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The TomTom ONE XL has everything you need to make your trip safer, more relaxed and more fun. At its heart lies TomTom's award-winning plug-and-go nav...

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Review of "TomTom ONE XL"

published 28/04/2012 | danielclark691
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Pro Clear interface, simple to operate, affordable.
Cons The battery doesn't hold charge.
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"Poor power storage from the TomTom One XL"

TomTom ONE XL - the large screen

TomTom ONE XL - the large screen

I recieved the TomTom One XL as a birthday gift and have used it now and again ever since. I am fine with navigation locally and in areas that I know well, but for longer distance trips I find that the reassurance of a companion to direct me relaxes me and allows me to drive calmly and concentrate on the road and hazzards as opposed to signposts! I think the unit cost around £129 at the time and is now available for under £100 online. I have the UK and Ireland version, there is also a Europe one aswell which costs a little more. As I don't drive abroad I chose the UK and Ireland model and I am yet to get lost with it!

The TomTom One XL is a fairly basic model, but it does come with the suction cup to attach it to your windscreen and also a lead to connect it to your cigarette lighter and one for USB connectivity to your laptop or PC. Connection to a laptop or PC allows you to update the maps directly from the TomTom website, and also allows you to download different voices to customise your Satnav aswell. I do sometimes have problems with connecting the suction cup to the windscreen, if I try attaching it to a curved area of the windscreen it often falls off, but it is very much trial and error to begin with. The XL version has the added benefit of a larger screen for clearer visual navigation, although I would say I listen to the instructions more than looking at the screen when driving. The touch screen is simple to navigate and doesn't require you to have tiny digits to control it accurately. Weather and traffic alerts can be turned on and off as well as preferences such as volume. An annual substcription is required for the updating of maps and alerts, but I recieved a year of free updates/alerts with the purchase of the product.

Directions can be obtained using postcode, road name or area, and landmarks are also available for selection. the 'Home' function allows you to navigate home with little fuss, and the whole interface is very easy to use. The unit is quite a basic system, but it meets my needs for occassional use. When navigating to a destination you are faced with a map showing where you are going/need to go, and prompts are given in plenty of time. For example, the voice will give the instruction to turn left in 300 yards, it will then give the prompt again when you at the turning.

My only criticisms are that the suction cup can be a little bit fiddly to use, but it is both secure and robust when in place. My other criticism is the batterylife. The problem I have encountered is that the battery doesn't hold charge. I can charge the unit up, then when I go to use it the next day it won't power up for long without needing connection to the cigarette lighter socket. It is a real shame that it doesn't hold charge, but with me needing the Satnav for long distance journeys only I can imagine the need to plug it in anyway. Overall a basic but very easy to use Satnav system, well worth the money.

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  • Dentolux published 28/04/2012
    What voices can you download for it? Can you make it sound like a pirate?
  • nickbrown60 published 28/04/2012
    I couldn't live without mine!!
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Product Information : TomTom ONE XL

Manufacturer's product description

The TomTom ONE XL has everything you need to make your trip safer, more relaxed and more fun. At its heart lies TomTom's award-winning plug-and-go navigation software, but the new 4.3" wide high-quality touchscreen makes navigating even easier. Your ONE XL is ready for the TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver, for up-to-date traffic information on the go. There's a large choice of route options and to make your trip complete, thousands of useful and fun Points of Interest pre-installed for on the way. In other words, the TomTom ONE XL makes getting there better than ever.

Product Details

Product Description: TomTom ONE XL - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL - Europe - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL - France - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL - Germany, Austria, Switzerland - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL - United States and Canada - GPS receiver, TomTom ONE XL • S - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Display: 4.3" colour - 480 x 272 - widescreen

Touch Screen: Yes

Recommended Use: Automotive

Preloaded Maps: Ireland, United Kingdom

Interface: USB, Bluetooth

Voice: Navigation instructions

Functions & Services: Electronic compass

Included Software: TomTom HOME

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.9 cm x 8.6 cm x 2.7 cm, 11.9 cm x 8.6 cm x 3 cm

Weight: 208 g, 209 g

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

Internal Memory: 1 GB flash, 32 MB flash, 512 MB flash

Manufacturer: TomTom

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): with Traffic Message Channel, without Traffic Message Channel

Monitor Size In Inches: 4,3

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Long Name: One XL T Europa

3D Elevation Mode: No

Text-to-Speech: No, Yes

3D Landmarks: No

Reality View: No

Application: Car

EAN: 0636926017237, 0636926025331, 0636926020640, 7614500034033, 0636926025348, 0636926024082, 0636926024020, 5051964046226, 0636926038430, 0636926016438, 0636926017725, 0636926017732, 0636926018708, 5051395422811, 5019439122332, 0636926027847, 0636926020879, 5051964652892, 0636926032322, 0636926024013, 0636926016452

Lane Assistant: No

iPod Control: No

Touchscreen: 1-Point Touch, with Touchscreen, One-Point Touch, with Touchscreen, 1-Point Touch

Pedestrian Mode: No, Yes

TV-Tuner: No

Telephone Included: No, Via External Device

Voice Control: without Voice Control

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 1, -2, 2

FM Tuner: No

Traffic Message Channel: Yes, Traffic Info ready, No, TMC ready

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

MP3 Playback: No

Screen Size in Inches: 4.3

Monitor Format: 16:9 Monitor

Map Sharing: Yes, No

Map Provider: Teleatlas, geosmart

Map Coverage: Single continent, Single countries

Category: Portable Navigation Device, Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation, Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation, Portable Navigation Device

Map Storage Medium: On Board Flash Memory, On Board Memory Card

Bluetooth: Yes, No

USB: Yes, No

Internet Connectivity: No

MPN: 1EG0.002.14, 1S00.040, 1S00.017, 1S00.061, 1S00.060

FM Transmitter: No

Integrated Radio: Without Radio

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Smart Media Card: No

Memory Stick: No

TransFlash Card: No

Secure Digital Card: Yes

xD-Picture Card: No

Multimedia Card: Yes

Compact Flash Card: No


MPN: 1S00.060, 1S00.018, 1S00.061, 1S00.071, 1S00.014, 1S00.010, 1S00.011, 1S00.050, 1S00.070, 1S00.084, 1S00.086, 1S00.017, ONEXLEUROPE, 1S00.009

Product Type: GPS receiver

Recommended Use: Automotive

Preloaded Maps: Ireland, United Kingdom

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Interface: USB, Bluetooth

Functions & Services: Electronic compass

Voice: Navigation instructions

Included Software: TomTom HOME

Aerial: Built-in

Features: 2D / 3D map perspective, TomTom PLUS ready (via Bluetooth)

Internal Memory: 1 GB flash, 32 MB flash, 512 MB flash

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel)


Type: TFT - colour - touch screen

Diagonal Size: 4.3" - widescreen

Resolution: 480 x 272

Menu Language: Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovenian, Flemish, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Catalan

Features: Anti-glare


Trip Computer: Quickest route, avoid toll roads, fast/short route


Interfaces: USB, Antenna - Bluetooth


Type: Lithium Ion

Run Time (Up To): 2 hours


Included Accessories: Car power adapter, windshield holder, SD Card, USB cable

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11.9 cm

Depth: 8.6 cm

Height: 2.7 cm, 3 cm

Weight: 208 g, 209 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: -10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 55 °C


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