Tech Trader got its hands on the latest in-car GPS device from TomTom this morning and as far as first impressions go it is quite impressive, mainly because of its huge screen.
The TomTom Via 620 really stands out with a 6-inch display, the first of its kind in the portable navigation market.
According to TomTom senior marketing manager, Winnie Kwan, the Via 620 has three times the pixels of their 5-inch variation and was designed in response to a growing demand for larger devices in the market.
“Screen size is the key driver for GPS customers and we believe this is perfect for anyone with a large cars like 4WDs, vans and trucks,” she said.
“I also think this would be a great product for parents driving their kids around. When you have screaming kids in the back of a car, it can be hard to type in a location on smaller screens, plus its easier to read while driving.”
The Via 620 doesn’t include TomTom HD Traffic services or Bluetooth connectivity, but Kwan said this was to help keep the price affordable for average Australians.
It does however include a host of features like a dual mounting system, advanced lane guidance, IQ routes, spoken street names and parking assist.
It also has lifetime free daily map changes, which is updated via the TomTom community to help with sudden road changes like roadwork closures and changing speed limits.
The TomTom Via 620 will be available in the first week of July for $249.99.