Posts Tagged ‘TomTom’

New App: TomTom MyDrive on iOS/Android

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The app introduces TomTom Traffic Checker to keep you apprised of the real-time traffic situation.

TomTom MyDrive app uses TomTom Traffic Checker to provide users with live traffic information.

TomTom MyDrive app uses TomTom Traffic Checker to provide users with live traffic information.

The app allows you to pre-plan your waypoints and itinerary before the journey and have them synced with your TomTom portable navigation devices (PND), instead of keying in the data directly on the PND.

On the journey itself, you can connect your mobile device to your TomTom (via the Internet) and receive real-time traffic information while driving.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrivals: TomTom Start50 GPS portable navigation device

Friday, September 4th, 2015

TomTom’s latest navigation device is in Singapore. The Start50 GPS is normally priced at S$199 but will be available at COMEX 2015 at S$169.

The new TomTom Start50 ships with Lifetime Maps, Quick Search function and Advanced Lane Guidance. With a 5” capacitive touch screen, drivers can tap anywhere on the map for an instant route to their destination.

The new TomTom Start50 ships with Lifetime Maps, Quick Search function and Advanced Lane Guidance. With a 5” capacitive touch screen, drivers can tap anywhere on the map for an instant route to their destination.

The 5-inch TomTom Start50 GPS features Lifetime Maps of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Key features of the TomTom Start50 are listed below.

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New arrivals: TomTom Bandit Action Camera to challenge GoPro

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Available now in Singapore in COMEX 2015 at S$599. Premium pack with additional accessories at S$729.

The TomTom Bandit lets action fans record wide-angled HD videos. Its cable-free battery stick allows three hours of non-stop filming, together with built-in sensors to record Speed, G-force, Altitude, Rotation and Heartbeat.

The TomTom Bandit lets action fans record wide-angled HD videos. Its cable-free battery stick allows three hours of non-stop filming, together with built-in sensors to record Speed, G-force, Altitude, Rotation and Heartbeat.

The TomTom Bandit Action Camera is the first camera to come with a built-in media server, making editing and sharing videos quick and easy.

Instead of spending hours downloading and sorting through footage, users can now create a video clip of the action and share it within moments of the recording by pairing the camera with a companion smartphone app.

Action fans simply have to shake their paired smartphone for a ready-to-share edit of their video highlights.

The TomTom Bandit is also equipped with in-camera motion and GPS sensors, to automatically find and tag exciting moments based on speed, altitude, G-force, acceleration and heart rate*.

Key features of the TomTom Bandit are listed below:

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New arrivals: TomTom GO 510 & GO 610 portable navigation devices

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

TomTom will be launching the new TomTom GO 510 (5”, S$349) and GO 610 (6”, S$399) portable navigation devices with Lifetime Traffic, Lifetime World Maps, and Lifetime Speed Cameras at the PC Show 2015 on 4-7 June. Discounts below.

6-inch TomTom GO 610 (S$399).

6-inch TomTom GO 610 (S$399).

Lifetime World Maps allow people to access the latest maps from around the world, including the Southeast Asia map, for the lifespan of the new TomTom GO device at no extra cost.

The new devices also come with Lifetime Speed Camera updates so drivers can always receive alerts at the locations of all speed cameras – both fixed and mobile, also for the lifetime of the device at no extra cost.

The new GO models feature fully interactive screens to pinch, zoom and swipe, as well as 3D Maps, a Click & Go mount, and the new ‘Drive Home’ and ‘Drive to Work’ buttons on the main menu to make the daily commute simpler and faster.

For the first time, drivers can use their smartphone, tablet or PC to review real-time traffic information, plan routes, and send destinations to their TomTom GO, before they get into the car with TomTom MyDrive, a feature which helps drivers to avoid traffic jams, and get to their destinations faster.

TomTom will be available at the  at the Newstead Booth 6000B during the PC Show at Singapore Expo, from 4-7 June, 2015. Prices & discounts below.

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New arrivals: TomTom Traffic and 3 new GO GPS PND models

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

TomTom today launched in Singapore three new TomTom GO GPS portable navigation devices – GO 50 (S$249), GO 500 (S$299) and GO 600 (S$349) – as well as new live Traffic updates feature for their use in Singapore.

TomTom GO 500. S$299

TomTom GO 500. S$299

The new PNDs feature a completely fresh user interface with lifetime TomTom Traffic and map updates.

“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. The new TomTom GO is an essential daily driving tool, helping Singaporean drivers to get out of traffic, and get to their destinations faster,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President of TomTom Consumer, Asia Pacific.

They also ship with an interactive map featuring 3D buildings and landmarks, giving drivers the ability to know what is going on around them, as well as what lies ahead.

The new series of GO PNDs allow users to view traffic incidents in detail and receive traffic jam alerts, so that they can take the fastest detours available.

With a screen that easily zooms in and out, drivers can find, and explore places on the brand new interactive map, and tap on the map to get an instant route to their destination.

The new TomTom GO series comprises the following models and is currently available at retailers such as Challenger and Harvey Norman.

TomTom Key specs
GO 50

S$249

5.0” touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps
GO 500

S$299

5.0” capacitive fully interactive touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps
GO 600

S$349

6” capacitive fully interactive touch screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Maps

Lifetime TomTom Traffic

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POTD: When your address is an expletive … expect tourists

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Did you know that there is an actual town in Austria which is called “Fucking”? And less than two hours’ drive to the east from Salzburg, you’ll hit the mountain named “Loser” which is also a popular ski resort.

Pit stop at Fucking, Austria.

Pit stop at Fucking, Austria. Photo taken with a Sony A7 with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS full-frame E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Fucking is a tiny miniscule hamlet about 40km to the north of Salzburg. This Austrian town is about 40 minutes’ drive from Salzburg.

Located close to the border between Germany and Austria, the town comprises a cluster of houses on either side of the road.

I wonder what else is not allowed in this idyllic town. But seriously, that's just a sign to tell you that you're leaving Fucking behind you.

I wonder what else is not allowed in this idyllic town. But seriously, that’s just a sign to tell you that you’re leaving Fucking behind you. Photo taken with a Sony A7 with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS full-frame E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

It is so tiny that less than 200m after passing the signboard that marks your entry into the town, you see the signboard that marks your exit from the town.

I’ve driven around Europe a fair bit and passed through many one-street towns – but Fucking is one of the tiniest we have driven through.

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New PND: TomTom Via 225 GPS navigation device, 5-inch, S$199

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The new 5-inch Via 225 ships with eight Asian maps and offers map updates for the lifetime of the personal navigation device (PND). Now available in Singapore for SGD$199.

TomTom Via 225 has a 5-inch screen and ships with 8 Asian maps with lifetime updates. SGD$199.

TomTom Via 225 has a 5-inch screen and ships with 8 Asian maps with lifetime updates. SGD$199.

TomTom Via 225 offers free daily map changes, based on reports from TomTom’s global Map Share community of 21 million.

“The Via 225 is intended to make driving easier, and less stressful for Singapore drivers,” said Winnie Kwan, Senior Marketing Manager Asia Pacific, TomTom.

Map Share technology enables drivers to keep the TomTom map on their device up to date with frequent road changes, such as new speed limits and blocked roads.

The key features of the Via 225 are listed below.

TomTom updates its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

TomTom has launched a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to navigate to addresses found on the Internet, search with foursquare, and get the very latest TomTom maps.

Customers with an older version of the app can download it for free. For new customers, the app can be purchased for US$49.99 at the Apple App Store.

TomTom Navigation app for iPhone/iPad v1.11

TomTom Navigation app for iPhone/iPad v1.11

Drivers can now quickly and easily navigate to places they’ve found on websites and other apps by copying an address and pasting it into their TomTom Navigation app.

There’s no need to type as the app will automatically work out the destination and direct them straight there.

While v1.10 integrated Facebook with the app, v1.11 adds foursquare.

After linking foursquare to the TomTom app, users can search and navigate to their favourite foursquare places, checking in to collect points on arrival.

TomTom to help ease London traffic congestion during the Olympics

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

There will be numerous road disruptions in London during the 2012 Olympics. TomTom will be providing – at 6pm every day – the latest map updates on road changes for the following day, via the Map Share community.

TomTom will provide free map updates to help alleviate traffic congestion during the London 2012 Olympics.

TomTom will provide free map updates to help alleviate traffic congestion during the London 2012 Olympics.

Good news for those driving in London during the Summer Olympics, which opens on 27 July and ends on 12 August.

TomTom’s map experts have predicted that 28 July is likely to be the most disrupted travel day in and around London with more than 9000 road changes.

The next most congested day is likely to be August 1 when more than 3000 changes will be made.

With the temporary road closures, changes in traffic flow and turn restrictions, TomTom will be helping drivers avoid travel disruptions with additional daily updates to their maps via the Map Share community.

After 6pm (GMT) every day, TomTom users will be able to download – for free – the following day’s road changes to their navigation device and reset any changes no longer required from the previous day for free.

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New GPS portable navigation device: TomTom Via 620

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

TomTom has launched in Singapore its latest GPS portable navigation device (PND). The Via 620 has a monstrous 6-inch touch screen, a dual-mounting system and a high resolution widescreen (WVGA 800 x 480 pixels).

It is available now at S$299, and comes with free lifetime maps of South East Asia.

TomTom Via 620 - available now at S$299, with free lifetime maps of South East Asia.

TomTom Via 620 – available now at S$299, with free lifetime maps of South East Asia.

The Via 620 has the largest screen and resolution amongst the PNDs made by TomTom.

The TomTom Via 620 can either be mounted on the windscreen ...

The TomTom Via 620 can either be mounted on the windscreen …

The result is sharper screen clarity and bigger on-screen buttons.

This provides drivers a clearer view of the route and easier interaction with the device.

The Via 620 is loaded with the maps of seven countries/territories across South East Asia – allowing for easy regional navigation.

From now till 31 October 2012, users are entitled to a Lifetime South East Asia Map Update Service Subscription.

This means that TomTom users get free lifetime updates of the maps for seven South East Asia countries/territories.

... or the TomTom Via 620 can be mounted on the dashboard.

… or it can be mounted on the dashboard.

The promotion also comes with the purchase of any TomTom Via and GO series GPS.

The seven countries/territories are Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong and Macau.

With road networks changing on an average 15 per cent a year, the map update service ensures that TomTom drivers enjoy timely free map updates, with four new maps of South East Asia released each year.

Drivers also benefit from free daily map changes, based on reports from TomTom’s Map Share Community of 21 million.

Drivers, particularly those with larger vehicles, will find the Via 620 practical, clear and easy-to-use, translating to better confidence on the road,” said Chris Kearney, Vice President, TomTom Asia Pacific.These help drivers deal with frequent road changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads.

IQ Routes has also been enhanced to accurately give drivers the best route and arrival time, based on real travel times shared by millions of drivers.

The new “split-screen” Advanced Lane Guidance view gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.