TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe : SOOOO NEAR TO GREATNESS!!!

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Good little gadget with minor software faults. The tom tom one is a great little gadget and i am so surprised that i hadn’t bought one earlier. Just one drawback appears to be the preinstalled software. I have owned one for about 6 months now and the device had been working absolutely fine until a couple of weeks agao when i was trying to navigate out of a town in leicestershire. All of a sudden the device started losing the gps signal and became useless for an hour or two. Over the next few days, this became more and more of a problem before losing all its ability to locate a gps signal. When i returned home i emailed tom tom and they sent me details on how to delete certain files and reinstall the software. This has now fixed my tom tom. It’s just a good job that i own a pc and am able to carry out this fix.

The new tom tom is very small, really easy to fit in a handbag so you’re never tempted to leave it in the car. It is easy to use and finds a new route really quickly if you don’t follow what it recommends.  tomtom one classic uk & roi satellite navigation systemonly one thing – it appears to tell you what speed you are doing, but i recommend you stick to the car’s speedo. My tom tom tells me i am doing 30 when i am actually doing 36 – with unfortunate consequences if you believe it.

Having had a tom tom 300 which was several years old i updated to this model. It does a fine job and i was initially pleased with it. However the sun came out from behind the clouds and the display on my new tom tom was so poor that no matter where i placed it inside the car in plain sight of the driver, the screen glare made the device difficult to be seen. I therefore had no choice but to return the it to amazon. My car , a toyota aygo has lots of glass area and may have caused the problem. Here are the specifications for the TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe:

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  • Provides you with the best route and the most realistic time of arrival
  • Advanced Lane Guidance to clearly show you which lane to take at junctions
  • 3.5″ touchscreen, EasyPort mount, Latest Map Guarantee, TomTom Map Share, Help Me! Menu
  • Pre-installed safety camera database, Maps of Europe 42 Countries

Does what it says on the box. Glad i purchased the iq routes version. Found the lane assistance helpful when approaching motorway junctions. Voice instruction is extremely loud and clear and it quickly re-calculates the route if you make a mistake. I like the amount of information displayed on the main screen in comparison to other brands.

Unsure whether to buy – get one it’s great. Having never owned a satnav before i was unsure which make and model to go for. I knew the tomtom had a good reputation and a friend had the normal v4 europe and i thought his was good. However, the early reviews for this model all gave very negative comments, but the system technical specs seemed excellent, so after much thought i decided to try it. I have used mine now for a while i think it is brilliant. It locates the satlellites very quickly and the routes are formulated in a flash. If you stray off route the system recalculates swiftly and accurately. The advanced lane guidance aplication is superb so don’t believe some of the bad comments others have made. The speaker is loud and clear and the directions are easy to follow. The speed camara data is timely and spot on.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent Sat Nav
  • A fair to good product.
  • Heading in the right direction!

Having had a tom tom 300 which was several years old i updated to this model. It does a fine job and i was initially pleased with it. However the sun came out from behind the clouds and the display on my new tom tom was so poor that no matter where i placed it inside the car in plain sight of the driver, the screen glare made the device difficult to be seen. I therefore had no choice but to return the it to amazon. My car , a toyota aygo has lots of glass area and may have caused the problem.

This is my first ever sat nav system and i have to say that i am very pleased with my purchase. So far i have only used it in the uk for some trips and on one trip to dorset it performed really well getting us to a very remotely located hotel without any issues. The big test will be later this month when i travel to holland for xmas. Definitely love the way it shows the lanes on motorways when taking exits – makes it a lot more clearer than i have seen on previous versions. I did update my tom tom when i first got it which went perfect even though i was worried having read the previous reviews and being rather technically challenged. Only downside was that it removed all my favourites but i most probably did something wrong. Will start getting more into downloading all other added pieces after my trip to holland – i’m too worried i completely mess it up before i go.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Heading in the right direction. Very happy with this purchase. It arrived very quickly and 10 days earlier that latest predicted delivery date.
Heading in the right direction. Very happy with this purchase. It arrived very quickly and 10 days earlier that latest predicted delivery date.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

It has served us well and the average speed camera facility is a boon.
It has served us well and the average speed camera facility is a boon.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Very happy with my purchase. Was quick on delivery well packaged for no damage acquired in delivery. Received in perfect working order. Very happy with my purchase.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Very happy with my purchase. Was quick on delivery well packaged for no damage acquired in delivery. Received in perfect working order. Very happy with my purchase.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Does what it says it should. Prompt delivery but no instructions. Found the manual online, but very detailed. Once plugged into the car you have various options to set your preferences & “tour” the main features, but not sure how much of this i’d remember again without having to check online. However, the sat nav itself does exactly what you want it to do & got me to & from mid wales without any alarms. I was also able to amend the route initially chosen for me without issues. Only downside is that the touch screen needs quite a bit of pressure to respond, so not an option when i’m driving on my own.
Does what it says it should. Prompt delivery but no instructions. Found the manual online, but very detailed. Once plugged into the car you have various options to set your preferences & “tour” the main features, but not sure how much of this i’d remember again without having to check online. However, the sat nav itself does exactly what you want it to do & got me to & from mid wales without any alarms. I was also able to amend the route initially chosen for me without issues. Only downside is that the touch screen needs quite a bit of pressure to respond, so not an option when i’m driving on my own.
Best satnav – even better than the latest models which i bought for my children. Love the 3d display, or you can have it in 2d. Loads of features, speed camera awareness, night or day vision, miles or kilometres, time and time left on journey, miles left on journey, points of interest, different sounds, good clear voices, favourites. Oh, and so many more i can’t remember them all. My sons latest satnav doesn’t have ‘time left’ on the journey which is annoying, and something i use a lot. One thing i’m not happy about with this satnav is that i can’t update it on the computer – message says it’s not available on this model??.So, as long as new roads don’t get built or altered i’ll be ok. Other than that – i love this satnav and it beats planning a route and map reading.
Best satnav – even better than the latest models which i bought for my children. Love the 3d display, or you can have it in 2d. Loads of features, speed camera awareness, night or day vision, miles or kilometres, time and time left on journey, miles left on journey, points of interest, different sounds, good clear voices, favourites. Oh, and so many more i can’t remember them all. My sons latest satnav doesn’t have ‘time left’ on the journey which is annoying, and something i use a lot. One thing i’m not happy about with this satnav is that i can’t update it on the computer – message says it’s not available on this model??.So, as long as new roads don’t get built or altered i’ll be ok. Other than that – i love this satnav and it beats planning a route and map reading.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Had this for over 5 years now and still working well. I think it is very easy to use and see and has always worked perfectly. We take it on holiday too as it’s so compact.
Had this for over 5 years now and still working well. I think it is very easy to use and see and has always worked perfectly. We take it on holiday too as it’s so compact.
Worked well initially then after a year or two the touch screen failed in one corner, very irritating. Worked well initially then after a year or two the touch screen failed in one corner, very irritating.

This review is from : TomTom ONE IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation Unit Europe (discontinued by manufacturer)

Worked well initially then after a year or two the touch screen failed in one corner, very irritating. Worked well initially then after a year or two the touch screen failed in one corner, very irritating.
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