TomTom has recently announced a product that they are gearing towards first-time GPS users. They've dubbed this unit the TomTom Start, but it seems to contain many of the same features and menu options as their One series. The only feature that has been removed is the Advanced Lane Guidance, which is an extremely beneficial tool when traveling in new or unfamiliar areas.
The main menu screen has been decluttered and bears a strong resemblance to Garmin's Nuvi series main menu screen. While this is a welcome change for the TomTom series, it doesn't simplify the other features such as Map Share Technology, IQ Routes and the Point of Interest database.
TomTom has the right idea in marketing this new product to new GPS users, but how much simpler can you make, an already user-friendly system? TomTom may want to spend more time on adding to more tools for their websites, and on distribution of their map updates.
Original article by: Tomtom.