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TomTom VIA 1435TM 4.3-Inch Bluetooth GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & Maps and Voice Recognition
Does anyone know if this specific model has live traffic independent of a smartphone service? Some models now require traffic via one’s own smartphone data service but this one appears to be old style from the specs, yet the USB charger cable does not have the transponder in old style traffic enabled charger cables.
Got my own answer by reading the specs and what’s included. Yes, “integrated receiver”.
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Per the vendor: The device does not need to pair to smartphone, there is a RDS TMC cable included inside the box. Connect to device and the info will update through the receiver.