TomTom launches GPS car kit for the iPhone

TomTom's car kit for iPhone available for $159.99
TomTom's car kit for iPhone is now available in Australia for $159.99.

TomTom's car kit for iPhone is now available in Australia for $159.99.

TomTom today launched its much-anticipated car kit for the iPhone in Australia. A docking mount that attaches an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G to any car windscreen, the TomTom car kit for iPhone also includes a built-in GPS chipset that the company claims enhances the iPhone's often-erratic navigation performance.

The TomTom car kit for iPhone will work with any GPS navigation application available in the iPhone App Store — in addition to TomTom's own app, the car kit will work with Navigon, Sygic, CoPilot and NDrive navigation apps.

The iPhone car kit uses the same EasyPort mounting system employed by most of TomTom's portable in-car navigation devices, including the TomTom Start and TomTom ONE 140 models.

"The TomTom car kit for iPhone has been designed with safety and quality in mind," said Chris Kearney, TomTom's marketing manager. "Its range of cutting-edge features will ensure the most optimised driving and navigation experience with the TomTom for iPhone app."

The TomTom car kit for iPhone can be rotated to portrait or landscape modes, includes a built-in loud speaker and microphone and charges a connected iPhone when plugged in using the included car-charger. The car kit also includes an auxiliary output to wire sound to your vehicle's car stereo. It will stream audio via Bluetooth if you have a car kit installed, but an FM transmitter is not included.

The TomTom car kit for iPhone is available through selected retailers and the Apple Store for $159.99.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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Topics: GPS technology, Apple, iphone app store, tomtom, GPS, iPhone, navigation, iphone apps

Comments

Sharen

1

Where can I buy the Tomtom iPhone car kit?

Anyone know where we can buy the car kit for the iPhone?

John

2

Tom Tom Iphone Kit

It's all bullsh*t. Tom tom puts a press release out saying available at Apple store soon and selected retailers. Spent 3 hours trying to get sense out of tomtom...Way disappointed. There website now says the only place you can buy them in OZ is through their web site. Nice pics and promo stuff but NO WHERE is the click to buy that takes you to the shopping cart. Why don't they say NOT available in OZ till March 2010. And Tom Toms standard line is that the ones in Europe have a different config to the ones to be released in OZ. Then another dude at tomtom says they are not coming into tomtom wholesale imports in OZ, they arrive at the retail store direct so ring some of the retailers. They ring their suppliers only to be told that tomtom kits are coming soon. Don't hold your breath :o(

VT

3

AUSTRALIA MAPS TOM TOM APPLE IPHONE

Where can u buy these ?
Thanks

James Hutchinson

4

TomTom's Australian maps are only available by downloading the TomTom Australia iPhone app from the App Store. Just search for it, or head to the Navigation category within the store.

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