The heady days where TomTom was the go-to device for navigation might now seem like the distant past, but the company has just announced an updated smartphone-based system that could put it back in the driving seat.
That means that TomTom Go Navigation will run on your car8217;s display 8211; assuming you have Apple CarPlay support 8211; bringing a premium navigation solution to your car once you plug in your phone.
It will also run as a standalone app on your phone if you8217;re not connected to a compatible car.
TomTom Go Navigation gives you offline mapping, so you download the maps rather than pulling in that data once you8217;re on the road. That might potentially save you data costs, but there is realtime data coming in too to give you things like traffic.
While many will use Google Maps or Waze 8211; both compatible with Apple CarPlay too 8211; which are both free, TomTom Go Navigation has a lot to offer. The mapping is very good, and will be updated in the background, while the traffic services that TomTom offer have always been amongst the best.
There8217;s a catch of course and that8217;s the price. After the 30-day free trial, you8217;ll be asked to pay £8.99 for 6 months, £4.99 for 3 months or £1.99 for a month. Your subscription will automatically renew, but it can be cancelled, so we guess you can buy TomTom when you are facing a lot of driving and cancel it when you no longer need it. You can download the new app from the Apple App Store.