TomTom unveils VIA Series in North America
TomTom, one of the more trusted names when it comes to GPS navigation systems, has recently announced that they will be making available their new VIA Series in the US as well as the Great White North. These new TomTom VIA navigation devices was originally announced at CES 2011, where they are meant to deliver a powerful navigation experience in a sleek new design, accompanied by an enhanced software platform and premium safety-enhancing features such as Intuitive Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling.
In addition to deliver even more choices for drivers, the new VIA Series will feature a range of models that include the 4.3” VIA 1405 and 1435, alongside the 5” VIA 1505 and 1535. If you intend to purchase those, you can also opt for Lifetime Maps and/or Lifetime Traffic if you have additional dough to spare.
With TomTom VIA’s super-slim design and their new, integrated and innovative fold-and-go EasyPort mount, you will find it a snap to position your spanking new GPS navigation device on the windshield or the dash, where the display of the device will orient itself courtesy of a handy flip-screen feature. Since life is all about choices, you are limited to just two finishes (to prevent the paradox of having too many options) – where the VIA 1435 and 1535 comes with a contemporary brushed-aluminum finish, while the VIA 1405 and 1505 range will be more stately with their classic, black finish.
Among the features that will ship with these new devices include :-
- Intuitive Voice Recognition (optional)
- Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling (optional)
- Integrated Mount with flip-screen
- Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus
- Expanded driving view on 4.3” or 5” touch screens
- Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates (optional)
- Spoken Street Names
- Advanced Lane Guidance
Available now, pricing for these will start from $169 upwards, depending on what else you decide to throw into the ring.