This was posted 6 years 1 month 6 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

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TomTom Go 50 5" GPS $94.20 @ Dick Smith C&C (Was $159.20)

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I've been in OZb for sometime now and this is my first deal so apologies in advance if I make mistakes.

I was looking for a new GPS for my car and found this from Dick. Thanks to Olokun for posting the original coupon code (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/207971). Apparently, Dick has cut down the price of this by $40, but knowing their pricing fluctuations, I didn't trust that. According to staticice, the lowest I could find was $164 @HN so looks like a pretty good price (http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=tomtom+go+5...).

Details of the device:

Lifetime TomTom Traffic

Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device.

Smartphone Connected

Get TomTom Traffic via your smartphone with Bluetooth connection. Your smartphone needs to be compatible and come with a data plan. Extra costs may apply, check tomtom.com/connect for more information.

Lifetime Maps

Always drive with the latest map. For the life of your product, you can download at least four full map updates on your device every year.

Advanced Lane Guidance

Clearly see which lane to take at key junctions. Don’t miss your turning with realistic 3D pictures showing the correct lane to take.

Quick Search

Find your destination faster with intuitive search results. Quick Search starts to find your destination as soon you start typing.

5" (13 cm) touch screen

Touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control to make operating your device a pleasure.

One Touch Screen

Tap, scroll and go.

3 months TomTom Speed Cameras

Get alerts for speed cameras. Save money avoiding speeding fines and stay in control with accurate and timely speed warnings.

3D Maps

See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D. With 3D Maps, you'll always know exactly where you are.

Speak & Go

Control your device with your voice.

Map Share Changes

Share and download map verified changes from the Map Share community.

Points of Interest

See Points of Interest around you. From petrol stations to hotels, your device comes pre-loaded with millions of useful POIs.

Online Search

Search online to get even more Points of Interest.

My Places

See your favourite locations on the map. Easily find and navigate to your favourite locations everyday.

Route Bar

Essential traffic and travel information at a glance. The Route Bar shows precise traffic and speed camera information on the road ahead.

Alternative Route Planner

See up to three routes options when planning your journey.

Thanks!

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closed Comments

  • +1 vote

    Read the posting guidelines next times for starting etiquette and help on the description. Otherwise good work.

    Do provide the most relevant details but do not copy pages and pages of specifications from the link.

    • +2 votes

      will do! Thanks!

  • +2 votes

    This is cool.
    By the end of first year, this unit is already ahead of iPhone TomTom app.

    $59.99: TomTom Australia on iPhone
    $36.99: 1 year TomTom Traffic subscription
    $59.99 + $36.99 = $96.98
    This unit with lifetime traffic = $94.20

    • +4 votes

      Don't forget that "lifetime" is not actually YOUR lifetime, but the lifetime of the product, which usually about 3 yrs

      I have the FREE Route 66 android and iphone apps. By free I mean it's free for 1 month for full updates, map and speed camera downloads. After 1 month you lose only the NAVIGATION part of the app. You can continue to use it to manually view and plan your journey.

      OZBARGAIN MODE: Android app registered with email address. So if yoj can be bothered do this: after one month, delete the app, delete your email address on your android phone/tablet, register a new email or make a new one. Download the Route 66 app. And voila! Another 1 month of free updates, map downloads, and navigation.

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    3 months TomTom Speed Cameras !! Really….

    “Only 3 Months”

    The one I have from last 3 years, still tells me about safety cameras.

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      Does the 3 months mean it only works for 3 months, or does it mean you only have 'updates' for 3 months, but continues to work with existing information?

    • +2 votes

      I think this is more like it's only updated for 3 months, or may be there are 3 monthly updates for speed camera information. I'm not sure but I have a friend who has one of these and he gets speed camera warnings even after 1.5yrs or so now.

    • +1 vote

      its only for updates although it will defeat the purpose if new cameras start popping up after 3 years

  • +1 vote

    TomTom Go 50 vs iPhone TomTom app

    Round 1: price for app/unit + traffic subscription
    winner: TomTom Go 50

    $59.99: TomTom Australia on iPhone
    $36.99: 1 year TomTom Traffic subscription
    $59.99 + $36.99 = $96.98
    This unit with lifetime traffic = $94.20

    Round 2: screen resolution
    winner: iPhone TomTom app

    TomTom Go 50 = resistive
    iPhone = capacitive

    Round 3: screen resolution
    winner: iPhone TomTom app

    iPhone: at least 960x640 (for iPhone 4 and above)
    TomTom Go 50: 480x272

    • +4 votes

      Plus cost of iPhone , what $500?

      Winner, TomTom

      Thanks OP, I have a TomTom but the free maps ran out a few weeks back. :)

      • +1 vote

        Well it's good if you already own the phone ;)

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      The touch tech makes some difference but the screen res is unimportant since you aren't reading tiny text or trying to look at photos or videos. It's plenty for navigation.

  • +1 vote

    Out of stocks already

  • +1 vote

    Don't know why people buy these anymore with smartphones the way they are.

    If you have phone data/reception, use Google Maps for free. Even has voice instructions, traffic and lane guidance now.

    If you going to be away from reception or no data, download the Sygic app/maps. It includes lane guidance and free updates for life. I got the World Maps on special for about $70 and have used it in Australia, US, Canada and Europe with perfect results.

    • +2 votes

      battery life and with phones you lose connection quite alot in some areas

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        Agreed. Whilst sometimes I use my smartphone to navigate, they are not as quick, strong and reliable GPS as an actual GPS. Smartphones lags, they don't acquire as much as a strong signal and.. if you enter a dropout zone whilst driving (no 3g) .. well your out of luck. When I'm going long distance, my TomTom is my bestie!

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          I also agree. We bought our unit back when we had the iPhone4 so our screen was too small to be effective. But it is nice to have a separate unit dedicated unit anyway, and the lifetime maps has been really good. Our old GPS is now out of date and only really useful for scrap.

        • +2 votes

          Don't know what sort of phone you guys have but I've never had any issues with my S5 or with my S4 before it. Screen is much clearer, lane graphics are faster, better updated POI's and never had a dropout unless I'm in a tunnel. Also you don't have to worry about having an old model or old software as the app is updated much more regularly.

          Are you talking about reception problems when you say drop out? With the Sygic app you don't need a data connection ever. I went to the US and had my phone without a SIM card, just used it for GPS while driving and wifi at hotels etc.

          Oh well, YMMV.

      • +1 vote

        Nokia HERE application is the best! doesnt even require data connection to be on! (its available on Android; not sure about iOS)

    • +1 vote

      There are also HERE maps by Nokia, they are free, can work offline and available for many countries, available on iOS or Android.

      I agree with aerona's comment, a dedicated GPS is quite useful to have.

    • -1 vote

      People don't want to be driving and relying on the GPS for directions only to be interupted by a phone call or sms or other phone notification (depending on how your phone is setup)

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      Because unlike your smartphone, touching the Tom Tom/Garmin/any GPS unit will not cost you $375 and 3 points!

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    Out of stock already ?

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      "Temporarily"

    • +1 vote

      I just got one from Sydney George St store. The link does say Temporarily out of Stock, but if you search for TomTom you can "collect from store" for the overall list.

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    Yup, it got Ozbargained…..

    I rang a couple of local stores and they still had them for $119, the extra 25% off was for online only, to if you add the 10 bux delivery then you'd be worse off about $10 if you can get one instore..if that makes sense.

  • +1 vote

    Still a huge fan of just getting a cheap Android phone and getting Nokia Here maps saved onto an SD card.

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      This is true. Here is excellent and also with life time free update.

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    gah that's a bummer, good thing I got one quick!

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    Decent gps for $100 ?

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    I was looking for a new GPS for my car and found this from Dick

  • +1 vote

    I got one from Mount Barker SA.

    Just wanted one as I was sick of my phone chewing through its battery using Google Maps.

    It's not the best quality (the screen is pretty crappy) but for $95 you can't complain too much

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    got mine today, it is more user friendly compared to their Via line and I think I like it, well at least for a $95 device, it exceeds my expectations so I'm happy with the purchase :)