TomTom ONE 130 TTS Refurb Auto Navigation System. TomTom ONE 130's distinctive design puts a full-size touchscreen and the power of GPS in a slim, lightweight device. Switch on and go right out of the box. The crystal-clear display, 3D graphics and turn-by-turn spoken instructions help you find your way to any address in the US and Canada - all with just a few taps of the screen. Foldable EasyPortTM mount makes it easy to take it with you from car to car. TomTom has the most accurate maps and with TomTom Map ShareTM technology you can instantly modify street names, street direction, and POIs on your own device. And now, there are added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers. No activation, no monthly fees. Refurbished.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #650 in Consumer Electronics
- Brand: TomTom
- Model: ONE
- Dimensions: 1.00 pounds
- 3.5 inch Color Touchscreen Control
- Turn-by-Turn Directions
- Preloaded Map of US and Canada
- Text to Speech
From the Manufacturer
Manufacturer's Review (January 9, 2009)
This is a refurbished GPS. Refurbished generally means that the unit has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the navigator back to like new conditions. Some GPS may contain cosmetic blemishes. There is a six month guarantee on parts and labor on TomTom refurbished products.
TomTom is going for the ultimate in portability with the 2008 ONE 130 and ONE 130S by integrating a nifty fold-out mount right into the devices. No more trying to figure out where to stash that big, clunky mount in your car -- just pop it off, fold it up and carry the whole thing in your pocket. Of course, the ONE 130 series also features the plug and play ease of use, rock-solid navigation, and sleek designs we've come to expect from TomTom.
The ONE 130S adds text-to-speech to the base 130 model. This means instead of hearing "turn right in 50 feet", you'll hear, "turn right in 50 feet at Ohio Street". In our experience, this is probably the most useful step-up feature for a GPS navigator, and if your looking at the 130, we'd definitely recommend stepping up to at least the 130S.
Key Features and Benefits
- Easy to Use right out of the box (Learn more)
- Clear Directions from the sensitive touchscreen display with turn by turn spoken directions
- TomTom Map Share lets you instantly modify street names, street direction and POIs on your own device and benefit from others' corrections (Learn more)
- "Help Me!" Emergency Menu gives one-touch access to local emergency providers such as police, fire stations and hospitals
- Preloaded Complete Maps of the US and Canada with TeleAtlas data
- EasyPort™ mount is foldable and slim for easy portability
- POI icons easily find gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more along your route. Customize by adding your own points of interest
- TomTom HOME free software is a landing page for your TomTom on your computer that ensures that your TomTom is always up-to-date and access additional features
- QuickGPSfix™ speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position to help you drive off more quickly.
- Traffic-Capable with optional RDS-TMC traffic receiver accessory keeps you up-to-date on traffic events to minimize potential delays
- Daily Fuel Prices, available as an optional service, finds the lowest priced gas on your route
Clear and easy widescreen interface
Instant route re-calculation if you deviate from the planned route.
Buy a TomTom device and it works straight out of the box: Just plug it in and a few taps of the touchscreen later, you're on your way with clear, turn by turn spoken directions complementing. TomTom's easy-to-use interface has been extensively tested by by independent assessors in the field and at TomTom’s unique User Experience Labs
Help When You Need It
Icon-driven menu system
Emergency menu gives you fast direct access to emergency numbers and direction to the nearest assistance
|The integrated EasyPort Mount means you never have to figure out where to stow a mount in your car, and you never leave a sign for potential thieves that there might be a tempting electronic prize under your seat. The entire unit, mount and all, is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, so just fold it up and go!
It comes with mounting discs for both windshield and dashboard.
A large speaker gives you the best audio quality, eliminating distortions so you hear your instructions loud & clear.
With TomTom Map Share™ you can update your map directly on your device as and when you spot road changes, and download daily updates from millions of Map Share™ users worldwide via your computer.
Enabling Map Share gives you:
You might decide to only receive improvements that have been verified by TomTom or changes that have been submitted by tructed sources, by many , or by some people.
|Search for the location you want.
Pick "Send to GPS".
|Itching to try out a new restaurant, or setting off on a road trip to locate the best donuts on the west coast? Now, it's easy to search for locations on Google Maps or Mapquest, then transfer the addresses directly to your TomTom. |
|HOME is TomTom's free software program that gives you access to a huge array of services as well as the global community of TomTom users. It is the only tool you need to manage, update and personalize your TomTom to enjoy a premium navigation experience: buy and install maps, make back-ups, download free software updates, shop and much more.|
Starting up can seem like a slow business, particularly if you’re in a hurry, because the GPS receiver needs to know exactly where each GPS satellite is to calculate your location. But satellites only broadcast their positions once every 30 seconds. So if any of their signals are interrupted, for example by passing high buildings, the whole position-fixing process has to repeat itself again and again until the perfect fix is achieved.� QuickGPSfix takes a smarter approach.
QuickGPSfix can speed up the time it takes to fix your GPS position by downloading the latest satellite data via an Internet connection. Just connect your TomTom device to your computer and TomTom HOME automatically downloads ‘QuickGPSfix’ – a special GPS data file that helps your TomTom fix your position quicker, even when the GPS signal is weak or partially blocked.
On the road or no access to TomTom HOME?
Get the same ‘QuickGPSfix’ data by simply connecting to any TomTom PLUS service, using a wireless data connection (GO 920/720/520/910/710/510 and ONE XL/3RD EDITION and 2nd Edition). As soon as a connection is established, the ‘QuickGPSfix’ data is automatically updated.
To minimise the amount of data sent over your wireless data connection, this automatic update is only carried out if the data on your device is over 5 days old. The associated data usage of this service is less than 10 Kb per connection. Please contact your mobile service provider to determine the exact costs. To disable this automatic update, just select ‘Disable Auto QuickGPSfix’ on your TomTom device.
|New smart & fun extras to personalize users’ devices|
|With an RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver accessory, you can get traffic information from the RDS-TMC Traffic service, which is delivered over unused FM radio channels.|
Traffic information is fully integrated into the TomTom navigation experience.�
The RDS-TMC receiver is available as an accessory for the GO 930/730/530, 920/720/520, 910/710/510, ONE 3rd edition, ONE XL, ONE (30 series) and XL (30 series).
The RDS-TMC receiver accessory comes with a 1-year free subscription to the TMC traffic service
TomTom One 130S GPS
This is my first GPS purchase. I researched various products at wildly different pricepoints on the web before choosing the refurbished TomTom One-130-S. While it may not have all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, it is very functional. I was somewhat disappointed that TomTom's "Latest Map Guarantee" does not apply to refurbs, but a call to customer service led me to find that the unit's map was only about six months old...so no problem. I've tested the unit on destinations that I normally travel and found that when I deviate from the suggested route, the TomTom quickly recalculates wihout insisting on making a U-Turn. I've also used it on trips to unfamiliar areas and was very pleased with the quality of the direction.The feature of having the voice identification of street names is definately worth the few extra bucks over the standard One-130. I am very pleased with this product.
Buy new, not refurbished
The Good News: Mine arrived in new condition, no way to tell it was refurbished except the box says "Road Tested" (i.e. someone took it for a drive before they returned it, so you could buy it!) and it includes a note in the box saying it has a 6-month limited warranty and that you'd have to return it directly to TomTom. The text-to-speech (TTS) where it reads the street names works well, though a bit wordy with highway exits (e.g. "Turn right ahead, take Exit 1 South onto Route 91, Route 10 connector" is a lot of words to listen to for a single turn.)
The Bad News: Another review here said his map was 9 months out of date. At that point I could have canceled my order because that didn't seem to far out. But my unit's maps are 15 months out of date, which is too long. Even worse for me, their MapShare technology will only work with maps less that 12 months old, so that new technology I'd wanted to try won't work.
This unit only comes with 3 voices (my original TomTom ONE 300 included 9-12 voices).
The mini-USB connector in the base is very sticky/picky and it takes a little bit to plug it in. At least at first.
But to me, the savings of buying the refurbished unit is totally negated by having very old maps and no access to MapShare. So I spent $60 to update the US/Canada maps, which made my total cost $10 more than if I'd bought the new unit! :-(
Tips and tricks to getting started - MUST READ
DON'T use a Mac to update the TomTom using TomTom Home, because the "spotlight" feature on the Mac screws it up, which will make your device show a flashing X (basically, error). I played with it for a few hours, before I gave up. Came into work the next day, and hooked it up to my PC there. Called Tech Service. They told me all I had to do was uninstall the TomTom Application and reinstall on the PC and all would be well. Worked. So, in short:
1. Use a PC to do all of your TomTom updates. Right out of the box you will need to update some features via TomTom home [...]
2. Your map will be out of date, because it is a refurb. To get the updated map without paying go to the "Tools" menu on TomTom Home (it is in the tool bar at the top of your screen). Clicked on "Use Newest Map Guarantee." I clicked on that, and it said that there was a newer map available and to click on "Download" to download and install it now. It will take over an hour, because the new map is 872 MB. Not sure if this works more than once, but it will save you the $50 you would otherwise spend if you purchased the updated map. I see some on this review panel did just that.