TomTom is back and ready to sell its next generation of PNDs. The 4.3-inch Go 2045 TM and 5-inch Go 2505 TM are built around a new system that was developed by regularly monitoring traffic information, which is said to provide smarter and faster routing. These models also hit with a redesigned UI that reduces the amount of user inputs to reach the desired function. Pinch-to-zoom and swipe from screen-to-screen touchscreen commands are even utilized.
There’s Bluetooth calling from a connected cell phone, voice commands, and lifetime traffic & map updates as well. These two new models offer pretty much everything in TomTom’s arsenal besides the always-connected LIVE services. Prices? $299 for the 4.3-inch and $319 for the 5-inch and they should be available from TomTom, Amazon and Best Buy shortly.
TomTom Introduces Next Generation Navigation Devices
New GO Series Offers Faster Routing, Enhanced Software and New Look and Feel
CONCORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, announced today the launch of its newest generation of navigation devices in the United States. The new TomTom GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM devices will offer consumers a powerful navigation experience with faster routing, an enhanced software platform, and a new look and feel.
“At TomTom, we are continuously working to deliver innovative navigation solutions for our consumers”
“At TomTom, we are continuously working to deliver innovative navigation solutions for our consumers,” said Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development, TomTom. “The GO Series combines new software architecture and enhanced routing to provide our consumers with superior driving intelligence.”
Smarter, Faster Routing
TomTom is committed to providing drivers with a world-class navigation experience and now has created a patented, high-speed algorithm that allows for instant route planning. The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM utilize this innovative technology to conduct continuous routing. By regularly monitoring traffic information, these models will recommend the best current route to drivers.
Intuitive User Experience
The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM are the first TomTom products to include a new, enhanced user interface. With more-intuitive software, users will be routed to any destination within a few taps. Additionally, drivers will experience seamless routing with voice recognition navigation commands.
Complete New Look and Feel
The new devices also feature capacitive touch screen technology and a brighter display. Drivers will be able to navigate through menu screens with just a swipe of the finger and can pinch and zoom for easy map viewing. Furthermore, the device will be secured with a new click and lock magnetic mount that can easily be docked and un-docked with one hand.
The devices offer exciting new features that enhance drivers’ user experience, including:
Instant and continuous routing
Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus
Pinch-to-zoom and swipe from screen-to-screen using gestures
Bluetooth® hands free calling* to maximize safety
Voice recognition to operate the device with verbal commands
A click & lock mount to keep the device securely mounted while driving
Expanded driving view on 4.3” (GO 2405 TM) or 5” (GO 2505 TM) glass touch screens
In addition to the new features, drivers will continue to benefit from TomTom’s most popular offerings, which include:
Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates**
Announces Street Names
Advanced Lane Guidance
Availability and Pricing
The TomTom GO Series is initially available at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and TomTom.com in the United States. The devices will be available at retail stores in mid-2011. Prices begin at $299.