Tomtom GO 2405/2505 for USA/Canada

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A strange new model is now surfacing on Best Buy Canada's website.

If you search for the 350TM on www.bestbuy.ca, then click "see more Tomtom products", a new model shows up on the bottom of the page.

It doesn't seem to show up under any other type of search.

It is a GO 2405. It seems like a GO 1000 (magnetic mount, pinch-to-zoom, bluetooth). But it has an EasyMenu (pic 3 of 4 on the website).

Its picture shows the traffic bar, but the specs make no mention of traffic capability.
 
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Doing some googling found this on Tomtom's website.

"GO 1000 Series (for US/CA: 2405 & 2505 Series)"

So it looks like both the USA and Canada will get this model, and another 2505 model that hasn't been announced yet.

(changing the thread title)
 
Won't mean much to most people but the fourth screenshot is that of mapping in downtown Toronto. :)
 
... But it has an EasyMenu (pic 3 of 4 on the website).
Oh, spiffy. More EasyMenu. More "Why can't I ..." questions, and no *.mnu games on these.

Seems like it's been an awfully quiet launch in N.A., doesn't it? I wonder if the EasyMenu is the only difference between the N.A. models and the original 1000 series? Guess time will tell. No reviews anywhere? None of the beta testers get hold of one?
 
The term 'EasyMenu' is really somewhat misleading.

Unlike the EM on the Start/Ease models where there were essentially very few user options, there certainly are more on these models:
-Voice Recognition
-Navigate to includes a lat/long
-Settings include many more screens of choices
-Planning Preferences include a variety of options including one called 'eco routes'
-etc., etc.

That said, the limitations (at this point) of no custom poi inclusion as well as no ability to backup the device using Explorer still make this model a non-starter in my mind.
 
Ah, that's good. At least I could do all of the nasty POI work manually if I had to (manual lat/long). Then again, entering hundreds of them doesn't appeal. Hope they get that POI situation resolved soon.
 
They're advertising these with the Lifetime Maps subscription. Think they'll have Home3 done in time for the 860 map, or ???
 
They're advertising these with the Lifetime Maps subscription. Think they'll have Home3 done in time for the 860 map, or ???

I think the MyTomtom system will have maps ready. Tomtom will prioritize $$ earners first, so in my mind that will be maps, voices, poi, then live services.

Who knows, since it's November, the devices may even ship with map 860.
 
I think the MyTomtom system will have maps ready. Tomtom will prioritize $$ earners first, so in my mind that will be maps, voices, poi, then live services.

Who knows, since it's November, the devices may even ship with map 860.

Mid 2011 would suggest released with v870 mapping for it to be upto date unless they are planning to ship earlier than the date in the press release to selected retailers.

Availability and Pricing
The TomTom GO Series is initially available at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and TomTom.com in the United States. The devices will be available at retail stores in mid-2011. Prices begin at $299.

Fully agree with order in which Home_3 will get updated, sadly this also means custom POI installation will probably be last, whether they will include OGG file support is another mute point - Mike
 
Mid 2011 would suggest released with v870 mapping for it to be upto date unless they are planning to ship earlier than the date in the press release to selected retailers.

Amazon has them in stock.
Best buy (USA) is estimating arrival late Novermber/Early December.

Reading the press release, I think online availability is soon (immediate for Amazon). The brick & mortar is what is being delayed until mid-2011.
 
Assuming it does arrive then, can you report back with what map version you have installed?

You'll find the information under Settings-->Status & Information-->Version Information
 
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Amazon order

Got shipment confirmation from ups due to arrive nov 4th. Will let you know map number when it arrives.
 
I will post a review once I have a chance to use it. But from using the menu, it seems very reponsive. I have a Garmin 855 which I hated with a passion cause it froze more that it functioned. Happened more than a few times on the road, which is dangerous when you're lost.
 
So no mp3 players anymore? Will have to stay with my 930?
Treat it well. Stroke it a few times each time you get out of the car and tell it what a good GPS it is. The feature set on that unit can't be replicated in another, newer TomTom unit at present. I'm sure as heck hanging onto my 720/730 in my wife's car. Nothing with which to replace it (at least not with my use of specific features) is available here.
 
I hear ya man.:)

Well I do like my 930, so Tomtom............. no more money from me in the immediate future.

I was reading reviews on Amazon of the 2505. Some things I didn't like. Oh well.
 

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