TomTom redesigns models and adds Google Maps support to GPS
Posted on 1-May-2008 18:27
Filed under: News
TomTom has announced changes on its product lineup, and on software functionality. A new Google Maps integration feature allows users to search for and send business addresses directly from the Google Maps’ website to TomTom devices.
Google Maps local search pages have expanded their ‘Send to’ feature with the option ‘Send to GPS’. With one mouse click TomTom users can instantly benefit from this service without needing to download files.
The selected information is transferred to the TomTom device when the device is connected to the Internet via TomTom HOME, the free software application TomTom offers its customers. Drivers can then navigate to their new destination, as well as view the location on the map of the TomTom device or save it as a ‘favourite’ on the device for later use.
The company also announcd the latest updates for its TomTom ONE and TomTom XL (pictured) navigation devices. The new products have been completely redesigned from the scratch - based on consumer studies and feedback. The devices now include a folding mount that provides portability and flexibility.
This new windscreen mount – known as the EasyPort mount – can be left on the device and folded flat after use. The complete unit, including the mount, is then small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, bag or pocket when the driver leaves the vehicle.
In addition, for even clearer voice instructions, both the TomTom ONE and TomTom XL are now equipped with a completely revised audio system, ensuring navigation instructions are loud and clear at all times – even above the car radio or outside traffic noise. A choice of male and female voices is included to suit the driver’s preference.
The TomTom ONE comes with a 3.5 inch touch screen LCD, while the TomTom XL boasts a 4.3 inch widescreen LCD, for those who prefer a larger display.
The new TomTom ONE (the world’s best-selling portable navigation device) and TomTom XL supersede the current TomTom ONE 3RD EDITION and TomTom ONE XL ranges, and will be available from retailers from mid 2008.