Today, TomTom took the wraps off of its latest portable navigation systems, adding three new products to the portfolio: the TomTom One 3rd Edition, TomTom GO 920, and the TomTom GO 920T. So without further ado, here's your friendly little breakdown of each.
TomTom One 3rd Edition: This entry-level GPS device is similar to the TomTom One but adds the Map Share technology and "Help Me" safety feature that was first introduced in the TomTom GO 720. Map Share allows you to make adjustments to your maps (such as noting blocked roads, updating points of interest, adding new streets, and so on) and then share the information with other drivers. You can make the changes right on your device, save them, and then upload and share them with other users via the TomTom HOME desktop companion. Meanwhile, the Help Me safety function tells you where you can find the nearest police station, hospital, or car service center, based on your current location. As a basic system, you don't get text-to-speech functionality, but you do get the standard text- and voice-guided turn-by-turn directions as well as a 3.5-inch touch screen. Perhaps the greatest feature, though, is its price tag. The TomTom One 3rd Edition will go for a wallet-friendly $249 when it hits store shelves next month.
TomTom GO 920/920T: From the low-end to the high-end. The TomTom GO 920 comes preloaded with maps of not just North America but also 41 countries in Western and Central Europe. And get this...you can enter addresses by voice! Just speak the city, street name, and address number, and if all goes right, the GO 920 will automatically go about calculating your route. In addition, you get a 4.3-inch touch screen, text-to-speech functionality, integrated Bluetooth, a built-in FM transmitter, and the Map Share and Help Me features--pretty much all the bells and whistles. The TomTom GO 920T includes a RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver in the box and a year subscription to TomTom's traffic service. You can also purchase the traffic kit separately for other TomTom GO and One devices; price is $129.95 and $24.95 for yearly service subscription. The TomTom GO 920 will cost $599.95 while the GO 920T will retail at $699.95. Both systems are expected to ship in Q4.