“ Manufacturer: Tomtom / GPS Type: Automobile / Form Factor: Fixed / Map capabilities: Internal / Input Method: Touch Screen / Display Size: 3.5 in. / Display Type: 64k Colors LCD TFT Display / Resolutions: 240 X 320 / Audible Features: Voice Navigation Instructions / Trip calculator: Route Recalculation / Included Software/Maps: Germany Maps, Ireland, Great Britain, France Maps, Western Europe Maps, Austria / PC Interface: USB / Antenna: Built-in / Battery Type and Quantity: Proprietary Li-Ion / Battery Life: 3 Hours / Height: 7.8 cm / Width: 9.2 cm / Depth: 2.5 cm / Weight: 0.15 kg / „
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I have owned the Tom Tom One Version 4 for the past 12 months and have found it nothing but brilliant.
I previously owned a very cheap sat nav and I can honestly say I can definitely notice the difference. I don't really know a whole lot about sat nav's but the difference I noticed was amazing - the cheap sat nav took ages to find a satellite signal and the routes it took me on were horrendous. However the Tom Tom One V4 was the total opposite - it found a satellite signal relatively quick and always took me on the quickest route.
The Tom Tom One V4 is a brilliant design - it is very small and compact and would easily fit in your bag. I also found it brilliant how this version of the Tom Tom has a built in car mount so you no longer have to bother carrying this around with you! The built in mount is basically a suction pad that you lock into place by turning a wheel like operation. I can speak from experience that this suction pad does really work and I have never found the device to fall off the window.
I dont really want to list all the features and things that can be changed on the handset as most people who will be potentially buying this product will have a good idea of its specs. I would briefly say that the device can be updated by connecting it to a computer using TomTom Home (Tom Tom's software) - some updates are free and correct mistakes with routes/maps. There is also an option to submit map corrections yourself however I have not ventured into this so can not comment further.
The two things I don't like about the device are first of all the battery life isn't brilliant. It's hard to estimate how long the device lasts as a whole due to me using it every now and again however I do find myself charging it a lot. Another thing I don't like, this point is Tom Tom's in general - they don't come with a wall charger. The only ways to charge the device with the accessories included in the box are by car charger and USB connection to PC/Laptop.
Overall I would recommend this product as it is very reliable and with the built in car mount it is a brilliant compact device. I paid £80 for this item and I feel it is definitely worth that price.
I purchased my new TomTom One three months ago after my Navman became broke and not worth repair. I purchased the TomTom following numerous recommendations for under £100 and in short find it far easier to use than the Navman.
I found the set-up to be quick and easy, with a very responsive touch screen display.
One problem I found with the Navman was that it was always falling off the windscreen, either the console or the holder it self. This TomTom has a clever design to fix it on to the windscreen which I believe to be a new feature to others. The separate foldable mount provided does feature a 'sucker' for the window but there is a cleaver locking mechanism which tightens the suction- providing a secure hold for the SatNav machine and thus preventing the common issue of the machine falling from the windscreen. Although on the downside the locking mechanism can be a little fiddly to activate.
The SatNav is of sleek design and can easily fit into most pockets. It is far less 'chunky' than the older TomToms The unit design includes the moulding which slots easily into the windscreen mount- again ensuring a good hold of the device.
The screen is clear as to are the commands from the 'voice'- you can choose from 4 preloaded characters. I believe that the speaker used is also of new design and I only have the volume level at 50% given the volume ratio available.
I find that the directions are given in good time for you to complete the appropriate turn. The screen also shows speed, distance and estimated time of arrival. The system will automatically change to a night vision- a feature which can be turned off. I would warn though to watch out as the route chooser often picks small village lanes which may cause some issues dependent on vehicle and I have been caughy out with these.
Your home address can be saved very easily onto the system meaning that you can then set home as your destination by one touch selection.
I find the battery to last well if you do not want the recharge dangling towards the lighter plug.
One feature which I find particularly useful is the ability to easily choose to avoid a particular road from the selected route, at which point the system quickly re-calculates a revised route.
In the box you will find the SatNax, windscreen mount, car charger, USB cable and instructions (although I must admit I have never read given the ease of using straight from the box!!!)
In short I believe this to be a great SatNav if you are looking for an easy to use straightforward machine. Having now used TomTom I don't believe I will ever purchase another make of SatNav.
I was forced to buy a TomTom One v4 (mine says 4EE0.001.03 on the bottom) when my last TomTom (so ancient that the man in the shop hadn't got any chargers, died unceremoniously with a whining noise whilst on holiday. My new one cost £129.00
In its favour, it's much slimmer, and comes with a sucker that helps attach it to the windscreen. Even with the sucker on it, you can now put it in your pocket although it's a tight fit. Without the sucker, it's slimmer and smaller than the average wallet. The advantage of the sucker is that you can take the whole thing with you, rather than leave it in the car (I once had a car window smashed, due to leaving a sucker on display, without TomTom).
As well as the ordinary charging cable, it comes with a traffic sensor (we didn't pay extra) and another cable to plug the Tom Tom into a USB port on a computer. After buying it, I plugged it straight into the computer (there's no CD). It seems to store software on it that downloads on to the computer. I then updated various features and downloaded some fun voices (for free). You have to pay for some of the foreign language voices. I can now have it speak in Engish Irish as well as in Yoda talk! One very useful update was the traffic cameras.
The traffic adapter is free, if not a bit cumbersome as it has a long trailing cable and four sucky pads for the windscreen. It works well in London and on motorways, but is useless in Dorset countryside, where it simply fails to connect to the network. If it encounters traffic enroute, it beeps and then with about two touches, you can re-route for a less traficky journey.
The advantages for me are that you can set it to make different sounds when it passes different features eg. parking or speed cameras or petrol stations. I had no speed camera detector on the old model, and I find it quite useful on this new one. It will also warn you if you're going over the speed limit, since you can set it to display the speed you're driving (it's not 100% accurate and always seems to report a speed slightly lower than that which one is driving).
My version has UK maps, and maps of Europe, but I've not yet driven outside of the UK so can't comment on their accuracy. The UK default maps appear to be much better than some of the default maps on older versions (they don't direct you the wrong way down one way streets!)
The only disadvantage are that some of the features have changed. I used to use the "Navigate to" > "postcode" feature which has now moved irritatingly to "Navigate to" > Address "postcode", and I was also disappointed, with the exception of the free traffic gizmo and speed cameras that there were no added features. The TomTom has not changed that much since my previous one of four years ago, and I was hoping there'd be some more useful features eg. it would be good to be easier to use the "Browse map" feature more easily, but that seems just as difficult to direct.
I would buy it, if given the choice, but I wouldn't pay £129.00 for it. I think it's worth about £75.00