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TomTom launch four new GO SatNavs


Article by: Mike Barrett
Date: 30 Apr 2015

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TomTom announced a range of four new GO SatNav devices at an event in Amsterdam on 29th April. These new devices are called the TomTom GO 510, 610, 5100, and 6100 with either a 5 inch or 6 inch display screen.

All these new SatNavs feature Lifetime World Map updates and Lifetime Speed Camera updates. This allows these devices to be used worldwide without having to purchase any additional mapping.

The new GO devices also feature real time traffic information with data being provided by a smartphone connection for the 510 and 610. The 5100 and 6100 have a built in SIM card providing the data which includes unlimited lifetime data and roaming at no additional cost.

These devices are available now and start from £169.99.

The full TomTom press release follows:

29April 2015 – TomTom is introducing Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras [1] to drivers with the launch of new TomTom navigation devices. Lifetime World Maps allows people to drive with maps from around the world at no extra cost, for the lifetime of their TomTom GO device [2] . Lifetime Speed Cameras lets drivers know the locations of all speed cameras – both fixed and mobile, also for the lifetime of the device.

The TomTom GO 510, 610, 5100 and 6100 feature a fully interactive screen to pinch, zoom and swipe – as well as a rich user interface, simplified user interaction, 3D Maps [3] and a Click & Go mount. Drivers can also choose between a 5" or a 6" screen size.

And, to make the daily commute even easier, the new TomTom GO devices even include ‘Drive Home’ and ‘Drive to Work’ buttons in the main menu, for faster, simpler navigation.

TomTom GO devices combine real-time traffic information with routing technology, to always offer drivers the fastest route available. TomTom Traffic covers all mapped roads and combines data from millions of data sources, from all over the world, to deliver traffic information so accurate that, with each new update, it can pinpoint the start and end of a traffic jam, precisely, down to 10 metres.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and Managing Director, TomTom Consumer says: “With the addition of Lifetime World Maps and Lifetime Speed Cameras to our new TomTom GO devices, we’re offering the most comprehensive package to drivers that we’ve ever launched. Our aim is to help you avoid the jams, getting to your destination faster, wherever in the world you might be.”

Lifetime TomTom Traffic is available via a smartphone connection on the TomTom GO 510 and 610. The TomTom GO 5100 and 6100 offer Lifetime TomTom Traffic via a built-in SIM with unlimited data and roaming at no extra cost.

The new TomTom navigation devices are compatible with TomTom MyDrive [4] . 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 in the car. Previously launched TomTom GO devices [5] are also compatible with MyDrive though a simple software update. Find out more about TomTom MyDrive here.

The new TomTom GO devices are now available online from www.tomtom.com and at Halfords and other UK retailers priced from £169.99 (GO 510).



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Posted by ikhlaq786 on Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:49 pm Reply with quote

My question is that does it allow for 3rd party downloads ? i.e PocketGPSWord's speed camera database? Confused Confused


 
Posted by sussamb on Fri May 01, 2015 6:05 am Reply with quote

Wow, impressive on the face of it ... could make me buy a TT for the first time Wink


Where there's a will ... there's a way.

 
Posted by Privateer on Fri May 01, 2015 9:01 am Reply with quote

ikhlaq786 beat me to it - it's a simple question that TomTom has been asked many times before - What about third party POI support? Not just basic using but full support for creating/changing/deleting POI categories and creating/changing/deleting individual POIs.

Lifetime world maps and lifetime SIM traffic would normally make me immediately go out and buy a top of the range TomTom PND, although TomTom can keep their speed camera database, however without full third party POI support the units are worthless to me and probably to a lot of users!

Also, Lifetime world maps and lifetime SIM traffic sounds business suicide: How does TomTom generate income from customers? Unless of course the units are designed to fail after a predetermined period. Rolling Eyes

Regards,


Robert.
iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 14.0.1: iOS CamerAlert v2.0.7
TomTom GO Mobile iOS 2.3.1; TomTom (UK & ROI and Europe) iOS apps v1.29
Garmin Camper 770 LMT-D

 
Posted by rf065 on Fri May 01, 2015 9:45 am Reply with quote

Privateer Wrote:
ikhlaq786
Also, Lifetime world maps and lifetime SIM traffic sounds business suicide: How does TomTom generate income from customers? Unless of course the units are designed to fail after a predetermined period. Rolling Eyes

Regards,


I always thought the lifetime updates were for the life of whichever TomTom model you purchased. I.E, as soon as it is replaced by a newer model, the map updates no longer apply to your's as it has now been superceded.

Russ


 
Posted by MikeB on Fri May 01, 2015 10:05 am Reply with quote

rf065 Wrote:
Privateer Wrote:
ikhlaq786
Also, Lifetime world maps and lifetime SIM traffic sounds business suicide: How does TomTom generate income from customers? Unless of course the units are designed to fail after a predetermined period. Rolling Eyes

Regards,


I always thought the lifetime updates were for the life of whichever TomTom model you purchased. I.E, as soon as it is replaced by a newer model, the map updates no longer apply to your's as it has now been superceded.

Russ

Lifetime means as long as the device is working, not until TomTom have a replacement device and make it obsolete:

"Receive TomTom Traffic, Speed Cameras and download 4 or more full updates of any installed map every year, for the life of your product. "


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
Posted by rf065 on Fri May 01, 2015 10:19 am Reply with quote

MikeB Wrote:

"Receive TomTom Traffic, Speed Cameras and download 4 or more full updates of any installed map every year, for the life of your product. "


You could argue that once TomTom bring out a replacement for any model, the life of the earlier model has ended. I'm sure TomTom will say the life of the product ends as soon as they replace it.

Russ


 
Posted by MikeB on Fri May 01, 2015 10:21 am Reply with quote

rf065 Wrote:
MikeB Wrote:

"Receive TomTom Traffic, Speed Cameras and download 4 or more full updates of any installed map every year, for the life of your product. "


You could argue that once TomTom bring out a replacement for any model, the life of the earlier model has ended. I'm sure TomTom will say the life of the product ends as soon as they replace it.

Russ

Patently not true as TomTom release maps for products other than the current versions.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
Posted by rf065 on Fri May 01, 2015 10:23 am Reply with quote

rf065 Wrote:

You could argue that once TomTom bring out a replacement for any model, the life of the earlier model has ended. I'm sure TomTom will say the life of the product ends as soon as they replace it.

Russ


In fact, to clarify and taken from a TomTom site......................

*Lifetime – this is the useful life of the device, which means the period of time that TomTom continues to support your device with software updates, services, content or accessories. A device will have reached the end of its life when none of these are available any more. The useful life of the smartphone app means the period of time that TomTom continues to support the app with updates.

Russ


 
Posted by Privateer on Fri May 01, 2015 11:48 am Reply with quote

Privateer Wrote:
Also, Lifetime world maps and lifetime SIM traffic sounds business suicide: How does TomTom generate income from customers? Unless of course the units are designed to fail after a predetermined period. Rolling Eyes

OK, I think that we have worked out what lifetime means (i.e. the period of time that TomTom continues to support the device with software updates, services, content or accessories).

The bit about the units being designed to fail after a predetermined period what tongue-in-cheek (see the smiley). Thumbs Up

However that means that instead of receiving annual income from subscriptions to map updates and/or traffic/cameras, TomTom has to provide that for free for longer period of time i.e. possibly much longer than a year.

TomTom has overheads and still has to provide the service of new maps, cameras, traffic, etc, which costs money. TomTom will also want to continue to develop its range of products and thus needs money to do so. Regular money from existing customers for subscriptions and accessories is very useful. Thumbs Up

Regards,


Robert.
iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 14.0.1: iOS CamerAlert v2.0.7
TomTom GO Mobile iOS 2.3.1; TomTom (UK & ROI and Europe) iOS apps v1.29
Garmin Camper 770 LMT-D

 
Posted by DennisN on Fri May 01, 2015 12:17 pm Reply with quote

That's right, privateer, that's why my built in Renault R-Link TomTom requires £55 to give me a single map UK&ROI. I'm paying for all the rest of the community to have lifetiime free everything!


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by MikeB on Fri May 01, 2015 12:21 pm Reply with quote

DennisN Wrote:
That's right, privateer, that's why my built in Renault R-Link TomTom requires £55 to give me a single map UK&ROI. I'm paying for all the rest of the community to have lifetiime free everything!

Where is the like button???


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
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