View Full Version : TomTom one-XL-S?

March 27th, 2009, 04:07
I was thinking about picking one up, they look pretty nice. Any thoughts?

March 27th, 2009, 11:15
Which one do you want? A One or an XL?

March 27th, 2009, 17:30
I think they call it the "One-XL-S" I think its the same as the "One" just with the 4.3 inch screen. I want the XL with the bigger screen.

March 27th, 2009, 17:44
Ah, I see now, when I went on their website before, it brought me only to a special offers page.

I have the TomTom one. My brother and I got them as gifts for Christmas. They are alright, but TomTom wouldn't have been my first choice if I was buying one.

Some of the screens are kind of annoying, as in you have to go a million different places just to say "stop navigating." The voices are somewhat annoying after a while, because basically every one has an accent. They advertise you can get Burt Reynolds and a few others, but its $10 for a single voice.

Both my brother and I have absolutely no battery life. As in if we leave it plugged in for hours, we unplug it, then go to turn it on next time we use it, it has to be plugged in or else it won't turn on. This has happened since the first time we used them.

March 27th, 2009, 17:50
The XL-S is a good unit. It will actually announce the names of the streets out loud that you are turning onto (feature called text to speech). The regular XL will not. The 4.3 inch screen is nice. I still use my original One from when they first came out about 5 years ago and it still works like a champ. The only other brand I would look at would be some of the Garmins but they usually tend to run more expensive.

March 27th, 2009, 20:02
I guees Tomtom has free updates every year and garmin you have to pay for.

March 28th, 2009, 08:53
Do you plan to use your GPS for off-highway navigation?

How well does the TomTom do in the arena?

March 29th, 2009, 00:40
I do quite a bit a highway driving, about 100 miles a day, usally different places all the time. So id say probably 75% on-road and and the rest off-road.

April 10th, 2009, 23:32
Not sure if the Tomtom has it, but the nicest thing about my Garmin 276C is over creating maps by overlaying topography on navigation maps. I have multiple mapsets that I can load.