March 17, 2006

TomTom GO 910 Review & Firmware 6.0

Update:
Here's another Reivew of the TomTom GO 910 GPS

TomTom recently announced their new GO line that includes the flagship TomTom GO 910. With a loads of new features, the unit is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The new TomTom GO line, the TomTom GO 910 brings a new design to the party, a wider 4 inch LCD display (1/2 inch bigger than previous models), pre-installed safety camera database as well as new TomTom HOME software. It will also have the Hands Free features common on TomTom GO's so you can drive and talk on your Bluetooth phone.

The TomTom GO 910 will also support playing of MP3's, audiobooks and podcasts. The TomTom GO 910 will come with a 20GB hard drive reportedly with 16GB for your MP3's and jpgs.

After a first look at the unit, the folks over at MyTomTomGO have a few good things to say about the new product.

The TomTom GO 910 is now available at Amazon with Free shipping.

They walk through the new hardware features on the TomTom GO 910, including the new mounting system with iPod in connectors as well as an audio out feed. The new units include the new SiRF star III chipset for a high degree of accuracy and good solid locks on GPS signals. A small but welcome addition is the light sensor that can auto-dim the GPS screen.

While the hardware is impressive, the new software might just steal the show.

There are so many new areas to explore here. The biggie is the new TomTom HOME software for your computer which will allow you to manage your data, bask it up, and yes, plan routes right on the computer, (and then sync them with the GO unit).

Another interesting development is that for the TomTom GO 510, 710, and 910 series, you will be able to opt for the background images of maps to be satellite images. Recent news stories have the GPS industry moving this way, and I’m happy to see it coming into effect. You may be seeing 3-D rendering of buildings in cities, and topography in the very near future.

TomTom Weather is improved. The TomTom PLUS service has been updated to not only show the current weather conditions, but also the forecast for the area. By tapping on the day, you can also get a more detailed explanation of the day’s weather. When we reviewed the TomTom GO 300 last November, we were hoping for a forecast of some sort instead of just the instantaneous reading of what’s going on outside the window. This is great.

If you’d like to read more on MyTomTomGO.com’s hardware rundown of the TomTom GO 910 – click here.

If you want to learn more about their overview of the TomTom firmware 6.0 – click here.

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Posted by Scott Martin at March 17, 2006 8:59 AM

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