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TomTom does the Robot: the new Android app has advanced lane guidance, historical traffic and IQ Route

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TomTom does the Robot: the new Android app has advanced lane guidance, historical traffic and IQ Route
Android users have another great navigational software to choose from now. TomTom promised an October release for its Android app, and delivered, as the application just popped up in the Play Store. It will certainly go well with the hands-free car kit for smartphones the navigation company recently announced.

There is one big caveat, though - the app seems to be optimized for the more pedestrian WVGA resolution, rather than the HD screens of today's flagships, so TomTom definitely needs to fix that, and fast.

The application offers offline voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, and numerous other features that might make it stand out against the competition:

  • World-class navigation - The latest, most accurate TomTom maps available – with no need for a mobile signal or data plan. 
  • Lifetime maps – Free updates that ensure access to the latest maps and fastest routes. 
  • IQ Routes - Arrival times that drivers can rely on – at all times of day.
  • Advanced lane guidance – Gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.
  • Spoken street names – Makes turnings even clearer.
  • 2D / 3D driving view – The clearest display for the safest driving.
  • TomTom HD Traffic – Available as an in-app purchase. It's the quickest way through traffic. Proven.
  • TomTom Speed Cameras – Available as an in-app purchase. Save money and drive safely with real-time mobile and fixed camera alerts.

Pricing is set at $49.99 for the full North American map, £30.99 for the UK maps, and $74.99 for that Eurotrip experience. For the North American maps set you will need at least 2.3GB free on your mobile device.

source: TomTom (PlayStore)


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posted on 04 Oct 2012, 05:53

1. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Neat app...and TOM TOM has always been good at this

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:17 1

8. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I have it on my iPhone. Great app. Good maps!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:06

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


k buddy I am thumbing you up :)
But just out of love bro...ANY map app on the iPhone would be better than the native Apple Map..ahem ahem:)

Man you can tblame me...why did u have to mention the iPhone? Your fault :)
Sorry man couldnt resist :)

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:40

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


ironically,they helped to bring apple maps to us.
did day sabotage them?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

3. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


im not paying 50 bucks for this my google maps does every i need it to do

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:11

4. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


HD screens have been the 'it' trend in cell phones for the last 10 months now. Why wouldn't you support that from the get go?

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:14 1

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 863; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


For this price, might as well save a couple more bucks, and purchase a stand alone unit.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 11:29

6. buccob (Posts: 1350; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Those people look more like Zombies than robots...

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 12:18

7. floating.static (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


which phones/OS-es does this work with?! Not many - is this a Droid-only thing?? Fragmentation at it's finest...

I just checked on Play store, and it's not compatible with Jelly Bean (Moto Xoom tablet), ICS (Samsung GS3), Gingerbread (Moto Atrix), or Froyo (older tablets and a phone - didn't count the Logitech Revue lol)

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