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Video: TomTom™ GO 730T & GO 930T

Crutchfield's car audio expert, Ken Nail, discusses the TomTom GO 730T and GO 930T portable navigators. The review includes a demonstration of the 930T's remote control.

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Video Transcript

Ken: Hi. I'm Ken. I'm here at the Crutchfield campus today with the TomTom GO 930T and the GO 730T portable navigators. These are some of our most popular models, and it's easy to see why. They're well featured portable navigators that have maps of Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico. And the 930T even throws in maps of Europe.

They also have text-to-speech capability, so if you're driving along and it's time to turn, you're going hear the name of the street announced, and the directions. In other words, you can keep your eyes on the road, and you don't have to worry so much about looking at the screen. They have Bluetooth built in, so if you have a Bluetooth cell phone you can do hands-free calling — that's a nice convenience and safety feature, too.

Now when you're on the road and you're trying to get someplace fast, it's useful to have traffic info. Both these models have free FM traffic info, a free one year subscription. That'll show you when you've got traffic issues coming up, construction. It'll also even help route you around them. They feature SD card slots, so you can enter in your favorite pictures, your music, they even have an FM transmitter built-in so you can send the music into your car stereo.

The 930T has a pretty cool feature: a remote control. This is a handy little device, because you don't have to reach up and hit buttons all the time, and here's how it works. When you're on a screen like a map, just hit that and you get right into the menus.

TomTom has a great feature that I really like called "help me." It bundles together all the things you might need in an emergency in one place. Just go right over to it, and you're in. You can phone for help if you have a Bluetooth phone, it'll show you directions to drive to help, it'll show you how to walk to help if the worst happens, there's even a first aid guide. And for you husbands out there who don't want to admit you're lost, you can just hit "Where am I?" and you know exactly where you are right down to the longitude and latitude.

There you have it — the TomTom GO 930T and the TomTom GO 730T.

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