33points

Garmin Nuvi 500

90points

TomTom GO 50 S

Garmin Nuvi 500
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Garmin Nuvi 500 vs TomTom GO 50 S

Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

Why is Garmin Nuvi 500 better than TomTom GO 50 S?

  • Has photo viewer
  • 1mm thinner
    23mmvs24mm
  • 37.5mm narrower
    107mmvs144.5mm
  • Weather sealed
  • 5.5mm shorter
    85mmvs90.5mm

Why is TomTom GO 50 S better than Garmin Nuvi 500?

  • Has lifetime maps
  • Has day and night mode
  • 42.86% bigger screen size
    5"vs3.5"
  • Has route optimizer
  • Has weather updates
  • Has an emergency shortcut application
  • Has eco-routing
  • Has device to device sharing capabilities

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General info

1.screen size

3.5"

5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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7"

2.has an external memory slot
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.thickness

23mm

24mm

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7mm

4.weight

215g

210g

Best

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113.4g

5.resolution

320 x 240px

480 x 272px

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800 x 600px

6.has a touch screen
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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Connectivity

1.Has device to device sharing capabilities
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

This feature allows you to transfer your favorite routes or waypoints to other devices, and it makes it easier to keep your device up-to-date.

2.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

3.Automatically syncs
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

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Navigation

1.Has lifetime maps
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.

2.Has day and night mode
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The brightness of the display adapts to the level of light, for example at dusk it will dim as the amount of sunlight decreases.

3.Has route optimizer
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

If the user has many destinations planned, for example a UPS driver, they can enter in all of the destinations and the GPS will calculate the most efficient route to take, saving time and reducing fuel costs.

4.Has route avoidance
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The device can avoid certain routes depending on the user's preference. For example, if you wish to avoid expensive toll roads then the device can design an alternative route.

5.Has eco-routing
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

This option allows users to plan environmentally friendly routes which can reduce fuel consumption.

6.Has lifetime traffic updates
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.

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Features

1.Has weather updates
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

You can access weather forecasts using the device.

2.Has an emergency shortcut application
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

In the case of an emergency the user can quickly contact the emergency services through the device.

3.Has photo viewer
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.

4.Has a favorites menu
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.

5.Has dedicated smartphone application
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

You can have routes prepared on your smartphone and sync it with your device before beginning your journey.

6.has voice commands
Garmin Nuvi 500
TomTom GO 50 S

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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