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TomTom One 3rd Edition GPS Review

Company Info: TomTom
Category: Gadgets
Price: $199.99
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Reviewer: Wayne Eggert
Date: January 27, 2008

Pros: Very affordable; Accurate and pretty dependable; Free map updates via USB cable & TomTom software

Cons: Smaller screen also means smaller text; No text-to-speech street names;Mounting hardware (suction cups) may not be sufficient

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GPS Navigation Systems
GPS devices have been around for decades, but until recently have not been readily adopted by consumers for use in car navigation. Today's GPS navigation systems are simply amazing -- the road maps of the entire US come pre-installed and are displayed in beautiful 3D so it's more representative of your actual drive. Voice directions are provided to the driver during the entire route, some devices even offer real-time road condition updates to help identify and find alternatives to traffic or accidents. Many of these devices even offer points of interest so you can find stores and tourist attractions anywhere you drive. My point is, these devices are finally affordable and useful enough that they have sky-rocketed in popularity and have been on many Christmas wish-lists this past year. In this review, we'll be taking a look at the TomTom One 3rd Edition, the latest in budget low-frills portable GPS (Global Positioning System) car navigation systems offered by TomTom.

First, some specs on the TomTom One 3rd Edition:
* Highly sensitive GPS chipset
* 3.5" full color TFT LCD touchscreen (320x240 pixels, 64,000 colors)
* 1GB internal memory
* RDS-TMC connector
* Internal Lithium-Ion battery (2 hours operation)
* Dimensions: 3.8"x 3.2" x 1.0"
* Weight: 6.1 ounces
* Operating temperature: 14 °F to + 131 °F

What's included in the box:
-Tom Tom One 3rd Edition Device
-Windshield Mount
-Adhesive Disk For Windshield Mount (to mount TomTom to your dash) -USB Car Charger
-USB Cable

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TomTom One 3rd Edition internal memory flaw..
Posted 11/20/09 1:54PM by Anonymous Techdoser
I had my TomTom One 3rd Edition for about 18 months before the internal memory went bad. Now it won't do anything. I thought a neat mod project would be to replace the memory with a SD or microSD slot to upgrade to removeable memory with more capacity.. Interested?