I love almost everything about the holiday season. Good food around the table with family and friends, twinkling lights lining the streets, strolls in the cool crisp air, and songs of the season ringing through the air. What I don’t love though is holiday traffic. This year, the boys and I are traveling all around Louisiana during the holiday season. This holiday season, people all over the country will be hitting the road to celebrate and join family or friends, that means source of stress and anxiety over traffic for 48% of Americans. This holiday season make your drive stress free with some tips from the TomTom traffic experts and the all new TomTom GO 500 with lifetime maps and traffic.
Holiday Driving Tips from TomTom
New TomTom GO 500 with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
TomTom has taken their FPS navigation devices to the next level with a new traffic-centric experience. Now, you can be alerted of upcoming traffic situations right on the live interactive map. Not only that, but it will tell you how long you can expect the delay from traffic to be, will show you the severity of the jam and the likely cause of it, whether it be from an accident, road work or just a lane closure.
I love that the TomTom GO 500 is so easy to start using, it is the only navigation system when you can start navigating in just two taps. The quick search function starts suggesting addresses and points of interest as soon as you start typing, and then uses its state of the art crowd-sourced traffic data to choose the quickest route according to current traffic status.
The new large screen with interactive map uses every pixel of the screen, and shows buildings in a 3D model that is pretty darn cool. The route bar is another favorite feature of mine. It lets you know not only of any upcoming traffic issues or delays, but also things like red light cameras or upcoming gas stations. That would have come in so handy on our summer trip when I was freaking out not knowing whether we would run out of gas or not before reaching another gas station.
Tom Tom is providing lifetime traffic and maps to users of the TomTom GO 500. It uses your existing smartphone data plan to access TomTom Traffic as well as other services like TomTom Speed Cameras by connecting to your smartphone via Bluetooth®. You also need to download the free MyDrive app to establish the connection – available for both iOS and Android models.
With new TomTom GO 500, I feel secure on the road knowing that I am getting real time information about my route, and always the most reliable information on the traffic that might be on the road ahead of me. It has made a huge difference in my attitude while I travel and my stress level on the road with the boys.
The new TomTom GO 500 is available at retailers nationwide, and on TomTom.com for $199.99. So, take the stress out of your holiday drive, and pick up one today!