TomTom ONE (4th Edition) GPS unit

Sleek and compact GPS

TomTom ONE (4th Edition)
  • TomTom ONE (4th Edition)
  • TomTom ONE (4th Edition)
  • TomTom ONE (4th Edition)
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5

Pros

  • Slimline design, ease of use, EasyPort mount, TomTom HOME software, Map Share, Help Me! safety menu

Cons

  • No included AC adapter

Bottom Line

The latest edition ONE features an even smaller design and an EasyPort mount, and supports TomTom’s Map Share feature. The ONE continues to set the standard for other GPS units to strive for.

Would you buy this?

TomTom is the market leader in portable navigation, and to a large degree its success in this area can be attributed to the popular ONE unit. Featuring an ultra-compact design that slips into your pocket for easy portability, an all-new EasyPort mount and exclusive TomTom functions like Map Share and the TomTom HOME service, the latest ONE improves on earlier editions.

It's hard to believe, but each incarnation of the ONE has been smaller than the last. The new edition is one of the smallest portable GPS units on the market. It fits snugly into even the smallest of shirt pockets. Its portable design is ideal for those who have multiple vehicles.

New to this unit is what TomTom has dubbed the EasyPort mount. This window mount can be left attached to the unit and folded flat after use, meaning the ONE is easy to pocket or store with its mount attached. The convenient circular lock means it's quick and easy to mount on your car window, and the well-crafted design allows easy titling in multiple directions.

The ONE interface is largely similar to previous models, so it remains easy to use thanks to clearly labelled and colourful icons. Our only complaint is changing settings — after adjusting certain preferences and saving them the screen goes back to the map display, so you have to navigate all the way through the menu again should you wish to alter any other options.

The ONE filters street names by suburbs, narrowing down your search results to a manageable number. The general navigational experience remains superb, with highly detailed maps, clear voice instructions and quick rerouting times. The ONE is also excellent at obtaining and maintaining a clear GPS signal, even with an obscured view of the sky. We found in most instances it took less than 30 seconds to get up and running after switching the unit on.

Most of the ONE's operations can be accessed via the main menu, which is split into two pages. From here you simply tap the 'Navigate To...' button. You can narrow down your search when looking for a specific address, as the ONE allows you to navigate to a city centre, specific street and house numbers, crossing or intersection, and postcodes.

The maps are very detailed and can be zoomed in and out easily using the '+' and '-' buttons. You can also view remaining time, remaining distance, arrival time, current time, street name and speed — these can all be turned on and off in the preferences menu. You can choose to have the status bar either horizontally or vertically, though the vertical setting is better suited to a GPS unit with a larger display. If you happen to miss the last voice instruction, you can tap the left-hand side of the status bar at the bottom of the screen to repeat it.

The ONE supports TomTom's new Map Share feature. In addition to corrections and improvements to the maps being uploaded every month by other TomTom users, Map Share allows you to make adjustments to maps through the unit itself. Users can add their own POIs, update road changes, edit phone numbers and add new streets. You can then share this information with other TomTom users by uploading the changes via the included TomTom HOME software.

TomTom's 'Help Me' safety feature is also included. This displays information and allows you to navigate (either by car or on foot) to a multitude of services including police stations, hospitals, mechanics, public transport and pharmacies. It even includes first aid, traffic regulation, and repair and maintenance information. In addition, the ONE comes preloaded with fixed speed and red-light camera warnings.

Battery life is rated at up to three hours. TomTom disappointingly doesn't include an AC charger in the sales package, so you'll have to charge the unit via the USB cable or cigarette lighter adapter.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?