TomTom GO 720
The new TomTom GO 720 was announced earlier this year with a pretty big reception for its innovative features wrapped around the GPS unit itself. The big news has to be the ability to edit and alter the maps if you find problems. You can't quite edit the entire world yet, but you can share your learning with others through the MapShare program.
The unit has other features, like the "Help Me" screen that can help you when you are in an emergency; ranging from needed police help, or finding a garage.
The new TomTom GO 720 is a flat form factor that has a widescreen. Loads of fun extras that allow you to record and use your own voice sets so you can have friends, your belligerent spouse, or your kids offer you turn-by-turn directions. The unit does have a Text to Speech engine but it will revert to the standard voice commands when you are using your own optional voices.
The TomTom GO 720 is available at Amazon
TomTom GO 720 Announcement
The TomTom GO 720 was announced globally in early June.
TomTom GO 720 Reviews I was able to use and preview the TomTom GO 720 unit when I visited TomTom before the unit hit the market.
After using the TomTom GO for a couple of weeks, I posted my Full Review of the TomTom GO 720
YourNav has a review of the TomTom GO 720 - Gives it a thumbs up.
Round-up of some brief early TomTom GO 720 Reviews on Engadget
The TomTom Company GO 720 Product Page
Product Specifications 4.3" widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)
CPU 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
Maps of US and Canada preloaded on 2GB internal flash memory
SD card slot
Text to Speech
High-sensitivity GPS receiver (SiRF star III)
RDS-TMC traffic information receiver (optional accessory, not included)*
Integrated FM transmitter
Lithium-polymer battery (5 hours operation)
Optimized integrated microphone and speaker for high quality hands-free functionality.
Dimensions: 4.7" x 3.2" x 0.9"
Weight: 7.7 ounces
* Not included with the TomTom GO720. Available for separate purchase from http://www.tomtom.com/.
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 1, 2007 9:28 AM