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FAQ: TomTom Nav Systems

New (to me) TomTom POI optimiser

For years I noticed, tom tom official poi were faster to load than any from any site
especially McD and Tims, those files are very large

"Official" poi files are sorted and indexed "skip this next X entries none of them are close to you"
instead of searching 15000 McD search 100 groups

Somebody else noticed and had the know-how to do something about it

the title of my autiobiography "Mistakes have been made"


Can you put poi icons on TOMTOM like you can Garmin ?
I installed some poi's on my old TomTom, but icons dont show up.

Peter Dutcher

Is it possible to put POIs on Subaru in-dash Navs?

We just picked up a new 2020 Outback, and I wanted to know if it is possible to put POI/speed camera files into the in-dash TomTom nav unit? A lot of what I'm seeing seems to indicate that this can't be done, that the dealer has total control over updates and such. Does anyone here know if this is truly the case?


- Phil

Map updates (how often TomTom updates US maps)

I have a Go Premium X and wonder how often they update the US mapping on the unit? This has world mapping. The Europe one has been updated recently; is the frequency the same for other maps. Thanks.

Google Car has competition

Tonight I went over to Walmart to get some grocery items. I was surprised to see a "TomTom Car" parked in the lot. Yep, all fitted out with the tripod on top with the scanning camera, dual GPS antennas and TomTom emblazoned on the sides. Did not know that they were taking pictures of highways. I guess they need pictures for the signage info for lane advisements, etc.

Metricman Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Subaru Navigation

I have a 2019 Subaru Outback. It looks to be using a Clarion radio with TomTom navigation inside.

I'm coming from a long Garmin background and I find the TomTom navigation really lacking.

What I'm trying to figure out is if it really is lacking or it's just that I'm new to TomTom and really familiar with Garmin and that I just need to spend more time with it.

Subaru Forester In-Dash TomTom Navigation Current?

I am beginning to suspect that the base map in our 2019 Subaru Forester is obsolete. The base map is labeled "North America 2017.03". An update was released on April 4, 2019, but it does not seem to have made the base map current.

We recently took an extended road trip. Too many roads were "missing". We also took along our Garmin Nuvi 650 and it did better.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

POI proximity alerts on TomTom?

[I posted the below earlier on another thread as a comment, but decided on second thought that I probably should have asked as a separate post. Apologies if anyone is reading this twice.]

Hi Everybody!

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.

Check your TomTom for potential April 6th issue

John from PA

A review of the TomTom GO 620

This is a replacement for a TomTom VIA 1605, which was my 3rd TomTom unit. I've used TomTom's on many trips and relay like them. The GO 620 has features I really like, WiFi connectivity, voice recognition and the interface to use my phone hands-free. I like the display and it seems to respond quicker then the 1605, giving a more accurate real time representation of travel.

POI's on new TomToms

Do the newer TomTom models still allow POI's to be uploaded to them from a PC?

Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC!

Tomtom 520

Does anybody use a TomTom on this site?

TomTom GO 600 6" GPS

I just picked one up and find its one of the best option out there. I love the option where it syncs to my pc or phone automatically. Has anyone used the the thrill route option on it?


TomTom bmp icons

Does the *bmp icon file need to have the same name format as the *ov2 file. i.e will the shell.bmp pop up on the screen for a POI in the shellcanada.ov2 file or does the file look for a `shellcanada.bmp` etc etc


Dollar Tree US Stores csv


The Dollar Tree csv file seems to be incomplete.

It does not have city, state, zip, phone number.

Would be great if someone can share some information about the availability of same.


Updating my wifes tomtom

Can I update my wifes tom tom in POI Factory

Hello everyone!!

Tom Tom GO 50 and current update 15.600

Greetings, Being new to the nav world and new to Tom Tom I want to pass on that there is an issue in updating their new version 15.600 software. It effects the sound level of the nav unit and will not allow you to adjust the sound level. The sound is lower that the road noise and makes it very hard to hear directions.


Spring Maps Are Out

USA map v965.7292 release date 1/2016 is out.

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Shout out for TomTom Support

I've read a lot of posts, not necessarily here, but around the web, that TomTom Support is not that good. Well, after reading this, you decide.

Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.
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