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TOMTOM LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART SATNAV- THE GO PREMIUM EDITION

VikramKVikramK Posts: 8,150 TomTom Moderator
edited April 5 in News and announcements
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Hello All :)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 28 March 2019 TomTom, the location technology specialist, today announced the launch of the TomTom GO Premium – its most feature-packed, best connected, and smartest navigation device. This new state-of-the-art satnav, built with safety in mind, assists drivers throughout their journey from before they get in the car, through to the last few steps to their destination.

The TomTom GO Premium, with TomTom’s powerful navigation and traffic information, comes with some incredible new features like IFTTT (If This Then That) integration, so drivers can stay connected to all the things that matter in a connected world. IFTTT functionality lets the TomTom GO Premium connect to home devices, interact with personal digital assistants, sync appointments, and get notifications. For example, when you arrive home, the gate or garage door will automatically open, and when leaving the house, the lights will switch off.

TomTom GO Premium is designed to make every journey more enjoyable. Before getting into the vehicle, built-in Wi-Fi® will ensure that the software and maps are up-to-date, while the driver can use the TomTom MyDrive companion app to pre-plan their route, sending their destination to the device. During the drive, the TomTom GO Premium can share location and arrival time with contacts*, and once the destination has been reached, the satnav hands over to the TomTom MyDrive app to direct them on foot to the true final destination. And now there’s no need to worry about forgetting where the vehicle is parked, because the app will remember.

Mike Schoofs, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer, said: “We’ve thought about every moment of a driver’s journey and enriched the driver’s experience before and after they get in their car. We continue to innovate by adding new features like IFTTT integration to the TomTom GO Premium, offering the driver a connected car experience.”

The new TomTom GO Premium is being launched as the company celebrates a major milestone: 100 million TomTom navigation products sold. To celebrate, the device will come in both a standard and special edition called TomTom GO Premium X which comes with a brushed gold finish and is only available on TomTom’s website.

“We are celebrating 100 million navigation products sold, and I’m really proud that we have reached this incredible milestone,” Schoofs adds. “Millions of existing customers trust TomTom for their daily commute, to plan a trip for the weekend, or go on a holiday. Going forward we will continue to grow our community of drivers to help create the best driving experience.”

The 5” or 6” fully-interactive touchscreen TomTom GO Premium is available in Europe on TomTom’s online store, at selected e-tailers and in-store for €329.95 (5”) / €379.95 (6”).

This model will already have the features of the current WiFi range(Built-In SIM) but it will also include some new and exciting features like-
  1. Last Mile Navigation
  2. Find My Car
  3. IFTTT(If This Then That) using applets [More info-https://ifttt.com/login ]
  4. Trip Statistics
  5. Recorded Routes(Save last routes)
  6. Share Location and ETA

All the best,
Vikram :)

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  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    Is this the "GO 5300" (new & latest hardware in the GPS-system( or just a fancy rebranding of the GO 5200?
  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    kiddingguy wrote: »
    Is this the "GO 5300" (new & latest hardware in the GPS-system( or just a fancy rebranding of the GO 5200?

    From what I see it's the (same) specs of this satnav device, so I'd say it's a fancy rebranding....
    or am I missing something here?
  • dmulvdmulv Posts: 626 Superuser
    edited March 28
    It does seem to be a rebranding of the 5200/6200 with no obvious hardware changes.

    Which does lead to the question of will the new features (IFTTT, location sharing, trip statistics) find their way on to the 520/620/5200/6200?

    Fingers crossed!
  • NiallNiall Posts: 10,562 Superuser
    edited March 29
    @VikramK

    What are the first two characters of the serial numbers of this new device? Answer "ZR", "ZS", "ZT"
    Are there any differences for each of the spheres of sales? I.E. Europe, Americas, Australasia
  • KlokKlok Posts: 12 [Legendary Explorer]
    Would the Advanced Lane Guidance function here?
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,079 Superusers
    edited March 29
  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 291 [Supreme Pioneer]
    edited April 1
    This was posted on the dutch tech-news website

    TomTom Hi, the GO Premium will be available in 5 & 6 inch screens, it has an updated CPU and has a number of exciting new features. To find out more go to: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/products/go-premium-5-inch/

    Cheers

    So is looks like the hardware is also updated.
  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    Based on the specifications given, it looks like the Go Premium and GO 5200 are alike.
    Maybe some software alterations in terms of IFTTT.

    No real announcements of improvements are given related to hardware, upgrades etc. So my guess it's just a rebranded 5200 with a ROM-change.

    I would like to know what's actually better and improved in terms of chipsets, CPU, screen etc.
    @TomTom, help me out here!
  • NiallNiall Posts: 10,562 Superuser
    @VikramK

    How will this new device receive traffic info in Switzerland in 2021 when the 2G GPRS network is switched off. Is the SIM 3G 4G or even 5G compatible
  • LAURE123LAURE123 Posts: 1,400 Superuser
    edited April 1
    Hi all

    @YamFazMan +1

    - - - - - - - -

    @RoadRider

    Sorry, but I don't agree with you.

    I went to see the site tw**ke**.net and it's the opposite that is said.
    All innovations are Software and Not Hardware.

    Maybe you had a translation problem?
    tw**ke** website
    tw**ke** wrote:
    Deze vernieuwingen zijn allemaal aan de softwarezijde. Dat, gecombineerd met het feit dat de TomTom GO Premium er aan de buitenzijde hetzelfde uitziet als de GO 5200 en 6200 en bijvoorbeeld dezelfde schermresolutie, accuduur en opslagruimte heeft als die bestaande tegenhangers, doet vermoeden dat het om dezelfde hardware gaat. tw**ke** heeft contact opgenomen met TomTom om dit te bevestigen, maar op moment van publicatie was er nog geen

    translation:
    These innovations are all on the software side. That, combined with the fact that the TomTom GO Premium on the outside looks the same as the GO 5200 and 6200 and, for example, has the same screen resolution, battery life and storage space as those existing counterparts, suggests that it is the same hardware. tw**ke** has contacted TomTom to confirm this, but there was no response at the time of publication.

    And one question @RoadRider ... rather two:
    - 1/ Why don't you put direct links to your sources of information?

    - 2/ Why do you use an 'https: //bit.ly/xxxx' link redirection to send users on the official TomTom website?
    The direct and official TomTom link is still so much better and clearer for everyone:
    https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/

    I think it's better to wait for TomTom's direct and official answers.

    Regards.
  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    TomTom is silent about this....
    So maybe it’s true that it is just software related.
    Which is a bad move I think... just rebrand a 2017 lineup, add a few software feats that noone uses, and keep the price tag 😡
  • JürgenJürgen Posts: 4,960 Community Manager
    Niall wrote: »
    @VikramK

    How will this new device receive traffic info in Switzerland in 2021 when the 2G GPRS network is switched off. Is the SIM 3G 4G or even 5G compatible
    After 2020 connectivity in Switzerland will work using tethering with a smart phone.

  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 291 [Supreme Pioneer]
    edited April 1
    @LAURE123 If you open the tw**ke**article again you wil see I exactly copied kiddingguy's posting beneath this article.

    On the tw**ke** website the best information is often in the posting beneath the articles.

    If you want to know more ask TomTom or kiddingguy
  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 291 [Supreme Pioneer]
    Sorry i was looking at the wrong poster it was i-res and not kiddingguy
  • GnatsGnats Posts: 12 [Legendary Explorer]
    I am mystified that they haven't improved the specs of the device, I was already to purchase this having had my 6200 since launch, It's like a PC manufacturer forcing you to buy a new computer just because the software has been updated.
    I wonder how many people will be fooled by this, I have noticed a dramatic slowdown in the performance of my device when starting up over the last few week, you begin to wonder if they are carrying out a similar trick to Apple by slowing down their devices.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,079 Superusers
    edited March 30
    Hi
    @Gnats
    Gnats wrote: »
    (Snip) I have noticed a dramatic slowdown in the performance of my device when starting up over the last few weeks, you begin to wonder if they are carrying out a similar trick to Apple by slowing down their devices.
    Just wondering how Tomtom have managed to do that ???

    As we haven't had a NavKit Update since since Version 18.202.0024 Released on 13 December 2018
    Here... https://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/release_notes/type/navkit

    Typical conspiracy theory, miss-leading Information & fake news

    ATB YFM
  • GnatsGnats Posts: 12 [Legendary Explorer]
    What it boils down to is what has changed on the new device, nothing, hardware is still the same it even looks the same except you can buy a model with gold trim, they haven't even updated the screen resolution or the internal memory.
    Instead of trying to be clever and add these connected features why dont they get the navigation bit right first. POI limitations is still an issue for a lot of users.
    The thing is I have been using a TomTom SatNav for nearly 15 years, I have always updated to the latest model when they come out because I do a lot of driving (25,000 a year) and I find their traffic reporting excellent and wouldn't dream of buying another make. Surely with map quality and information increasing space is going to come at a premium, already with my Go6000 I have to reduce what maps get installed due to space, if they compress them more then surely there would be a performance hit. so for the first time I wont be buying this model I will wait until next year and see what comes next.
  • kiddingguykiddingguy Posts: 23 [Outstanding Explorer]
    edited April 1
    RoadRider wrote: »
    @LAURE123 If you open the tw**ke** article again you wil see I exactly copied kiddingguy's posting beneath this article.

    On the tw**ke**.net the best information is often in the posting beneath the articles.

    If you want to know more ask TomTom or kiddingguy

    Yes, I am active on both platforms. And np, I have not all information available.

    I have contacted TomTom support. They say it's a different device.
    However, when I look at the specs and features - plus also the "Supported TomTom models include: GO 40 / 50 / 60 / 51 / 61 / 400 / 500 / 510 / 600 / 610 / 5000 / 5100 / 6000 / 6100." on the newly created TT Premium devices, I see that this Premium and Premium X devices are not listed here.

    So my guess is that it's just a rebranded 5200 with a different ROM (so that IFTTT etc are loaded into it), and I think no real hardware changes which makes it a bit fishy to have 2017-hardware "branded new".

    But... let's here what TomTom has to say about this.
  • BrianEBrianE Posts: 494 [Exalted Navigator]
    This is typical of TomTom - launch with great fanfare, a new range of products with a few tweaks to existing products, while ignoring the many problems on existing models that we have been reporting for many years. I for one, wouldn't even consider purchasing another TomTom device until such time as they start engaging with their customers and make some effort to deal with the issues we have reported.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,079 Superusers
    edited March 30
    Hi
    @Gnats
    ____________________________________
    Gnats wrote: »
    What it boils down to is what has changed on the new device, nothing, hardware is still the same it even looks the same except you can buy a model with gold trim, they haven't even updated the screen resolution or the internal memory (Snip)
    Compared to your NAV4 GO 6000 the latest NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices (Including the newly announced models) have faster Processor and 16GB of on board Memory
    Gnats wrote: »
    (Snip) Surely with map quality and information increasing space is going to come at a premium, already with my Go6000 I have to reduce what maps get installed due to space, if they compress them more then surely there would be a performance hit. so for the first time I wont be buying this model I will wait until next year and see what comes next.
    How much free space does your GO 6000 have ???
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> System --> About... Scroll down to Free space
    The absolute bare minimum is 400MB... The more Free space available the the quicker the device will process the data
    The first edition NAV4 devices like your GO 6000, they have 8GB onboard Memory (Minus the space used for the operating system and minus a further 400MB Minimum of free working space)
    The latest NAV4 FULL Europe Map is 8.9GB... You will need to install a branded 16GB or 32GB Class10 Micro SDHC Memory card....
    You can then install the FULL Europe Map on to the Memory Card... Freeing up the Working space on the onboard Memory

    vorww09gx1op.jpg
    Edit... (Tip)
    If you choose to to use 16GB or 32GB Micro SDHC Card and when you have installed the Full Europe Map on your Memory Card
    If your previous Map (Probably a MapZone) is still installed on the onboard memory
    Maybe @VikramK or @lampard the Forum Moderators will allocate a smaller Map to your Account
    Then you could delete the original Map from the onboard memory and replace it with the much smaller Map
    The advantage would be plenty of working space and the smaller map will act as a 'Keeper' to enable the device to keep running on the smaller Map (Avoid the No Maps Found Error) if you ever need to remove the Micro SDHC Card for any reason... Like transferring pre-planned routes via a Micro SDHC Card or Formating a Micro SDHC Card

    ATB YFM
  • LAURE123LAURE123 Posts: 1,400 Superuser
    edited April 1
    RoadRider wrote: »
    @LAURE123 If you open the tw**ke** again you wil see I exactly copied kiddingguy's posting beneath this article.

    On the tw**ke** website the best information is often in the posting beneath the articles.

    If you want to know more ask TomTom or kiddingguy
    RoadRider wrote: »
    Sorry i was looking at the wrong poster it was i-res and not kiddingguy

    @RoadRider

    You didn't answer my two questions and we don't have the same definition of 'the Best Information'. For me forum comments posted by unknown people aren't a reliable source.

    On the Web a quote must be mentioned as well as its origin. It's not because someone writes 'TomTom Team' that this is the truth... Here on this forum, TomTom employees are perfectly identifiable.
    Effectively if I have a question to ask I will do it but with a representative TomTom not to an unknown no matter his forum username.

    Caution is needed with web information especially from unofficial sources if we want to avoid falses news. When you copied/pasted an internet link it's better to check it. Hidden or redirected links should be avoided if you don't want any unpleasant surprises for you and for the others.

    So, I wait like other users an official answer from TomTom.
  • justmebrowsingjustmebrowsing Posts: 389 [Supreme Pioneer]
    LAURE123 wrote: »
    So, I wait like other users an official answer from TomTom.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ;)
  • GnatsGnats Posts: 12 [Legendary Explorer]
    I have 2 tomtom's a Go 6200 that I use pretty much every day, and a Go 6000 that my partner uses for her occasional trips.
    If there as any difference in hardware between the 6200 and the new device don't you think TomTom would be shouting about that as well, the fact that all they are telling us is software improvements speaks volumes.
    Very disappointed.
  • LAURE123LAURE123 Posts: 1,400 Superuser
    edited March 31
    Hi all

    @justmebrowsing
    'Patience is the mother of all virtues.' :innocent: ;)

    - - - - - - - -

    To wait for a TomTom answer on the Hardware the TomTom GO PREMIUM manuals:
    http://download.tomtom.com/open/manuals/TomTom_GO_PREMIUM/index.htm

    As a reminder GO PREMIUM X (Gold) has only accessories in addition (Dual port car charger + Carry case + Touch panel protector)

    Regards.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 15,079 Superusers
    edited April 9
    Hi Laure
    LAURE123 wrote: »
    Hi all
    @justmebrowsing
    'Patience is the mother of all virtues.' :innocent: ;)
    Maybe the UK version is even more apt ;)

    Patience is a virtue possess it if you can
    It's often found in Woman but NEVER in a Man


    ATB YFM
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