TomTom One 3rd Edition

TomTom have fiddled at the edges in the upgrade from Slim Edition to 3rd Edition, but the competitive price makes the One a worthy player in the entry-level GPS market.


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Editors' note: This model has now been replaced by the TomTom One (4th generation). Read our comprehensive review here.

Upside
Just in time for Christmas 2007 TomTom has updated its entry-level GPS, the One. Now in its third generation, the aptly titled One 3rd Edition is, at 96mm by 82mm by 25mm, within nanometres of the second generation model (or Slim Edition). Accordingly it's difficult to tell the two generations apart. Look closely though and you'll notice relocated logos, as well as a front bezel which is now primarily silver.

More importantly, though, the One's price is now aligned with entry-level models from Navman and Mio at AU$399. Above it, there's the 4.3-inch wide-screen version, the One XL, priced at AU$499. And way off in the stratosphere is the range-topping AU$799 Go 720.

Downside
Peruse the spec sheet and there's nothing that jumps out and grabs your attention, but being an entry-level GPS that's no surprise. There's the standard 3.5-inch touchscreen, latest Sensis R14 maps, and speed and red-light camera alerts. However, nice-to-have features like Bluetooth hands-free and text-to-speech aren't available in the TomTom range unless you stump up for the Go 720.

Outlook
It's a case of evolution over revolution but TomTom's updated and more sharply priced One should mean more converts to the GPS navigation fold.

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Pete posted a comment   

The Good:It works most times

The Bad:You can just about buy a new Tom Tom (or another navigational device) for the price of a map update! Very expensive!!

I wouldn't have bought my Tom Tom knowing the price of the map updates!

Al
9
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Al posted a review   

The Good:Small, fits into the ashtray of my VW (don't look like a toss with it stuck to the windscreen).

The Bad:Poor battery (only lasts about 2 hours)

Good little unit. I find it takes a while to get signal only if it has been off for ages (same issue for any GPS unit). Have used the Garmin Muvi - find the TomTom better (although I am used to it).

boomboom
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boomboom posted a review   

The Good:the rest of it works great

The Bad:GPS signal is terrible

This GPS is HORRIBLE! I just got it and it couldn't find a single sattelite. my mom has another TomTom (not sure the exact model, sorry) and it found the signal immediatly. I'm returning it

xnrcsx
4
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xnrcsx posted a review   

The Good:Great POI.
Easy to use.

The Bad:Poor signal.
Somewhat unreliable.

This thing has a very bad GPS signal reception. It takes a long time to get signal, and quite frankly, I wouldn't trust it if I were to get lost in a city.

However, when it works, it works beautifully. The turn commands are a bit off, but it takes getting use to.
and the POI are great!!

This is a generic device.
You get what you pay for.

missrinny
3
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missrinny posted a review   

The Good:I've replaced it with a Navman!

The Bad:TomTom website most unhelpful and was never able to update software. Technical support couldn't help me either and said to post it in and send a $60 cheque with it and they'll quote me to fix it! Grrrrrr!!!

Only a few weeks after receiving this TomTom it started displaying "searching GPS signal" at the most inopportune times, unnecessarily. Now it won't work at all because it has a permanent "searching GPS signal message" and it's only 14mths old. As it was a gift I can't ask for the receipt, so TomTom refuse to honour the warranty. They said if I post it in for them to have look it will be a $60 charge, then they'll quote me to fix it!

mfdu2002
9
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mfdu2002 posted a review   

You get what you pay for. Maps are updated now online. POI's readily available. Great little item. Fits the pocket OK. Walk around town after putting a fix on your car and GPS yourself back to it.

asboyd
8
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asboyd posted a review   

The Good:Easy to enter favouraites

The Bad:C-Net write up advises SD slot, this is not the case

Neat Comapct unit with great map information around Australia

Amanda Tan
9
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Amanda Tan posted a review   

The Good:hehehe

The Bad:hehehe

Just bought ONE 3rd edition. Haven't open the package so not sure how it would perform hehehehe

shawnuf123
9
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shawnuf123 posted a review   

works great, really loser freindly

Headley
9
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Headley posted a review   

The Good:Ease of setup/use.
size
software
performance
looks

The Bad:Not many

'JBNJ2FLA' must work for Navman. He has got to be kidding! Maybe he has trouble entering information because no other GPS available can touch the Tom Tom. Talk about hard to please. My previous Navman was similar to what he describes.


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User Reviews / Comments  TomTom One 3rd Edition

  • Pete

    Pete

    "I wouldn't have bought my Tom Tom knowing the price of the map updates!"

  • Al

    Al

    Rating9

    "Good little unit. I find it takes a while to get signal only if it has been off for ages (same issue for any GPS unit). Have used the Garmin Muvi - find the TomTom better (although I am used to it)."

  • boomboom

    boomboom

    Rating1

    "This GPS is HORRIBLE! I just got it and it couldn't find a single sattelite. my mom has another TomTom (not sure the exact model, sorry) and it found the signal immediatly. I'm returning it"

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