TomTom Helps You GO
If you like to stay slightly ahead of the technology curve (when your friends got a cellphone, you got a smartphone; when they bought a notebook, you got a netbook, etc.), then you will probably want to take a look at this GPS unit, which offers a little “extra” to the tune of lane guidance, voice recognition, and Bluetooth capabilities.
The TomTom GO 740 TM Live may be the personal navigation unit for those that want to stay on top of the tech trends, without spending a fortune. Beyond the basic navigation capabilities, this unit communicates with emergency services about your exact location in case of an accident, finds the lowest gas prices along your route or in your area, keeps you informed as to what lane to stay in to make your next exit, and connects with Google to find the best restaurants and local attractions.
We like its ability to personalize your ride in the TomTom HOME Content Manager. By connecting the unit to your computer you can subscribe to TomTom services, download new points of interest, and even change up the voice of your navigation—Yosemite Sam, for instance. You can even share your own content with the rest of the TomTom community—essentially, social networking for the telecommuters.
Pairing a compatible Bluetooth mobile phone with your TomTom allows you to make and answer calls while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, which is never a bad idea. The TM unit comes preloaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada, includes free lifetime map updates and traffic information, and costs $259.95.