Our ancestors had to go to pretty extreme measures to keep from getting lost. They erected monumental landmarks, laboriously drafted detailed maps and learned to read the stars in the night sky. Things are much, much easier today.

At a reasonable price point, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are on Earth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver such as the TomTom One XL GPS partnered with a clear sense of direction, you’ll never be lost again.

Turn-by-Turn Voice Prompts Guide the Way

As you can see, Global Positioning System (GPS) devices may seem expensive and they involve a lot of technical expertise, but the fundamental concepts at work are really quite simple – intuitive, and easy to learn. With the development of GPS, TomTom unveils the TomTom One XL GPS Navigation System as their newest addition to their easy-to-use, lightweight and portable navigation devices.

TomTom One XL GPS More so, TomTom XLS is the company’s midrange GPS unit, and offers the core functionality that includes preloaded maps of U.S. and Canada, detailed street data, text-to-speech functionality for reading street names aloud, and a large database of Points of Interest as well.

The ONE XL range GPS navigational system has a 4.3-inch color touch screen with an excellent resolution. According to TomTom, the large screen gives drivers crystal clear two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) graphics for a perfectly clear overview of the road ahead and vital street information. Furthermore, the device provides turn-by-turn voice prompts in 36 languages with selectable 55 different celebrity voices to choose from that help you focus on driving instead of reading a map. This text-to-speech feature announces not only the street names but also the road numbers, traffic warnings and weather information.

The ONE XL GPS navigator has access to up-to-date traffic information using TomTom’s software. The TomTom One XL includes free QuickGPSfix software, which features the latest maps and fast route calculation and re-routing around roadblocks and traffic. With this instant route calculation feature, it gives you clear visual instructions on how to get to the destination you choose or millions of points of interest like hotels, restaurants, gas stations and museums. Additionally, this GPS boasts plug-and-go functionality. This GPS device doesn’t need any complicated installation processes since it works straight out of the box efficiently.

The TomTom One XL GPS has everything you need to make your trip safer, more relaxed and more fun. The new 4.3” touch screen and access to real-time traffic services make navigating the road even easier. The device comes prepared with the most up-to-date maps for a worry-free navigation experience. Users can customize and update their device anytime with TomTom’s user-friendly software for free.

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Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer