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GO PREMIUM vs GO 5200

Word has been out... [url="http://"] a "new lineup".

Has this GO PREMIUM all new hardware inside, or is it just the GO 5200 in a new package?
Seeing the photos, specs and features I think it's a rebranded 5200 (so basically old(er) hardware, sold for the same price).

What do you think?[/url]

Answers

  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 634 [Revered Pioneer]
    edited April 2019
    This was posted on the dutch tech-news website tw**k**s.net

    TomTom Hi, the GO Premium will be available in 5 & 6 inch screens, it has an updated CPU and has a number of exciting new features. To find out more go to: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/products/go-premium-5-inch/
    Cheers, TomTom Team

    So is looks like the hardware is also updated.
  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    edited April 2019
    RoadRider wrote: »
    This was posted on the dutch tech-news website tw**k**s.net

    TomTom Hi, the GO Premium will be available in 5 & 6 inch screens, it has an updated CPU and has a number of exciting new features. To find out more go to:https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/products/go-premium-5-inch/
    Cheers, TomTom Team

    So is looks like the hardware is also updated.

    Thx. But I don't really see hardware specs in terms of CPU etc. When compared to the GO 5200 the specs are the same.
    It more looks like some sort of ROM update on the 5200-device (branded Go Premium), so that IFTTT can be implemented as well.
  • ChrisL1971ChrisL1971 Posts: 8 [Master Explorer]
    kiddingguy : The new premium is about 20% faster .. i've got both and eg boot is about 15 second faster 50sec vs 67 second and a 950 km route Nice also something like 15 second faster. a bit smoother scroling... not much difference.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,436
    Superusers
    edited May 2019
    Hi
    @ChrisL1971

    Have you updated your NAV5 (wi-fi) Device to the latest NavKit v19.101
    Here... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/1113098/new-software-v19-101-available-for-download/p1
    Then try a comparison between your NAV5 (wi-fi) Device and the Premium device
    I think my GO 6200 with NavKit v19.10... Is faster, less laggy in the Menus and the Start-up from Sleep, to being a usable device, is almost instantaneous
    _____________________

    @RoadRider

    At the launch of the new Premium Range here on the Forum
    The Dutch Post/Tweet/Whatever... About an Uprated CPU was touted about as fact

    Tomtom Moderators & other Tomtom Staff... Stated many times the NAV5 (wi-fi) Devices and the Premium Range have the same CPU and Hardware

    Click on Image to enlarge....
    0lltqfzwgas4.jpg
    Screen grab from Here... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/1110328/tomtom-launches-state-of-the-art-satnav-the-go-premium-edition/p1

    ATB YFM
  • dmulvdmulv Posts: 666
    Superuser
    ChrisL1971 wrote: »
    kiddingguy : The new premium is about 20% faster .. i've got both and eg boot is about 15 second faster 50sec vs 67 second and a 950 km route Nice also something like 15 second faster. a bit smoother scroling... not much difference.
    If your main concern was speed, you'd have saved yourself a huge amount of cash by just factory resetting your 5200. As YamFazMan says, the hardware's identical.

    Over time the 5200 (or any device) slows down with digital detritus, such as journey history, log files, behaviour tracking, etc. - as will your Premium. A factory reset clears it all out and it performs as new.

    Reconfiguring doesn't take long, and you won't lose your Places. In fact I've just done it to mine after the firmware upgrade - took around 10 minutes (and that includes pairing my phone).
  • ChrisL1971ChrisL1971 Posts: 8 [Master Explorer]
    I tested Both with new software from yesterday and fully reset to default settings and using the same MyDrive registration.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,436
    Superusers
    Hi

    Set-up the GO 6200 & Premium devices side by side
    Start-up from Sleep, to being a usable device, is almost instantaneous both devices

    Planned a route Lands end to John 'o' Groats... Set-up the route on both devices, tapped the Drive Icon simultaneously on both devices... Both devices reached 100% at the same time

    ATB YFM
  • DaxiangDaxiang Posts: 1 [New Traveler]
    Just recently upgraded my GO-5200 to the Premium version (5") and I cannot find any difference in both devices other than that the screen now has turned very pale. The viewing angle has been changed. But could also be a batch LCD screens from other source. I cannot imagine that TomTom is using such cheap screens in 2019 devices. For me, this is a no-GO. I'll return the unit and keep using my old 5200.
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