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TomTom Go Live 800 GPS Navigator Series

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2011

TomTom is set to release the Go Live 800 GPS navigator series in Europe. Your choice between the Go Live 820 and Go Live 825. The former has a 4.3-inch display screen, while the latter boasts a larger 5-inch display screen.

Both models feature Bluetooth connectivity and voice command recognition. The TomTom Go Live 825 will cost £230 (or $374). The TomTom Go Live 820 hasn’t been announced yet so we don’t have a price. Both GPS navigation devices will be launched in September of 2011.

TomTom unveils new Pro Range GPS units with 5-inch Screen

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

TomTom’s latest offering is the Pro range featuring large 5-inch screens and WORKsmart solutions for mileage registration, time registration, and job status reports. They also have IQ Routes and Eco route capability and Advanced Lane Guidance in addition to support for text-to-speech and hands-free calling. You also get vehicle tracking, job dispatch, time management, and fuel management. Those are some nice features, but that isn’t all.

It includes the PRO 7150, 9150 and 7150 TRUCK purchased via business partners with TomTom. The 7150 will cost you 359 euro, the 9150 is 429 euro, and the 7150 Truck is 399 euro. The TRUCK versions even allow you to pick a road that your big truck can fit on, which is pretty handy.

TomTom Go 2045 TM and 2505 TM announced

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

TomTom has announced a pair of new satnavs that bring new hardware as well as updated software. Some of the new software features include pinch-to-zoom and a swipe to screen function. The route calculation has also been upgraded. The new route planning section of TomTom can now calculate routes instantly.

Other features include: Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus, Bluetooth hands free calling, Voice recognition, a click & lock mount and 4.3” or 5” glass touch screens.

TomTom offers custom printing on GPS devices

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2010

TomTom has announced another way to customize your GPS device to suit your tastes and stand out from the crowd. It’s a new program called My Custom TomTom GPS. Buyers can choose from a library of stock images that can be printed onto the outside of their GPS device. You can even upload your own photos to be printed onto your device.

So you can actually have pics of your kids, pets, vacation photos or whatever you want on your GPS device. You can also upload digital content like voices and POI databases to go with your design. The custom printing is done by CafePress but the GPS devices can only be ordered directly from TomTom.

TomTom offers free iPhone 4 adapter for Car Kit

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

In order to maintain compatibility with Apple’s latest iPhone, TomTom is now including a simple adapter for all Car Kit orders going out on September 1st or later. Good news for sure.

But if you ordered one before that, you can apply for a freebie to be sent your way. It’s either that or go all DIY to create something that looks like the insert above. It’s up to you, but free is easiest.

TomTom Go Live 1000 series navigation units

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

Soon you will be able to get TomTom’s Go Live 1000 navigation unit. If you’re in Europe, anyway. The company has announced that the 4.3-inch GPS will be available this month, and will soon be followed by the Go Live 1005 in October, which has a larger 5-inch screen.

Both screens are capacitive, with TomTom’s “Fluid Touch”. There’s also a new magnetic windshield mount that lets you easily remove the device when you leave the car. You’ll also get a year of free “HD Traffic” information with each, along with TomTom Weather, IQ Routes, and Local Search with Google.

TomTom Yoda voice pack is greatest Star Wars character use ever

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on July 9th, 2010

When that TomTom Darth Vader voice pack turned up, I wasn’t excited about it. I was never a Vader fan he’s evil after all. I didn’t like Yoda much in the original films, but in the new flicks he was pretty cool.

TomTom has unveiled a video of a behind the scenes look at the recording of the Yoda voice pack for TomTom GPS units. This may well be the funniest commercial ever.

TomTom Darth Vader voice pack

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2010

TomTom has announced a new Darth Vader voice pack. That’s right, the Sith Lord will now help guide you down the right path. The path of the dark side.

The pack is now complete and ready for download, costing just $13. Yoda, C3PO and Han Solo packs should be coming in a few months. Why you would want C-3PO I have no idea. That droid is annoying.

TomTom app store may launch this year

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on April 29th, 2010

Before Apple tossed the iPhone onto the market and then offered the App Store, apps on smartphones and other devices were pretty rare. Today everyone is launching their own app store to try to make more money.

GPS and PND maker TomTom is reportedly set to launch its own app store. TomTom’s CEO won’t give a specific date, but the app store is expected this year. It’s not clear if a TomTom app store will be for TomTom GPS devices alone or for multiple devices and product types.

TomTom Go Live 1000 GPS navigation system

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

TomTom has introduced their latest GPS navigation, the Go Live 1000, which uses a capacitive touchscreen. The interface was given a makeover to make it easier when using it, and you’ll also get a web browser engine capable of running both Chrome and Safari.

Those in Europe can benefit from a 1-year cellular-driven access plan from Vodafone, with live traffic, local searching and speed camera detection. IQ Routes will let you know where to take a detour. The device is powered by a 500MHz ARM11 chip and 128MB RAM.

TomTom offers lifetime map and traffic on certain devices

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2010

When you are going somewhere and using a GPS device, you want accurate maps. With the road construction going on around the country and new businesses and neighborhoods going up, maps are outdated almost as soon as they are released.

TomTom has announced a new service that will provide lifetime map and traffic updates for customers who purchase TomTom Xl and TomTom XXL GPS devices. The lifetime maps updates will offer updates to the map database every few months.

TomTom Ease Limited Edition for Valentine’s Day

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2010

TomTom has pimped out a new version of the Ease for Valentine’s Day. Meaning that it has gotten a makeover in red and comes with the rest of the specs that you expect, including a 3.5 inch QVGA display, 2GB internal memory, Tele-Atlas maps, Map Share, integrated battery and a Fold & Go mounting mechanism.

Being red and not pink, we can’t decide if this is just aimed at women or also men who like red. Whatever the case, if that special someone in your life needs one, you may as well get it in red.

TomTom unveils XXL 540S World Traveler Edition GPS device

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2009

tomtom-xl-340TomTom has a bunch of GPS devices that cover different needs and price ranges. A couple of its new units will be on sale at discounted prices Friday at Walmart for those on a budget. If your budget is larger and you need something with maps for different countries, TomTom has unveiled the new XXL 540S World Traveler Edition.

The device is just like the XXL 540S with the addition of preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Europe. Features of the device include IQ Routes, Map Share, Help Me menu, Fold and Go EasyPort mount, TomTom home and 4GB of storage.

TomTom offers details on Walmart exclusive GPS devices for Black Friday

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on November 24th, 2009

tomtom1-125-sgBlack Friday is this week and shoppers are already gearing up to storm retail stores early to get the best deals before they sell out. Two GPS from TomTom are being offered at Walmart including the TomTom One 125 SE and the TomTom XL 325 SE.

The units have many of the same features including TomTom Map Share technology, 30-day maps guarantee, Help Me menu and both are ready for optional services like traffic and fuel prices. The two differ in screen size with the 125 SE using a 3.5-inch touchscreen and the 325 SE offering a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

Not a good day to be TomTom and Garmin

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Not a good day to be TomTom and GarminLooks like both TomTom and Garmin might be having a bit of a bad day to put it mildly, thanks to the announcement of Google Maps Navigation. As the graph shows, things are not looking good. Nope. Not at all.

GPS makers can at least take some comfort in the fact that the new Google Maps Navigation is available on Android 2.0 at the moment, which requires you to have a specific phone to download the maps real time. It will be interesting to see what happens next.


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