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★★★★☆

“Apparently the Tom Tom One was brought out after the...”

Written on: 28/01/2006 by paradise (27 reviews written)

Good Points
Just plug in and go (perfect for us blondes). Slim portable design. Touch screen operation, Very clear screen with 2D or 3D maps. Door to door plannning including use of full postcodes. Review route before you start.

Bad Points
Puts my house location in the next road than me for some reason. No AC adaptor included only in-car charger which really isn't a problem.

General Comments
Apparently the Tom Tom One was brought out after the very popular Tom Tom Go 300, etc. I opted for the Tom Tom One rather than the Go 300 for the following reasons. (1) much slimmer more portable design, the Go 300 looked very boxy although cosmetically better, but I would find that hard putting into my handbag with is being so bulky. (2) Tom One has the exact menu and touch screen as the Go 300. (3) Tom One comes with the same accessories, both without AC Adaptor which is £19.99 extra. (4) Tom Tom One Has a slightly faster processor compared with the Go 300. (5) Has a integrated GPS receiver based on SiRF Star III chip with 20 channels. (6) As with the Go it has choice of routes, fastest, shortest, avoiding toll roads, etc. (7) itinerary Planning: Plan your trip by defining multiple waypoints and destinations. (8) Integrated GPS Antenna. (9) Multi Lingual: Speaks more than 30 languages in over 50 voices. (10) User Interface: Now including 18 languages. (11) Postcode Navigation: For simple and accurate selection of your destination (UK & NL only). (12) Loads of Points of Interest available. (13) Able to save personal favorite addresses for quick route planning. (14) Displays compass on screen to have even better orientation while driving. (15) Car Speed Linked Volume, voice instructions will increase/decrease depending on speed of car. (16) Anti-Glare Screen (17) Built-in Bluetooth Connection (18) Ready for TomTom PLUS services. Technical specification can be found at www.tomtom.com. Tom Tom One is an entry level sat nav. £50 cheaper than the Go 300. Why did I pick the Tom Tom One over the Tom Tom Go 300, basically because of it's slim design making it more handable and portable. Slightly faster processor and Star chip. Picks up loads of satellites without any problem. Clear easy to use. Battery life is meant to be less than the Go 300 but you can plug it into the car charger so whats the problem. It lasted for 3 1/2 hours before the battery light started flashing. You can buy double adaptors off the internet (approx. £5),so you can plug in your sat nav and mobile at the same time. If you find it cheaper on the internet I would pop to your local store and see if they want the business and price match - I had no problems in price matching the lowest price on the internet. I'd give this entry level sat nav - 8/10. If you want a good value for money with a little more gadget on it then I would recommend the Mitec Mio 268+ a little more complicated to use but good value at £250. I wanted something for a 'blonde', therefore Tom Tom One has my thumbs up.