The TomTom GO 720 is a brand new model that incorporates the TomTom MapShareâ„¢ technology which allows users to share their corrections and thus ensure the most up-to-date maps.
New stylish design and extra wide 4.3â€ touchscreen
Access to the best maps with TomTom Mapshareâ„¢
Easily receive traffic info and make handsfree calls
Record your own voice directions
QuickGPS Fix for the best navigation
The TomTom GO 720 Driving View screen display has received some (overall) welcomed face lift:
- Buttons are now (slightly) 3D.
- Likewise, the map displays objects in slight 3D, either slightly sunken or raised.
- There is now a Quick menu running along the right side. You can choose up to six of your most commonly used buttons to be used in the Quick menu for easy access without having to leave the Driving View and go into the Main menu. [Excellent use of the wide screen.]
- You can now also display the current street name. [I definitely like that!]
The new MapShare technology holds the promise that mistakes in TeleAtlas maps won’t matter that much anymore since those who care the most (those who live, work and drive in the particular area) will suggest corrections that all can benefit from. This promises to be the “killer app” for TomTom only if it will manage the implementation and execution carefully. Let’s hope this is not another dreamt-up marketing ploy but a serious initiative that TomTom (now owner of TeleAtlas) will wisely capitalize on.
Voice Address Input (speak the address instead of typing it in) is available in Europe but not in the US. [No comprendo -- dumb marketing decision -- I wonder if a European model GO 720 will work in North America?]
Driving View showing Quick menu
gpsreview.net – “it is hard to imagine this device not being a huge hit…”
computeractive.co.uk – “…excellent directions and array of features … a superb choice of satellite navigation product.”
PC Pro – “The innovative Map Share, plus all the 720′s other features, make it a winnner even at this price.”
mobinaute.com – “[Le TomTom] GO 720 augure de ce que sera la navigation de demain… accessible aujourd’hui.”
GPS Magazine – More Features, More Problems.
Tracy and Matt’s Blog – New features genuinely useful to the end user… best on the market.
GPSLodge – Represents a big step in innovation and customization for the US market.
TomTom Go 720 Web Site: US | CAN | UK
Get to know TomTom MapShareâ„¢
TomTom GO 720 Installation Poster
TomTom GO 720 User Guide: US | select from 21 languages
Other TomTom Manuals
4.3″ widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)
CPU 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
2GB internal flash memory
SD card slot compatible with SD and MMC cards (cards not included)
High sensitivity GPS receiver
RDS-TMC traffic compatible
Integrated FM transmitter
Battery lithium-polymer (5 hours operation)
Optimized integrated microphones and speaker for high quality hands-free calling functionality
Dimensions: 4.65″ x 3.27″ x 0.94″
Weight: 7.75 oz./0.49 lbs.
Phone compatibility for handsfree calling and access to TomTom PLUS Services:
AT&T/Cingular: Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola ROKR E1, Motorola L6, Motorola L2, Motorola RAZR V3xx, Motorola SLVR L7, HTC TyTN, Nokia 3650, Nokia E61, Nokia E62, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9300i, Nokia 7610, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6820i, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6103, Sony Ericsson W550i, Sony Ericsson Z520, Sony Ericsson Z525, Sony Ericsson Z530
T-Mobile: Motorola PEBL U6, Motorola RAZR V3, Motorola RAZR V3i, Motorola RAZR V3t, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6131, Nokia 6103, Nokia 5300
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