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  • Advanced Lane Guidance
  • 5" touch screen
  • Map of US & Canada
  • Integrated Mount
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  • 13 cm (5") touch screen

    See more and drive easy with an XXL screen. Touch screen technology gives you the easiest operation to make using your device a pleasure.

  • Roadside Assistance

    Get help when you need it: our 24-hour Roadside Assistance has you covered, anywhere in the US or Canada. One call to an 800 number connects you to a specialist who will find a repair shop in your area. Receive Cross County Perks (a national savings and discount program) and, upon activation, 20% off the price of your first tow.

  • Plug & go

    Your device couldn't be simpler to use - just plug in and tap the touch screen. You will be on your way very quickly with our intuitive user interface.

  • Spoken street names

    Helping you to keep your eyes on the road, spoken instructions now include street names, to make turnings even clearer.

Features for all TomTom car navigation

  • IQ Routes

    The world's biggest database of real travel times is built into every TomTom device. Which means you'll get the fastest routes and most accurate arrival times. It's genius!

  • Latest Map Guarantee

    If a new map for your device is available within 30 days of first use, you can download that map once for free via

  • Advanced Lane Guidance

    Clearly shows which lane to take at junctions so you don't miss your turning. On the most difficult highway intersections, realistic 3D representation of the junction keeps you relaxed and safe.

  • QuickGPSfix

    QuickGPSfix speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position to help you drive off more quickly.

  • Rich maps

    You are ready to go with the rich maps. IQ Routes gives you arrival times you can rely on. And with a wealth of Points of Interest, such as phone numbers and opening times, you have even more information at your fingertips.

  • Points of Interest

    Your pre-installed map has Points of Interest from petrol stations to hotels, so you are sure to find what you want.

  • Speeding alert

    Alerts you when you’re speeding, even if you're not in navigation mode.

  • Help Me! emergency menu

    You can find help with local emergency service information at your fingertips. From hospitals to roadside assistance, this information will be useful in any area.

  • Safety preferences

    Recommends driving breaks; warns when approaching places of worship or schools; unpaved road warnings; reminds you not to leave device in car; hides map view above a selected speed; reminds you which side of road to drive when abroad.

  • Fast route planning

    No more waiting around - your route is calculated in a matter of seconds, so you get on your way much faster than ever before.

  • Eco Routes

    Driving with these fuel-efficient routes saves you money as well as reducing your impact on the environment.

Technical specs

Battery Battery lifetime Up to 3 hours autonomous operation
LIVE services connectivity No
Bluetooth® No
Internal memory Yes
SD slot No
Screen size 13 cm (5") touch screen
Screen type 16:9 LCD
Screen resolution 480 x 272 pixels
Size (W x H x D) 132 x 89 x 23 mm
Weight 252 grams

Supported languages*

The user interface comes in the following languages

Brasilian Portuguese Catalan Croatian
Czech Danish Dutch
Estonian Finnish Flemish
French German Greek
Hungarian Spanish International Italian
Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian
Polish Portuguese Russian
Slovakian Slovenian South African English
Spanish Swedish Turkish
UK English US English

Spoken instructions comes in the following languages

Canadian French Mexican Spanish US English

Spoken street names comes in the following languages

Canadian French Mexican Spanish US English

* languages available may differ per country

In the box

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USB car charger

For in-car charging of your TomTom device.

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Micro USB cable

For connection to your pc or Mac.

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Dashboard Mount Disk

To mount your device on your dashboard giving you maximum flexibility.

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Roadside Assistance Voucher

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Contains Quick Start Guide.

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Looking for free software updates, manuals or installation guides? Check out our download section


On this page you can check compatibility of TomTom devices with mobile phones.

  • Latest Map Guarantee

    If a new map for your device is available within 30 days of first use, you can download that map once for free via

Map coverage USA & Canada

USA & Canada

Detailed coverage

Canada USA

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