TomTom GO 930
The TomTom GO 930 is a GPS device that features IQ Routes™ technology which calculates routes based on the real average speed measured on roads rather than speed limits. This will always provide users with the smartest route, saving money, time and fuel. It also features Advanced Lane Guidance which gives users extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions, access to traffic information with optional TomTom Traffic Receiver or via an optional subscription to TomTom Traffic, traffic information/options that provides users with clear overview of traffic density on route; choice of alternative routes to avoid congestion; pre-programmable fixed routes for quick-&-easy traffic check of daily route that is integrated into navigation view via the traffic bar, and a high sensitivity GPS receiver and TomTom’s QuickGPSfix™ Service. The device also features text-to-speech function, which announces street names, text messages and traffic info, so that users can focus on the road ahead; Points of Interest which provides users with a range of preloaded points of interest with detailed information including pictures, overview maps, phone numbers and descriptions; TomTom Map Share™ technology which lets users add to, update and personalize maps, share and benefit from fellow users’ changes – daily and automatically via TomTom HOME; Enhanced Positioning Technology, and voice address input which lets users enter destination by announcing the address. Other features on the TomTom GO 930 include hands-free calling via Bluetooth® technology that doubles as a hands-free car kit; built-in FM transmitter for users to enjoy music wirelessly over the car radio; TomTom HOME software which lets users stay connected to the world of TomTom and it’s users via TomTom HOME. TomTom’s free desktop software for sharing and exchanging content, route planning, downloads of POI’s and additional voices, maps and software upgrades, and more; MP3 player, earphones connector and an optional SD card via its slot; load, store and preview photos from a digital camera; view, search and zoom in on guides, reference works, dictionaries, etc.; and device-to-device content sharing function to exchange files (of photos, songs, HTML documents, etc) between the GO unit with any other Bluetooth®-enabled device (other TomToms, phones, laptops, etc). The unit also features customizable status bar which lets users customize the status bar to show only the information needed, advanced lane guidance, automatic call pick-up, Real-time Weather Report that lets users check the current weather and road conditions on route and get up to 5 day forecasts for places they are visiting; as well as locate, invite and add friends to their GO unit and see who’s in the area when they are out and about. The TomTom GO 930 is powered by a lithium-polymer battery that provides up to 5 hours operation.
The device sports a 4.3 inch widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480 x 272 pixels) display.
The TomTom GO 930 features 4 GB internal flash memory with memory expandability via an SD card slot compatible with SD and MMC cards (cards not included).
The TomTom GO 930 also features a high sensitivity GPS receiver, RDS-TMC traffic compatibility, integrated FM transmitter, Bluetooth® connectivity and optimized integrated microphones and speaker for hands-free calling functionality.
The TomTom GO 930 measures 3.3” x 4.7” x 1.0” and weighs 7.75 oz./0.49 lbs.
The user interface/application comes in the following languages: Catalan, Latvian, Czech, Lithuanian, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Estonian, Portuguese, Finnish, Slovakian, Flemish, Spanish, French, Swedish, German, Turkish, Hungarian, UK English, Italian, US English, Afrikaans.
Spoken navigation instructions come in the following languages (on included CD unless otherwise noted): Australian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish (preloaded), Bulgarian, Latvian, Catalan, Lithuanian, Chinese Mandarin, Malaysian Chinese Cantonese, Norwegian, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Danish, Romanian, Dutch, Russian, Estonian, Serbian, Finnish, Slovakian, Flemish, Spanish, French (preloaded), Swedish, German, Thai, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, UK English, Italian, US English (preloaded), Afrikaans.
The TomTom GO 130 features door-to-door planning across US, Canada and Europe. It comes with the latest maps of the US, Canada and Europe pre-installed on 4GB internal memory. Users can obtain free software upgrades through TomTom HOME and TomTom Map Share™ technology which lets them add to, update and personalize maps instantly, download other users’ changes daily.
Coverage includes Maps of North America: USA (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. It also contains a separate map of Guam; coverage in Western Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark,Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Spain (including Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Vatican City; Eastern Europe: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Russia Federation. The 930 also includes coverage of major roads to allow guided navigation from city to city and around the borders of neighbouring counties: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
In the Box
The GO 930 comes with a windshield mount, desk dock (for connection of the GO to a pc or Mac and charging the GO in the convenience of a house or hotel (via usb cable), USB cable, Car Charger 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter that can also be used in trucks, Bluetooth® remote control, CD with TomTom HOME software and manual, and documentation with Quick Start Guide, Accessory/Services leaflet.
“If you’re looking for a high-end in-car GPS with the latest features, the TomTom GO 930 delivers with accurate directions and new navigation tools like advanced lane guidance and voice address entry.” – (CNET, 2008)
“The TomTom GO 930 represents a new age of smarter GPS units, and expands on TomTom’s crowd sourced approach to navigation. The recent moves to get Map corrections (MapShare), and the move to crowdsource travel times is a great way to leverage their scale in the marketplace. The move should pay off as more and more people take the step to use then connect their GPS.” – (GPS Lodge, 2008)
“Overall, the GO 930 is a technological tour de force, with some work still needed on the voice input, but with some exciting new and truly useful functionality in the Advanced Lane Guidance and IQ Routes features.” – (GPS.About,-)