GPS maker TomTom has formally announced that it’s bringing its XL 350 and XXL 550 GPS units to the United States market, each preloaded with TeleAtlas maps of the United States, Canada, and Mexico along with more than 7 million points of interest. The GPS units will also include TomTom’s IQ Routes and Map Share technology (enabling users to plan routes based on historic speed and travel data and to share updated map information with other TomTom users, respectively) along with a new simplified EasyMenu touchscreen interface the company says will have people up and running in even less time.
“These new products combine some of the most advanced and acclaimed TomTom features in an easy-to-use format and further deliver on our commitment to providing the most intelligent navigation products in the market,” said TomTom senior VP of market development Tom Murray, in a statement. “With the introduction of the XL 350 and XXL 550 range, we empower our users with the accuracy of TomTom’s most up-to-date maps and intelligent routing information that helps them avoid traffic delays and other hassles on the road.”
The TomTom XL 350 sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen display while the XXL 550 sports a sizable 5-inch display. The devices are also available with Lifetime Map Updates (so users get updated map data every few months) and Lifetime Traffic Updates so users can plan routes based on current traffic conditions.
The XL 350 and XXL 550 should be on sale in late may, with the XL 350 going for $169 and the XXL 550 going for $199. Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates are available for an additional $30 each.