TomTom to introduce 3D satnav and GPS watchesApril 18th, 2013 • 4 Comments
While the tech giants work on their smartwatches, TomTom have nipped in first with the release of two GPS sports watches (the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport), which the company sees the company looking away from car products.
These fitness watches are aimed at runners, cyclists and swimmers and feature an extra large display with one-button control and inbuilt GPS.
“We want to be the brand of choice for everyday athletes,” said Gary Raucher, Global Head of Marketing for TomTom Consumer. And you can take a look at them here.
Back into cars, TomTom are also redesigning their sat-navs, with interactive maps and, more excitingly, 3D Maps, which TomTom claim will make sure drivers know exactly what’s going on around them at all times.
“We have rethought the way drivers use their sat navs,” said TomTom’s co-founder Corinne Vigeux at today’s event. “We are quickly becoming the authority when it comes to traffic information.”
> 3D Maps, which TomTom claim will make sure drivers know exactly what’s going on around them at all times.
What are they going to do? Live satellite mapping of other cars and people running out in the road? Or should drivers still keep looking out of the window to make sure they know exactly what’s going on around them at all times. I reckon the latter.
everything tomtom has ever made is utter turd. No idea why people ever bought their shitty products.
TT introduce decent enough products but then go on to fuck them right up with support and upgrades. Upgrade 1 = fucked up satnav and removed postcode input. Upgrade 2 = fucked up satnav and removed voice guidance. The problem is the IT monkeys who don’t test the upgrades. As far as I am concerned no more TT Live subs and when the TT bricks it I’m off to Garmin. Fuckers.
Amen to that!