On Thursday (23rd Feb) TomTom South Africa launched its newest personal navigation device (PND), the Go Live 1005 World edition. 

It features a 5-inch screen, maps from 66 of its most popular destinations worldwide (North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Southern Africa and Europe) and live traffic from select countries.

It costs R3799 and comes with a 1 year subscription to live traffic information, updated every 2 minutes (a standard feature found on all PNDs in the ‘live’ range).  

As part of the launch, we were taken to locations “around the world”, in Johannesburg, using the 1005 World to navigate from one location to the next. Our stops included France (Vovo Telo bakery, where we learnt how to make croissants), Thailand (Puri Thai Massage) and America (Gourmet Garage at Montecasino).

At each of these destinations, we learnt more about what TomTom is doing within these regions. One of which you might have already read about is TomTom’s partnership with Samsung to offer maps on the Wave III.

More information about the TomTom Go Live 1005 World here.

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  1. Saajida 26/02/2012 at 20:23 Reply

    wow! very funky.. and creative.
    does any South African location appear on the 66 most popular destinations?

  2. Nafisa 26/02/2012 at 20:26 Reply

    66 most popular destinations as in 66 countries. The South African maps are very comprehensive and includes points of interests, etc. I used the Go Live 1000 device when we came to the Berg last year, it helped us find the nearest garage 🙂 and other places of interest nearby with Google Local Search.

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