TomTom GO 300 Automotive GPS Navigation System DISCONTINUED
No more strings attached! The wireless revolution is hitting our shores, thanks to the TomTom GO 300. The TomTom GO 300 is the first stand-alone automotive GPS navigation system with Bluetooth capability, giving you the option to beam information to and from your Bluetooth-enabled Palm Pilot, Pocket PC, mobile phone or other such Bluetooth device. Upgrade to the TomTom GO 700 and you can use your GO as a hands-free phone and data center!
The new TomTom GO also features itinerary planning and advanced route avoidance features, taking it to the top of the class in navigation capability while retaining the sleek, dynamic design that the made the old GOs famous. The GO 300 from Tiger GPS still has the award-winning 3D map views and an improved POI database that's rumored to have a full six million points-of-interest, making it the new market leader.
TomTom GO 300 - Features
- Just plug in, switch on & GO: no installation or activation necessary
- Door-to-door planning: detailed map of the United States preloaded on SD card
- Just plug in, switch on & GO
- Simple touch-screen operation
- Clear, accurate turn-by-turn voice instructions
- Compact, portable design; easy to take from car to car
- Crystal-clear 3D graphics
- View route: review and test the calculated route before you actually start driving
- Dynamic status bar: improve readability by customizing status bar
- Tip feature: discover everything the GO from Tiger GPS has to offer through useful onscreen tips
- Extensive guided tour: pick up the features even quicker and get the maximum out of your TomTom GO
- Integrated GPS antenna
- Speaks more than 30 languages in over 50 voices
- User interface: now including 18 languages
- A choice of routes: quickest, shortest or avoiding toll roads
- Itinerary planning: plan your trip by defining multiple waypoints and destinations
- The latest and most complete maps, plus all the maps of the U.S. are now one seamless map
- Millions of points of interest
- Compass mode available: displays compass on screen to have even more orientation while driving
- Car speed linked volume: volume of voice instructions will increase/decrease depending on speed of car
- Anti-glare screen; always an optimal view, even in direct sunlight
- Improved on/off button: prevents the device from turning off by accident
- Built-in Bluetooth connection
- Ready for TomTom PLUS services (real time information on traffic congestions, weather conditions and extra downloads such as detailed city maps, additional voices, points of interest and much more)
- USB 2.0 for faster data transfers
- 200 Mhz ARM920T processor
- 32 MB RAM
- SD Card for map storage
- 320 x 240 x 4096 colors 3.5" TFT screen
- Internal Li-Ion battery
- 4.5" x 3.6" x 2.3", 11 oz.
- 12 channel "All-in-View" integrated GPS receiver
- Internal antenna and support for (not in package) active external antenna
TomTom GO 300 FAQs
Q: What's the difference between the TomTom GO 300 and the TomTom GO Plus?
A: The TomTom GO 300 has Bluetooth capability, advanced navigation features, extra language support and TomTom Plus capability. The only thing lacking is Assisted Satellite Navigation (ASN), which is now reserved for the TomTom GO 700 model.
Q: So what's the difference between the TomTom GO 300 and TomTom GO 700?
A: The TomTom GO 300 is the value model of the GO. It provides top-of-the-line navigation features and basic data compatability, as well as optional TomTom Plus, without as many bells and whistles. Check out the TomTom GO 700 page at Tiger GPS for more information on the ultimate automotive device.
Q: What is TomTom Plus?
A: TomTom is offering optional Plus service for all GO owners. For a small monthly fee, TomTom Plus subscribers are entitled to traffic and weather data, map updates, POI updates, new voices in all languages, and more!
Q: Why is my TomTom GO so much cheaper at Tiger GPS than at other websites?
A: We are the leading online retailer for TomTom, so we buy in huge quantities, which allows us to bring you TomTom products at reduced prices.
Q: How durable is the TomTom and can I use it outside of my car?
A: Although it can be used out of the car because it has an internal battery, the TomTom GO is not recommended for rough outdoor uses such as hiking or on the water. See our selection of handheld GPS units instead. If used regularly and reasonably, the internal battery should last about two years before needing to be replaced.
Q: I heard that the TomTom GO has a radically different method for address entry.
A: The TomTom GO has the same auto-complete features found in other devices and programs. The difference is that the TomTom GO allows you to enter your state and city before the street address, so it will narrow the search database and give you faster results.
Q: Do I need to wire a speaker for the TomTom GO?
A: Not at all. The GO features an internal speaker which has been dubbed "surprisingly loud" and distinct. The clear speaking voice is available in different personalities and languages as well.
Q: Does the TomTom GO 300 support multiple-point routes, vias, road avoidances and itineraries?
A: You bet your sweet eustachius it does. Plan out your day's worth of stops, stay off of toll roads, and other such preferences.
Q: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A: TomTom proudly presents celebrity navigation in the form of longtime TV and film star John Cleese. Mr. Cleese will take you where you need to go in his unmistakably British, irresistibly irreverent style. You can purchase the voice download by clicking here.
In the Box
|1. TomTom GO.
Its main features are a touch-sensitive LCD screen, a power (On/Off) button, a release button (for removing TomTom GO from its cradle) and a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot.
|2. SD card, containing map data.
3. Carry case, for storing TomTom GO when it's not in your vehicle.
|4. Screen cloth, to make sure your TomTom GO's screen is always in crystal clear condition.
5. Installation CD, containing PC connection software and a manual.
|6. AC adapter, included for you to charge and work with TomTom GO even when it's not in your vehicle. When you use the adaptor, please make sure it is cooled by placing it in a ventilated area.
7. Cigarette lighter cable, with 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter which can also be used in trucks. This is the normal way of providing power to TomTom GO when it's in your vehicle.
8. USB 2.0 data cable for connecting TomTom GO to a Windows PC.
|9. Installation poster, showing how to assemble the cradle, how to fix it to your windscreen and how to insert TomTom GO.
10. Quick start guide.
11. Product code card. You can use it to register your unit online at www.tomtom.com.
12. TomTom GO accessory leaflet, showing which extras you can buy for your TomTom GO.
|13. Component parts of a suction-mount cradle, for attaching to your windscreen.|
|3D navigation view
TomTom's vivid 3D navigation view allows you to grasp your current position better in the same way that you deal with the real world, intuitively. It is particularly helpful when navigating junctions and rotarys.
Itinerary planning gives you total flexibility, incorporating multiple stops along the way. And if you want to visit an address again, just save it as a favorite.
Extra safety feature. TomTom GO has a special low-glare night display setting. This uses color schemes that are significantly easier for the eye to adjust to while night driving. You can select between different color styles suitable for night-time driving depending on your personal preferences.
|Points of Interest
Your TomTom GO from Tiger GPS stores millions of useful points of interest like parking, gas stations, hotels and restaurants, with an automatic alert option as you approach one. Want more? There are thousands more points of interest available online at www.tomtom.com.
TomTom GO's built in Bluetooth receiver means you can download real-time TomTom PLUS services through the internet connection on your Bluetooth phone anytime and anywhere. TomTom PLUS gives you the real-time information you want on traffic congestions, weather conditions and extra downloads such as detailed city maps, additional voices, points of interest and much more.
|Type of routes
Even more flexibility in your route planning: you can choose the type of route you want, whether it's the shortest, the fastest, or one that avoids road charges.
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