TomTom GPS navigation line-up for 2012

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TomTom earlier this month introduced three new lines to their products. These are TomTom START, TomTom VIA, and TomTom GO LIVE.

Here’s the summary really:

TomTom START: Pretty basic, budget devices that get the job done.

  • Lifetime traffic and map updates
  • Speaks street names
  • Fuel prices

TomTom VIA: Have more money to spend? Get this. Add these features to above

  • bluetooth hands free calling
  • voice recognition
  • better graphics
  • slim design and TomTom’s famous mount

TomTom GO LIVE: Connected high-end product. Add these features:

  • HD Traffic
  • Live services
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Travel apps

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TomTom GPS navigation line-up for 2012


Magellan RoadMate 5190T GPS navigation system for commercial truckers

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Not too long ago we talked about the Magellan RoadMate RV9145. Now we have yet another GPS navigation system for truckers and other big vehicle drivers. This one is called Magellan RoadMate 5190T and is designed for commercial drivers.

Here are some of the features:

  • customized routing based on the vehicle height, weight, width, length and HAZMAT restrictions
  • multi-destination routing
  • free lifetime traffic
  • tracking log to record hours of service, mileage
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • loud built-in speakers
  • A/V inputs for back-up camera or others


Garmin Approach G6 – all you need to know

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You’re looking at a shiny new Garmin Approach G6 GPS golf device. Here’s the scoop:

  • available Feb 2012
  • MSRP is $300
  • preloaded with over 25,000 worldwide courses
  • weighs just over 3 ounces
  • 2.6’ sunlight readable display
  • offers layup arcs that are drawn on the map
  • battery lasts up to 15 hours

Too expensive? Older models, such as Approach G3 and Approach G5 must be a whole lot cheaper by now. Too big? Check out Garmin Approach S1 which is just a wrist watch.


Magellan RoadMate RV9145 for RV and truck

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Magellan RoadMate RV9145 is the latest GPS navigation system from the company that focuses on RV’s and trucks. It is going to sell for $399 according to their own website but we’ve seen other sites reporting lower numbers. Here are the facts for the RV9145:

  • 7″ touch screen
  • A/V input
  • The Good Sam club Trailer Life directory
  • Customize your RV routes using your own vehicle’s length, width, weight and height
  • auto night view
  • Preloaded Maps of US, Canada, Puerto Rico

(Via NaviGadget.)