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TomTom turn-by-turn finally debuts on iPhone

The TomTom optional dock for the iPhone
The TomTom optional dock for the iPhone

TomTom has announced that it will be bringing a turn-by-turn App to the Apple iPhone.

With a minimal interface with easy to press buttons and a windscreen mount that works in both portrait and landscape TomTom will be the first to bring proper GPS to the party on the iPhone.

The dock also features a GPS enhancer, power connection and a loudspeaker to hear the female voice.

Medical marvel

Other announcements of note making use of the new iPhone 3.0 OS were a medical application that allowed doctors to monitor their patients from remote locations and an eBook application called Iceberg to rival the Amazon Kindle.

The medical application, from AirStrip Technologies allows doctors to measure patient heart rates from afar.

It gives a real-time stream of the data, and even allows doctors to rewind the heart monitor and check the distance between heart rhythms using pinch and zoom.

The Iceberg application is an 'in-App book store' which brings 500 best-sellers, 50 major magazines and 170 daily papers (likely in the US) as well as 1 million books from ScrollMotion's iPhone books store.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.