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Apr 1, 2009

TomTom GO 740 Live Now Available In The U.S.

TomTom today announces the availability of its first connected device, the TomTom GO 740 LIVE. The TomTom GO 740 LIVE provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather and QuickGPSfix. The TomTom GO 740 LIVE recommended retail price is $399.95 which includes three months of LIVE Services.

TomTom GO 740 LIVE

TomTom GO 740 LIVE

Optimal Routing

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE device enables 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 RoutesTM 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 to travel en route to their destination, such as historical traffic patterns, traffic lights, rotaries, school bus routes, and steeply-sloped roads.

Wireless Real-Time Traffic Feeds

In addition to TomTom’s embedded IQ Routes Technology, the GO 740 LIVE automatically and wirelessly receives real-time traffic speed and incident reports every two to five minutes. Traffic delays can be heard audibly on the device as well as displayed on the screen. The driver can either choose to remain on their current route based on the new estimated time of arrival, or can take advantage of a faster, alternative route suggested by the device based on its knowledge of traffic conditions.

Smart Combination: Fastest Routes and Most Accurate Arrival Times, 24/7

The powerful combination of TomTom’s IQ Routes Technology and real-time traffic feeds uniquely enables the TomTom GO 740 LIVE to provide drivers with the fastest routing and most accurate travel times without the need for Bluetooth connectivity or wires - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

TomTom LIVE Services*

In addition to real-time traffic, the TomTom GO 740 LIVE also comes with a range of other relevant services delivered directly ‘over-the-air.’ All LIVE Services work right out of the box via a built-in wireless modem. Three months of service is included in the box.

Local Search powered by Google

Find countless shops and business wherever you are and navigate directly there.

TomTom Fuel Price Service

Get the latest fuel prices on the go or in your area. Locate the lowest priced fuel and navigate directly to it.

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather and QuickGPSfix.

TomTom Weather

Receive local and five-day forecast so you can make plans based on the latest weather and road conditions.

TomTom QuickGPSfix™

Locate satellites automatically, and begin your trip even faster.

Additional Features

New Form and Interface

The new GO 740 LIVE is redesigned with TomTom’s iconic thin form and an elegant user-interface that features optimized icons for even easier navigation through the device menu. The enhanced Advanced Lane Guidance feature provides expanded coverage and even clearer lane information for complex highway junctions that indicate which lane to take when multiple exits are close together. The GO 740 LIVE comes with a windshield mount that includes a system connector and twisting locking mechanism to ensure easy docking and charging.

Voice Recognition

With safety in mind, the TomTom GO 740 LIVE also features expanded voice recognition. Activated by tapping a single on-screen icon, drivers can plan an entire route, adjust volume, screen brightness, make a phone call with their compatible cell phone, or simply direct the device with over 130 voice commands.

Availability and Price

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE is available for purchase in mid-April for $399.95 which includes three months of LIVE Services out of the box. Following the first three months, the connected LIVE services will be $9.95 per month.

Product Specifications:

Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.4” x 5.0” x 0.9”

Unit Weight: 7.9 oz.

Touch-screen: 4.3 inch full TFT color LCD (480 x 272 pixels, supports 64K colors)

Memory: 2 Gb Internal Flash (micro-SD slot for additional storage)

Maps: Pre-loaded maps of USA, Canada from Tele Atlas

GPS: High-sensitivity GPS chipset

Bluetooth: for Hands-Free calling

Connected: Built-in SIM card and GPRS modem for plug-and-play connectivity

Battery: Rechargeable internal 3 hour battery


* TomTom LIVE Services are available in the US only.

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