TomTom GO 930 Video
TomTom GO 930 Video Transcript
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>> Hi. I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at CNET.com, and today we're taking a first look at the TomTom GO 930. This is the company's high-end in-car GPS, and they've kind of revamped the design a little bit. I really like it. They've added some new features that - some work well and some need some tweaking. First of all, I'll talk about the design a little bit. It's really nice and slim, and it's got this black casing. Previously they had silver, but I kind of like the sexy black. It'll look good in any car, I think. It's also got this nice soft-touch finish so it'll be easier to grip if you're transporting it between cars, and you don't want it to slip out of your hands. Of front there's 4.3-inch touch screen that's really responsive and bright. You can view the maps in most lighting conditions. I didn't have too many problems. One new feature is you can add addresses by your voice.
>> San Francisco. So you can just speak to the device and enter your street name and city name, and I found the feature to be hit or miss.
>> Please state house number.
>> 235. Sometime it worked really well, and sometimes it was just totally off the mark and I had to try it ten times. So it's a little bit unreliable. Also, there's advance lane guidance, so if you're on a major freeway and there are multiple lanes, it'll tell you which exit to take off. It also has a 3-D rendering so it's more clear to you. And one final new feature is something called TomTom IQ Routes. And, basically, it'll calculate your routes based on historical traffic data so you'll get more efficient routing. And it worked really well during our test. Overall, good device, really accurate directions, and a strong receiver. You'll pay a little bit for the features. It's about $500.00/. But if you're looking for that high-end device, I would recommend it. I'm Bonnie Cha, and this has been your first look at the TomTom GO 930 ^M00:01:44 [ Music ]
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TomTom GO 930 GPS Review
The good: The TomTom GO 930 offers address entry via voice as well as lane assistance and 3D renderings of complex intersections. The portable navigation system also has optimized route calculation based on historical traffic data; text-to-speech functionality; integrated Bluetooth; and a wide screen.
The bad: The voice command feature on the GO 930 isn't the most accurate, and often it's just easier to enter addresses using the onscreen keyboard. The lane guidance feature is only available for major highways and not all roadways. There's also no dashboard mounting disc included in the box.
The bottom line: If you're looking for a high-end in-car GPS with the latest features, the TomTom GO 930 delivers with accurate directions and new navigation tools like advanced lane guidance and voice address entry.
TomTom GO 930 GPS Specs
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