TomTom Reveals The New TomTom GO 720
Jun 05 2007
TomTom Reveals The New TomTom GO 720
~The New TomTom GO With Unique New Features is the Ultimate Car Navigator ~
• Elegant and slim design with high quality finish
• Latest version of TomTom’s award winning navigation software
• Extra large 4.3 inch touch screen with high quality 3D graphics
• Extensive industry leading range of safety features
• Enhanced hands-free calling
• Built-in FM Transmitter to transmit sound over own car stereo
• New smart & fun extras such as recording your own driving instructions
Cannes, France, 5 June 2007. TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider, today reveals the new TomTom GO 720. Ground breaking new software and a host of new features, such as an extensive safety menu, have been combined into one compact and stylish design, providing drivers with the ultimate driving experience.
“The new TomTom GO 720 sets the standard in smart car navigation,” says Harold Goddijn, TomTom’s chief executive officer. “With this introduction, we are making unique new features and technologies available to our users to deliver the highest performing, most cutting-edge satellite navigation solution available on the market today.”
The new TomTom GO 720 features a new elegant slim design with high quality finish, making it fit perfectly in any car or shirt pocket. The large 4.3 inch touch screen has TomTom’s renowned easy-to-use and intuitive user interface with 3D graphics that ensures drivers have an even better overview of their surroundings.
Enhanced hands-free kit
The enhanced hands-free kit features a new high quality sound system offering users the best hands-free calling experience via Bluetooth®. With optimized acoustic design, enhanced noise reduction, echo cancellation and an automatic answer function, the TomTom GO 720 ensures drivers can make and take calls easier than ever whilst keeping their eyes focussed on the road.
New Safety Features
Safety is a key priority in the development of all TomTom products. The new TomTom GO comes with uniquely designed safety features so drivers always have direct access to extensive safety and roadside assistance information wherever they go. The extensive ‘Help Me!’ menu includes information such as the way to the nearest hospital, car maintenance information and first aid instructions. Another new safety feature is the new short-cut menu, so drivers can jump straight to their favourite, most accessed information with just one touch on the screen for even easier and safer navigation (see separate press release for more information on the extensive safety features)
Audio Options & Built-in FM Transmitter
The new TomTom GO 720 comes with extensive audio options for flawless integration with the car stereo and user’s phone. Drivers can play their favourite songs through the integrated MP3 player or by connecting their iPod to the TomTom GO. In addition, music and navigation instructions can be played seamlessly through the car stereo via the built-in FM Transmitter.
Smart and Fun Extras
With the new TomTom GO 720, drivers can choose from a host of smart extras, making sure the destination is reached in a relaxed and enjoyable way. A number of personalisation options, such as recording your own driving instructions, have been added for the first time so users can easily record their own voice, or be guided to their destination by the voices of their children, family or friends. Drivers can also view documents and pictures and exchange positions, destinations and other content with other TomTom GO users, through Bluetooth® wireless technology.
To compliment the new GO 720, TomTom will bring to market a full range of accessories which have been designed specifically to match the design and finish of the new GO 720. The range includes a leather carry case, a soft touch carry case, a remote control and a home charger.
TomTom HOME and TomTom PLUS
As with all TomTom products, the new TomTom GO 720 comes with TomTom HOME. TomTom’s free software application for PC/MAC TomTom HOME is the essential tool to keep the TomTom up to date at all times. Through TomTom HOME customers can easily download new software versions and download the latest maps. In addition, the new TomTom GO range comes pre-installed with the latest safety camera database (*) and a host of other TomTom PLUS services including TomTom Weather and TomTom QuickGPSfix (for extra fast connection between the TomTom and GPS satellites). Furthermore, users can shop for more services, prepare trips and receive free traffic alerts on their computer.
TomTom GO 720
TomTom GO 720 comes pre-installed with the most up-to-date door-to-door map of Australia with maximum detail stored on the internal memory.
The new TomTom GO 720 succeeds last year’s award-winning GOx10 series. The new TomTom GO 720 will be available across Australia in the third quarter of 2007. (**)
Product technical specifications
• 4.3” widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)
• CPU 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
• 512MB internal flash memory
• SD card socket
• High sensitivity GPS receiver
• Integrated FM transmitter
• Battery lithium-polymer (5 hours operation)
• Optimised integrated microphone and speaker for high quality hands-free functionality
• Dimensions: 118 mm x 83 mm x 24 mm
• Weight: 220 grams
(*) Please check availability of these features in your country via www.tomtom.com
(**) Availability may vary per country