TomTom ONE 140/140S and ONE XL 340/340S
TomTom announced a new set of entry level units that really up the value equation on the entry level end of their line-up. The new TomTom ONE and ONE XL units offer North American maps Now with Mexico preloaded, and IQ Routes - TomTom's way of giving their GPS unit a little more intelligence when dealing with traffic. With IQ Routes, the TomTom will understand that historically traffic is heavy or light on that particular rod at that time of day and calculates that into the road choice equation. An advanced feature that was only previously available on the GO line. The new TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 line up also includes a new interface, over 7 million Points of Interest, Help Me! button and Map Share access.
The TomTom ONE 140 ($179) and ONE 140S ($199) are standard screen units, with the "S" version offering Text to Speech. The TomTom ONE XL 340 ($229) and ONE XL 340S ($249) are in the wide screen (4.3-inch) with the "S" version having text to speech. They are available this month.
More info in the press release after the jump....
Premium technologies including IQ Routes™ and Advanced Lane Guidance now available on new TomTom ONE and TomTom XL
TomTom, the world's leading portable navigation solutions provider, today announces the newest additions to its world's best-selling portable navigation devices. The new TomTom ONE 140 series and TomTom XL 340 series incorporate TomTom's innovative IQ Routes™ Technology and Advanced Lane Guidance feature, which were previously available only on the high-end TomTom GO series. Additionally, the new models incorporate a new design that features a high-quality black finish, as well as increased North American map coverage that now includes Mexico. The news models have a recommended retail price starting at $179.95.
"The new TomTom ONE and TomTom XL devices strengthen our mid-range product offering considerably through the combination of first-class navigation and competitive price points," said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom Inc. "IQ Routes allows drivers to take those routes that only well-informed locals know. It takes away the stress of not knowing where to go and when you will arrive, as well as gives you a faster route in up to 35% of all cases. In addition, our Advanced Lane Guidance feature gives drivers the information they need to drive more safely and more confidently when dealing with complex road junctions."
The TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 devices enable users to always drive the smartest and most efficient routes, whenever or wherever they go. The device comes pre-loaded with TomTom's exclusive IQ Routes Technology, which now incorporates historical speed profile data for both day of week and time of day to calculate the fastest route available based on when the user is actually driving to their destination. IQ Routes Technology is based on anonymous speed profiles gathered over the years by millions of participating TomTom users, and takes into account the real-world factors that influence the speed that drivers can actually expect travel en route to their destination, such as historical traffic patterns, traffic lights, rotaries, school bus routes, and steeply-sloped roads.
Advanced Lane Guidance
The TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 devices also incorporate TomTom's Advanced Lane Guidance feature when navigating in the US. Advanced Lane Guidance provides users with realistic representations of complex highway junctions and lane-specific visual directions that take the stress out of navigating these otherwise challenging areas.
The feature has been enhanced on the new ONE 140 and XL 340 models to include even clearer lane information for complex highway junctions that indicate which lane to take when multiple exits are close together.
In addition to the above mentioned features, the new TomTom ONE and TomTom XL devices come with:
- Full maps of North America, now including Mexico.
- Seven million points of interest, so users have access to information and location details of more restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc. than ever before.
- TomTom Map Share™ technology, so users can instantly make specified map improvements on their device and share those with others, completely free of charge.
- TomTom Help Me! menu and extensive safety features, so users have direct access to safety and emergency services information.
- TomTom's newest user menu with an elegant interface that features optimized icons for even easier navigation
- Award-winning Fold and Go EasyPort® mount, that easily folds to fit in any bag or shirt pocket.
- TomTom HOME, the free desktop application to keep users' devices up-to-date at all times. New maps or software versions can be downloaded and users can personalize their device.
TomTom ONE 140/140S features a 3.5 inch screen, new look with a high-quality black finish and latest TomTom navigation software. The ONE 140S announces spoken street and place names aloud.
TomTom XL 340/340S offers all key functionalities of the TomTom ONE on an extra large 4.3 inch touch screen for improved visibility of a driver's surroundings. The XL 340S announces spoken street and place names aloud.
Availability and pricing
The new TomTom ONE and TomTom XL devices will be in retailers across the United States and Canada in April 2009.
TomTom ONE 140: $179.95
TomTom ONE 140S: $199.95
TomTom XL 340: $229.95
TomTom XL 340S: $249.95
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Posted by Scott Martin at April 1, 2009 6:00 PM