TomTom, the popular GPS manufacturer, just announced the launch of live services for the Canadian market with the introduction of the connected GO LIVE 1535M. This device combines the most comprehensive road and traffic information from TomTom HD Traffic with access to real-time information via travel-related apps. These new features are said to give people the information they need on a dedicated device that is specifically designed to offer a high quality navigational experience.
Since this device is connected, the GO LIVE can save you time with your commute, money on your gas and help lessen stress by continuously monitoring and rerouting you based on current traffic conditions. In addition to that, TomTom HD Traffic provides accurate reporting by capturing more actual traffic jams than previously possible. And if that isn't enough, TomTom HD Traffic also processes traffic conditions for all major and secondary roads within the Canadian road network and proactively delivers updates in real-time to your device every two minutes.
According to TomTom President Tim Roper, "We are excited to introduce our connected navigation solutions to Canadian drivers. By giving people the most up-to-date traffic details as well as relevant local content provided by travel apps, TomTom is bringing a new level of connectivity to drivers by providing information in the most effective platform available."
Features of the new TomTom GO LIVE 1535M include:
- Intuitive Voice Recognition with one-step address entry
- Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling
- Integrated Mount with Flip-Screen
- Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus
- Expanded driving view on 5" touch screens
- Spoken Street Names
- Advanced Lane Guidance
- Maps of the United Stats, Canada and Mexico
- Lifetime Map Updates
- TomTom LIVE Services Bundle, including TomTom HD Traffic
- Branded Travel apps from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Twitter and Google
The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M will be available at Best Buy, Future Shop, Rogers Stores and other nationwide retailers sometime this month with pricing starting at $269 CAD MSRP.
Source: Engadget - TomTom extends Live service and HD traffic to Canada with Go Live 1535M nav unit