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The Rise, Fall and Return of TomTom

Interview Yesterday TomTom announced seven new consumer products (eight if you count the two SatNav units) with four fitness and three navigation products, its highest High Street profile for some years. Corinne Vigreux Corinne Vigreux Tech pundits were preparing the last rites for the SatNav pioneer a few years ago, but it has …

Sparks and recreation: TomTom's stealth wearable success

IFA 2015 Last year, TomTom shipped half a million fitness and sports watches, more than any Wear smartwatch vendor can boast – but short of the 10 million fitness bands Fitbit shifted. Today at IFA it launched a new range of sporty watches. The Spark range has more in common with Pebble – low cost, durability, longevity – than the …
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Top ten car gadgets: Get your motor running with new shiny-shiny

Product Round-up With more and more cars rolling out of the factory gates with built-in Bluetooth and navigation systems, the market for in-car gadgetry should be drying up but there is still a wealth of interesting tech add-ons for your jalopy. Of course, one reason for this is that cars have a much longer lifecycle than gadgets. A four-year- …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jul 2014
TomTom GO 6000 satnav

TomTom GO 6000 satnav chews on smarties and tablets

Review During the launch of the revamped TomTom Go series of satnavs earlier this year, the company reeled off some interesting statistics that revealed a considerable chunk of motorists don’t bother with satnavs - 39 per cent, in fact. And of those 39 per cent, only 4 per cent were considering buying into the technology in the next 12 …
Bob Dormon, 20 Dec 2013
TomTom Runner GPS watch

TomTom brandishes new strap-on in Amsterdam: The wristnav

Pics Satnav maker TomTom guided the press - along with automotive and retail partners from all corners of the globe - to Amsterdam on Tuesday for the launch of its next gen satnavs and a new sporty lifestyle product range. The company has form with fitness gear, having teamed up with Nike to deliver its strap-on range of Nike+ GPS …
Bob Dormon, 18 Apr 2013
TomTom Navigation for Android

TomTom for Android with hands-free kit review

A TomTom satnav app has been available for iOS since 2009 and its success has not just been due to the software but also to the bespoke iPhone windshield mount. Android users have now been let in on the deal thanks to the launch of an Android app and a generic smartphone version of the screen mount. TomTom Navigation for …
Alun Taylor, 3 Dec 2012
Renault Clio

Renault Clio IV and R-Link Android console hands-on preview

To say Renault needs the new Clio to be a hit is an understatement. With its non-’leccy UK range now pared back to just Twingo, Clio, Megane and Scenic, Renault needs the new Mk. IV Clio to sell in greater numbers than the MK. III, which if not a bad car was a little vin ordinaire. Even after just 48 hours of charging around …
Alun Taylor, 25 Oct 2012
The Register breaking news

Apple pulls in TomTom, kicks Google off iPhones

Buried among the data in Apple's new iOS is a win for TomTom, which will be providing the maps for iPhone-navigators. Apple is ditching Google Maps, as expected, and providing its own mapping service on its iWare, which will come from TomTom's TeleAtlas database. Eagle-eyed fanbois spotted the C of TomTom in screen grabs from …
The Register breaking news

TomTom does the dream-job-onna-island bit

Yet another competition for a dream job on a tropical island has sprung up: now satnav biz TomTom is offering two weeks of mapping and holidaying to five groups of five people this summer. The Map Paradise Project will send the winning teams on an all-expenses-paid holiday to Fiji, St Lucia, Mauritius, Cape Verde and the …
Navigon 20 Easy satnav

Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets

Product Round-up The squeeze is on for satnav makers stuck between the rock of smartphone navigation apps and the hard place of the built-in systems that are finding their way into ever cheaper showroom models. Of course, there are still a heck of a lot of cars on the road that don’t have built-in navigation and while using your phone is fine …
Alun Taylor, 21 Apr 2012

'Leap year' bug drives TomTom satnav users up the wall

TomTom's satnavs have been caught out by a "leap year bug" this week which has caused the company's GPS receivers to suddenly stop working, driving users crazy. The company coughed to the flaw this morning, posting a public confession and telling satnav owners that an update may be necessary to fix the problem. "Since …
Caleb Cox, 3 Apr 2012
The Register breaking news

New driver-snooping satnav could push down UK insurance premiums

The idea has been hovering in the ether for some time, but TomTom is the first satnav firm to sign on the dotted line and bring insurance to drivers through their GPS. The Dutch company has joined up with Motaquote insurers to offer UK drivers "Fair Pay" insurance, where customers pay lower premiums because their satnav …
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TomTom axes 10% of workforce

Sat-nav maker TomTom is axing 10 per cent of the workforce and reorganising the R&D budget to speed up the time it takes to get products to market. The move is part of a restructuring programme designed to slash costs by some €50m and counter a 23 per cent slowdown in consumer sales reported in Q3. "We will reduce the number …
Paul Kunert, 8 Dec 2011

TomTom ties up traffic with Top Gear

It had to happen - it's just surprising it has taken this long. Yes, a satnav company - TomTom in this case - has launched a TopGear-branded unit. The Go Live Top Gear Edition features the voice of Clarkson himself, chirped TomTom this morning. TomTom Top Gear satnav Well, they couldn't very well have used the Stig, could …
Tony Smith, 7 Oct 2011
The Register breaking news

'Satnavs are definitely not doomed', insists TomTom man

IFA With satnav companies announcing revamped apps all over IFA Berlin, you'd be forgiven for thinking that moving onto smartphones and tablets was the game plan for a market that has seen sales plummet in the last few years. TomTom, Garmin and Navigon all saw fit to use the show to announce their updated-in-various-ways apps, …
The Register breaking news

TomTom fights falling satnav sales with iPad app

TomTom has released an app for Apple's iPad as sales of its flagship personal navigation devices (PNDs) continue to fall. The Dutch firm already has an app on iPhone but said the new version, to be released in Autumn this year, would also be optimised for iPads. "Now customers have one App for all iOS devices," Corinne …
TomTom Start 20

TomTom Start 20 satnav

Review TomTom’s entry level Start satnavs have long been the default choice for anyone wanting a reliable but basic PND. Now the range has been given a wash and brush up with the release of some new 4.3in screen devices with prices starting at £130. TomTom Start 20 Baby driver: TomTom's Start 20 The design of the Start 20 …
Alun Taylor, 17 Jun 2011
Mio Spirit 687

Mio Spirit 687 satnav

Review The 687 sits at the top of Mio’s new range of Spirit satnavs and is a good illustration of exactly how much navigational kit you can expect to get for £150 these days. For your money you get a 5in, 480 x 272 screen, voice command, Bluetooth, road maps of 44 European countries, free TMC traffic data and some rather handy …
Alun Taylor, 27 May 2011

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