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  • TomTom Turn by Turn GPS - $100 in AppStore Now


    TomTom iPhone navigation software has been rumored for over a year, and kept appearing in the media... and it's finally here.

    Priced at a wallet-crunching $99.99, TomTom U.S. and Canada is just as good as the TomTom products - with a few big usability features that shine, mostly benefits of the iPhone OS itself. Pinch and zoom on the map works as expected, as well as plugging in an address from your recent searches or anyone in your contacts. Of course it also works in both landscape and portrait mode.

    I haven't tried out the IQ Routes TomTom touts as "award-winning technology," but the premise is it calculates the smartest, most efficient route - not just the shortest - based on the actual driving experience of millions of TomTom users.



    The app currently has maps for the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The developer name they are using is TomTom International BV, which makes you think they'll be adding new countries soon... and at over 1.2 GB for this one, I'm betting they'll be separate apps. Hope you don't travel too much.

    A car mount is listed from TomTom, although there's no word on pricing or availability yet... which is strange since they link to that page from their AppStore listing.

    TomTom (iTunes Link)

    [thanks to JazJon and all who sent this one in]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TomTom Turn by Turn GPS - $100 in AppStore Now started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 198 Comments
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      Wow, $100. People could just go out and get a GPS. Or they can get one of those folded maps for $2.
    1. chaingang54's Avatar
      chaingang54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stizzi View Post
      Lmao jailllllbroken Iphones = epic day
      Why is this?
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stizzi View Post
      Lmao jailllllbroken Iphones = epic day
      you are right! $170

      jailbreak priceless
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      :/

      Anyone tried TomTom yet?
    1. frankydabull's Avatar
      frankydabull -
      Not to be a ****, or a the old guy who wants to seem like he knows everything, but $100 is a fair price. Especially since I paid like $70 for Navigon, which only works 60% of the time... For those who actually use GPS for something besides looking cool, then this is the way to go.

      I am a promotional manager for a nightclub and I always need to get to where I'm going quickly for meetings, pick up artist, find sponsors, etc. Turn by turn is great, you cant beat it, cool. My problem comes when the Maps app is way of and there are no POIs to reference, is only good for basic routes, etc. Or if I want to make a run for a quick lunch, but dont know where anything is...

      Yes, a fulltime GPS can be bought for $100. That is understood. But so can a cellphone. And also an iPod. And also a digital camera. And also a palm PDA. But most of us have paid $100s for an iPhone for the convenience of having just 1 device, right or wrong? Well, at least those of us that didnt get one from mommy and daddy...

      Plus has anyone even owned a real GPS and had it stolen from you? Sucks right? Well very few people actually leave your phone in the car, and this is the GPS that if you lose it, you get it again from the appstore free of charge.

      And for those bragging about being jailbroken, I'm jailbroken too, but I am just looking for Backgrounder for 3.0 to come out so that this app will load quicker, and I think that should be the only reason JBing should come up in this thread, not to show how much of a thief I can be with IPAs.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Long live XGPS!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Go Gators View Post
      How stupid!! The map app that comes with the iphone does the same thing for free. Who would spend a $100 just so their map app talks to them when it's time to turn? I could see $30-40 but $100 is crazy!
      Take your hands off the wheel and keep pushing the next button then
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      @frankydabull

      +1

      it's about device consoladation
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      i will stick with XGPS, I understand the iPhone is supposed to be all in one stop solution but fudge that I aint paying 100 bucks for any app. I will buy a separate unit and throw it in the glove when not using it
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      I use Xgps from cydia and work great,used it to go to san antonio and it helped a lot,why pay $100 when you can get it for free.

      and bought mount for $10
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I love xGPS, I used it for a year. However you can see a huge difference between it and navigon. I haven't tried TomTom yet but my friend is going to buy it so I will check it out in a few hours.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by frankydabull View Post
      I'm jailbroken too, but I am just looking for Backgrounder for 3.0 to come out so that this app will load quicker,
      Backgrounder works for 3.0 just fine.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      If you already have navigon/igo/copilot don't waste your money..

      But tomtom was abut too late releasing this..

      I'm still going with navigon
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have two complaits about navigon. One is the street names are hard to see and they need to work on the POI displays. If they make the arrow into a tank like iGo that would be cool too
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      I have two complaits about navigon. One is the street names are hard to see and they need to work on the POI displays. If they make the arrow into a tank like iGo that would be cool too
      I agree, my only other complaint is that I wish the Autozoom would zoom in a bit more before a turn instruction. Still, Navigon is the best GPS Navigation software in the AppStore and it has the best User Interface UI.

      I never liked TomTom's because of their maps (TeleAtlas). They are not as accurate as Navteq maps. Navigon uses Navteq maps! I'm selling my highend Garmin Nuvi 760. It is about consolidation. Who wants to carrying around an iPod, phone, GPS device, not me!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ agree. Now if AT&T can get MMS rolled out
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      I wouldn't pay anywhere near that, nor would I pay more than about $15.00 for an application without a free trial first, Apple needs to get it through their heads that we need free trials.

      I have also found that xGPS works just fine, and it's price is right.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      My Eclipse Navi in my car handles my bizness if I need it, but if I ever need to walk around in a circle with GPS, this is the ONE1 for me.
    1. ixbilalxi's Avatar
      ixbilalxi -
      xGPS is horrible compared to solutions such as Navigon and now the Tom Tom app. I mean great its free but really i feel money well spent in the tom tom app for now. The maps are fine in all the areas that matter to me and the 3d view is really good.

      My favorite feature in Navigon is the lane assist. That has helped me out tremendously. Im going to go out and test it in the tom tom app. Hopefully its just as good.