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TomTom EASE
 
Approximate retail price:
$90
Summary: This TomTom has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 3.5-inch screen GPS
About - TomTom EASE
The Ease has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. This unit lacks many common features found on better performing devices. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
About This Brand

Founded in Amsterdam in 1991, TomTom now has offices Europe, North America, and Asia. The company Web site claims that TomTom is the world's largest provider of navigation devices, with sales in 30 countries and online. We've found TomTom devices to be among the easiest to use in our testing, but the company also offers tech-savvy users options to customize their units. Celebrity voices are available, and TomTom invites customers to update maps and POI information, and share it with other users.

Features & Specs - TomTom EASE
info Screen size (in.) 3.5
info Weight (oz.) 4.3
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer TomTom International BV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.tomtom.com
Product Line EASE
Product Model 1EX0.052.02
Product Name EASE Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
User Reviews - TomTom EASE
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2.0
Paying for yearly updates
3/22/2012
Pros
Simple Controls
Cons
Updates
Best Uses
Planning Trips
Comment:
We've had the TomTom ONE 130 for 5 yrs. Last year we bought an update for it at $70 and 1yr and 1mos later the unit CAN'T find the GPS signal. Went online and they want another $40 to upgrade and $20 to find cheaper gas stations. REALLY!! Goodby tomtom - HELLO GARMIN!!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
stopped working after 13months.
8/28/2011
Pros
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Complicated Controls
Difficult Menus
Inaccurate
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought on price and CR review. touchscreen did not work after 13 months. TOMtom customer service of no help at all...inane suggestions and long hold time. Will not buy TT again. Trying Magellan next.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Good for the Money
3/30/2011
Pros
Compact
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Setup
Simple Controls
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Best Uses
Finding Specific Address
Planning Trips
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
I bought the TomTom EASE due to the low price (on sale for [$]). Overall I have been satisified. I find the menus easy to navigate and intuitive for the most part. Entering addresses can be frustrated due to small button sizes on screen. Tapping in an address at 100% accuracy is rare which can be annoying if you're in a hurry. I'm a female with slim fingers so I imagine it's worse for those with fleshier fingers. The EASE does help by keeping your most recent destination as the default.As someone else stated, it often gives you voice commands for unnecessary directions. It'll often tell you stay left or go straight when something other than an ordinary highway exit is approaching (e.g. a toll road, the start of another highway). Considering it warns you several times and then as you approach, it gets to be a little much.Also, I live on the border of the USA and Canada and one of my frequent destinations is quicker through the USA, however, I take the Canadian route. The EASE gets confused by this and won't provide a non-toll route (ie bridge crossing or ferry) even though it asks if you'd prefer a non-toll route path. You end up having to go without directions until you reach the point where the EASE recognizes it's easier to continue your chosen route.All in all a good choice if you want to keep the price low and don't need bells and whistles of more expensive models. I believe TomTom succeeded in making a simple GPS. It does not take any tech savvy to quickly learn how to use the EASE.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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