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Two New TomTom Models Announced - Start2 and XL IQ2


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 31 Mar 2010

pocketgpsworld.comTomTom have announced two new models, the Start2 and the XL IQ Routes edition2.

More a rejig of existing product than entirely new devices, Start 2 adds lane guidance and IQ Routes plus support for RDS-TMC Traffic Data using an extra costs receiver.

TomTom are also offering a range of 'StartSkins', coloured plastic covers that can replace the supplied black shell for 14.99 per cover.

The second new model the (deep breath) XL IQ Routes edition2 is based upon the existing product but worryingly sports a new 'simplified menu' which suggests this may have adopted the Start menu structure. Let's hope that if so, it has not forgone custom POIs and alerts in the process.

The XL IQ R2 also has Text to Speech, lane guidance, Map Share and of course, IQ Routes plus support for RDS-TMC Traffic via an extra cost optional receiver.

Available beginning of April, Start2 has a retail price of 119 for UK & Ireland, 139 for the Europe version and XL IQ Routes Edition2 is 139 for UK & Ireland, 159 for Western Europe.

Comments
Posted by stanmarston on Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:51 pm Reply with quote

Just tried one of these, spoken road names are excellent.You cannot edt poi's add sounds navigate to long/lat,not my cup of tea I'm afraid.But for a technophobe could well be what you are looking for.I opted for TomTom XL IQ instead.Hope this helps


 
Posted by MrDJ on Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:51 pm Reply with quote

as mentioned on here many times, if its got a 2 in it avoid it Shocked


 
Posted by Andy_P on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:55 pm Reply with quote

The Start was very dumb to begin with.
If there's a Start2, have they dumbed down the dumbness even further? Shocked


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by stanmarston on Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:32 am Reply with quote

Sorry should have been clearer I purchased XL IQ ver 1 not 2
Embarassed
Up to date maps are still 3 years out of date !!!!!!


 
Posted by MrDJ on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:52 am Reply with quote

stanmarston Wrote:
Sorry should have been clearer I purchased XL IQ ver 1 not 2
Embarassed
Up to date maps are still 3 years out of date !!!!!!

have you updated the maps using Home.


 
Posted by MedionMug on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:13 pm Reply with quote

i love the PGPSW review of the original xl iq routes as it showed all the menus,
http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/tomtom-xl-iq-routes-edition-2679.php

does anyone have screenshots of the menus in the 2 edition. i know it is reduced but i would like to see the settings and advanced settings menus that they flash up on various video reviews.

thanks


 
Posted by AndyVaughan on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:37 pm Reply with quote

Do they have advanced settings Laughing Out Loud


Andy
TomTom for Android on a HTC One X
CamerAlert for Android

 
Posted by M8TJT on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:47 pm Reply with quote

AndyVaughan Wrote:
Do they have advanced settings Laughing Out Loud
No they are 'retarded' Twisted Evil


 
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