Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - TomTom ONE v3 Announced
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

TomTom ONE v3 Announced
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> TomTom Portable Navigation Devices
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: TomTom ONE v3 Announced Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.comTomTom have today announced the launch of the latest ONE model known as the 3rd Edition.

Available as of today in the United Kingdom and South Western Europe the ONE 3rd Edition features the latest v7 Navigation Software and also comes with a new bargain price.

Looking at the specifications below it's easy to see where the cost savings have been made but few if any of the features that have been dropped would be used by the target audience (Bluetooth connectivity for Buddies and Weather updates) and the removal of the external antenna connector (arguably no longer needed now that GPS Chip-sets are so sensitive).

RRP is set at 199 Euro for the regional model and 249 Euro for the European model. This is a significant reduction on the RRP for the outgoing 2nd Edition (299 Euro for the regional model and 349 Euro for the European model).

Features dropped in the 3rd Edition Model:
Bluetooth (inc access to PLUS Weather and Buddies)
External Antenna Connector
SD Card Slot
TomTom HOME CD (Now Download only)


Features added in the 3rd Edition:
RDS-TMC Connector (of little value in the UK currently)
v7 Features inc Help Me, Map Share, latest Map Guarantee


The regional unit will have 512mb of internal memory and the European version 1GB.

The ONE has always been an excellent device for those wanting the basics of navigation only and none of the changes here will in my opinion affect that. The lack of Bluetooth means TomTom TRAFFIC is not currently an option as RDS-TMC has been withdrawn in the UK until the service quality improves but again, the target market is one that arguably wouldn't be bothering with BT connected mobiles and data calls anyway.



_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor


Last edited by Darren on Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:36 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
zzr1200
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Posts: 205
Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the cost savings have gone a little too far. Lack of TT Traffic (Bluetooth conectivity), even as an option, will certainly deter some people.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
PaulB2005
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 9323
Location: Durham, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I think that the cost savings have gone a little too far. Lack of TT Traffic (Bluetooth conectivity), even as an option, will certainly deter some people.


Yup. Already off my list of possible buys.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our experience is the opposite. For a large market segment Bluetooth unless it is for hands free is not a requirement at all. Don't forget that a great many potential users don't have or use all singing features such as Bluetooth at all. Hand free is a useful addition but this was never available on the basic ONE's anyway.

Look at this as a re-positioning of the ONE range as entry level devices. If you want Bluetooth and additional features then the ONE XL is a good buy at around 170 and adds wide-screen to the feature list and if you want hands free then the GO 520 is the one you'd need to consider.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
PaulB2005
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 9323
Location: Durham, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah forgot the One XL had more than just the widescreen.....

Although the MapShare is tempting.....

And 135!!! (didn't notice the price above was Euros)

Second thoughts....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
franb
Banned


Joined: Aug 10, 2007
Posts: 244

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TomTom have pulled the news off their website!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: TomTom ONE v3 Announced Reply with quote

johnboy290 wrote:
Are they sensitive enough to see through the likes of Renault's shielded windscreens? I currently use TomTom on a PDA and that requires an external antenna.

Yes, SiRFIII, Hammerhead, MTK can all manage through athermic coated glass without needing an external antenna.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
999tommo
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Feb 07, 2006
Posts: 616
Location: Midlothian

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is brilliant. My own 710 has the the handsfree phone, so I will keep that, but my work uses several of the Tom Tom 1, V2's in a pool, so we all have access. We NEVER use bluetooth connectivity there. We don't even need to have sound on them !! I think for the business market, where the all singing and dancing units features are not often used, this can't be beaten.

For the price, is there anything else comparable in the market ?
_________________
Tommo...

Regularly absent, but still here in spirit !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

999tommo wrote:
For the price, is there anything else comparable in the market ?

It's still IMHO the best budget solution.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
customdetailers
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 27, 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad i got my old v2 in time then. being honest if it wasnt for the crap gps signal and out of date maps i would have kept my navman ic510 a little better than the tom tom imo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

customdetailers wrote:
Glad i got my old v2 in time then. being honest if it wasnt for the crap gps signal and out of date maps i would have kept my navman ic510 a little better than the tom tom imo


Smile a GPS with no signal and out of date maps is about as much use as a phone with no signal and no keypad Smile
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
rhyslewis13
Lifetime Member


Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive heard rumours that it only comes with a single year warranty too!

im glad to see that people liked my mobile phone photos of the device in this thread

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=58604&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

so that they could make their minds up a few weeks before tom tom even released the news of a new unit!

My work here is done!

Rusty
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all a bit laughable, the unit has been in the shops for some time and yet we're embargoed from discussing the specs we've been given until today!
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Chef_uk
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 23, 2007
Posts: 47
Location: Sleaford, UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Look at this as a re-positioning of the ONE range as entry level devices. If you want Bluetooth and additional features then the ONE XL is a good buy at around 170.


My OneXL doesn't have bluetooth Confused or am i being thick? Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
999tommo
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Feb 07, 2006
Posts: 616
Location: Midlothian

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chef_uk wrote:
Darren wrote:
Look at this as a re-positioning of the ONE range as entry level devices. If you want Bluetooth and additional features then the ONE XL is a good buy at around 170.


My OneXL doesn't have bluetooth Confused or am i being thick? Embarassed


Does it not have Traffic updates available, via your bluetooth phone ??

Cannot be used as a phone....that's right.
_________________
Tommo...

Regularly absent, but still here in spirit !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> TomTom Portable Navigation Devices All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Page 1 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
20-071 (06 Jul 22)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping