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zzr1200
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: TomTom RDS traffic receiver. Reply with quote

I've just bought a Classic XXL to replace my 720 that is used solely in the 'Sunday car' as I'm part of a car club and need itinerary planning.

During the week I use the TT Iphone app with HD traffic which is excellent.

Is the RDS traffic receiver that fits into the Classic XXL any good? I don't expect the same level of detail as the HD traffic but is it worthwhile. Also, does it work on the continent?

27 isn't expensive but if it is useless, I'd rather buy 1/3 tank of fuel for the V8!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will work in every country if it is the model with the plastic 'egg' in the cord.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhn wrote:
It will work in every country if it is the model with the plastic 'egg' in the cord.


That's the one. Does it work well?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zzr1200 wrote:
dhn wrote:
It will work in every country if it is the model with the plastic 'egg' in the cord.


That's the one. Does it work well?

Thanks.


Compared to what? To LIVE Traffic? No.

Better than nothing? YES.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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need itinerary planning


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During the week I use the TT Iphone app with HD traffic which is excellent


Does the iPhone app not have itinerary planning?

Doesn't the 720 also have it? How do I create a route with several stops?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulB2005 wrote:
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need itinerary planning


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During the week I use the TT Iphone app with HD traffic which is excellent


Does the iPhone app not have itinerary planning?

Doesn't the 720 also have it? How do I create a route with several stops?


Iphone has max of five stops and that isn't enough for my car club routes avoiding all motorways and dual carriageways.

We use Tyre to plan the routes and then we all upload them to our TT's.

The 720 has very old maps and it was cheaper to buy a new XXL and then sell my 720 than it was to upgrade the maps on to my 720.

I never use the other features that the 720 has over the XXL (Bluetooth, etc) so I've got a bigger screen and new hardware cheaper than the map upgrade.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zzr1200 wrote:
PaulB2005 wrote:
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need itinerary planning


Quote:
During the week I use the TT Iphone app with HD traffic which is excellent


Does the iPhone app not have itinerary planning?

Doesn't the 720 also have it? How do I create a route with several stops?


Iphone has max of five stops and that isn't enough for my car club routes avoiding all motorways and dual carriageways.

We use Tyre to plan the routes and then we all upload them to our TT's.

The 720 has very old maps and it was cheaper to buy a new XXL and then sell my 720 than it was to upgrade the maps on to my 720.

I never use the other features that the 720 has over the XXL (Bluetooth, etc) so I've got a bigger screen and new hardware cheaper than the map upgrade.


Ah. Gotcha...... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the TT iphone app against the XXL for routing speed this evening.

Can I just say don't do it? It's embarrassing for the PND. The iphone was circa 10 seconds (maybe less) and the XXL was the best part of a minute to the champagne region in France from my home.

All I can say is, don't deviate from the planned route, you really don't want the PND to re-route. It's amazing how quickly you forget because it seemed reasonably quick when I was using the 720 all the time prior to the iphone app.
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