TomTom iPhone sat nav app updatedSpoken street names and 'help me' functions added

12 November 2009

TomTom iPhone sat nav app screenshot map

TomTom has released details of the latest update to its iPhone sat nav app, which is currently waiting for approval by Apple for inclusion in its online App Store.

According to TomTom, users of its iPhone sat nav app will be able to upgrade free to get advanced features that include:

  • Advanced lane guidance in both landscape and portrait mode, giving drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.
  • Text-to-speech helps motorists to keep their eyes on the road by enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions.
  • 'Help Me' gives direct access to emergency numbers, and directions to the nearest emergency providers.
  • Updated map and safety camera database.
  • Customisable audio warnings when approaching safety cameras or driving over the speed limit.
  • iPod player control ensuring drivers can conveniently control their music from within the application.

Which? has expert lab tests of in-car sat navs, so check out the Which? Best Buy sat nav reviews. 

The TomTom app update follows recent news that the latest version of the Google Android phone operating system will include a free sat nav app in the form of Google Maps Navigation

The TomTom iPhone app currently costs £59.99 to download with UK and Ireland maps. Alternatively, the CoPilot Live iPhone sat nav app costs £26.


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