TomTom PRO 8000 Automotive GPS System with Voice Recognition and North America Maps
TomTom's award-winning software means groundbreaking new technology for the ultimate driving experience with the TomTom PRO 8000. Switch on and go right out of the box. Just enter the address on the touchscreen and start driving anywhere in the US and Canada. TomTom guides you door-to-door with spoken instructions. TomTom has the most accurate maps and with TomTom Map Share technology, you can instantly modify maps on your own device. And with the Help Me! menu, there are added safety features so you can easily access local emergency providers.
The TomTom PRO range has been created with your specific needs in mind. In addition to TomTom's award-winning software and ground-breaking technology, your PRO comes with additional features designed to enhance your experience:
- Dedicated PRO customer service telephone line
- Two year limited product warranty
- PIN lock protects personal and sensitive information
- Menu lock for safer driving
- Premium ruggedized sleeve
- Free Map Update service included
- Maps of the US and Canada
- POIs: easily find gas stations, restaurants, hotels and more along your route. Customize by adding your own points of interest
- TomTom Map Share: instantly modify street names, street direction, road speeds, turn restrictions, 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
- Latest Map Guarantee: if a new map is released within 30 days of purchase, download it for free from TomTom HOME
- PIN lock: protects personal and sensitive information
- Menu lock: limited functionality when vehicle is moving for driving safety
- IQ Routes: always the smartest route based on actual average road speeds
- Advanced Lane Guidance: makes difficult junctions easy to navigate
- Voice Address Input: enter destination details verbally
- FM Transmitter: play MP3s and navigation instructions over your car stereo
- Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
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?
|Features||PRO 4000||PRO 8000|
|Preloaded Maps||US & Canada||US & Canada|
|TomTom Map Share||Yes||Yes|
|Latest Map Guarantee||Yes||Yes|
|"Help Me!" emergency resources menu||Yes||Yes|
|Spoken street names||Yes||Yes|
|IQ Routes Technology||no||Yes|
|Voice prompted address entry||no||Yes|
|Advanced Lane Guidance||no||Yes|
|TomTom WORK compatible||no||Yes|
|1 free map update included ($99.95/129.95 value)||Yes||Yes|
|2 year limited product warranty ($49.95 value)||Yes||Yes|
|Dedicated PRO customer service telephone line||Yes||Yes|
|Premium rugged sleeve included ($19.95 value)||Yes||Yes|
What's In The Box?
- PRO device
- Windshield mount
- USB cable
- Car charger
- Ruggedized sleeve
- Adhesive disk
- Desk Dock for charging and computer connection
- Preloaded maps on internal memory
- High sensitivity GPS chipset
- 4.3 WQVGA touchscreen
- 4.6 x 3.3 x 0.9, 7.8 ounces
- Internal Lithium-Ion battery (up to 5 hours operation)
- SD card slot compatible with SD and MMC cards
- Integrated FM Transmitter
- Optimized integrated microphone and speaker for handsfree functionality
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