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.
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.
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.