Summary: The TomTom One XL offers ease of use, accurate directions, and a spacious touch screen, but you can get more for your money from other portable navigation systems.
Pros: The TomTom One XL features a spacious 4.3-inch touch screen, and comes preloaded with North American maps. The system is easy to use and provides accurate driving directions. Integrated Bluetooth allows you to add optional services, such as real-time traffic updates and weather information, via your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
Cons: The system doesn't support text-to-speech functionality. Restaurants are not broken down by cuisine type in the POI database, and there's no easy way to view contact information for POI.
Conclusion: The TomTom ONE XL is essentially a widescreen version of the TomTom ONE. Though it has the largest screen in TomTom's lineup of products, it lacks the text-to-speech conversion found in competing GPS devices with 4.3-inch screens, such as the Mio CN520, the Magellan Maestro 4040, and the Garmin nüvi 600 series.
Pros: Has a big 4.3-inch screen. Excellent language support. Comes with multisegment routing and user-configurable screen.
Excerpt: is the follow-up widescreen version of the successful second generation TomTom ONE that was launched last year. Since the TomTom ONE was launched, the GPS world has gone widescreen, and , the widescreen version of the flat form factor TomTom ONE was a sure-fire sequel. For those who are familiar with the TomTom interface, this won’t be a big change from what you’re used to.
Excerpt: sporting a widescreen and the new TeleAtlas maps, I thought I had to give the unit a try, and try it right away. I liked the last year, and only had a few minor complaints besides the lack of accurate maps. The TeleAtlas map issue has been broadly fixed in my point of view, for the last couple of weeks which is loaded with the new maps. The 4.3 inch screen should give a better overview of the road ahead with more streets and information on display.
Conclusion: The new TomTom One XL may be much larger than the standard TomTom One but does it get much more than some extra fries? With a massive screen, Bluetooth and full UK or European maps it should be a good bit of kit.
Excerpt: The TomTom ONE XL updates the popular TomTom ONE , adding a wider 4.3″ touch-screen. This GPS receiver comes with pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and is ready for real-time traffic services via a subscription to TomTom Traffic or the purchase of an RDS-TMC traffic receiver.
Summary: The ONE XL adds a larger display and a new design to an already outstanding GPS unit. At this price, it's the best value for money on the market and combines excellent navigation and an outstanding user experience.
Pros: Design and aesthetics, large touch screen, user interface, mapping software, excellent navigation and searching
Cons: Battery life could be improved, AC charger not included, Bluetooth can't be used for hands-free
Excerpt: I’ve reviewed a number of in-car GPS navigation units for Tone over the years, and despite the attachment one gets for a device that sternly tells you what to do (over and over and over), I’ve constantly been disappointed by several key aspects of their performance. So much so, in fact, that when my last GPS system was snatched from my car (watch out, they’re a quick smash and grab for experienced thieves), I made do without one for nearly a year.