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TomTom’s new line-up

gadget  /   /  By Nafisa Akabor

TomTom-logoTomTom announced its new GO series, Rider, Sports Watches, and a local repair centre in Johannesburg last night.

The new range of GO personal navigation devices (PNDs) will give users access to maps in Africa, a first in the TomTom range, as well as lifetime live traffic updates in South Africa. 

Features in the GO series includes support of old and new street names, 3D maps, route bar – information at a glance, lifetime maps – free updates to maps annually and a three month trial of speed camera notifications. The GO 400, 500 and 5000 are available immediately from Cape Union Mart, Dion Wired, Due South, Game, HiFi Corporation, Incredible Connection, Makro and Edcon and on the online side at Kalahari.com, Takealot from R2599 to R2999.


The TomTom Rider is a PND especially for bikers, and has been designed based on biker feedback to offer routes like fastest, scenic and personalised. The personalised option lets bikers create their own route and upload it to the Rider, which can also be shared with others via Bluetooth. Audio instructions are fed through the helmet via Bluetooth; and the screens are glove-friendly. The TomTom Rider is priced at R4699, and the Premium at R5799, and can be purchased at Due South, Cape Union Mart, East coast motorcycles, Fourways motorcycles, Holeshot motorcycles, Offroad cycles, and GPS for Africa.


The TomTom range of GPS sport watches are aimed at runners, cyclists and swimmers. It includes two variations, the Runner and the Multi-Sport that have large displays, full screen tool functionality with one-button access. The bluetooth watches are scratch and impact resistant, waterproof up to 50m, and a 10 hour battery life. It also has a heart rate monitor capabilities that need an additional accessory. The GPS watches will go on sale by Christmas.


TomTom also announced a partnership with Regenersis that will offer 48 hour turnaround time repairs, a pick and drop off service anywhere in South Africa, and a two year warranty on repairs. 

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