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Summary

The Tom Tom One sat nav is probably the most sought after GPS unit available from TomTom. Having generated a number of alternate versions (including the Tom Tom One v4 and Tom Tom One XL), and also available in UK and European mapping alternatives, this in car GPS is a regular in best seller lists.

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★★★★★
Tom Tom One

“Have just bought a TomTom One prior to going on a UK...”

Written on: 07/07/2008 by roy c (1 review written)

Have just bought a TomTom One prior to going on a UK touring holiday and have turned into a SatNav bore overnight. If you haven't used SatNav before then take it from me that it's amazing. It's particularly useful when either arriving at or departing from an area with which you're not familiar. Saves time and more importantly money. The TomTom One I've got is only for UK use, and may not have all the bells and whistles of more expensive models. But for the price it's a must-have. It will… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“From the short 'test' journey from the shop to my...”

Written on: 06/07/2008 by GrumpyEsq (13 reviews written)

From the short 'test' journey from the shop to my house, my Tom Tom One seemed pretty good. However, after following the instructions and downloaded the latest software and updates, it stopped working. After two hours with telephone support, I was advised to take it back to the shop and swap it - which I did, for another brand… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“When I downloaded a map update for my TomTom One the...”

Written on: 28/06/2008 by robpaterson (1 review written)

When I downloaded a map update for my TomTom One the unit froze and all I had was a flashing red "x" on the screen. Looking at the internet this has happened to a lot of people. Think I will look for another manufacturer… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“Only had it 2 days very good, quick and easy to use...”

Written on: 26/06/2008

Only had it 2 days very good, quick and easy to use and screen great to follow tells you everything you need to no, plus you can add places of interest if you wish… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“The Tom Tom One is easy to use with the postcode...”

Written on: 14/06/2008 by BrideofLeeds (1 review written)

The Tom Tom One is easy to use with the postcode finder, however some of the features are more complicated and probably would not get used by everyone. I think that they load it on to make it look more justified for the price… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“I've only had my TomTom One V3 for about a month. I...”

Written on: 29/05/2008 by northwest (8 reviews written)

I've only had my TomTom One V3 for about a month. I have a Garmin Vista for walking/car but it has no voice and I had been in cars with Tom Toms and thought they seemed straightforward.
In reality the inability to pre-load routes is a bit of a nuisance. You need to set up favourites the night before leaving to ensure it goes on the route you want. Then having to set up in the car before leaving can take more time than you want.
Post codes seem to be the best method of entry. So you need to… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“The TomTom One is a nice sat nav, easy to use, slim...”

Written on: 24/05/2008

The TomTom One is a nice sat nav, easy to use, slim line and not an eyesaw to look at. I have owned one for a year, use it quite often and never had a major problem with it… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“Disappointed with the quality of service delivered by...”

Written on: 16/05/2008 by schmii (1 review written)

Disappointed with the quality of service delivered by one of your products providers. Took advantage of the pre-Christmas sale of the TomTom One 3rd edition with the clear understanding that it was upgradeable for European maps.
Attempted multiple times to download the western European map. Informed their website was down and to try again in 4-months closer to our departure date. Not to worry eligibility for the discounted price will be dutifully recorded in your incident report. Try again in… Read Full Review

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Roy C's Response to 366753_schmii's Review

Written on: 02/07/2008

A score of zero implies that the unit did not work at all - is this correct?

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★☆☆☆☆
Tom Tom One

“I purchased my Tom Tom one v3 from a local shop in Jan...”

Written on: 16/04/2008

I purchased my Tom Tom one v3 from a local shop in Jan 08. Liked the Tomtom but 3/4 weeks into my purchase the TT suddenly stopped giving any voice commands. I thought it might have been a small problem - like the occasional freeze which would be fixed by a simple reset at the bottom of the TT. No luck!
Anyway, i take the sat nav back to the shop and the customer service rep tells me it needs to be sent for repairs and will take 1 week for return. Not a problem i say.
A week later I visit the… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“I recently went from Chicago to Dallas to Memphis and...”

Written on: 01/04/2008 by qubdent (1 review written)

I recently went from Chicago to Dallas to Memphis and back to Chicago in my car. I spent at least half of the trip with " No Satellite" reception. It generally does a good job storing trip details but once it loses satellite you have to go to the summary page which is not as reassuring and you lose your position/distance/times etc.. Even when I got out of the car and took the Tom Tom with me it could not seem to pick up a signal… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“What a disappointment. My Tom Tom One is now fit for...”

Written on: 19/02/2008 by artyharry (1 review written)

What a disappointment. My Tom Tom One is now fit for the bin after just over a year's use. It's been temperamental, not charging properly, whilst out on the road. This results in the battery being so low that the unit won't fire up at all. I've changed the cable to no avail. I've been told it's a fault within the machine that is not rectifiable. This appears to be overly common with the Tom Tom one, according to what I've read on the internet. Buyer beware… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“Its very portable device, the voice is very clear and...”

Written on: 08/02/2008 by a2amali (1 review written)

Its very portable device, the voice is very clear and sharp the screen is also very sharp. The cradle for tomtom one is the smallest and easily put in a safe place inside the car. I bought tomtom one for cycling, but I was surprised to see that it did not pickup the great western canal for my route. I cycle from Notting Hill gate up to Stanmore and according the website the great western canal route is shortest and safe but tomtom completely avoided the canal system for cycling. Great for cars… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“My To Tom One unit has from day one been very...”

Written on: 06/02/2008

My To Tom One unit has from day one been very unreliable and makes it own decision as to whether it will boot up and work. Reviewing Tom Tom forums it would appear that my unit is not the only one to suffer this problem… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“It is a great product to own and use; but a word of...”

Written on: 01/02/2008 by Londonerone (1 review written)

It is a great product to own and use; but a word of caution though: I had originally bought this product from "Ebuyer," an internet shop. They did not send the item after they charged my credit card. CITY LINK claimed that they came twice, but there were two people at home on both occasions for the whole day, and no delivery attempt was made. Furthermore, to our defence, they could not find any such attempt in their logs.
But EBUYER did not refund my money and did not reply my emails and phone… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“The Tom Tom One is good provided that you set it to...”

Written on: 30/01/2008 by chriswaywell (5 reviews written)

The Tom Tom One is good provided that you set it to take the quickest route not the shortest. I downloaded 50 voices from the internet onto it and they work fine. I am very pleased with my Tom Tom and with the website support that comes with it. It would help if you could put ordinary batteries into it as an emergency, as I don't have a lighter socket in my smoke free car and this will probably apply to every car that they make soon, so you have to rely on about three hours charge from the… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“I bought the Tomtom ONE V3 to replace my faithful...”

Written on: 26/01/2008 by BobTech (27 reviews written)

I bought the Tomtom ONE V3 to replace my faithful Garmin GPSMap 60CS (reviewed here) which was stolen out of my car.
Tomtom claims you can use the unit straight out of the box, which turned out to be true. Without reading the instructions, I was able to easily enter an address and have it directly take me there without any problems. It's a very easy, intuitive GPS navigator to use.
It hasn't once failed to accurately navigate me to my destination. I've entered lots of Favourites and given it… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“I had an early Tom Tom sat nav and liked the format,...”

Written on: 18/01/2008 by Expert Aye (1 review written)

I had an early Tom Tom sat nav and liked the format, but they didn't offer updates after a year, so decided to upgrade. The new features are excellent, the dynamic routing is quick, the graphics are easy on the eye, and the start up time is amazing. However, the traffic function spends most of its time searching unsuccesfully for traffic updates, and when it did recently advise of a roadblock, it wanted me to drive away from the start of it and back into the middle of it! It doesn't give me… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“Almost threw in out of the window in frustration on...”

Written on: 08/01/2008

Almost threw in out of the window in frustration on numerous occasions - useless piece of. I had a 500 series (which was stolen) which never had this problem… Read Full Review

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Tom Tom One

“I've had a Tom Tom One 3rd Edition for 6 weeks now and...”

Written on: 21/12/2007 by johngun1 (1 review written)

I've had a Tom Tom One 3rd Edition for 6 weeks now and so far it has gotten lost on 22 out of 25 trips. By gotten lost I mean trying to go in completely the wrong direction. It has taken me off the M1 at Milton Keynes just to bring me back on at the same junction. It has directed me south on the M40 instead of north.
All in all I wouldn't buy another if they were the last sat nav on the market. I've used maps for 30 years and never been lost so many times as since I started using this. I… Read Full Review

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Bobtech's Response to johngun1's Review

Written on: 28/01/2008

I found this review unhelpful because... I find it hard to believe that if the UK Tomtom One units were all that bad, there would be no positive user reviews. My Australian one consistently finds good routes so I'd suspect the UK mapping database which Tomtom uses, not the unit itself, of being faulty.

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★★★★★
Tom Tom One

“A giant improvement over my first GPS.”

Written on: 15/12/2007

A giant improvement over my first GPS… Read Full Review

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