TomTom GO 630
The TomTom GO 630 is GPS navigation device that features IQ Routes™ technology that pairs with optional TomTom Traffic Receiver or via an optional subscription to TomTom Traffic to provide users with route directions to get them where they want to be. It provides users with access to traffic information and traffic information/options for a clear overview of traffic density on route; choices of alternative routes to avoid congestion; pre-programmable fixed routes for traffic check of daily route. These are integrated into the navigation view via a traffic bar. The device also supports optimal positioning that allows users to start navigating in seconds with the high sensitivity GPS receiver and TomTom’s QuickGPSfix™ Service. It also features text-to-speech function where users can obtain street names, text messages and traffic info announced by the device, allowing users to stay focus on the road ahead; Points of Interest with a wide range of preloaded points of interest with detailed information including pictures, overview maps, phone numbers and descriptions; TomTom Map Share™ technology which enables them to add to, update and personalize maps instantly and lets them share and benefit from fellow users’ changes daily and automatically via TomTom HOME. The device also features TomTom Map share™ technology that provides TomTom drivers with up-to-date maps at their fingertips, 30 Day Latest Map Guarantee for free downloads of maps released within 30 days of purchase from TomTom HOME, new maps and free software upgrades through TomTom HOME (with subscription), voice address input that allows users to enter destination by speaking the address, state/province address input that displays names from selected country, location search and selection, and is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-polymer battery that provides up to 5 hours of battery life. The device also features a customizable status bar that lets users customize the device to improve readability, a Tip feature that provides users with useful on-screen tips, guided tour to help them learn features quickly and get the most out of the TomTom GO by taking helpful tours, advanced lane guidance, Bluetooth® technology that allows users to make handsfree calls, dual microphone support and built-in high performance speaker (full duplex), automatic call pick-up, personalized shortcut menu and safety preferences that recommends driving breaks; warning when approaching places of worship or schools; unpaved road warnings; reminds users not to leave device in car; hides map view above a selected speed; reminds users which side of road to drive when abroad. The 630 comes with the TomTom HOME software that lets users stay connected to the world of TomTom and it’s users via TomTom HOME, as well as allow them to share and exchange content, route planning, download POI’s and additional voices, maps and free software upgrades, and more. The device also allows users to record their own navigation instructions, supports “Current location icon” options; allows users to load, store and preview photos from a digital camera; view, search and zoom in on guides, reference works, dictionaries, etc.; provides device-to-device content sharing such as exchange of files (of photos, songs, HTML documents, etc) between the device with any other Bluetooth®-enabled device (other TomToms, phones, laptops, etc); provides online services, real-time weather reports that lets users check the current weather and road conditions on route and get up to 5 day forecasts for places they are visiting, and lets them locate, invite and add friends to the device and see who’s in the area when they are out and about.
The TomTom GO 630 measures 4.6 in x 0.9 in x 3.3 in and weighs 7.8 oz.
GPS System Features
The TomTom GO 630 supports USB and Bluetooth® connectivity, GPS Functions / Services Speed, Distance, Time / date, Voice Navigation instructions, Street name announcement, Voice command recognition, built-in antenna, a photo viewer, audio recording, built-in speaker, automatic routing, preinstalled POIs, TomTom QuickGPSfix, built-in microphone, speed limit warning, IQ Routes technology, Text-to-Speech (TTS), Advanced Lane Guidance, TomTom Map Share technology, Hands-free calling via Bluetooth and is TMC (Traffic Message Channel) ready.
The TomTom GO 630 is powered 64 MG of RAM, supports a built-in 2 GB memory that allows users to save maps for navigation and personal images for photo slide show, and comes with USA, Canada and Puerto Rico maps, as well as TomTom HOME software.
The 630 supports Trip computer, Trip timer, Trip distance, Quickest route, Fast/short route, Street address search
It features a 4.3 inch anti-glare touch screen LCD display (widescreen) with 480 x 272 resolution, Display Illumination, and language support for Czech, Dutch, Danish, French, German, Polish, Slovak, Catalan, English, Finnish, Flemish, Italian, Latvian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Estonian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Lithuanian, and Portuguese.
“The 4.3″ navigator sports many of the same features found on the popular TomTom GO 730 — IQ Routes™, Advanced Lane Guidance, Voice Address input, TomTom MapShare™, text-to-speech and Bluetooth for handsfree calling. What appears to be missing is an FM transmitter and MP3 player, with just 3 million POIs; I suspect that’s a bit less than most TomTom units” – (GPS Tracklog, 2008).