Items tagged with TomTom

TomTom has a lot of weight on their shoulders. They're consistently looked at as one of the top dogs in navigation, and thus expectations are extremely high. That's particularly true on the iPhone and iPod touch, where TomTom's app was the first major one into the App Store and the only one that Apple actually spoke... Read more...
The personal navigation device market just got a bit more competitive. Following in Google's footsteps of offering free navigation to users of Motorola's DROID smartphone, Nokia recently announced its own plans to begin offering free map updates and navigation services to smartphone users. As Jukka Hosio, director of Nokia's services marketing,... Read more...
It's amazing what technology can discover these days. Like how Americans really aren't the speed demons they are made out to be. Believe it or not, we aren't being sarcastic. TomTom has just published a report that utilized lots of Speed Profiles data in order to provide the first fully detailed view of which interstate highways are the fastest... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of Google, Navigon, and Nextar, TomTom is promising free map updates for select GPS navigation systems starting in the second quarter of this year. Although details as to which models will be included in this offer are scant at this point, TomTom tells us that the updates will be available to users by simply connecting... Read more...
The GPS market as a whole changed when Google introduces its Maps Navigation feature on the Motorola Droid. All of a sudden, real GPS was available to anyone willing to support Android, and buying those dedicated navigators suddenly felt less necessary. In response, it seems that both Garmin and TomTom are being more mindful of pricing, and... Read more...
TomTom is adding a special edition of the TomTom XXL to its family of products. The new TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition delivers TomTom’s premium technologies, optimal routing, and latest maps of the U.S., Canada, and Europe on an extra-large, five-inch screen. The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition uses TomTom’s proprietary IQ... Read more...
Up until now, TomTom's iPhone GPS application was, well, only for the iPhone. It required iPhone OS 3.0, and for obvious reasons surrounding a physical GPS module, it wouldn't work with the iPod touch. Today, all that changes.TomTom has just released its newest version of the GPS app, and with it comes support for the iTouch. The only stipulation... Read more...
TomTom and Navigon announced updates to their turn-by-turn GPS navigation apps for the iPhone this week. TomTom's update for its $100 iPhone app includes a number of highly requested features, including text-to-speech directions and the company's popular Advanced Lane Guidance feature. Text-to-speech enables the iPhone to read the names of... Read more...
Wow, talk about a rapid fall from grace. Of course, anyone with any understanding of the current GPS/smartphone landscape could see this coming from a mile away, but those who were duped into laying out $300 for Garmin-Asus' nüvifone G60 back on October 4th are probably kicking themselves right about now.Merely weeks after the hybrid GPS/phone... Read more...
At this point, there are a number of GPS applications available in the App Store. Without a doubt, the iPhone has the most full-featured GPS options out there in the smartphone arena, though it seems as if the TomTom TomTom app is the one getting the most attention. Regardless of whether or not it's superior to the others, it is the one with... Read more...
TomTom's dedicated GPS business has thrived for years, but things are changing. Navigation applications are now moving to smaller devices, and oftentimes to devices that aren't made by the same company as the one making the software. Even TomTom has a navigation app for the iPhone, along with loads of other rival firms. And you can bet that... Read more...
TomTom's Live connected service is making its way onto the XL series in the new TomTom XL 340S LIVE. The new TomTom XL 340S LIVE will likely feature many of the popular features found on the original model, including IQ Routes, TomTom MapShare, Advanced Lane Guidance, and text-to-speech. It will also have LIVE features such as fuel price updates,... Read more...
TomTom is on a roll lately. Less than two weeks after announcing its new flagship series, the TomTom GO x50, the company is announcing two new models—the TomTom XXL 530S and TomTom XXL 540S—with extra-large, five inch screens. Both PNDs feature TomTom's IQ Routes Technology to help you drive the smartest and most efficient routes wherever... Read more...
We've had our suspicions for awhile now, but now it looks like the research is confirming it. The dedicated navigation device has seen its peak, and it's days at the top are numbered. We knew that the standalone PND could be going the way of the Dodo when navigation applications began to pop up on some of the world's... Read more...
TomTom announced its new flagship series, the TomTom GO x50. The series will feature three portable navigation devices, the TomTom GO 950, TomTom GO 750, and TomTom GO 550. The new PNDs are able to calculate a route faster than ever before, ensuring that drivers are ready to go in seconds. The new TomTom GO x50 series uses “the world’s largest”... Read more...
Own a personal navigation device? Use the GPS on your phone? If you're reading this now, the answer is probably "yes." If you're an avid navigation user, you probably understand the benefits quite well. Rather than having to write down directions to facilities, you simply find the address, plug it in and follow the kind lady on the other end.... Read more...
One of the first things we thought when TomTom announced that it would finally be making an honest-to-goodness iPhone app was this: "what will this do to standalone GPS sales?" It's a reasonable question--TomTom has long since made its profits by selling hardware with routing software built in. The app within was just a portion of the equation,... Read more...
In June, we told you about TomTom’s plan to bring turn-by-turn navigation to the iPhone 3GS. Now that TomTom has officially launched its iPhone app, this plan has become reality. The application works with many of the iPhone’s controls, including its multi-touch display and accelerometer for portrait / landscape viewing. The app can also interact... Read more...
It's no secret that even GPS units are subject to GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out), leading users astray due to incorrect map data..  People have even been led to the edge of cliffs.  Wouldn't it be appropriate to hear the expression "D'oh!" if such a failure occurred?Well, you won't, but you can get directions via Homer Simpson,... Read more...
It looks like TomTom won’t be the only manufacturer offering a GPS app for the iPhone. Navigon recently announced plans to offer two GPS applications for the iPhone this summer. One version of the Navigon app will offer turn by turn directions as well as many of the high-end features found on a portable navigation device such as views of highway... Read more...
TomTom plans to unleash a long-awaited iPhone app this summer that will give iPhone 3G S users turn-by-turn spoken directions. Announced by TomTom co-founder and CTO Peter Frans Pauwels at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, the app will work alongside a new car mounting kit that will be available through TomTom. The mounting kit provides... Read more...
After the success of its LIVE Services on the premium TomTom GO line of GPS devices, the company has announced plans to make LIVE Services available for worldwide travelers through the new TomTom XL LIVE. This new GPS device will bring LIVE services to the mass market with recommended retail price of €219 for a regional version and a... Read more...
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