TomTom India launches exciting range of In-Car Phone Mounts for Smartphones and iPhones

Pune, 28 January 2014 – TomTom India today launched the TomTom Hands Free Car Kit for smartphone and iPhone with the highest quality audio for loud and clear navigation and hands-free calling. The new Car Kit features an advanced noise and echo cancellation system, which dramatically reduces background noise for the caller and removes ambient noise for the driver.

· For safe and convenient smartphone usage in a car environment
· Fast charges your phone while you’re on the go
· Comes with universal holder which clamps your phone from top to bottom or side to side

New mounting options make smartphone use on the move safer and more convenient. The newly designed Car Kit has an adjustable grip to fit any smartphone with or without its cover. An extendable microphone can be clipped to the sun visor to ensure conversations are louder and clearer.

TomTom India launches exciting range of In-Car Phone Mounts for Smartphones and iPhones“Smartphone usage is on the rise. According to a recent survey* India has about 40 million smartphone users of which about 14% use navigation feature while travelling. The new Car Kit has been designed for safety and convenience. “With fantastic audio quality and new mounting options, we are making it easier and safer for drivers to use navigation applications and make calls on the move “commented Sanu Vasudevan, Country Sales Manager, Consumer B.U, TomTom India.

The TomTom Hands Free Car Kit comes in two versions to support iPhone and micro USB compatible smartphones such as Android phones with the possibility to automatically pair two mobile devices simultaneously. When connected via Bluetooth®, voice recognition functionality can be activated; enabling drivers to navigate and dial without taking their hands from the wheel

Availability and Pricing: The TomTom phone mounts are available online and at car accessories stores across India. The TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for iPhone & TomTom Hands-free Car Kit for Smartphone are available at Rs. 4990/- and TomTom Smartphone Charger & Mount is at Rs. 2990/-.

Key Features of TomTom Hands-free Car Kit

Fast Charging: When plugged in your car kit your phone is charged 4 times faster than a regular charger. Helps you stay powered up for your whole trip and arrive at your destination with enough battery.

Universal holder: A convenient adjustable top means the cradle will fit your iPhone with or without its cover. So you don’t have to remove your phone cover each time you plug it on the dock.

Dual mounting system: The kit comes with an adhesive disk, which means you can mount your device on the dashboard as well as the windscreen, without obstructing your comfortable line of vision. And it can be adjusted to clamp your phone from top to bottom or side to side to avoid blocking the micro-USB port and pressing any buttons. That’s more choice, for optimal safety and convenience.

Landscape and portrait orientation: Landscape and portrait orientation. Choose the best view for you.

Hands-Free Calling: Hands-free calls via Bluetooth® helps you keep your hands on the wheels while driving.

Sound Boost: A built-in 2 watt speaker brings quality audio to your car. Hear hands-free calls and navigation instructions loud and clear with Sound Boost.

Noise and echo cancellation: Noise and echo cancellation makes conversation clear at both ends of the line.

Extendable microphone: Clip the extendable microphone to the sun visor or a-pillar in your car to bring it closer. With less background noise, your conversations will be even clearer.

Easy volume control: Easy-reach buttons make it easy to adjust the volume to your liking.

Easy-reach answer and reject buttons: Answer and reject calls, even with your phone in your pocket.

One-touch voice control activation: When your phone is connected via Bluetooth®, you can activate iPhone’s Siri or your smartphone’s voice control with a single touch button on the car-kit.

Voice menu and spoken instructions: You can connect your phone easily using the voice menu and keep your eyes on the road while the TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit speaks to you to give you information.

Music streaming: Bluetooth® A2DP technology in the TomTom Car Kit lets you play music and any other sound from any other app on your phone through the speaker on your Car Kit.

Smartphone & iPhone compatible:The car kit range fits all Bluetooth®-enabled phones and iPhone charged with a micro-USB connector and which are 100-127.5 mm tall or 54-80.5 mm wide.

*Indian Smartphone User study was conducted in September and October 2012
*Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights said : With only about 40 million smartphones in play at the start
of 2013, it is a market that is set to grow exponentially

About TomTom

Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX: TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as GPS-enabled sports watches. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 35 countries. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com