Satisfying your poutine craving just got easier as TomTom extends its internet-enabled Live service and HD Traffic to nav systems up north. Using the Go Live 1535M portable GPS unit, Canadian drivers can now access the company's signature HD Traffic feature to get real-time routing based on current congestion. Another perk of being connected is the suite of apps that gives adventurers access to Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Twitter and local search from the dash -- making it easy to find that perfectly crafted caribou jerky and brag about it on social networks. Starting in October, Canucks can cop the system for around $269 with a free 12-month starter subscription to Live offerings. Check out the full PR after the break.
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TomTom Introduces LIVE Services and HD Traffic Service to Canada

TomTom Connected Portable Navigation Device Features the Most Accurate, Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Traffic Information Available

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom today announced the launch of LIVE services for the Canadian market with the introduction of the connected GO LIVE 1535 M. The GO LIVE 1535 M combines the most comprehensive road and traffic information from TomTom HD Traffic with access to real-time information through travel-related apps. These new features will give people in cars the information they need on a dedicated device designed to offer the best navigation experience.

As a connected device, the new TomTom GO LIVE saves people time on their commute, money on gas and helps alleviates stress by continuously monitoring and rerouting drivers based on current traffic conditions. TomTom HD Traffic provides the most accurate reporting available by capturing more of the actual traffic jams than ever before. Additionally, TomTom HD Traffic processes traffic conditions for all major and secondary roads within the Canadian road network and proactively delivers real-time traffic updates to devices every two minutes.

"We are excited to introduce our connected navigation solutions to Canadian drivers," said Tim Roper, President, TomTom, Inc. "By giving people the most up-to-date traffic details as well as relevant local content provided by travel apps, TomTom is bringing a new level of connectivity to drivers by providing information in the most effective platform available."

Using TomTom's connected LIVE travel apps, individuals can access Yelp®, TripAdvisor®, Expedia® and Twitter for the information they need while on the road. With these apps, users can read restaurant reviews, find hotel availability or automatically tweet their arrival time without ever leaving the car. Additionally, they'll have access to weather forecasts and Google Local Search.

Features Overview

* Intuitive Voice Recognition with one-step address entry
* Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling*
* Integrated Mount with flip-screen
* Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus
* Expanded driving view on 5" touch screens
* Spoken Street Names
* Advanced Lane Guidance
* Maps of US, CAN and MEX
* Lifetime Map Updates** (varies by model)
* TomTom LIVE Services bundle, including TomTom HD Traffic (available in country of purchase)
* Branded Travel apps from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Twitter and Google
* Other TomTom Apps like Weather Forecasts

Availability and Pricing

The TomTom GO LIVE 1535 M will be available at retail stores and from online retailers in October 2011. Pricing starts at $269 CAD MSRP. A free 12-month subscription*** of LIVE services will be available with each purchase.

The new GO devices will be available at Best Buy, Future Shop, Rogers Stores and other retailers nationwide.

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TomTom extends Live service and HD Traffic to Canada with Go Live 1535M nav unit