Social mediums, such as Foursquare, provide those that use the service the chance to combine geo-location with local reviews to help make decisions on where to go and why. But for those not so in-tuned with such social platforms, or are without a smartphone, then they may not have access to reviews as they go from point A to point B. TomTom is now introducing a GPS device that includes real-time TripAdvisor reviews.
Combining travel-related applications into the new TomTom Go Live 1535M device (set to release in October), users will be able to source reviews, find hotels and/or tweet. The GPS will utilize Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Twitter to help commuters make decisions, be updated with local fuel prices, obtain weather forecasts and do local Google searches. Built in also with Bluetooth, the TomTom new GPS system (Go Live 1535M) will start at $249.
GPS was the next logical place to house apps that pull reviews, information and data from various platforms to help people make decisions. What geo-location device do you think will be next to follow in these footprints?