US: TomTom launches PNDs with new UI, enhanced software platform

TomTom has launched two new navigational devices, the GO 2405 TM and the GO 2505 TM in the United States.

These devices offer consumers faster routing, an enhanced software platform, and a new look and feel.

TomTom has created a patented, high-speed algorithm that allows for instant route planning.  The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM utilize this innovative technology to conduct continuous routing.

By regularly monitoring traffic information, these models will recommend the best current route to drivers.

The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM are the first TomTom products to include a new, enhanced user interface.  With more-intuitive software, users will be routed to any destination within a few taps.

Among the features found in both models include:

Instant and continuous routing

Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus

Pinch-to-zoom and swipe from screen-to-screen using gestures

Bluetooth hands free calling to maximize safety

Voice recognition to operate the device with verbal commands

A click & lock mount to keep the device securely mounted while driving

Expanded driving view on 4.3” (GO 2405 TM) or 5” (GO 2505 TM) glass touch screens

Apart from new features, drivers will continue to benefit from TomTom’s other popular offerings, which include:

Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates

Announces Street Names

Advanced Lane Guidance

Availability and Pricing:

The TomTom GO Series is initially available at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and TomTom.com in the United States. The devices will be available at retail stores in mid-2011. Prices begin at $299.

Source: TomTom.

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