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Ease 3.5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The route planning and value for money are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and screen get critical comments. Opinions are divided on the voice guidance.

usability, price, route planning, design, performance

size, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Ease 3.5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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TomTom Ease

 

Bargain hunters looking for their first GPS device should start the search with TomTom's latest navigator, the Ease. It's a budget-priced PND that offers all the basics, including robust POI search, text-to-speech for pronouncing street and highway...

Low price for a text-to-speech device. Streamlined UI. Simple, yet flexible mount

Feature-barren when compared with last-gen devices with lower prices. No lane assistance or real-time traffic. A few stray routing issues

TomTom's budget-priced Ease isn't brimming with high-end features, but it proves that the market for standalone GPS devices isn't dead yet, even on the low end.

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TomTom Ease (U.S. version, black)

 

TomTom is attempting to lower the learning curve for the entry-level GPS buyer with its new Ease line of GPS navigation devices. The Ease, which slots into TomTom's lineup just below the TomTom One , is remarkably similar to the TomTom Start, which...

The TomTom Ease features a greatly simplified menu structure and an entry-level price, but it still manages to pack in advanced features such as text-to-speech. The device features a generous 3-hour battery life for enhanced portability.

For some users, a 3.5-inch screen may be a bit small. The integrated EasyPort mount sacrifices a degree of flexibility versus other TomTom devices.

The TomTom Ease succeeds in being a good low-cost GPS device for first-time navigators, and its small size and good battery life make it easy to toss into a bag and keep handy.

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TomTom recalculates direction on navigation devices that made it a household name

 

TomTom, the Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker, is switching focus away from the cash-bleeding personal navigation devices that made it a household name to its auto and mapping services to restore growth and profits.

TomTom, whose founders have a majority stake in the company, competes in the PND market with Garmin and in the commercial digital map market with Google and Nokia Oyj.

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Review: TomTom Ease

 

The TomTom Ease offers a simplified, affordable navigation experience for those willing to use a device with a smaller (3.5-inch) screen.

TomTom's new, simpler menu system on the Ease is a significant departure from what you'll find on virtually all other TomTom devices. A tap on the map screen brings up the main menu with two large icons: Plan Route and Browse Map. This is quite...

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TomTom Ease GPS

 

The TomTom Ease is an entry-level GPS aimed at those who value simplicity. While it does not have a ton of bells and whistles, it has all the features necessary to provide navigational help. Best of all, it is affordably priced, retailing around $120.

The Help menu can be accessed from the home screen, which supplies urgent information in the case of an emergency. This feature will be discussed in more detail as we move along. In addition to all of these shortcuts, other features are accessible on...

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TomTom EASE review

 

Hands on with the TomTom EASE The TomTom EASE is a new entry-level unit with a 3.5” screen, text-to-speech, 3 million points of interest and pre-loaded maps of the US. But what really makes the EASE attractive is the fact that it includes IQ Routes,...

The TomTom EASE is a new entry-level unit with a 3.5” screen, text-to-speech, 3 million points of interest and pre-loaded maps of the US. But what really makes the EASE attractive is the fact that it includes IQ Routes, TomTom's historical road speed...

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TomTom Ease (U.S. Edition) – simple and budget friendly

 

TomTom is one of the famous manufacturers across the U.S. The company is trying to low down the curve for fresh entry-level GPS users its new navigation device – Ease, which falls below previous TomTom One. The Ease is similar to previous TomTom Star...

TomTom Ease features simple menu interface and comes at low price with advanced features like text-to-speech. Its battery life is 3 hours

3.5 inches screen may be small for getting large view. Integrated EasyPort mount is not so flexible like most of TomTom devices

If you need a compact GPS navigation device at a budget friendly price and do not need maps of Mexico and Canada, then you can buy new – TomTom Ease.

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TomTom Ease Full Review

 

TomTom announced the TomTom Ease for the US market last month at the CES 2010 show; it's a US version of the Euro based TomTom Start, announced last year. The entry level devices are targeted at ease of use with a simplified menu, and some features...

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"Great entry-level GPS"

 

After being disappointed by a previous Tom Tom unit (slow processor, stuttering voice commands, complicated interface, very poor mount), I took a chance on this unit because of the Black Friday sale. I have to say that in designing an entry-level...

Operation is quick, interface is simple and easy to use, voice navigation is clear and integral mount is fast and secure. Best of all, the entire unit is small and slim enough to slip into a bag for travel or a front pocket to swap cars.

The screen size should be plenty large enough for clear navigation, but it can be a bit tedious to enter locations for navigation.

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"TomTom EASE: NO User Manual/instructions are available."

 

I believe that if I had a manual for the TomTom EASE I may actually enjoy it. I'm still trying to obtain a User Manual for my TomTOm EASE, but if the manufacture has none available I'm stuck with useless electronics. I tried using manuals for other...

I liked the size and shape of this GPS device because I had planned to mount it on my left driving window. That part of EASE is fine.

Without instructions EASE is useless. The few words install steps is not enough. Downloading map updates did not work. TomTom's web site said I had a different version than I actually have. Searching for EASE manual RE: "NONE is available." Huh?

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Product Specifications

Your device couldn't be simpler to use - just plug in and tap the touch screen. You will be on your way very quickly with TomTom's intuitive user interface. Your pre-installed maps have points of interest from gas stations to hotels, so you are sure to find what you want. QuickGPSfix gets you a GPS connection faster with free updates downloaded through TomTom HOME. Simple touchscreen operation makes navigating TomTom's intuitive menu a snap. A large speaker gives you the best audio quality, eliminating distortions so you hear your instructions loud & clear. TomTom's comprehensive maps include speed limit data for many main roads. Set your GPS device to warn you when you're exceeding the limit or a set speed.
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