TomTom Integrates Twitter, Yelp With Navigation

Navigation equipment maker TomTom has dished out a portable navigation device which will come with several popular travel apps like Expedia and Yelp.

The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is powered by the powerful TomTom HD Traffic which feeds it road and traffic information.

The apps, which will be powered by TomTom’s connected LIVE services, will allow users to get the additional information needed for navigation. Users will able to access apps like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Twitter.

Users will be able to use the apps to get information on hotel availability, read restaurant reviews and tweet their arrival to a destination without the need to leave the vehicle.

“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,” said Tim Roper, president of TomTom, Inc.

“We are excited to expand TomTom HD Traffic services onto our new range of connected devices at a more affordable price, as it can dramatically reduce time spent in traffic for our customers.” he added.

The device is available for $249 along with a free 12 month subscription of LIVE services.