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#267075 - 30th Oct 2008 1:01pm TomTom goes LIVE with the GO x40 series
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TomTom have been busy this year. They've already given us updated versions of their IQ route system (an intelligent service that uses recorded data to help you avoid traffic hot spots) and you've even had the option of Wogan delicately telling you to 'turn right here'. They previously filled us in with details of their new sat navs at IFA, but as they're going to be available in the next couple of weeks we thought we'd give you a refresher course in them.

-The LIVE functionality (the important part)

The devices are equipped with a Vodafone sim, and if you're hooked up to the Live service (free for 3 months, 7.99 pcm after) you can access all the below features- HD Definition, Fuel Price Search,Weather, Google Search and Buddies.



-High Definition Traffic
This means that the device connects to the Live service (updated every 3 minutes) for on the go information,. The info is collated from other sat nav devices, and should give you an accurate idea of what areas to avoid, and what time you'll actually get home.

-Voice command and control
Yes, shouting at your device will now provide results as it will let you make calls (through Bluetooth) and navigate different menu's.

-Fuel price Search
Helping you get the cheapest petrol for your car, and includes searching Sainsbury's and other supermarkets petrol pumps.

-Weather
Who wants to look out the window? Ok, that can't give you five day weather reports, but it's a lot more scenic. Useful with the snowy conditions we've had lately.

-Buddies
Link your sat nav to your mates for stalking/ sharing messages/driving to the same place.

-Google search
Want to know what restaurants are good? This will tell you where to go.



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#267084 - 30th Oct 2008 1:29pm Re: TomTom goes LIVE with the GO x40 series [Re: BMW Joe]
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Haha and I bet it still won't be able to direct you to a fuel station when ya light comes on, ya in the middle of the welsh countryside and its 2am...

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