TomTom ONE XL 340-S LIVE Automotive GPS System w/ IQ Routes, Lane Guidance & Google Local Search
Get smart routes at simple prices with the TomTom ONE XL 340-S Live. The follow-up to the popular ONE XL 330S, the ONE XL 340S adds IQ Routing and Advanced Lane Guidance, as well as maps of Mexico, in a wide-screen package. The TomTom ONE LIVE comes with three months access to LIVE Services such as Traffic, Fuel Prices, Local Search powered by Google, Weather and Buddies - so you can stay in the know on the go. TomTom LIVE real-time information saves you time, money, and stress. Real-time services work right out of the box via a built-in wireless data connection. (Services are available in U.S. only. After three months renew your LIVE Service through TomTom HOME.)
The crystal-clear display, 3D graphics and turn-by-turn spoken instructions that include street names help you find your way to any address in the US, Canada, or Mexico - all with just a few taps of the ONE XL 340S screen. Foldable EasyPort mount makes it easy to take it with you from car to car. TomTom has the most accurate maps and with TomTom Map Share technology you can instantly modify street names, street direction, and POIs on your own device. And now, there are added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers. No activation, no monthly fees.
- Text-to-speech - speaks street names for easy guidance
- 24/7 IQ Routes Technology
- Advanced Lane Guidance
- TomTom Map Share: instantly modify street names, street direction and POIs on your own device and benefit from others' corrections
- "Help Me!" Emergency Menu: easily access local emergency providers such as police, fire stations and hospitals
- Maps of the US, Canada & Mexico
- EasyPort mount: foldable, slim mount for easy portability
- POI icons: easily find gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more along your route. Customize by adding your own points of interest
- TomTom HOME: ensure that your TomTom is always up-to-date and access additional features with this free software application
- Traffic ready: optional RDS-TMC traffic receiver accessory keeps you up-to-date on traffic events to minimize potential delays
- Daily Fuel Prices Optional Service: find the lowest priced gas on your route
The TomTom ONE XL 340-S includes new expanded map coverage, including the latest maps of the US, Canada, and Mexico.
- United States: All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
- Canada: All 10 provinces and 3 territories
- Mexico: 35% coverage of the 31 states with detailed coverage of Mexico City and Guadalajara, the main road network and 2,431 counties.
IQ Routes In-Depth Explanation
TomTom IQ Routes puts the driving experience of millions of TomTom users into your maps, calculating your route based on actual speeds driven on roads compared to speed limits. With TomTom IQ Routes you always get the smartest, most efficient route. Saving you time, fuel and money.
We all know traffic is different during a Monday morning rush hour from a lazy Sunday afternoon. We all want the best shortcuts to bring us to our destination in the fastest way possible. But heavy traffic, speed bumps, traffic lights, roundabouts and even schoolchildren or shopping crowds can slow you down. That handy shortcut you're looking for varies depending on time and day. Which means your shortest route isn't necessarily going to be the fastest all the time!
Let's take an example:
The standard shortest route from London Commercial Road, to Gloucester Terrace at a relatively quiet time, and without any hold-ups, should take you 20 minutes (screen 1).
However, that same shortest route will typically take you 29 minutes during a busier period (reality) (screen 2).
Using local knowledge' gained from the actual travel experiences of thousands of TomTom users on these very roads, IQ Routes instantly works out your optimal route from London Commercial Road, to Gloucester Terrace. It also calculates your realistic journey time, based on real speeds people are able to drive, not just speed limits. (screen 3)
As you can see, in this case your route is now 0.7 kilometre longer, but will save you 3 minutes (and a good deal of stress!). Now that's a shortcut!
A real difference
3 Minutes may not sound much, but it's over 10% off your journey time. Just consider for a moment how much time that will save you over a whole year Exactly!
And it's not just urban driving. Whether its roundabouts, crossroads, schoolchildren or just good old-fashioned congestion. Anywhere the traffic flow can vary, IQ Routes can make a real difference.
How it works
Millions of TomTom users worldwide voluntarily provide us with anonymous historical speed-data from each of their journeys every time they connect their device to TomTom HOME.
As a result, TomTom now has a huge database, containing billions of miles of real customer driving experience, collected over the years from more than 7 million TomTom users.
Using this data, TomTom's unique IQ Routes technology calculates your optimal route. This route is based on actual speed data driven on roads, not just maximum speed limits, taking into account any hold-ups that might slow you down (busy junctions, zebra crossings and even shopping crowds).
This data enhances the quality of TomTom navigation across the board, but is particularly helpful in improving the quality of detailed routing we give you for the specific time of day and day of the week of your chosen trip.
Drive like local
So even if you drive through unfamiliar areas, you still can drive like a local by knowing the short cuts that are based on the collective driving experience of millions of TomTom users.
Did you know?
IQ Routes technology gives you a faster route in over 50% of all your journeys.
And don't forget: IQ Routes is just one of many groundbreaking TomTom technologies that make your journey quicker, easier, safer, more predictable and less stressful.
Advanced Lane Guidance In-Depth Explanation
TomTom's Advanced lane guidance gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. So you won't miss your turn or have to make sudden, dangerous lane crossings.
When you approach complex motorway intersections, you also get a still 3D image on your screen that clearly indicates the lane(s) you need to take. Advanced lane guidance keeps you relaxed and safe through even the most complex intersections and in even the heaviest traffic.
Let's take an example:
You're on the outskirts of Paris, driving on the "Autoroute du Soleil" towards Lille, when a complex junction approaches (see diagram).
You have your normal 3D navigation view up to 800 metres from the junction.
From 800 meters until you're through the junction, your TomTom device displays a clear image of the junction. This shows the relevant road signs with numbers and directions, and a blinking arrow that clearly shows which lane you must take. Your screen throughout this has the still image and your status bar remains updated with dynamic information.
As soon as you're through the junction, your screen reverts to the normal view. What could be simpler, what could be safer?
TomTom Comparison Table (see below for explanations)
|GO 930T||4.3"||US, CAN & EUR||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||$449|
|GO 740 LIVE||4.3"||US & CAN||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||$399|
|GO 730||4.3"||US & CAN||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||Acc||YES||$349|
|GO 630||4.3"||US & CAN||YES||YES||YES||YES||no||no||Acc||YES||$299|
|ONE XXL 540S||5.0"||US, CAN & MEX||YES||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$299|
|ONE XXL 530S||5.0"||US & CAN||YES||YES||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$279|
|ONE XL 340S LIVE||4.3"||US, CAN & MEX||YES||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$299|
|ONE XL 340S||4.3"||US, CAN & MEX||YES||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$249|
|ONE XL 340||4.3"||US, CAN & MEX||no||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$229|
|ONE XL 335S||4.3"||US only||YES||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$239|
|ONE XL 330S||4.3"||US & CAN||YES||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||S199|
|ONE XL 330||4.3"||US & CAN||no||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$179|
|ONE XL 325S||4.3"||US only||YES||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$249|
|ONE XL 325||4.3"||US only||no||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$199|
|ONE 140S||3.5"||US, CAN & MEX||YES||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$199|
|ONE 140||3.5"||US, CAN & MEX||no||YES||YES||no||no||no||Acc||no||$179|
|ONE 130S||3.5"||US & CAN||YES||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$149|
|ONE 130||3.5"||US & CAN||no||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$129|
|ONE 125||3.5"||US only||no||no||no||no||no||no||Acc||no||$119|
TomTom Comparison Table Explanations
Screen: Diagonal screen size. Note the new 5" XXL series!
Maps: Pre-loaded map detail - all units contain maps for the United States; some add Canada, Mexico, and/or Europe.
TTS: "Text-to-Speech," i.e. "Speaks Street Name." The difference between hearing "Turn left in 200 feet" and "Turn left on Mulberry Lane in 200 feet."
IQ: New TomTom technology that incorporates more information into the routing algorithm. IQ Routes gives you a faster route in over 50% of all your journeys!
Lane: New TomTom technology that shows you what lane to be in for complicated highway exchanges. Never miss a fork in the road!
BT: Bluetooth, for hands-free phone interface. Please check that your phone is compatible.
FM: FM Transmitter, allows you to hear navigation voices and MP3s over your car stereo.
MP3: Built-in MP3 player with easy iPod interface, for when you need tunes on the road.
Traffic: All current TomTom models are compatible with an accessory traffic receiver; some include the receiver already, and some, like the GO 740 Live and ONE 340S Live, come with enhanced LIVE Services including Traffic, Fuel Prices, Local Search powered by Google, Weather, and Buddies.
VC: Voice Command. Some units let you speak addresses into them, saving you the hassle of typing them out. The new GO 740 Live also recognizes menu commands, giving you truly hands-free navigation!
Price: Typical selling price on TigerGPS.com.
What's in the Box:
- TomTom ONE 340-S
- Easyport mount
- USB Car Charger
- Adhesive Disk for dashboard mounting
- Built-in wireless GPRS receiver for connectivity, including three months of LIVE Services in the United States
- 4.3" WQVGA touchscreen
- High sensitivity GPS receiver
- USB connection for charging, updates and downloads
- Battery (up to 3 hours operation)
- Weight: 6.6 oz
- Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.2 x 0.9 in
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