TomTom Go 720
The TomTom Go 720 is a GPS navigator that sports a stylish, slim and portable design. It also has a plug and go operating system. The TomTom Go 720 measures 4.65 in x 3.27 in x 0.94 in in dimension and weighs approximately 0.49 lbs.
The TomTom Go 720 operates on high quality a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It also has a customizable status bar, tip feature and an extensive guided tour. There is a 4.3 inch extra wide touchscreen with light sensor for an optimal view and anti-glare. It utilizes a 16:9 format LCD with a WQVGA resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. Not only that, the TomTom Go 720 also features fast and accurate positioning, fast route calculation and re-calculation. Other than that, it also features extensive traffic information/ options, text-to-speech, high quality speaker and enhanced points of interest (POIs). In terms of its maps, the TomTom Go 720 has the latest and most complete maps of the US and Canada pre-installed. It also incorporates TomTom Map Share technology and is future proof. The TomTom Go 720 also has safety features such as a high-quality hands-free car kit, automatic call pick-up, clear visual and spoken instructions in different languages, realistic visual instructions, speeding alert, a “Help Me!” menu, personalized shortcut menu and safety preferences. Not only that, the TomTom Go 720 also has entertainment features that allow you to enjoy your music on the go and record your own navigation, as well as other features such as built-in FM transmitter, “current location icon” options, TomTom Home software, photos, document viewer, device-to-device content sharing, Bluetooth remote control, and online services. Other services include weather, buddies, TomTom PLUS traffic and easy download of additional voices. The TomTom Go 720 also has Bluetooth compatibility.
“It is hard to imagine this device not being a huge hit. It has generated more buzz in the industry than any other recently announced device. We’ll reiterate that this device isn’t just a bump in specs, it really represents the first in a new generation of TomTom devices. ” (GPSReview, 2007)
“It looks like TomTom’s managed to hit all the right marks with its new GO 720 GPS unit, at least according to the first few reviews that have turned up, which all seem to have found plenty to like about the device. Among the first to get their hands on the device was GPS Review, which found the unit to be “more than just a simple specifications bump to an existing model.” In particular, it was especially impressed by the ease with which you can receive live traffic information, as well as the unit’s text-to-speech functions, thinner size, and longer battery life than other models.” (Engadget, 2007)
“TomTom have really raised the bar with the release of the 720. 2gb onboard memory, and a wide variety of major and minor fixes and feature improvements. While I have a few issues with it, I can’t help but heap praise on TomTom who have made possible the biggest improvements to the devices since the original TomTom Go.” (TracyAndMatt)