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25 July 2015

TomTom XL 340S LIVE GPS brings AT&T connectivity to mid-range devices

TomTom XL 340S LIVE connected GPS navigation device

TomTom XL 340S LIVE connected GPS navigation device

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!


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