Inputs and Outputs
Overview: The TomTom GO 730T can be used in
your car or used as a handheld navigation unit. Maps of the United States and
installed on the unit's built-in 4 GB flash memory. A home dock with an attached USB cable is
included in case you need to update your maps in the future. The GO 730T also
comes with car charger and a suction-cup bracket gives
you an easy way to mount the GO 730T in your vehicle. It also includes an
external RDS-TMC traffic receiver which allows you to receive up-to-the-minute
traffic information either from TMC--the Traffic Message Channel (subscription required) or TomTom Traffic (not available in the USA/subscription required).
Slim Portable Design: The TomTom GO 730T is
lightweight and slim making it ideal to use in the car or carry around in your
hand or coat pocket.
Easy Installation: The GO 730T comes
supplied with a cigarette lighter adapter for supplying power to the unit in your
vehicle and also comes supplied with an adjustable suction cup mount that can be
mounted to the windshield or dash or console using the self-adhesive plastic
disc. The unit also features an integrated GPS antenna so there is no external
antenna to mount outside of the vehicle.
4.3" Widescreen: The GO 730T features a
4.3" widescreen, touch-panel LCD display (480 x 272 pixels) with an
anti-glare coating for easy viewing and
simple operation. The unit's LCD touch-panel display features a light sensor
that provides automatic brightness control for day or night driving.
Included Maps: The unit features preloaded
maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico on its internal 4GB flash memory for worry-free navigation.
SD-Card Slot: The GPS unit features an
SD-card slot that supports SD-Cards (SD) and Multimedia Cards (MMC) for storing downloaded MP3 music files, JPEG still photos and mapping updates.
Home Dock: The GO 730T's home dock is used
for charging the GPS unit when it is not in the car and for connecting the unit
to your computer. The home dock features a mini-type-B USB connector on the top
for connecting the GO 730T and an attached 42" USB cable with a type-A USB
connector for connecting to your PC. To get the
most from your TomTom system, you can link it to your PC or Mac, where you
can back up (and restore) your Favorite locations and preferences, load new maps
and install new navigation voices. No minimum system requirements are provided.
Rechargeable Battery: Fully
charging the internal Lithium-Polymer battery will take approximately 2 hours. A fully charged
battery offers approximately 5 hours of operation.
Password: You can set a password for the
TomTom GO 730T which must be entered every time you start the unit to prevent
others from using the device.
GPS Receiver: The TomTom GO 730T features a
high sensitivity GPS chipset that gives you fast, accurate positioning.
Driving View: When the TomTom GO 730T starts,
you are shown the Driving View screen, which shows your immediate locations on
the current route. The Driving View screen displays your current position; the
name of the next major road or road sign information; navigation instructions
for the road ahead; the name of the next street to turn on to, information about
your trip time, remaining distance and arrival time; GPS signal strength; and
Traffic bar. You can tap the screen to zoom in and out of your route.
Note: The Driving View screen is shown
in black and white until the GPS unit locates your current position.
Text-To-Speech With Speech Recognition:
The TomTom GO 730T understands the pronunciation of city and street names
allowing you to speak an address into the unit. You can also answer questions
asked by the GO 730T while driving, so you can keep your eyes on the road with
the combination of text-to-speech and speech recognition technology. The GPS
unit also announces directions and street names giving you easier guidance and
allowing you to focus better on the road ahead.
Navigation: The 'Navigate to...' menu is
the simplest and most useful starting point in most situations. Given your
current GPS position, you can use this to navigate to any given address,
intersection, favorite location, POI (Point Of Interest), and so on. You can choose from
the following options:
- Home: Once your home location is
stored in memory, it can be quickly be chosen as a
- Favorite: The locations that you
visit frequently can be stored in the Favorite menu. A Favorite can be
chosen as a destination without
having to enter its address each time.
- Address: This option lets you enter a
specific address as a destination. When you end an address, you can choose
from five options.
- City Center: sets your destination as
the center of a city or town
- Street And House Number: sets an
exact address as your destination
- Zip Code: enters a Zip Code as your
- Cross Street Or Intersection: sets
your destination as the point where two streets meet
- Spoken Address: you can verbally enter the address by speaking
the state, city, street name, and house number. You can choose to be
prompted on screen only, or both on screen and spoken commands.
- Recent Destination: You can display a
list of addresses, Points Of Interest and other destinations that you've
- Points Of Interest: This option lets
you choose from a database of 5 million railway stations, restaurants, gas
stations, ATMs, and so on.
- Point On Map: You can use the map browser to
select a destination, scroll around the map,
zooming in or out as needed.
- My Location: You can select your current GPS location
as your desitination.
- Latitude/Longitude: This is a
calculated route based on Latitude and Longitude parameters.
- Position of Last Stop: This is a
calculated route based on your last stop.
- TomTom Buddy: You can welcome friends and colleagues into your
network of "TomTom Buddies". Then if you both wish you can be alerted when a
friend is nearby, or you can navigate to where they are.
IQ Routes Technology: The GO 730T calculates your routes
based on the real average speed measured on roads rather than the speed limits.
That gives you much more accurate ETAs, and indicates the routes that are truly
the fastest based on real world data.
Advanced Lane Guidance: When navigating difficult
intersections, the GO 730T will indicate which lane you should drive in to best
negotiate the turns.
Re-Calculation: This feature allows the GO 730T to adjust to your new location instantly and provides a new route.
Points Of Interest: The GO 730T gives you
access to 5 million Points of Interests including fuel stations,
parking, restaurants, cash machines, and lots more.
Favorite Locations: The Favorite menu
allows you to store locations that you visit frequently into memory. You can
choose a favorite location the same way you choose a
destination. The following menu options are available; Home,
Address, Recent Destination, Point Of Interest, Point On Map, GPS Position (allows you
to store your current location quickly), latitude and longitude, and the
location where your TomTom was last used in the car.
Once a route has been planned, you can change it using the 'Find alternative...'
menu. You can choose from the following options:
- Calculate Alternative: You can find an alternative
route if you don't like the original route.
- Avoid Roadblock: If you spot signs of trouble
(such as backed-up traffic or 'Delays ahead' warning signs), you can choose
this menu option. You need to estimate whether the blockage extends 100
yards, 1/4 mile, 1 mile or 3 miles ahead from your current position and then select the
- Travel via...: Choose 'Travel via...' if you
want to make sure the planned route goes past one particular location,
perhaps to pick up or drop someone off. The new location is picked in
exactly the same way as you would pick a departure point or destination.
- Avoid Part of Route: This menu option allows you
to avoid intersections that are known for heavy traffic.
- Recalculate Original: You can return to the
original best route.
- Minimize Traffic Delays:
Avoid traffic delays using TomTom Traffic information, a TomTom Plus service
View Route: If you already have a
route planned, you can explore it in various ways by choosing 'View route'. You
can choose from the following options:
- Browse as
Text: This option provides a simple list of the junctions involved and
the distances (or times, use the 'Options' button to change the numbers
shown) between them.
- Browse as
Images: Using this option presents each junction in 3D, with your turn
instruction clearly marked.
- Browse Map of Route: This option allows to overlay
the route onto a map that you can zoom and scroll around.
- Show Route
Demo: This feature shows an animation of your route.
- Show Route Summary: This option allows you
to display the graphical overview of your route that was shown when it was
Itinerary Planning: An itinerary is essentially just a
list of 'waypoints' and 'destinations'. Your best route is calculated, visiting
each in turn (in the exact order you specify).
Traffic Information: You can obtain traffic information
allowing the GO 730T to recalculate routes based on traffic congestion two ways:
- Traffic Message Channel (TMC): TMC transmits traffic
information as a radio signal. TMC is not a TomTom service but is available
via the supplied TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver and currently does not
require a subscription for the first year (subscription fee required after
first year). The GO 730T can manually or automatically search and
tune for radio frequencies that carry RDS-TMC information in your area.
Traffic incidents are shown in the Driving View and on the Traffic Bar in
the order that they occur along your planned route. The
estimated time for any traffic delay is shown next to the unit's incident
symbol on the screen. The distance from your current location to the next
Traffic incident on your planned route is shown at the bottom of the Traffic
Bar on the GO 730T's LCD screen. Incidents are also shown in the Driving
View of the GO 730T so that you can view the precise location of any
- TomTom Traffic: TomTom Traffic is a TomTom service for
receiving up-to-date traffic information. The TomTom Traffic service is currently
available for Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It requires a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone and a wireless
data connection (GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA). TomTom Traffic uses the most
up-to-date information from many local sources. You must establish a Bluetooth connection between your
cell phone and
the GO 730T and you must have a wireless data subscription with your mobile
network operator and a subscription to TomTom Traffic.
Preferences: You can change much of the
look and feel of your TomTom system to your own liking by using 'Preferences'.
You can adjust the following:
- Display Color Scheme: When 'Use Day Colors' is selected, bright colors are used,
with a lot of contrast, so that you can see the map clearly. When it is dark
outside, you may want to 'Use Night Colors'. The navigation view will then
be displayed (by default) using dark and subdued colors that will not
interfere with your night vision. The TomTom also has a light sensor which
can do this automatically.
- Show/Hide POI On Map: This option allows you to show
or hide each category of POI; for example, show restaurants and don't show
- Safety Preferences: The unit provides a list of
preferences to make your journey safer. You can select from: Hide menu
options while driving, Suggest driving breaks, Show safety reminders, Warn
when near churches or schools, Warn when driving faster than set speed or
faster than allowed, and Warn not to leave device in car.
- Voice Preferences: You can change the way voices are
used in navigation. Options include: Change voice, Disable/Enable voice,
Speech preferences, Record voice (allowing you to record your own navigation
words and phrases), Disable recorded voice, and Download Voice.
- Turn Off Sound/Turn On Sound: You can turn the navigation voice on or off.
- Volume Preferences: Adjust the volume based on
the amount of noise in the car. You can also link the volume to your speed,
so directions are louder at higher speeds.
- Manage Favorites: You can rename or
- Change Home Location: Change your home location
by entering an address, a recent destination, point of interest, GPS
position, point on map, latitude/longitude, or TomTom buddy.
- Manage Map: You can download a new
map, change the map you're using, or delete a map from an SD card (sold separately).
- Manage POIs: You can Add or delete a POI, warn when
near POI, Edit POI, Add or delete POI category.
- Change Car Symbol: You can select from 14 different car
symbols: Blue or Yellow Arrow; Blue, Gray, Red, or Yellow Car; Classic,
Family, Finned, Old Timer, RaceCar, Sports Cabrio, Sports Car, or SUV.
- 3D/2D Map: The main
3D navigation view, showing maps, routes and Points Of Interest from the
perspective of the vehicle driver, can be switched to a more conventional 2D
view. Choose 'Turn off 3D display' to revert to an overhead 'plan' map,
which is constantly rotated to keep your current direction of travel
pointing 'up' the screen. Choose 'Turn on 3D display' to return to the
- Hide/Show Lane Images: You can choose to hide or show
- Change Map Colors: You can
independently select from 10 map color schemes for day and night colors.
- Brightness Preferences: To save you
adjusting the brightness several times each day, there are two preference
sliders, one each for the daytime and nighttime color schemes. You can also
choose to turn brightness down, or switch to night view when dark.
- Status Bar Preferences: You can check
off items to show on status bar: Remaining Time, Remaining Distance, Arrival
Time, Current Time, Street Name, or Speed. You can also orient the status
bar vertically or horizontally on the screen.
- Automatic Zooming: Lets you enable or disable automatic
zooming in the Driving View.
- Quick Menu Preferences: You can select up to six
buttons to be used in the Quick Menu.
- Guided Tours: This option gives you tutorials on the
GPS unit, menu options, map browsing, route planning, and traffic (if
- Name Preferences: Allows you to choose how streets and
highways are named.
- Set Units: You can choose to display
units for distances, time, latitude/longitude, temperature, or barometer
- Operate Left/Right Handed: You can
change the button orientation to one side of the screen or the other
depending upon the hand being used.
- Keyboard Preferences: The size and layout of the
keyboard can be changed. You can select between "ABCD", "QWERTY", or "AZERTY"
- Planning Preferences: You can select
option for each time a search is done: fastest route, shortest route, avoid
freeways, walking routes, bicycle routes, or limited speed. You can also
choose to be asked preference each time a search is done.
- Toll Road Preferences: Lets you determine how the unit
handles toll roads. Choices include: Always avoid, Never avoid, Ask me when
there are toll roads on my route.
- Set Owner: Enter your name and
address as owner of the unit and secure it with a four digit password.
- Speaker Preferences: Lets you select which speakers are
used for music and spoken instructions. Selections include: Internal
speaker, Bluetooth Hi-Fi device, Line Out, FM to your car radio.
- Car Preferences: You can link night view to headlights
and have navigation instructions cause the car radio to mute.
- Music Preferences: When playing music, you can choose
to shuffle or repeat songs, reduce brightness, show the music button in the
Driving View, Automatically switch to the Driving View, or start a
- Startup Preferences: You can select how the unit will
behave when you power up the device: Continue where I left off, Ask for a
Destination, Show Main Menu, Start jukebox, Start slideshow.
- Bluetooth Preferences: You can enable wireless data and
- Disable Wireless Data: You can block reception of
wireless data but still enable navigation.
- Send/Receive Files: You can send or receive files, such
as itineraries or voices via Bluetooth devices.
- Edit TomTom Account
- Battery Saving Preferences: To conserve power, you can
turn off screen between instructions, or turn off screen altogether during
- Change Language: You can select from
multiple languages for voice commands.
- Set Clock: You can set the time
manually and change the way the
clock is displayed. The clock can also be set automatically using the GPS
- Switch/Manage Maps: You can switch
between the current map (U.S. and Canada) to any other maps that may be
available on the Memory card.
- Show Fewer/More Menu Options: You can hide some of the
lesser used icons to unclutter the menu. For more advanced features, you can
choose to show more options.
- Hide Tips: The unit can give helpful navigation tips.
These can be turned off if desired.
- Reset Factory Settings: Lets you
delete all settings, locations, and itineraries that have been added.
Help Me! Menu: This feature gives you
direct access to safety and road assistance information, such as the phone
number and route description to the nearest police station or hospital.
TomTom Home: TomTom Home is a free
supplied desktop software program for your computer that enables you to the
- Read the full version of the unit's User
- Buy new maps and update your TomTom GO 730T
with the latest software and services automatically
- Make and restore backups of your GO 730T GPS
- Plan routes in advance on your computer
- Manage maps, voices, POIs, safety cameras
- Download free TomTom QuickGPSfix technology which pinpoints your
location quicker when you first turn on the GO 730T
- Transfer music and photos to your GO 730T
- Buy TomTom services and manage your
Note: The included TomTom Home
software is compatible with Windows and Mac. No specific system requirements
TomTom PLUS: The optional TomTom Plus
offers a collection of services to keep you informed and entertained. They can
be downloaded to your computer, then transferred to your TomTom, or accessed by
the GO 730T from your cell phone or PDA wirelessly, using its Bluetooth
connectivity. New services are added regularly, some currently available are:
- continuously updated traffic information
throughout Europe including Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, France,
Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (requires
- location of radar cameras throughout Europe
including Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
- map updates and additional maps of
cities/countries not already included
- additional voices
- sending your current location to TomTom
Buddies and receive theirs
- best selling audio books read by famous
Map Share Technology: TomTom Map Share is
technology unique to TomTom which enables you to add to, update and personalize
your maps instantly. It also lets you share and benefit from fellow users'
changes - daily, automatically, and easily via TomTom Home. TomTom has the
world's largest satellite navigation community that can contribute and exchange
all their changes amongst each other giving you the latest, most accurate and
up-to-date mapping information.
Bluetooth: Many Bluetooth-capable cellular
phones are compatible with the TomTom GO 730T and can use it as a
hands-free car kit. The GO 730T features an optimized acoustic design, enhanced
noise reduction, echo cancellation technology and a high performance speaker for
clear communication. For a complete list of compatible phones see TomTom's web
site. Available options will vary by phone, generally these apply:
- accept or reject incoming calls on the
TomTom GO screen with a single tap of the screen
- dial your home number
- enter a number manually
- call a POI (Point Of Interest)
- dial a number in your phone book
- call a recently dialed number
- dial a recent caller
and Picture Playback: The TomTom GO 730T can play MP3 audio files and Audible Audiobooks and display documents and JPEG photos using its SD-card slot. These
files are transferred from your computer to the GO 730T's inserted optional SD-card via USB
connection using the supplied TomTom Home software CD-ROM. The unit supports up
to 2GB SD-cards. The GO 730T's MP3 player features shuffle and repeat playback
modes. The built-in MP3 player goes quiet during navigation
instructions and hands-free phone calls.
Note: No SD-Card is included.
Built-In FM Transmitter: There is an FM
Transmitter inside the GO 730T that allows you to play back the downloaded MP3
songs on the GPS unit through your vehicle's FM radio and speakers.
Photo And Document Viewer: You can load,
store and preview photos from your PC or digital camera via USB. JPEG photos are
stored on the unit's optional inserted SD-card. Stored JPEG photos can be played
back in a slide show fashion. You can also view, search and zoom in on guides,
reference works, dictionaries, etc that have been downloaded to an SD-card from
Optional iPod Cable: Using TomTom's
optional iPod cable you can control your iPod via the GO 730T and hear your
favorite songs and play lists through your vehicle's audio system using the
unit's built-in FM transmitter.
Inputs and Outputs
- Docking Connector: There is a
Mini USB 2.0 port on the bottom of the GO 730T that interfaces with the home dock.
- SD Card Slot: There is an SD Card
slot found on the bottom of the GO 730T for optional additional maps, sold
- TomTom Connector: This is an input for the supplied TMC receiver/antenna.
- Audio Out: A 3.5mm output jack is
also located on the bottom of the unit for connecting to a separate speaker
- External Antenna: An MCX-connector is
located on the back of the unit for connection of an external GPS antenna.
- Dock Connector: There is a Mini USB 2.0 connector is found on top of home dock that connects to the
- USB Cable: There is a 42" USB cable
attached to the home dock that features a type-A USB connector that plugs
into your PC.