TomTom New Zealand Navigation App Review (iOS, $69.99)

  • Category: Navigation
  • Publisher: TomTom
  • Updated: Aug, 17 2009
  • Version: 1.16
  • Size: 158.68 MB

Languages: Afrikaans, NB, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Seller: TomTom

- LATEST, UPDATED TOMTOM MAP: because roads are constantly changing, on average 15% of roads change every year, your TomTom app update comes with the latest and most up-to-date map.

- NEW iOS7-STYLE DESIGN: the app has been refreshed so it fits better with the all-new design of iOS7. Clean, fresh icons, fonts and menus and a translucent status bar make the app feel every bit iOS7 as can be.

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
17 Ratings


TomTom Navigation for iPhone/iPad. World-class navigation that’s trusted by 70 million drivers.

Last minute plans? With the TomTom Navigation app, driving somewhere new couldn’t be easier. You’ve always got your iPhone with you, so navigation’s close at hand. And losing signal is not a problem, because the app works not only online, but offline too. This saves you money on data roaming costs, and you’ll have constant access to the same maps, technology and world-class navigation as on our GPS navigators. It’s the app that drivers can rely on.

Only the TomTom Navigation app offers all this:

›› Voice-guided turn-by-turn car navigation. Find your way the easy way with with clear voice instructions and a 2D or 3D view of the route ahead. Including automatic rerouting if you miss your turn.

›› Advanced Lane Guidance. Gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.

›› TomTom Offline Maps. Maps are stored on your iPhone or iPad – so you don't need a mobile data connection or large mobile data plan.

›› FREE Lifetime Maps. Download 4 or more full updates every year for the life of your app.

›› FREE Daily Map Changes. Benefit from shared daily map corrections from our 20 million strong Map Share community.

›› IQ Routes. The fastest routes, the most accurate and reliable arrival times - at all times of day.

›› Traffic. Drive with world-class traffic information (available via in-app purchase). (1)

›› FREE Offline Safety Cameras. Pre-installed and updated with every app release

›› Spoken Street Names. Helping you to keep your eyes on the road.

›› Powerful search. Search for destinations with TomTom Places, Facebook™ and foursquare™.

›› Multitasking support. Clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone.

›› Seamless integration. Integrates easily with your iPhone/iPad contacts, photos, music, email, browser, calendar, iCloud and maps.

For all features and full descriptions please see

- NZ.

- The TomTom Navigation app requires a GPS signal. 3G-enabled iPads, iPhone 3GS, and later models have an internal GPS receiver. Users of non-3G iPads and iPod touch 4th gen and later models will require an external GPS receiver. The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, original iPad, original iPod touch and iPod touch 2nd/3rd gen are not supported.
(1) Check for availability per country. Services are available via in-app purchase and require a mobile phone connection. Your operator may charge you for the data used and costs may be significantly higher when used abroad. Services can only be used on one device at the same time. If you want to use your subscription to a different device, restore your purchases in the TomTom Shop on your preferred device.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Photos can only be used for navigation if you have enabled Location Services in the Camera application.

Customer Reviews

  • Mostly great

    by jkgm

    This app is mostly great, and I use it all the time finding client sites in Auckland. POI search works well and the routes have always been reasonable. But there's one bug that's a huge problem for me. The app ignores the state of the mute switch on iPhone 4 and loudly blares directions even when I have the switch set to mute. Much better would be an alert that warns the user that the volume is muted so directions won't be audible, which is what I wanted in the first place.

  • Mr. G

    by Tommy G (USA)

    Used for two weeks and could not have driven without it. A few glitches and took the long way but definitely worth the 70 bucks. Watch out for lost signal in the mountains- the program gets confused but eventually gets back on track.

  • About voice navigation!!

    by panda_xp

    1.1 still not solve some voice navigation problem, sometimes the voice always tell me keep right, but it is fault, we must be keep left, otherwise I will go to the wrong way, please check it.

  • TomTom's Hostile Consumer Attitude a Big Negative

    by ellerybenj

    Whatever the quality of TomTom’s products, their customer service attitude is by far the worst I have experienced in the consumer electronics business. They engaged me in a bait and switch con and stonewalled me through weeks of emails and calls. It started when I received a promotional email from TomTom offering $10 off their iPhone GPS app. Clicking through from that promotion, I bought via iTunes the TomTom app for New Zealand, where I was headed. But iTunes did not show a $10 discount. I decided to complete the purchase and then contact TomTom to make good on the discount. It was downhill from there. TomTom’s first response was to require a screenshot of the email promotion I received (though it was their own promotion) and a copy of my iTunes receipt. Their response was that this was a two week promotion (though it did not say so anywhere). I pointed out that in any event I made the purchase 12 days after I received it. They responded that they are only programmers and have no control over Apple’s pricing, so I should complain to Apple. Baloney, I wrote back. The app developer sets the price and the promotion email came from TomTom. Their comeback was they would send my “feedback and comments to our business development team, which will ensure to prevent the similar technical issues you had experienced.” I said this was a marketing issue, not technical. Now they told me I should call a customer support number for a resolution. The agent I spoke with seemed sympathetic and asked me to hold while he “set up” my refund. But after 15 minutes, he said that the higher ups at HQ refused to budge. No further explanation. This experience is 180 degrees from the experience I had with Garmin on one of their products. The bottom line is that TomTom is not very consumer friendly—indeed downright arrogant. Though its products may be competent I would certainly use one of their several competitors for any future GPS needs.

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    by butidontwantanickname

    no more usable than google maps which is free.

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