So finally we get updates for TomTom devices at no cost. That’s one thing that has always bugged me about TomTom devices, you buy it once but then continue to pay for the maps, the end cost is much more than the device was if you get all of the traffic and map updates. I’ve never updated my TomTom GPS because of this, I can’t see paying over and over for something I already paid for. Sure my maps are a bit outdated I guess, maybe a year old, but it works, it gets me from pit A to point B and that’s what I care about. Now though in North America, select TomTom XXL and XL devices are available with free lifetime updates, I have to ask what about everyone else who bought a TomTom? Maybe they should offer a one time fee for us for the lifetime update service so we can stop paying more and more…
Lifetime Map Updates
TomTom’s Lifetime Map Updates feature allows users to keep their maps fresh by downloading, every few months, the industry’s most accurate and up-to-date maps. The maps include one million more miles than competing maps and, in certified tests, rate highest in terms of quality and reliability. The road network changes on average 18 percent annually, so they are continually refreshed to include improvements across the entire road network and updates to Points of Interest.
Lifetime Traffic Updates
TomTom’s Lifetime Traffic Updates feature offers real-time insight into traffic events to help drivers avoid delays. The TomTom device receives the latest traffic information every three minutes, recalculates total drive time and suggests more efficient alternate routes if they are available.
All TomTom products featuring Lifetime Updates also include TomTom’s proprietary IQ Routes™ Technology and TomTom Map Share™. IQ Routes offers the most efficient routing for any time of day or day of week. This feature, combined with the real-time traffic information via Lifetime Traffic Updates, ensures the very best routing possible. Map Share allows users to make map improvements on their device and share these improvements with the TomTom community.
Availability and Price
Select TomTom devices across the TomTom XL and TomTom XXL product lines are now available with Lifetime Map Updates, Lifetime Traffic Updates or a combination of these features. Pricing starts at $199.95 MSRP and varies by model.
For more information, please visit: www.tomtom.com
* TomTom devices featuring Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates are only available in North America.