August 31, 2006

TomTom Navigator 6

In a flurry of news, TomTom has released another product, TomTom Navigator 6. The Mobile Phone and PDA application brings easy TomTom style navigation to you with your own PDA/Phone, and the TomTom style that we enjoy. The Navigator 6 package comes in a couple of flavors, on DVD, on DVD with a Bluetooth receiver and on an SD card with a Bluetooth GPS receiver 9all at slightly different price points – see below). The product should be available in Early October for purchase.

Features on TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 from the TomTom Site:

  • Effortless Installation: Everything is on the memory card, just insert in your device, activate and you’re set to navigate. (If you bought the Memory card version)
  • Intuitive user menu: The easy-to-use menu gives you the perfect navigation experience
  • Portable: Easy to take with you whether you travel by car (using the TomTom in-car Holder), by bike or on foot

    Best routes:

  • The latest and most complete maps: Detailed maps of your region and the major roads of Europe, pre-installed on a memory card. For door-to-door navigation in your region and cross border navigation to any town in Europe
  • Route choice: Plan your route to fit your requirements, such as: quickest, shortest, avoiding toll roads and congestion charge areas, by required arrival time, etc.

    Clear instructions:

  • Clear user interface: Crystal-clear 2D or 3D graphics, nightview and 65,000 colours. For optimal visibility.
  • Realistic visual instructions: Visuals on your NAVIGATOR replicate road signs, making them easier to follow
  • Pedestrian centric map: View your position using the special 2D map view which is fixed in one position and which can be zoomed in and out for better orientation when navigating on foot.
  • Huge choice: TomTom NAVIGATOR speaks some 22 languages in over 50 different voices.

    Call handling options

  • Easy call handling: On-screen instructions remain visible while making phonecalls or receiving SMS messages.
    Smart extras:
  • TomTom HOME: Use TomTom HOME software to manage the files on your device (maps, etc), get new updates on your pc or Mac in advance, and much more.
  • Pre-installed Safety Cameras database: The most up-to-date available list of safety cameras is pre-installed on your NAVIGATOR. Click here for more information.

    TomTom PLUS:

  • TomTom NAVIGATOR comes ready for a wide range of TomTom PLUS services and downloads, including:
  • Real-time traffic: Up-to-the-minute traffic information, jam alerts and road condition warnings. 1 month trial for free*, click here for offer and availability.
  • Safety cameras: Receive and report alerts when there are safety cameras coming up, fixed or mobile.
  • Points of Interest: Café, car park, cinema or petrol station. 1000’s of POI’s pre-installed. Search by proximity to current location, on your route, near a specific city, etc.
  • TomTom Buddies: Instant Messaging and more, allowing a user to keep in touch with a selected group of people and keep track of their locations.

    TomTom is committed to make driving more safely on the roads. Our navigation systems encourage you to get from A to B as safely as possible:

  • Speeding alert: Alerts you that you’re speeding, even if you're not in navigation mode.

    NAVIGATOR 6 will be available online and in retail stores in early October of this year and in three different packages:

  • $149 – TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software and maps on DVD
  • $249 – TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software and maps on DVD with GPS receiver
  • $299 – TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software and maps on SD card with GPS receiver

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    Posted by Scott Martin at August 31, 2006 9:39 AM
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