Join Date: Aug 2009
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I can understand your down hill comment but in some ways there have been some major improvements.
It is regrettable that you cannot add a new POI spot to a POI file on your Tomtom units now. The only way you can do it now is to use 3rd party software on your PC and to add and then reload the file into the TT..
However improvements I find useful are I can create routes on my Phone or PC, when I turn my TT on with its Inbuilt Mobile sim , or connect my Phone on some models, wherever I am it will download the route and be ready to go within minutes usually seconds. Also I can pre create routes and save them in my Tomtom account, sync them to my unit even via the Mobile sim whenever and wherever I want them and they are there when I go away to be selected when I need them. Also if I have a saved route on my TT when I select it when I am not at the start of it then it will sort out a route to the start. The unit also load update without the need of a PC provided you have reasonable Wifi speed.
If you open the TomTom MyDrive webpage and log in then you can select an option to look at road trips where there are loads of pre prepared routes you can download if your unit is capable, for example the North Coast 500. Browsing through the Tours can give some useful ideas for trips . Historic, Coastal, Mountains, Woods and Forest and Epic routes are available world wide. You can even edit the routes if you want.
if you download POI files and Routes to you TT unit via MyDrive then they are backed up tp the TT servers and you can restore them to your Unit if you have to restore it and all your data is missing from your unit anywhere you have wifi or even using the inbuilt Sim if on the model you haves one.
I had one occasion when the TT servers were not connecting to the Units via the Inbuilt sims for a period to enable traffic and I was in an area with major traffic problems at the time. I connected the unit to my Mifi and Traffic worked perfectly via the internet.
Last edited by Dougaitken; 20-03-2019 at 13:24.