Pros Adequate for navigating and is compact in size.
Cons Power cord plugs in the bottom making top-of-dash usage nearly impossible. Included windshield mount is much too short for convenient reach.
Summary A cute and functional unit has been marred by poor mounting design. A bottom-of-the-unit power cord makes it nearly impossible to mount on top of your dashboard since the cord must portrude at least a couple of inches and then bend out of the way. To top it off, the windshield mount extends only two inches, putting the unit so far forward on the windshield that it's out of reach for all except, perhaps, a chimpanzee.
Currently no accessories are listed on the TomTom web site that could solve these problems and the power cord location is not capable of being remedied anyway.
Pros Advanced Navigation Features
Cons Battery life a bit low
Summary When you actually compare the navigation features of the One to the Garmin Nuvi there is no comparison, the One can save routes, have multiple vias (multiple stops in a route) and a functional detour button along with tons of other customization. ALL of these things are missing from the nuvi line, which in some cases is double the cost of the One and provides a very dumbed down user experience.
Pros Beautiful interface. Fast processor, Bright screen.
Cons Map library is sub-par at best. Need to pay for updates.
Summary I bought this unit as a present and decided to check it for dead pixels etc. before Christmas. When the unit can find a particular address, it works wonderfully. It has the most intuitive design I've seen so far. Unfortunately, it couldn't find my brother's street. I decided to navigate my way back to my apartment. No luck. It could identify my street easily enough, but it was missing the first 6500 street numbers. I tried a handful of other places in various states and found a recurring theme. The unit simply doesn't have a large enough map library.
It appears that TomTom had to simply cut arbitrary addresses from the database to fit everything on the card. For $500, you'd think they could provide a larger card / map library. The included software lets the user update the maps for a ridiculous fee. After paying $500 for a unit, I think you should start off with up-to-date maps. After getting junk to start off with, how much faith do you have that the expensive updates will actually bring the unit up to speed?
Pros it sort of works
Cons terrible maps
Summary As an electrical contractor I own 7 gps units for all my service vehicles so I have a lot of experience with all the different types of gps's Magellan, Garmin and now tom tom, I'm sorry but the tom tom is the worst as far as maps and usability, we have adresses that are nearly 8 years old that do NOT appear on the maps where they did appear with the Magellan and the garmin units, the search features on the tom tom are also the worst, and its layout is not that user friendly as compared to the garmin and Magellan units, we like the garmin units the best, I cannot afford to purchase a gps unit for 700 dollars that does not have 8 year old addresses in it. I checked that we do have the latest version of the maps and we do. Sorry but the unit goes back to the source store that it was purchased from today and my next stop is at Costco to purchase the Magellan 800 as I have experience with this unit and find to have all the addresses and more concise map data base, I was hoping that the tom tom plus services would make up for the poor maps but the unit had no success in connecting with my cell phone via blue tooth so much for that. The plus features absolutely do not work with me as the process of connecting the cell phone to the unit was just way to cumbersome and required a lot of research……..Sorry, you need more work on this product,,,,,,,,product number………nj5aj eggpf 9zte2
"Terrible Mapping"on by hansenca
Pros larger 4 " screen
Cons Tomtom is reluctant to stand by there products
Summary The newer version of us/canada maps was very poor with the software showing that I was driving beside the highway that I was on and in cities in Alberta, it had my location 1/2 block out from where I actually was, causing the gps to get confused and often telling me to turn around before I reached the actual street I was supposed to be on. Terrible mapping, terrible service from tomtom.