Bigger is better with TomTom’s new 6” screen

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TomTom’s biggest screen ever on new Via 620 means driving is easier and safer

TT_DSC3737_-_CopyEarlier this month, TomTom took navigation one step further, proving that size does matter with the launch of its biggest GPS screen yet – on the new Via 620.


With an extra-large 6-inch screen – bigger than that of any other TomTom device on the market – the Via 620 also features TomTom’s highest resolution screen yet. Sharper screen clarity and bigger on-screen buttons on the Via 620 mean drivers enjoy a clear view of their route and safer, easier navigation.


TomTom Via 620 – the 6″ screen gives drivers a wider, clearer view of their route, making it handy in large vehicles and SUVs

TT_START60_ANGLE01_SG_-_Copy“The Via 620 is big in a clever way,” said Chris Kearney, Vice President, TomTom Asia Pacific. “It’s designed with safety in mind. We haven’t simply stretched the units. We’ve changed proportions such that the unit does not block the view of the road.


“At TomTom, we’re all about helping drivers enjoy the journey. This means making travel as stress-free as possible. The increased pixels, screen size and buttons make your journey easier. Drivers, particularly those with larger vehicles, will find the Via 620 practical, clear and easy-to-use, translating to better confidence on the road,” added Kearney.


The next big thing from TomTom – Via 620 features TomTom’s biggest and highest resolution screen ever

TT_DSC3928_-_CopyThe Via 620 is loaded with the maps of seven countries across South East Asia – allowing for easy regional navigation. Excitingly, the Via 620 is one of the first devices to offer Free Lifetime Maps of South East Asia for a limited time*. This means drivers will receive lifetime updates for maps of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong & Macau.


With road networks changing on an average 15 per cent a year, the map update service ensures that TomTom drivers enjoy timely free map updates, with four new maps of South East Asia released each year. Drivers also benefit from free daily map changes, based on reports from TomTom’s Map Share Community of 21 million. These help drivers deal with frequent road changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads.


IQ Routes has also been enhanced to accurately give drivers the best route and arrival time, based on real travel times shared by millions of drivers.


The dual-mounting system gives drivers the flexibility to mount the device on either the dashboard or the windscreen.


“We know that the most important thing to drivers using a personal navigation device is that the instructions are clear. This has been a huge focus for TomTom in the design of all of our new products – from providing Advanced Lane Guidance and Spoken Street Names to now launching the Via 620, which has our biggest and sharpest screen yet. It’s clearly the next big thing when it comes to GPS devices,” said Kearney.


The TomTom Via 620 is now available for purchase, at a price of S$299.


New to the TomTom Via 620:


· 6″ Touch Screen

The sharp, extra-large screen displays instructions more clearly than ever before. And bigger menus and buttons make input even simpler.


· Dual-mounting system

The TomTom Via 620 can be mounted in a safe and convenient place, either on windscreen or dashboard.


· High Resolution Widescreen

Provides superb screen clarity.


Other features of the TomTom Via 620 include:


· Advanced Lane Guidance

Gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. New ‘Split-screen’ Advanced Lane Guidance view gives drivers as much information as possible on their route


· Improved IQ Routes

Uses real travel times shared by millions of drivers to get the best routes and arrival times at every time of day


· *Lifetime Map Updates for South East Asia

From now till 31 October 2012, users are entitled to a Lifetime South East Asia Map Update Service Subscription, which gives TomTom users free lifetime updates of all seven South East Asia countries maps, with the purchase of any TomTom Via and GO series GPS.


· TomTom Map Share

Gives drivers free daily map changes from the TomTom Map Share Community


· Spoken street names

Makes upcoming turns even clearer


· Frequent destinations

Allows drivers to save their most frequent destinations, for an even easier and quicker journey to the places they visit most often

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