By 5 November 2009 | Categories: news


TomTom celebrated their first year in South Africa by announcing three new GPSs at an event held last night in Newtown, Johannesburg. The three personal navigation devices include the Start, XXL and the GO 750.

The TomTom Start seems like a solid entry-level device. With a 3.5" touch-screen, it’s small and lightweight with integrated mounting, much like their White Pearl GPS. It comes in four colour schemes, with interchangeable cover skins which are available at Makro and Game. It retails with a map of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland at a recommended R1399.

The XXL’s name is a reference to its screen size, with a massive 5" touch-screen enough to compensate for any insecurities. Those touring Southern Africa will find the included maps for Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia extremely handy. Its RRP is R2499.

GO 750
The GO 750 is TomTom’s current flagship device and includes an enhanced speaker for clearer voice instructions and calling via hands-free Bluetooth. They have also enhanced the graphics on the device. The GO 750 is one of the few GPSs that include maps for Europe as well, with 45 countries from both East- and Western Europe included. The device retails for a recommended R2999.


Magazine Online is South Africa's leading magazine for tech product reviews, tech news, videos, tech specs and gadgets.
Start reading now >
Download latest issue

Have Your Say

What new tech or developments are you most anticipating this year?
New smartphone announcements (15 votes)
Technological breakthroughs (16 votes)
Launch of new consoles, or notebooks (9 votes)
Innovative Artificial Intelligence solutions (10 votes)
Biotechnology or medical advancements (16 votes)
Better business applications (53 votes)