Amsterdam, 17 April 2013 – TomTom sets a new standard in navigation with the launch of the all new TomTom GO. TomTom has completely re-designed the Portable Navigation Device (PND) to put drivers back in control of their drive. A brand new Interactive Map, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and 3D Maps give drivers the ability to know precisely what is going on around them, as well as what lies up ahead.
"Where navigation used to be about getting people to unfamiliar destinations, we are now empowering drivers with easy access to the information they need to make the smartest driving decisions, every day." says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer. "We have completely redesigned the PND to become an essential daily driving tool. By providing easy access to our world class TomTom Traffic and enabling drivers to see more than just the road ahead, drivers will feel on top of their journey like never before."
Drivers can easily access the travel information they need via a high-resolution, capacitive touchscreen. A brand new Interactive Map responds and scales to touch. Drivers can simply zoom in and out to find and explore places on the map with their fingertips and tap on the map to get an instant route to a destination.
Lifetime TomTom Traffic The new TomTom GO series comes with Lifetime TomTom Traffic. TomTom's world-class traffic information pinpoints exactly where delays start and end, helping drivers to get to their destinations faster. Drivers can choose to connect to TomTom Traffic in one of two ways, either via Smartphone Connected or Always Connected.
Smartphone Connected devices are ready to receive TomTom Traffic by connecting to a smartphone* via Bluetooth®. Smartphone Connected uses an existing smartphone data plan to access TomTom Traffic, as well as other services like TomTom Speed Cameras.
Always Connected devices** offer the simplest way to receive TomTom Traffic straight out of the box. With connectivity built-in and with no additional costs for roaming, drivers can easily access TomTom Traffic and other services, including TomTom Speed Cameras, whenever needed.
Buildings and landmarks are brought to life in stunning 3D, so that drivers always know exactly where they are.
The new TomTom GO range has a simplified product line-up. Customers can select their preferred screen size, choosing from a 4.3", 5" or 6" model; then decide how they prefer to receive their TomTom Traffic information, either via Smartphone Connected or Always Connected.
Route Bar: Essential traffic and travel information at a glance. The Route Bar shows precise traffic and speed camera information on the road ahead.
Quick Search: Drivers can find their destination faster with intuitive search results. Quick Search starts finding destinations as soon as the driver starts typing.
My Places: Drivers can see their favourite locations on the map and personalise their map with My Places. This makes it easier to find and navigate to favourite locations again and again.
Lifetime Maps: Always drive with the latest map. For the life of the product, drivers can download four or more full updates of the map onto the device, every year. Drivers receive all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest.
Speed Cameras (three month trial): Drivers can drive in a more relaxed way, receiving alerts for speed cameras ahead. These timely warnings increase drivers' awareness of local speed limits and help to save money on speeding fines. As part of TomTom's global driving community, drivers will benefit from an advanced and highly accurate warning service.
*The smartphone needs to be compatible and come with a data plan. Extra costs may apply.
**Subject to availability of telecom network connectivity.
I haven't received an updated map yet in 5 years. Yes, maybe for New York, or Toronto, but not for Littlefort BC or Grand Forks. Not even Kamloops or Calgary. $50 bucks a year is a complete waste and Tom Tom should be sued under the "truth in advertising" laws.
I haven't seen any information on specific models, price, release date or whether this series will be available in North America.
Is this model ever coming to the US?
It's been available in Europe for months but no news on when its coming to the US.
They are already available in the US.
Thanks to the confusing way that TomTom names its models, the GO models that are described in the original post are not the same as the ones in this link. The OP deals with models introduced recently, while the ones in this link have been available for a couple of years.
FWIW, judging from the comments about the new models from European users on TomTom's forum, it sounds as if the older models are superior. There is some speculation that this is the reason that TomTom has yet to bring the new models to North America - that they are waiting to add back some of the features of the older models that were removed in the newer models. However, there is no official announcement yet that might confirm this.
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Thanks to the confusing way that TomTom names its models, the GO models that are described in the original post are not the same as the ones in this link.
OOPS! My bad. Thanx for the clarification.
I look for lifetime updates when buying units. Have given gifts of base units with lifetime maps and recipient is always happy.
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