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Some depressing lists - What's been dropped in new models
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added an edit to my post above re: map updates.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the most useless feature of ALL I have ever used is "shortest". Takes you through villages instead of the bypasses etc.
All of my previous programmes have been on handhelds HP being the 1st or smartphones since the O2 XDA Orbit. I use to prefer TT over Copilot even when Copilot was bundled in with the phone contract.
I use my SatNav when motorcycling. Deffo avoid motorways bup want the fast empty ish back roads. This can only really be achieved by using itineraries and way points, but what a pain in the arse! In particular when planning a route where a lot of roads are unnamed.
Planning on a laptop and transferring to the SatNav is a must in all honesty.
Google search which my NDrive had, but now doesn't found places easily when names or addresses couldn't.
THE. Most useful feature for me would be avoid ALL major trunk roads where practical and allow the route to be modified from a suggested route like Google or Copilot used to do by dragging the planned route to a different road(s).
Currently using Sony Z1compact Route 66 and Ndrive V11.4.06.
Blimey, had to edit T W A TNav to SatNav!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, I also prefer a shorter route but not through villiages and B roads.

When I let the Nav plan the fastest route from Heathrow to Malvern it always tries to take me almost to Birmingham on the motorways.

When I turn off the M40 onto the A40 to go via the Oxford bypass and it recalculates, the mileage drops by about 30 miles and the time by about 15 mins or so, so it got it wrong in the first place.

Ask for the shortest route and it goes into stupid mode as mentioned above.


Also, as mentioned above, I have Mappoint on the PC and that does a perfect job of using a shortest algorithm that keeps to sensible roads.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: new go6200 Reply with quote

I was put off buying a new model but finally succumbed after been offered maps 59 and live services 49 for my Go750 live, so decided a new model with lifetime updates would be more viable.
I took the plunge and bought the go6200 and must say how pleased I am with this unit.
I travelled recently from north-east to the south-west coast and across to France doing around 3000 miles and cannot praise this enough over my earlier model. I like the fast updating speed and 3d views in some cities.
I can use itinerary planning through Mydrive or combined with ITN convertor to plan routes in advance and it accepts 3rd party poi's I believe in ov2 files.
I like the way it updates itself through wifi and you can touch the map directly to place road blocks or stops(waypoints).
Has Tomtom listened and made a good device?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still can't add our cameras.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: new go6200 Reply with quote

jadonx wrote:
and it accepts 3rd party poi's I believe in ov2 files.


But no associated bmp file or sound file, so you are left with a blue dot in the screen which, you can't differentiate between the other blue dots on the screen. Also no proximity alerts, so they have listened, but only with half an ear open, then lost interest.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
I agree, I also prefer a shorter route but not through villiages and B roads.

When I let the Nav plan the fastest route from Heathrow to Malvern it always tries to take me almost to Birmingham on the motorways.

When I turn off the M40 onto the A40 to go via the Oxford bypass and it recalculates, the mileage drops by about 30 miles and the time by about 15 mins or so, so it got it wrong in the first place.

Ask for the shortest route and it goes into stupid mode as mentioned above.


Also, as mentioned above, I have Mappoint on the PC and that does a perfect job of using a shortest algorithm that keeps to sensible roads.


You can use fastest route, just select reduced speed and enter something like 68mph and the planned route will be a bit more sensible.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well .. this is a depressing thread! My GO Live 1000 has virtually zero battery life and the map subscription has now expired. TT offered me 20% off a Premium 5" and I was certainly tempted. However, I have the iPhone app and it's so limited that I was wondering whether the new models were similarly incapable. It seems that they are. Shame..

I guess I'd better stick with what I've got - I guess I can manage with no battery (it lives on its cradle, anyway) and out of date maps for a while. I'm not sure when my traffic sub runs out, that might be a killer as it's not cheap to renew but I do rely on it a fair bit.

Is Garmin better? My brother swears by his (but he lives in Canada, so I can't easily borrow it to play with)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will they actually sell you a Traffic subscription renewal? Surely cheaper than a "new as seen on TV" rubbish device.

They've been offering EVERYBODY discounts to buy their latest stuff, don't feel priviledged!

My GO520 has just died. I struggled with it for ages whilst it still had map updates until a month ago, because it had a very dodgy power switch, for which I eventually had to carry a watchmakers screwdriver to switch it on and off. So keep your 1000 going for as long as you can, plugged in - remember, there are zillions of TomTom owners out there who never update their maps. Some of them may be the ones who go down river beds and into swampy fields, but many don't.

My 520 finally started switching itself off after a few hours running and I had to retire it as I do a lot of long distance work. Now I have to rely on my rubbish GO6200 and my slightly better built in Renault R-Link TomTom - neither of them as good as the 2005 model GO520, only beating it when they had LIVE traffic.
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