Navigation company TomTom have announced the Via 620, a monster of a GPS, weighing in at 6 inches. The TomTom Via 620 also features the company’s highest resolution screen yet. TomTom say “Sharper screen clarity and bigger buttons mean drivers enjoy a clear view of their route and safer, easier navigation.”
“The Via 620 is big in a clever way,” said Chris Kearney, Vice President TomTom Asia Pacific. “We haven’t simply stretched the units. We’ve changed proportions and designed the Via 620 with safety top of mind. At TomTom, we’re all about helping drivers enjoy the journey and the increased pixels, bigger screen and larger buttons make your journey simpler and stress-free. “For drivers – particularly those with larger vehicles such as the Aussie Ute or popular SUV – the Via 620 is practical, clear and easy to use so that they’ll always be confident on the road,” said Kearney.
Over the years the GPS devices have grown from 2.5” to now more than double at a staggering 6” diagonally. At some point increasing the size of the GPS display stops being a benefit and starts being a hindrance to your view out the windscreen. At 6” that point is quickly arriving.
Other features include:
• Advanced Lane Guidance Gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. New ‘Split- screen’ Advanced Lane Guidance view gives drivers as much information as possible on their route.
• Improved IQ Routes Uses real travel times shared by millions of drivers to get the best routes and arrival times at every time of day.
• TomTom Map Share Gives drivers free daily map changes from the TomTom Map Share Community.
• Parking assist Helps drivers find parking near their destination or en route.
• Frequent destinations allows drivers to save their most frequent destinations, for an even easier and quicker journey to the places they visit most often.
The TomTom Via 620 will be available from leading retailers or at www.tomtom.com for $249.99.