TomTom GPS gives traffic updates every two minutes
TomTom HD Traffic combines live incident reports along with the real-time flow of traffic from a number of sources to provide the most accurate view of traffic anywhere.
Combine this with the new TomTom Go Live GPS devices – the Go Live 800 Series and the Go Live 2000 Series – and you’ve got a navigation experience that’s hard to match.
These features and services give drivers a reason to use their TomTom GPS device everyday rather to be their traffic advisor rather than just when they need directions.
The products themselves feature an easy-to-read touchscreen, a simple and logical menu system along with a foldaway mount which can rest on the dash or the windscreen.
Moving up to the Go Live 2000 Series users will find a 5-inch Fluid Touch Screen which allows drivers to pinch to zoom in and out of their maps and scroll through the menu with a simple swipe across the screen.
TomTom HD Traffic and Live Services
TomTom’s Live Services combine to paint a comprehensive picture of the traffic situation near you.
Already recognised as the world’s most accurate and detailed traffic service, TomTom HD Traffic information is received by the TomTom Go Live device via GPRS to a SIM card embedded in the product.
Drivers can even do a local search with Google on the device to find shops and businesses easier to either call or navigate to their location.
TomTom’s GPS devices contain the latest Australian maps with the Latest Map Guarantee so if a new map becomes available within 90 days of purchase, the user can download it for free.
TomTom usually updates their maps four times a year – September, December, March and June.
Intelligence based on billions of profiles and journeys by TomTom equipped drivers provide a hyper accurate picture of the roads and the types of traffic to expect at various times of the day and night.
IQ Routes taps into this intelligence and provides drivers with the fastest route no matter what time of the day or night.
Other features include Park Assist to find the nearest parking station to your destination and Advanced Lane Guidance to ensure drivers can choose the right lane when they come to difficult intersections thanks to a 3D representation.
Drivers should be keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel to stay safe and TomTom’s Go Live Series has features that can help them keep doing that.
One way is with Voice Control so drivers can control the TomTom device just by talking to it.
Drivers can use their voice to plan routes or execute more than 150 tasks on the product.
The TomTom Go Live Series can also double as a Bluetooth hands-free kit for your mobile device to make and receive calls with your hands on the wheel and the points still on your licence.
You don’t always know where the speed and red light cameras are located, especially if you are driving in an unfamiliar area.
The TomTom Go Live Series not only alert the driver when they are approaching a fixed speed and red light camera, it can also tell you where the mobile speed camera are as well.
Other drivers can report the location of the mobile speed camera and share that information with other drivers.
TomTom Go Live 800 Series
The new device features a new slimmer design with a small foldaway mount that can fit on your windscreen or dash.
And with a built in accelerometer the device can be placed in any position with the screen adjusting to always remain the right way up.
The TomTom Go Live 820 (4.3-inch screen) is priced at $299. The TomTom Go Live 825 (5-inch screen) costs $349.
TomTom Go Live 2000 Series
Moving up to the TomTom Go Live 200 Series will offer a larger 5-inch Fluid Touch Screen for easy map zooming and menu scrolling.
It also comes with an Easy Click magnetic mount to make docking and removing the device even easier.
The top of the line TomTom Go Live 2050 World includes maps of Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.
The TomTom Go Live 2050 (5-inch Fluid Touch Screen) is priced at $399 while the TomTom Go Live 2050 World (5-inch Fluid Touch Screen) is $499.