Available at the Appstore for $119.99nz (at time of writing)
Wooohoo! Turn by turn GPS software from Tomtom is finally here!
I have test driven it around Auckland and from Christchurch to Wanaka.
Throughout the south island, it didn’t miss a beat, I didn’t lose GPS reception once. I did notice in Auckland that the new motorway addition from Mt Roskill was not included, but I’m sure this will be resolved with a future update.
The following is taken from the wonderful Geekzone site:
The TomTom for iPhone navigation application can be purchased in the Apple iTunes App Store starting today.
The TomTom app for iPhone 3G and 3GS users includes a map of New Zealand, and is available to download for NZ$119.99.
“With TomTom for iPhone, millions of iPhone users can now benefit from the same easy-to-use and intuitive interface, turn-by-turn spoken navigation and unique routing technology that our 30 million portable navigation device users rely on every day,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom. “As the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, TomTom is the most natural fit for an advanced navigation application on the iPhone,”
The TomTom car kit for iPhone – a complementary mounting solution for secure docking, enhanced navigation and hands-free calling, will be available later this year. When used together, this unique and comprehensive package delivers an optimised, state-of-the-art solution for in-car, turn-by-turn navigation for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users. The TomTom app and car kit for iPhone can also be used independently.
TomTom app for iPhone includes the IQ Routes technology. Instead of using travel time assumptions, IQ Routes bases its routes on the actual experience of millions of TomTom drivers to calculate the fastest route and generate the most accurate arrival times in the industry. The company says TomTom IQ Routes empowers drivers to reach their destination faster up to 35% of the time.
The application also comes with a safety camera database covering speed and red light cameras. This means drivers are informed ahead of time about any safety cameras on their route, encouraging road safety, while saving money on fines at the same time.
The TomTom app for iPhone including map of New Zealand is available for NZ$119.99. The TomTom app for iPhone including map of Australia is available for NZ$104.99. Users also have the option of purchasing the software including map of Western Europe for NZ$179.99 or the TomTom app for iPhone including map of US and Canada for NZ$124.99.
Ants back here again, pretty cool eh? Check out this clip from a guy in the UK who has taken it for a test ride. You gotta love his improvised car mounting kit sheeeeeeshh!
Check out some screen shots,