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New TomTom smart satnavs double as Bluetooth connected hands-free kits

Sat nav TomTom2TomTom has announced the launch of two new VIA satnav models that connect to drivers’ smartphones to bring added connectivity and traffic alert features.

The TomTom VIA 52 and 62 double as Bluetooth-connected hands-free kits for calling and also feature real-time traffic information, and live speed camera alerts.

Drivers can begin planning a journey from home, using the TomTom MyDrive free planning tool available on a smartphone, PC or tablet. Using the MyDrive app, TomTom Traffic Checker sends drivers alerts about the live traffic situation.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer said: “We want drivers to be able to enjoy the journey ahead feeling safe and relaxed. That’s why the new TomTom VIA satnavs come with hands-free calling, and smartphone connectivity. The new devices are also packed with award-winning innovative features, smart routing, and our super-accurate maps – everything needed to drive headache-free.”

The Speed Camera Alerts are free for three months, after which time a subscription is required, with Lifetime Map updates and Lifetime TomTom Traffic free for the life of the device.

The TomTom VIA 52 and 62 feature 5-inch and 6-inch screens, respectively. The TomTom VIA 52 is available immediately from selected retailers priced from £139.99 (UK maps) and on the TomTom webstore while the VIA 62 will be on sale from July.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.