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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. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Everyone keeps saying how expensive it is, but honestly, it's pretty cheap compared to separate GPS options. My mom bought a Garmin nüvi touted as "affordable GPS navigation," and it was $300.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      But it's twice the price of CoPilot and half as good
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      very nice
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      I like it but the price bit high..but hey it's up to them to price.. Everyone this days trys to have everything in one gadget..
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Considering I paid full price for my 32gb white 3GS, if I need this app..... I could see myself spending for it.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      well that seems like $90.00 to high, it looks nice in the screeny's but there still crazy. i'll just have to stick with google maps and xgps until they come around, so that will be never unless the awesome give aways here on modmyi happen to get some copies to hand out?
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      Here's the kicker: us UK lot will still very likely have to pay $100 for the UK map, even though out "island" is a fraction of the size of the US.

      I'm very curious as to how this works with the built in GPS chip on the 3G
      Yup, I thought so. No offence to USA, but how can they justify charging the same for the UK maps as they do for the USA maps??!
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      quick comparison for you guys....

      INTERFACE:

      Navigon



      TomTom



      MAP:

      Navigon



      TomTom



      ROUTE:

      Navigon



      TomTom



      LANDSCAPE

      Navigon



      TomTom

    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      installuos ftw
      Why even bring up the subject of cracked apps here?
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      I was really thinking it would be $20... And that would be pushing it for software, when you can buy dedicated hardware WITH the software for $40-60...

      $100 is just plain insane for this application. Its turn by turn and stores the maps... Otherwise, the stock app works quite well most of the time.
    1. name00's Avatar
      name00 -
      thank God, we got our phones jailbroken .
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon_PhoneApart View Post
      Why even bring up the subject of cracked apps here?
      lol

      this is what happends when the prices are too high

      Now go buy this app, c'mon it's only $100 and totally worth it
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      xGPS is very good consideration it's free, but (forgive me for saying it) it's for a very niche market. In Apple's and TomTom's eyes it doesn't exist as a competitor.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      My friend just got this tried it out and it works awesome!!!

      Navigon interface looks more pretty, but TomTom seems more accurate and reliable!

      Took a wrong turn and TomTom rerouted quickly more fast then Navigon. Plus not once did I get the insufficient GPS like I do with navigon.
    1. ~Steve Jobs~'s Avatar
      ~Steve Jobs~ -
      holy crap $99.... theyre going for $99 with the receiver unit all over ebay....
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      Seriously 100.00 what a joke
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Ok, I have been testing out TomTom for a few hours now and I have to say that Navigon does have a sexier interface but TomTom seems a little quicker to reroute and the POIs is easier to access.
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      tomtom... is the best sat naz in my perscetive... i mean i live in london, UK and with navigon i like it but when entering post codes you cant put the full post code in so you dont have a better lacation... with tomtom you can put the whole post code in and there you go you got a exact pinpoint of where your going... tomtom in the uk is £59 which is quite a decent price.. i mean fair enough you have a actual sat nav but rather then having 2 devices with you.. you have it on your phone 1 device sorted... tom tom here i come!
    1. vanik08's Avatar
      vanik08 -
      i don get why everyoens feraking out over the price and the GB it takes up... its a hardcore navigation system, if u dont like it simplly dont buy it...