TomTom ONE 3rd Edition
In what seems like an effort to confuse everyone, TomTom has announced the TomTom ONE third edition. Which of course you should not confuse with the ONE XL or the ONE Regional… but you should also not confuse it with the original ONE, ONE regional, ONE 2d Edition, ONE 2nd Edition Regional…. Okay, I’ve made my point. We’ve already received emails from confused potential customers and I can’t blame them. But anyway, here we go, the TomTom ONE 3rd Edition. So what is different about it?
Possibly the most important distinction to make is that the ONE 3rd Edition will not have Bluetooth. And I think this was a good move on TomTom’s part. While they are making things confusing with the product naming pattern, customers were generally confused about the Bluetooth feature on the ONE 2nd Edition thinking that it could only mean hands-free calling… which of course it wasn’t. So eliminating Bluetooth completely and reducing the price is probably a good move.
The 3rd Edition of the ONE will also pickup MapShare. It is great to see the community expand with more devices.
However there are a few items from NavCore 7 that are not included in the third edition ONE since it comes with NavCore 7 “Lite”. You won’t get Itinerary planning (so you only get one via point per route), no custom car icons, and no voice recording among a few other features. If all you need from those is Itinerary Planning, consider the ONE 2nd Edition, otherwise consider the 720.
Under the hood the TomTom ONE v3 will come with a standard 3.5″ display, 1 GB of internal memory, and a connector to attach an optional RDS-TMC traffic receiver. Thankfully, simple traffic option will be available on this entry level device.
Identifying the 3rd Edition
So how do you tell apart the second and third editions? Surrounding the screen of the second edition is a black border, with the TomTom name in the lower left corner of the border in silver type. The Third Edition ONE has a silver border with the name TomTom in the lower center in black type. That is the easiest way to tell them apart.
The 3rd Edition is already shipping in Europe, and should be arriving in the USA sometime in September with a MSRP price of $249.