TomTom Go Essential integrates with smartphone

TomTom (TOM2) has announced the launch of the TomTom GO Essential — a feature-packed, connected sat nav with hands-free calling, voice control, compatibility with Siri voice recognition software and Google Nowâ„¢ service, fully interactive screen and a magnetic mount, the company said.

Also included are Lifetime* Europe Maps and Traffic updates, with a six-month trial of TomTom Speed Cameras, making it easy to stay up to date on new roads and helping the driver to avoid traffic and fines.

The all new TomTom GO Essential is a powerful yet easy-to-use navigation device that seamlessly integrates with a smartphone. The built-in Wi-Fi® means that drivers no longer need to connect to a computer to get the latest maps and software updates. In addition, by connecting to a smartphone, the new TomTom GO Essential makes driving safer with hands-free calling, compatibility with Siri and Google Now™ and reading aloud smartphone notifications such as text messages. It also is a smart-learning device that recognises driving habits to predict when a driver is going to frequent destinations saved in My Places.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 37 countries, TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time, offering advanced digital maps that cover 142 countries