Do the newer TomTom models still allow POI's to be uploaded to them from a PC?
Yes, but they do so in a different way, using different software.
Instead of the old Home application, which essentially worked as a file manager, you will need to install TomTom's MyDrive application and use it.
- Tom -
What he said,
mydrive creates a web portal to the gps, allows file transfer,
not as intuitive,
something to do with file system being not public domain
The MyDrive is used for updates also. Not to bad to navigate once you get the hang of it.
Thanks for that info! So I won't be able to go directly into the MAPS folder on my TT to upload POI's like I do on my current TT? Is the file format (.OV2) the same on the new TT's or has that changed too?
Same .ov2, .bmp format, the transfer sends image and data files as one, no direct access to the gps file system
I just bought a new TomTom Start 52. I can't figure out how to enable an audio warning when I get near red light cameras or to display them on the map while driving.
I'm getting the sinking feeling that TomTom has disabled these features (almost like they want to make sure you have to pay them for TomTom's RLC alert service) but just thought I'd check.
If disabling proximity alerts for POIs is a concious business decision TomTom made to increase revenue, maybe this post will give others a heads-up before they make the same mistake I did of buying a TomTom GPS.
to enable proxiity (dammit) proximity alerts
add a sound file poiname.wav to the folder containing
poiname.ov2 and poiname.bmp
If the wav exists it will be uploaded by mydrive connect with the ov2 and bmp and set to 300m
no distance variation possible
names must be identical even to case
You may have to delete the exiting poi set to upload the new one with sound, been a while
I'll give it a try and report back.
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