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One of the downsides of winter (What? There’s a down side?) has to do with driving and your GPS device. If you own one, you know what we’re talking about – you have to take off your gloves in order to work your unit. Well, thanks to TomTom and its new European-market GO Live 1000 series, this problem may be a thing of the past.
Giving you the advantages of multitouch and requiring less pressing force to register an input, the GO Live 1000 is outfitted with a new “Fluid Touch” interface. This handy feature makes the most of its capacitive screen in order to make maps and menus easier to navigate. It also makes it possible to install functionality enhancing applications – and who doesn’t love a great app?
The 1000 unit will also be able to connect to TomTom’s Live data service and will give users access to HD Traffic updates, weather forecasts, speed and traffic camera locations, flight information, and Google Local Search. With the purchase price comes one year of the TomTom Live service.
Coming soon is the TomTom GO Live 1005 model, which will features a larger 5-inch display. Both GPS units come equipped with a new suction cup mount and a magnetic cradle. This lets you place and remove the device with one hand.
The bad news is that the TomTom GO Live 1000 and 1005 have only been officially announced for the European market. But like most TomTom units that started out on the other side of the pond, we’re sure that these new models will make the jump to North America soon (fingers crossed that we see them before the winter).