The voice on a GPS can sound a little flat, so why not brighten it up with something to make you or your kids smile? Arriving this week on the TomTom store is Aardman’s Wallace and Gromit, two characters that provide a bit of cheekiness on the way to where ever it is you’re going.
The release of the voice pack comes as the results of a survey find that Australian kids apparently get restless on long car trips faster than any other nation in the world. TomTom’s survey found the average time for kids ages 2-8 to become bored on a car trip was 23 minutes in Australia, compared with 24 minutes in New Zealand, 30 minutes in the US, and 24 minutes in the UK.
“We know that Aussie kids get bored in the car quickly and that as a parent, sometimes it can be a real challenge,” said Valerie Cross, TomTom’s PR Manager for the Asia Pacific region. “Making time together in the car fun, and enjoying the journey, is close to our hearts at TomTom so we’re really pleased to be able to bring such an entertaining and well-loved character to our customers.”
It’s probably worth mentioning that Gromit doesn’t speak on this voice because… well… he never speaks in the show.
If it’s Wallace you’re after, however, the voice can be bought for $17.50 on TomTom dedicated units or $6.49 as an in-app purchase on the iPad.