TomTom has finally released their SatNav app for the iPhone. Available in four regions, the app will cost around US$80 in Australia, US$95 in New Zealand, US$140 in Western Europe, and $100 in US and Canada (with US coverage including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
The app offers voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation just like a dedicated GPS device, and will display maps on a 3D view that will support the iPhone’s multi-touch gestures for scrolling, zooming and switching screen orientation. The screen also adds other travel information, including traffic conditions and ETA.
iPhone 3G and 3GS units with the iPhone 3.0 firmware will be supported. A TomTom car mount kit for the iPhone (and iPod Touch) has also been announced–and said to retail for around $190–to go along with the app. The car mount offers a built-in speaker and mic, an external GPS receiver, volume controls, and a hinge that pivots the iPhone to either landscape or portrait orientation, but it has yet to appear on any of TomTom’s regional websites. Double-sided tape seems to have worked well enough for the guys over at recombu.com though.
Here’s TomTom’s official YouTube video for the iPhone app: