Key Features and Benefits
- NEW--IQ Routes always the smartest route based on actual average road speeds (Learn more)
- NEW--Advanced Lane Guidance makes difficult junctions easy to navigate (Learn more)
- Easy to Use right out of the box (Learn more)
- Latest Map Guarantee means if a new map is released within 30 days of purchase, you can download it for free from TomTom HOME (Learn more)
- Enhanced Positioning Technology gives you uninterrupted navigation, even in tunnels or highly built-up area (Learn more)
- Voice Address Input lets you speak your destination, and TomTom will do the rest (Learn more)
- TomTom Map Share lets you instantly modify street names, street direction and POIs on your own device and benefit from others' corrections (Learn more)
- "Help Me!" Emergency Menu gives one-touch access to local emergency providers such as police, fire stations and hospitals
- Bluetooth lets you use your TomTom as a hands-free phone kit with your compatible Bluetooth phone.(Learn more)
- FM Transmitter lets you get navigation instructions or play MP3s through your TomTom over your car stereo
- Preloaded Complete Maps of the US, Canada and Europe with TeleAtlas data
- Branded Location Icons help you easily find your favorite gas station, restaurant, hotel and more
- Traffic-Capable for two services, TomTom Traffic with a compatible bluetooth cell phone and data plan, or RDS-TMC with optional receiver (Learn more)
- Daily Fuel Prices (Optional Service) to find the lowest priced gas on your route
- 930T -- Included RDS-TMC traffic information receiver and 1-year subscription to TMC traffic information service
New -- TomTom IQ Routes
Did You Know? IQ Routes technology gives you a faster route in over 50% of all your journeys.
|TomTom provides the fastest and most efficient routing possible. IQ Routes uses historical road-speed data from millions of TomTom users to calculate your optimal route for that specific time and day. Giving you local knowledge on a global scale.. |
We all know traffic is different during a Monday morning rush hour from a lazy Sunday afternoon. And we all want the best shortcuts to bring us to our destination in the fastest way possible. But heavy traffic, speed bumps, traffic lights, rotaries and even pedestrians or shopping crowds can slow you down. That handy shortcut youre looking for changes depending on the time and day so the shortest route isnt necessarily going to be the fastest all the time!
Lets take an example:
As you can see, in this case your route is now about 15 miles longer, but will save you 12 minutes (and a ton of stress!). Now thats a shortcut! Twelve minutes may not sound much, but its over 20% off your journey time. Just consider for a moment how much time that will save you over a whole year Exactly! And its not just urban driving. Whether its roundabouts, crossroads, schoolchildren or just good old-fashioned congestion. Anywhere the traffic flow can vary, IQ Routes can make a real difference.
How it works
This data enhances the quality of TomTom navigation across the board, but is particularly helpful in improving the quality of detailed routing we give you for the specific time of day and day of the week of your chosen trip.
Drive like local
So even if you drive through unfamiliar areas, you still can drive like a local by knowing the short cuts that are based on the collective driving experience of millions of TomTom users.
New -- Advanced Lane Guidance
|Extra clarity when you navigate difficult junctions. See clearly the lane you must follow at junctions, so you dont miss your turn. At complex intersections, you also get a clear 3D image showing your route through the junction. Leaving you relaxed and safe. |
When you approach complex motorway intersections, you also get a still 3D image on your screen that clearly indicates the lane(s) you need to take. Advanced lane guidance keeps you relaxed and safe through even the most complex intersections and in even the heaviest traffic.
Lets take an example:
With TomTom Map Share you can update your map directly on your device as and when you spot road changes, and download daily updates from millions of Map Share users worldwide via your computer.
Enabling Map Share gives you:
You might decide to only receive improvements that have been verified by TomTom or changes that have been submitted by tructed sources, by many , or by some people.
|In more and more places, it is becoming illegal to use cell phones while driving without a hands-free kit. Your TomTom's Bluetooth capability, microphone and speaker lets you match it to any bluetooth-capable phone to make hands-free mobile phone calls. |
Plus, you can automatically answer your phone calls, for improved safety and comfort.
|Due to Amazon's high volume of sales and frequency of inventory turnover, just about every portable GPS navigator sold by Amazon.com will come with the most recent map version. |
TomTom however, goes one better. Because TomTom regularly releases new maps, there's always a small chance that a newer map has been released since the production of your TomTom. With TomToms latest map guarantee, if the map preloaded on your device is not the latest version, you can download it FREE at TomTom HOME. This no longer requires the map check code.
Checking in TomTom HOME is easy:
You can check as many times as you like within 30 days from the date you first use your TomTom device.
|Enhanced Positioning Technology uses movement and gravity sensors to calculate drivers positions when GPS signals are unavailable. Enhanced Positioning Technology ensures the device continues to navigate to its destination, even in circumstances where there may not be a direct line-of-sight connection to a satellite (for example, when driving in a city with tall buildings, underpasses or bridges), to provide a smoother navigation experience.|
|Simply speak the city, street name and address number you would like to travel to, and the device will automatically calculate the route.|
New -- Send Addresses Directly from Google Maps or Mapquest
|Search for the location you want. |
Pick "Send to GPS".
|Itching to try out a new restaurant, or setting off on a road trip to locate the best donuts on the west coast? Now, it's easy to search for locations on Google Maps or Mapquest, then transfer the addresses directly to your TomTom. |
|HOME is TomTom's free software program that gives you access to a huge array of services as well as the global community of TomTom users. It is the only tool you need to manage, update and personalize your TomTom to enjoy a premium navigation experience: buy and install maps, make back-ups, download free software updates, shop and much more. |
Starting up can seem like a slow business, particularly if youre in a hurry, because the GPS receiver needs to know exactly where each GPS satellite is to calculate your location. But satellites only broadcast their positions once every 30 seconds. So if any of their signals are interrupted, for example by passing high buildings, the whole position-fixing process has to repeat itself again and again until the perfect fix is achieved. QuickGPSfix takes a smarter approach.
QuickGPSfix can speed up the time it takes to fix your GPS position by downloading the latest satellite data via an Internet connection. Just connect your TomTom device to your computer and TomTom HOME automatically downloads QuickGPSfix a special GPS data file that helps your TomTom fix your position quicker, even when the GPS signal is weak or partially blocked.
This unique free service helps you fix your position and get navigating faster than ever.
On the road or no access to TomTom HOME?
Get the same QuickGPSfix data by simply connecting to any TomTom PLUS service, using a wireless data connection. As soon as a connection is established, the QuickGPSfix data is automatically updated.
Note: QuickGPSfix data has limited validity. So to keep on getting a faster position-fix, re-connect your device at least once a week.
To minimise the amount of data sent over your wireless data connection, this automatic update is only carried out if the data on your device is over 5 days old. The associated data usage of this service is less than 10 Kb per connection. Please contact your mobile service provider to determine the exact costs. To disable this automatic update, just select Disable Auto QuickGPSfix on your TomTom device.
Fun Extras to Personalize Your TomTom
|New smart & fun extras to personalize users devices |
|TomTom offers two distinctive ways of providing traffic information, the TomTom PLUS Traffic service and the TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver accessory. With both options, traffic information is fully integrated into the TomTom navigation experience. Both services are subscription based. The RDS-TMC receiver accessory comes with a 1-year free subscription to the TMC traffic service |
Key features for both Traffic information options
|TomTom Traffic Specifics |
With TomTom Traffic, you can avoid problems and check the road conditions and weather ahead at the same time. TomTom Traffic is delivered via GPRS signal and requires a compatible mobile phone with Bluetooth and a wireless data connection, such as GPRS, UMTS or CDMA, enable you to use PLUS Traffic information on any TomTom device.
The advantages of TomTom Traffic are that it delivers information on road and weather conditions, and GPRS signals may be available for areas in which there is no FM radio signal to transmit TMC traffic information (although if there's no radio, it's questionable how much traffic there's going to be).
Important notes about TomTom Traffic:
TMC Traffic Specifics
The RDS-TMC receiver accessory comes with a 1-year free subscription to the TMC traffic service
With some TomTom models, an RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver is included in the box. This is indicated by the addition of "T" or "Traffic" to the model name. An example is "GO 930T".