TomTom XXL 530S and 540S Launched

TomTom-530-vs-330TomTom has launched their latest PND (ie, GPS satnav) units that have a 5″ widescreen display as well as upgraded routing technology. The new routing technology is based around IQ Routes that calculates the quickest journey time based on historical data.

‘The new TomTom XXL devices enrich our product portfolio by providing our customers with new offerings that cater to individual preference and need, like the larger, easy-to-read screen said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom Inc. ‘The introduction of the XXL range is in line with our strategy to increase the depth and breadth of our product offerings, based on customer feedback.

IQ Routes works by using historical data that is captured on every road segment at all times of the day on any type and size of road. By analysing this data a quicker route can be planned around known busy traffic spots at any time of the day. By integrating this technology in to the latest TomTom XXL it allows you to get to your destination quicker in 35% of cases.

TomTom XXL Features

* Full maps of the US and Canada
* TomTom Map Share¢ technology, so users can instantly modify street names, street direction, points of interest and more on their device and benefit from corrections made by others
* TomTom Help Me menu, so users can easily access local emergency service providers such as police, fire stations and hospitals.
* TomTom’s newest user menu with an elegant interface that features optimized icons for even easier navigation
* Award-winning Fold and Go EasyPort® mount, folds flat against the device, making it easy for users to transport
* TomTom HOME, the free desktop application to keep users’ devices up-to-date at all times

Features unique to the TomTom XXL 540S:

* Advanced Lane Guidance for realistic representations of complex highway junctions and lane-specific visual directions that take the stress out of navigating these otherwise challenging areas
* Preloaded maps of Mexico, the US and Canada
* Seven million points of interest, so users have access to information and location details of more restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc. than ever before
* High-quality black finish, for a sleek look

Both are an impressive set of satnav units with the XXL530S costing $279 while the 540S costs $299. If you are a frequent traveller then the extra $20 will be worth while spending. Via: CrunchGear

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