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TomTom web site annoyances

2007-11-27 16:27:22.854593+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Dear TomTom,

A recent road trip made us think that an in-car nav system would be worth getting. We like that your systems run Linux, and are non-destructively hackable, we can apparently put our own applications on your platform and still switch back to the original firmware when we want that feature set.

So I went to your web site to try to figure out what the differences between your various products are. You had a "product selector", so I clicked on it. It let me check the features I thought were important. Unfortunately, it appeared to do nothing to tell me which devices had those features. So I checked the boxes next to two different devices, and it showed me a comparison between them (but there was, alas, no table showing all the differences between all 6 devices). At the bottom, below each column of features for a particular device, there was a link to take me to the "Product Page". This link does not always take me to the product page for the device in that column.

Nice effort, but a little attention to detail there would be cool.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-29 02:03:14.224917+00 by: igor [edit history]

Last week I bought this http://www.microcenter.com/sin...results.phtml?product_id=0273841 for a trip. This is the TomTom One Ver.2 - its better then the Version 3, as it has the all powerful Sirf III Plus GPS chip, SD card slot and bluethooth. Other TomToms don't improve much on the one in terms of actual navigation features, but may have bigger screen, bluetooth handset capability (One can only use bluetooth for DUN).

Overall very happy with this unit.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-11-29 16:54:37.064686+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool! Thanks, I knew there were refurb units out there.