TomTom updates its GPS software

TomTom announced a software update to a handful of its portable navigation devices. The updates aim to make these devices more customizable and easier to use.

Most of the changes in TomTom's new firmware for the x50 series of GPS devices can be found in the menus.
Most of the changes in TomTom's new firmware for the x50 series of GPS devices can be found in the menus. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

TomTom announced a software update to a handful of its portable navigation devices. The updates aim to make these devices more customizable and easier to use. Models include the TomTom x50-series (including the XL 350 and the XXL 550) and the XL 335 LE, SE, and LM models. Users can access the updates for free by connecting their devices to an Internet-connected PC and downloading the software using the TomTom Home application.

New features include route detail options that appear after choosing a destination; user customizations to the map screen's status bar; more granular route planning and display brightness options; and a new option for speed sensitive volume control. We've documented most of the changes in our photo gallery; click through to see the new software in action alongside the previous version.

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