to find places.
Just use your phone?
bbfb1238 m ago

Just use your phone?



Agree with that if it's a short journey, but if like me you need to use it most of the day I still use a sat nav or you will shred that battery in your phone, have had two phones go like this after the battery's literally gave up.
bbfb12336 m ago

Just use your phone?


Agree it’s a good option but there’s convenience in having offline maps just ready to go and the basement price of this means for a family member who just wants something that works its a good option.

ive used Waze for online and tried Sygic and of course google maps offline, I still prefer tomtom but to be honest their new pricing structure and lack of updates for the iOS app made this a sensible choice, it can sit in the vehicle always ready oddly their Android app is updated a lot more.
Edited by: "damianiw" 3rd Jun
Yeh I agree using phone does drain battery but got me I have an aukey in car fast charge cigarette plug so my battery doesn't go down at all. In fact every time I use my car I'm charging the phone so it's a no brainer to use my phone for maps.
bbfb1237 m ago

Yeh I agree using phone does drain battery but got me I have an aukey in …Yeh I agree using phone does drain battery but got me I have an aukey in car fast charge cigarette plug so my battery doesn't go down at all. In fact every time I use my car I'm charging the phone so it's a no brainer to use my phone for maps.


Exactly my point, that battery constantly on fast charge is getting shredded.
David_shearing3rd Jun

A number of very old devices.


They maybe be old buy when you buy it and they advertise life time maps that's what they should be
Thanks for this! Got my Dad one as it's his birthday on the 12th, and he's nearly 80 and isn't good with his mobile (plus it's an old Nokia, not a smartphone), so a Sat Nav just works for him.
I’m a courier. Using a phone all day for a sat nav is out of the question. My old tomtom XL was starting to play up and would occasionally lose signal for hours on end so I bought the very unit in this deal last week. Spot on for the money lots of nice features but the UI takes some getting used to if you’re coming from an “old” unit like I was. If I get half the use out of this that I did out of my old one (probably 6 years) I’ll be happy for £80.
sb1708 h, 1 m ago

Exactly my point, that battery constantly on fast charge is getting …Exactly my point, that battery constantly on fast charge is getting shredded.


I am doing this with my iPhone 5s for around4 years and can’t say that I have shredded the battery using fast charger. Maybe be for some devices but not all that’s for sure.
How come google haven't released a standalone satnav? Seems they could corner the market.
Like most TomTom SatNavs these days there aren't both numeric and alphabetical keys on the same screen. As a Delivery Driver this just adds work - you need to use multiple screens to swap between numeric and alpha keyboards or use multi-function keys (top row keys are multi-function to allow access to numbers but this is cumbersome - I tried it and kept getting wrong entries) just to enter a postcode! This is sad as I love the TomTom user interface otherwise and have used TomToms for years. I recently had to 'bite the bullet' and buy a Garmin - numeric and alpha keys are all on the same screen - for my job as I am entering lots of postcodes in a day. However, as a home user I would still buy a TomTom as I could put up with the problem if I was only entering a couple of postcodes per day. I wish TomTom would fix this issue! Voted hot!
I use my phone at the moment and it works excellently. I did experience a problem recently when I received a call just as I was meeting a junction which I needed to take. Is there a way to stop all incoming calls when using navigation?

This incident made me consider getting one of these sat navs but I'm not keen on paying £20 a year for updates.
MDL19932 m ago

I use my phone at the moment and it works excellently. I did experience a …I use my phone at the moment and it works excellently. I did experience a problem recently when I received a call just as I was meeting a junction which I needed to take. Is there a way to stop all incoming calls when using navigation?This incident made me consider getting one of these sat navs but I'm not keen on paying £20 a year for updates.



Had that happen to me in Liverpool at anfield when picking up my son, he kept ringing me and I couldn't stop as busy and kept loosing sat nav so it made me late and he kept ringing me, turned into a vicious circle. It was against p.a.f.c.
MDL1991 h, 0 m ago

I use my phone at the moment and it works excellently. I did experience a …I use my phone at the moment and it works excellently. I did experience a problem recently when I received a call just as I was meeting a junction which I needed to take. Is there a way to stop all incoming calls when using navigation?This incident made me consider getting one of these sat navs but I'm not keen on paying £20 a year for updates.


do not disturb?
Paid this for a Garmin with full Europe and World mapping on.

I'd wait until another one comes a long at this price with additional maps.
bbfb12317 h, 57 m ago

Just use your phone?


Go on then.

And anyone who wants a bigger screen, more car friendly interface and potentially better GPS coverage can use a dedicated Satnav, if they want to.

Agree that more and more folk are seemingly choosing their phones for navigation these days (including myself) but consumer choice is a wonderful thing. I use my Tomtom for longer trips, phone for anything else.
RedRain17 h, 21 m ago

They maybe be old buy when you buy it and they advertise life time maps …They maybe be old buy when you buy it and they advertise life time maps that's what they should be



It is advertised as for the "lifetime of the device", albeit with the "of the device" part in the small print. You can't expect updates for forever, although opinions of what would be a reasonable period of time to expect them for will differ.
I thought Sat Navs like this were extinct ...... taken over by even the most basic Smartphone, being as google will direct you AND keep an eye on traffic allowing you to miss those annoying queues.

It will also take calls, take photo's and allow internet access!!
I was gonna argue about phones but I see the thing about long journeys now... Google maps is so impressive for a free service but everyone wants a different thing. This seems like a good deal
MrRee3 h, 7 m ago

I thought Sat Navs like this were extinct ...... taken over by even the …I thought Sat Navs like this were extinct ...... taken over by even the most basic Smartphone, being as google will direct you AND keep an eye on traffic allowing you to miss those annoying queues. It will also take calls, take photo's and allow internet access!!


Jesus wept.
Got this very good way the best one I’ve had to date!
Lifetime = next year in Tomtom land
tcm2164th Jun

Like most TomTom SatNavs these days there aren't both numeric and …Like most TomTom SatNavs these days there aren't both numeric and alphabetical keys on the same screen. As a Delivery Driver this just adds work - you need to use multiple screens to swap between numeric and alpha keyboards or use multi-function keys (top row keys are multi-function to allow access to numbers but this is cumbersome - I tried it and kept getting wrong entries) just to enter a postcode! This is sad as I love the TomTom user interface otherwise and have used TomToms for years. I recently had to 'bite the bullet' and buy a Garmin - numeric and alpha keys are all on the same screen - for my job as I am entering lots of postcodes in a day. However, as a home user I would still buy a TomTom as I could put up with the problem if I was only entering a couple of postcodes per day. I wish TomTom would fix this issue! Voted hot!


I have found this quite hard to get used to. It was much slower than my old unit for entering a post code but after a couple of days it got quite fast. 2 letters then hit the 123 button for 3 numbers then abc for the remaining 2 letters. It is actually quicker in one respect, My old one would then ask a number for the street whereas this one doesn’t (but you can add it if you need to or just hit go)
bbfb1234th Jun

do not disturb?


Thanks. That's done it. I had to go to more settings and turn off visual disturbances too
MDL1991 h, 53 m ago

Thanks. That's done it. I had to go to more settings and turn off visual …Thanks. That's done it. I had to go to more settings and turn off visual disturbances too


David_shearing3rd Jun

A number of very old devices.



I don't know about 'very old' but my 5 year old Tom Tom no longer updates unfortunately.
Gone back up in price again
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