YW launches Amazon Shop

Buy from Yellowwheels Wanting a splendid new satnav, a riveting new racing game, an amazing car accessory ? Then why not visit our very own new Yellowwheels Amazon Shop ; a place of outstanding usefulness, where you will find all your usual Amazon Stuff. The best bit: it’s just like shopping for car related and […]

Yellowwheels Amazon Shop - click pic to go there !


Buy from Yellowwheels

Wanting a splendid new satnav, a riveting new racing game, an amazing car accessory ? Then why not visit our very own new Yellowwheels Amazon Shop ; a place of outstanding usefulness, where you will find all your usual Amazon Stuff. The best bit: it’s just like shopping for car related and other gizmos on the usual Amazon site; you will get the SAME price, except that Yellowwheels will get a small percentage – hey, you’ll be helping to pay for our compelling content and will feel good in the process :-)

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For the moment this is available to UK visitors only, but we are looking into expanding to other countries. Thanks


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Tomtom updates to iPhone Satnav apps

Tomtom have made version 1.1 updates available for their satellite navigation apps for iPhone. There has been speculation as to whether these would be free. Good news: We can confirm that they are free updates. Bad news: you have to download the whole app and its data again. This is a hefty 241MB (which took […]

Tomtom iPhone satnav

Tomtom iPhone satnav

Tomtom have made version 1.1 updates available for their satellite navigation apps for iPhone. There has been speculation as to whether these would be free. Good news: We can confirm that they are free updates. Bad news: you have to download the whole app and its data again. This is a hefty 241MB (which took nearly 90 minutes to download in YW office) for the UK & Ireland, and a whopping 1.44GB for the Western Europe edition, so best to wait till you go to bed and leave it downloading overnight…All updates are only available through the iTunes app store.

See our reviews of the (version 1.0) UK & Ireland and Western Europe versions

Rather than offering a flock of new features, the update disappointingly just addresses a few small issues, improves contacts interaction with the app, and enhances the display accuracy of your position rather than any GPS improvements. Happily, the upgrade doesn’t overwrite your favourites and replaces the old version automatically.
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Buy Tomtom app on iTunes store TomTom Western Europe = Western Europe Edition

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Tomtom Satellite navigation for iPhone – Western Europe review

Tomtom satnav app for iPhone – a practical test of Western European version (version 1.0 on iPhone 3G running OS 3.0) Yellowwheels’s car for the long journey to the Frankfurt Motor Show, via Spa, Nurburgring, and back via Zurich and the Swiss Alps, didn’t have a satnav fitted. The Mercedes E-220 proved to be an […]

Tomtom, iPhone, Merc in Zurich

Tomtom, iPhone, Merc in Zurich

Tomtom satnav app for iPhone – a practical test of Western European version
(version 1.0 on iPhone 3G running OS 3.0)
Yellowwheels’s car for the long journey to the Frankfurt Motor Show, via Spa, Nurburgring, and back via Zurich and the Swiss Alps, didn’t have a satnav fitted. The Mercedes E-220 proved to be an ideal car for the trip, but also a good chance to test the practicality of using a phone based satellite system rather than an OEM built-in or dedicated, stand-alone unit.

The journey:
Our journey started well, with a smooth trip down to Eurotunnel for the short train shuttle to France. The Tomtom had already suggested that the fastest route to Frankfurt was via the motorways of southern Belgium. We followed it’s route feeling confident but, as reported in our initial test of the UK edition of the Tomtom app, the lack of satellite accuracy built into the iPhone can be a problem (now addressed by the availability of the Tomtom car kit).

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Tomtom satnav comes to iPhone

YW have been waiting quite some time for a real satnav app to become available for Apple’s iPhone. When the 3G version came on the scene about a year ago sporting GPS built in, our hopes were high, but we had to do with Google Map’s approximation: not real satellite navigation, more moving map showing […]

Tomtom Satnav app on iPhone 3G

Tomtom Satnav app on iPhone 3G

YW have been waiting quite some time for a real satnav app to become available for Apple’s iPhone. When the 3G version came on the scene about a year ago sporting GPS built in, our hopes were high, but we had to do with Google Map’s approximation: not real satellite navigation, more moving map showing current position and suggested route. This was fine until you either went into an area of poor mobile reception (good service needed to download the next map) or missed a turning as it would not recalculate the route.

The much anticipated Tomtom satnav app for iPhone was released last week on 18th August. We downloaded version 1.0 immediately and installed it on a 1 year old 3G model running iPhone 3.0 OS (Operating System). we don’t have a 3Gs but decided that if it worked well on the older model, it should bode well for the newer machine and be compatible with a huge number of iPhones. We downloaded the UK and Ireland app at £59.99, very expensive for an iPhone app, but good value if you consider the cheapest satnav devices start around the £100-150 range. The app installed fine, and started up reasonably quickly.

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video review of Tomtom app for iPhone

video review of Tomtom app for iPhone

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