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TomTom GO 1000 Live arrives in SA



TomTom, last night announced the availability of its high-end GO 1000 LIVE device, packed with hot new features, super-fast routing and an intelligent screen. The new devices also feature pinch zoom and a fluid screen, improving the user’s overall experience.

‚The brand new GO 1000 range is the future of driving‚ , says Joost Jetten, Vice President, Sales Sub Sahara Africa. ‚From the finger-friendly touch screen and slick magnetic mount to speedier route calculation and our richest maps yet, these super satnav devices will get drivers to their destination faster, safer and smarter than ever before.‚

This is TomTom’s first device to feature the capacitive Fluid Touch screen. Drivers can pinch to zoom in and out of maps, or scroll through menus with the tips of their fingers: the screen responds intelligently and sensitively to even the lightest touch. This, coupled with an improved user interface, makes for an interactive navigation experience.

The TomTom GO 1000 range also features TomTom’s newest mount design, the Easy Click magnetic mount, which makes docking and undocking easier than ever before. Drivers simply hold their GO device against the mount and it glides effortlessly into place, so they can start their journey even faster.

And that’s not all: thanks to a powerful, super-fast computer processor, drivers will enjoy speedier route calculation, while IQ Routes uses real speed data collected from millions of users to calculate accurate travel and arrival times. Plus every device comes with new, richer up-to-date maps of Southern Africa (10 Southern African maps) as well as superior and award-winning TomTom HD Traffic with real-time updates every two minutes.

TomTom LIVE Services are available on the new TomTom GO 1000 LIVE. The LIVE services bundle offers valuable services for drivers including:

· TomTom Speed Cameras warn users about fixed safety cameras ahead while real-time safety camera reporting and sharing means that users can keep each other informed about mobile safety cameras.

· TomTom unlocks the power of online Local Search with Google allowing users to navigate to millions of locations at the tap of a screen, whether they are looking for a sushi restaurant, a shopping mall or the closest place to buy flowers for someone special.

· As weather plays an important role in everyday travel drivers will now be able to receive local and five-day forecasts.

Richer Points of Interest data, such as business phone numbers and opening times means drivers will have even more local information at their fingertips. With cutting-edge functionality and enhanced usability, the new TomTom GO 1000 includes redefining satellite navigation as we know it.

The TomTom GO 1000 LIVE, including one year of LIVE Services for free, will be available from all retail stores nationwide, for R 3999.00. The LIVE Services subscription will cost R499.00 for the second year.