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Old 09-26-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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I got my birthday present almost 4 months early this year

Susan bought me a TomTom One GPS setup. I'd been wanting one for sometime but we kept putting it off due to cost. Apparently she found a really good deal on one and decided to grab it.

We gave it a test run this past weekend and for the most part are very happy with it. Its very simple to use, the graphics are excellent as is the voice quality. It does have a few quirks and doesn't seem to do well on estimating time.

We haven't used it in the Airstream Motorhome just yet as its still in the shop but we will put it to the test when we head to Branson (assuming its out of the shop by then ).

Thanks Susan

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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It's pretty funny - it gets rather petulant if you go off your planned route. We went through several detours (by choice) and it was very insistent about getting us back to our route through left turns and U-turns. But that is a good feature if you are accidentally straying from your route!

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It's pretty funny - it gets rather petulant if you go off your planned route. We went through several detours (by choice) and it was very insistent about getting us back to our route through left turns and U-turns. But that is a good feature if you are accidentally straying from your route!

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"As soon as it is safe, make a U turn and return to (the road you are supposed to be on), then make a right (or left) turn..."
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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It actually just pretty much says, "Turn Left!" "Turn Right!" or "At The Next Opportunity Make a U-Turn." Yes, with caps. It's pretty funny to hear it say, "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" as you go through a subdivision. I suspect that will quickly become not so funny...

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We also found ourselves having great discussions with TomTom.

Not that she listened of course..........

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It actually just pretty much says, "Turn Left!" "Turn Right!" or "At The Next Opportunity Make a U-Turn." Yes, with caps. It's pretty funny to hear it say, "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" "Turn Left!" as you go through a subdivision. I suspect that will quickly become not so funny...

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:50 PM   #7
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I, likewise, have the Tom Tom One and really like it. I haven't figured out yet if it has the feature whereby you can set it on "truck routing" as some units do. I think this would be a great feature in that it could keep you out of very conjested areas with tight curves. Could have used that feature a time or two in travelling to Perry for the International this summer.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:54 PM   #8
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i recently purchased the TomTom Go 720. while the unit is very very nice. it doesn't come w/ a case (you would think so for the price), and the maps are horrible.

i'm going from los angeles to the ABQ Ballooooon Fiesta next week, and half the RV Park's, special attractions and even the event itself are "unkown".

other than that,

it's a really nice unit.

i'm bringing the AAA maps, just in case.

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:56 PM   #9
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I, likewise, have the Tom Tom One and really like it. I haven't figured out yet if it has the feature whereby you can set it on "truck routing" as some units do. I think this would be a great feature in that it could keep you out of very conjested areas with tight curves. Could have used that feature a time or two in travelling to Perry for the International this summer.
So far in reading through the documentation I haven't seen anything that mentions "truck routing". The particular model that we have which is Version 2 is supposedly upgradeable to newer features when they come out. Maybe something like that will be included in the future.

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i recently purchased the TomTom Go 720. while the unit is very very nice. it doesn't come w/ a case (you would think so for the price), and the maps are horrible.

i'm going from los angeles to the ABQ Ballon Fiesta next week, and half the RV Park's, special attractions and even the event itself are "unkown".

other than that,

it's a really nice unit.

i'm bringing the AAA maps, just in case.

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Kevin, do you know which map you're using? Our One has the USA/Canada map and from what I've read there is a much better USA only map that has a lot more detail in it. The file size for the USA/Canada map is something like 900k and the USA only version is around 1.5M. Big difference and hopefully filled with more details.

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Kevin, do you know which map you're using? Our One has the USA/Canada map and from what I've read there is a much better USA only map that has a lot more detail in it. The file size for the USA/Canada map is something like 900k and the USA only version is around 1.5M. Big difference and hopefully filled with more details.

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mr brad,

i'll go online and look. don't get me wrong the unit is very very nice. perhaps it's just the southwest where the maps arn't so great. afterall, it's all desert (but careful here, the folks are very very nice).

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I don't think it comes with the "lost argument/mute button", tho. My lo-tech nav assistant also comes with the "caught you looking at the cute blonde in the Mercedes" feature that lowers the temp in the car by ten degrees, whether the a/c is on or not...
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I don't think it comes with the "lost argument/mute button", tho. My lo-tech nav assistant also comes with the "caught you looking at the cute blonde in the Mercedes" feature that lowers the temp in the car by ten degrees, whether the a/c is on or not...


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My lovely wife can't navigate worth beans... she refers to my Magellan Maestro GPS as that "other woman". She actually derives pleasure when the GPS steers me wrong.
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