TomTom One 140 or 140S - Your Opinions Please


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Buy.Com has the TomTom One 140 for $135.00 and Amazon.Com has the 140S for $149.00. Is it worth the extra $14 for the Text To Speech function? Are there any other benefits to the 140S? Your insightful opinions please.....

Thanks,
Steve
 
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For 14 bucks, go for the text to speech. You won't regret it.
 

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One more thought... I've seen many (most??) of the 140 buyers on this forum end up returning it and buying a 340.

The bigger screen is valuable, and many end up just willing to pay the extra $$ for the upgrade.
 
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Well, I thought about the 340, but I've had the TomTom One 3rd Edition for a year now and I've been perfectly happy with that. I gave the 3rd edition to my son and I'm getting the new one. Buying it mainly for a trip to New York. I really don't use it a lot around my hometown.
 
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I actually bought the 140S and then exchanged it for the 340S and then exchanged it back for the 140S. I'm fickle I know, but I decided the big screen really did not add that much to the experience, and I liked the "cuteness" factor of the smaller unit.

Also, the price at Best Buy on the 140S had dropped $30 from what I had originally paid. Best Buy was very accommodating. For their health, I hope they don't have too many customers like me.
 
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Hey, guys I just bought a 140s yesterday--I had originally bought a 140, but decided to upgrade to 140s for the text to speech option. I used it today and it did not call out the names of the streets; all it did was tell me to turn left/right at x yards. Unless the concept of text to speech completely escaped me, I think this might not be what I thought it would be.

Is my idea of text to speech correct?
What does tom tom mean when it says 'text to speech'?

How do I fix this dilemma? I wanted to avoid starting a thread for this, so I used the search function and this was the only thread that was relevant.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Only the "Computer" voices (e.g. Susan) say the street names. In the Main Menu tap on "Change voices" and make sure that you have a "Computer" voice selected.
 
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Only the "Computer" voices (e.g. Susan) say the street names. In the Main Menu tap on "Change voices" and make sure that you have a "Computer" voice selected.
I'm going to try this right now, thanks.

Edit: I ran the demo after inputting the destination, and I think it works. Thanks a bunch for the help. I was about to return my 140s--phew!
 
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Welcome to TTF!

Don't forget to make a complete backup of your unit's contents using Explorer, not Home. Ensure hidden files/folders are showing.
 
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