How Are TomTom Devices Used?


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The TomTom company makes many different devices with a variety of uses. However, TomTom is probably best known for their navigation and mapping products that are used by drivers to plan routes and deal with traffic.

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How Are TomTom Devices Used?
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TomTom devices, such as the Go 50, are small, phone-sized GPS systems that provide vehicle operators with visual and auditory guidance as they drive. TomTom devices are typically mounted on the car dashboard and allow drivers to see where they are in relation to roads, landmarks and potential traffic jams. TomTom positioning information allows drivers to make decisions in real-time, so can avoid a major traffic blockage caused by an accident or road construction.

The TomTom company also makes devices for certain sports, such as running, bicycling, swimming, and golf. For example, the TomTom Runner Cardio is worn and functions much like a watch. However, runners can also use this device as a GPS system and as a means of tracking data, such as heart rate, lap time and distance. Another model, the TomTom Golfer, gives golfers access to information about individual golf courses. The TomTom Golfer is also worn like a watch and uses a one-button control to display information about hazards, yardages and scores.

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