TomTom Go takes on smartphones with 3D mapping features

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TomTom-Go-2013.jpgThough all eyes will be on TomTom’s freshly unveiled smartwatches, the company haven’t given up on the sat nav market that made their name. Looking to bring the fight to smartphones that are ravaging their market share, TomTom have today revealed the TomTom Go.

It’s totally revamped design for the TomTom brand, taking its cues from smartphone touchscreen interfaces, with tap-to-zoom and interactive 3D mapping. Traffic tracking modes will also be available.

Users will also be able to tether the TomTom Go to a smartphone in order to receive traffic updates, or go for an “Always Connected” option. Four map packs can be downloaded each year for free onto the TomTom Go too, which should cover any driving trips abroad.

“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,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer.

“We have completely redesigned the PND to become an essential daily driving tool. By providing easy access to our world class TomTom Traffic and enabling drivers to see more than just the road ahead, drivers will feel on top of their journey like never before.”

4.5, 5 and 6-inch versions of the TomTom Go will be available from launch, though when exactly that is or how much they will cost has yet to be revealed.

Gerald Lynch
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