TomTom on Monday announced the XL 340S LIVE, its latest connected GPS navigation device to hit the United States. Essentially a revamped TomTom XL 340S with the addition of AT&T wireless connectivity, the XL 340S LIVE will add Local Search powered by Google, real-time traffic information, TomTom’s Fuel Price Service and Weather, and QuickGPSfix technology.
The mid-range XL unit also features TomTom’s IQ Routes technology, which predicts routes based on historical traffic speed measurements for every time of day and for every road segment. Real-time traffic updates will appear every 2 to 5 minutes on the display and can also be heard audibly, after which drivers can choose to change routes or stay the current course.
Other features include pre-loaded Tele Atlas maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico, a pre-loaded database of 7 million POIs, and Advance Lane Guidance which shows drivers the best lane to take in the event of approaching a complex junction or intersection.
The TomTom XL 340S LIVE will cost $299.99 from online and offline retailers across the United States, but only includes 3 months of AT&T connectivity. Presumably subscription pricing will take effect after that.
Quick update: The XL 340S LIVE has already appeared for pre-order via Amazon. It will ship November 10th!