Folks who live large on the world stage wouldn’t want to be caught with some diminutive GPS unit—or, at least, that’s what TomTom hopes with its new XXL 540S World Traveler Edition, which combines the mammoth 5-inch display with built-in maps of Europe, Canada, and the United States so users can be sure of having up-to-date routing and mapping information anywhere they go: no more switching between GPS’s or remembering to load appropriate map packs when buzzing back and forth between the two continents.
“The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition [..] appeals to globetrotters who appreciate a wide screen, a sleek design, and the assurance that their routes are always the most efficient regardless of their destination,” said TomTom president Jocelyn Vigreux, in a statement. “With the introduction of the World Traveler Edition, TomTom continues to expand its product offerings to meet our customers’ diverse navigation needs.”
The XXL 540S also features TomTom’s exclusive IQ Routes technology that bases its route planning based on historical route information for time of day, quickly calculating routes that save travelers both time and fuel using everything from highways to back roads. Users can also tap into TomTom Map Share to update street names and points of interest (and share those corrections with other TomTom users); the GPS also features TomTom’s Help Me feature in case of emergency. The unit features 4 GB of memory, and comes with a folding mounting bracket that folks flat against the unit for easy storage and switching between vehicles.
The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition should be on sale in early December in the U.S. and Canada for a suggested price of $349.95.