Consider to buy another one, this one is waste of money
23 June 2013
Summary: I have purchased this nit back in 2011 and after couple month the battery kept dying. After researching this problem, it appears there is a known bug that the gps wakes up by itself and drains all battery. No firmware update ever resolved it. Avoid, not recommending, seems like a widely known issue.
Summary: I got this because it was a deal. I should've known TomTom has a funny way of making you forced to update maps, and in LA a lot of stuff changes so you may as well not even bother with this thing. I use this now as a back-up gps. I just hope this thing does find if and when my phone dies.
Summary: I received this model for Xmas and I am so glad I did not pay for it. My only previous experience using a GPS was with the much better Garmin models from rental cars. This Tom Tom constantly got lost or froze on some of the winding hillside neighborhood roads in my area. Often uttering half sentences or other scrambled noises.
Summary: Borrowed a TomTom One for a trip to Canada as it includes Canadian maps where Garmin does not. HUGE mistake. It is an awful piece of electronics and created one of my worst vacation experiences ever. Where do I begin... 1) Trying to pick a point on the map to navigate to. It works great if it is your home town and you know where something is and just need to navigate there. In a strange city? Forget it.
Summary: I can't load new maps or process updates via Mac. Tom Tom is aware of this and yet they advertise their product as Mac compatible. Many hours on the phone with Tom Tom, many OS X updates and the unit gets "ejected". Amazon is great. Tom Tom is lousy. Tom Tom's answer is to find someone with a PC and have them update my GPS for me. Very lame. Get a Garmin.
Summary: TomTom = Experience from HELL!!! Under any circumstances, DO NOT get talked into purchasing a Map Update Service. I had my TomTom device for two years and right before my big trip I decided to update my maps. I purchased the upgrade for $77 and could not upload it onto my device. I kept getting error and timed out messages. I spoke with five different technicians and two supervisors from TomTom who wasted my time. They were unable to resolve the problem.
DO NOT BUY ! STOPPED WORKING 2 WEEKS AFTER I LEFT FB
7 April 2011
Summary: I WILL NEVER BUY FROM Lexley5 AGAIN! PRETTY MUCH SAID TOO BAD FOR ME. WTF WHY YOU GOING TO SELL PIECES OF GARBAGE ON EBAY? GPS SEEMED NICE BUT TOOK LONGER AND LONGER TO CUT ON EVERY TIME I PRESSED TO POWER BUTTON, AUDIO GOT QUIETER. . . THEN NOTHING! THIS STOPPED WORKING. MY FIRST AND PROBABLY LAST GPS!
Summary: This item was a gold box special, and I thought the price was good to get my first GPS. A multitude of problems right out of the box and I would give Tom Tom tech support 5 stars for telling the truth, it's not a very good GPS, and not worth the time trying to get it to work. They recommended sending it back. Me being the bone head I am continued trying to get it to work for another couple of hours before I gave up.
Summary: I have had this one for a couple of years. At first it worked fine. For the last year it takes forever to pick up the GPS signal. I was trying to get to a destination last night, it took 45 minutes to pick up the signal, by then I was two blocks from home. About a year ago, I connected it to the website for an update. Since then it has gone downhill. Other people have written about this as a problem, and they say to return to the original settings.
Summary: The TomTom One did not work straight out of the box and when it finally turned on , on it's own, it could not aquire a signal and didn't know where it was located! Will Never buy anything associated with the tomtom again.