This is a sponsored post
Do you ever sit in traffic thinking about all the things you could be doing if you were at home instead of bumper to bumper with other cars on a clogged road? Having enjoyed the work at home lifestyle for many years, I’ve been spoiled by not having a daily commute but when I do need to leave the house and encounter traffic, I’d rather be doing anything else.
The time I spend sitting in traffic is maddening because it’s a precious commodity that can’t be bought. In order to be most efficient, I tend to search out the most efficient route possible before I get on the road. This helps me skirt around traffic and minimizes my time on the road to get me to and from my destination faster.
Using the TomTom GO 500/600 with MyDrive Technology
TomTom’s new MyDrive is a cloud-based tool that lets you plan your route before you leave the house. If there’s excessive traffic or a road block, it helps me adjust my schedule to allot enough travel time for heavier traffic. I can also tell if traffic is lighter, allowing me to spend some additional time at home with my family or sending out a few more work emails before I have to leave.
One advantage of using MyDrive is the ability to send my route directly to my GO device that will display driving directions through the GPS unit on my dashboard. This allows me to just jump in the car and hit the road without having to stop and log in directions, ensuring I get to my destination faster and safer. With the help of MyDrive, I’m able to keep my eyes on the road, instead of tinkering with my mobile device, trying to find the many alternate routes that would get me out of the traffic.
I can also use the web-based TomTom real time traffic portal to give me a peek at what the roads look like as I anticipate getting on the road.
What would you do with your extra time if you could navigate around traffic to get to their destinations faster? As part of the #GetHomeFaster campaign, TomTom.com is providing one lucky commenter with a GO 500/600.
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This post is sponsored by TomTom who compensated me for writing this post and hosting a giveaway. All opinions are my own.