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    Default Import Routes (e.g. in GPX or any other format) into TomTom Go

    Hi, since years I use an old Garmin Etrex Legend/Vista on my motor bike for routing.

    I plan an individual route by setting various POIs and the Etrex guides me along those points (A -> B -> C -> ... final destination)... Now I think about using an Android Device and TomTom Go... but so far I didn't find a way to import such a simple individual route with waypoints into TomTom Go... and then let me navigate along this individual route by TomTom Go...

    I don't want to use a fixed track (this is what mydrive GPX-Route-Import is doing), but a real route with usual recalculation in case I am off track...

    Any clue how to import and use those simple routes (e.g. in GPX-Format) in TomTom Go?
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    Perhaps another approach to solve this route-import question...

    You can create and save routes within TomTom Go:

    o choose destination
    o add stop A
    o add stop B
    o ...
    o save the route... so your individual route now exists in TomTom Go

    But where is it stored on your Android? Is it a simple file that you can somehow edit? Does TomTom Go after the next launch recognize what you edited?

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    So far I found out the following:

    Routes, that are in reality Tracks (sent via MyDrive), are in: \Android\data\com.tomtom.gplay.navapp\files\files\tracks\tracks.sqlite
    Routes, that are really routes (e.g. manually planned in TomTom Go), are in: \Android\data\com.tomtom.gplay.navapp\files\files\itn\itineraries.sqlite

    In order to delete all those tracks/routes, you can simply delete the sqlite-file

    But: you cannot copy e.g. tracks.sqlite from one phone to another. Of course you can, but the tracks/routes in the other phone are empty... and both sqlite-files get created new from the scratch...

    Any clue why cloning / copying those sqlite-files from one phone to another is not possible?

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    Yes, for me, to TomTom Go, best is Mydrive, on PC and also Android

    Enviado desde mi Nexus 5 mediante Tapatalk

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    What does the last post contribute to the topic of the thread?

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    Well, more clear:
    I use the TT for many years, perhaps the same as your using Garmin. I have tested thousands of programs to achieve the maximum with the minimum effort and time. If I made that comment it is because from my experience, for TT Go the best is the MyDrive (on PC). If you had another TT as I also have, you could create you format .itn routes that maybe is what you want... There are other programs that do and very well indeed... Hence my comment.
    if you want to buy apples do not go to a pharmacy, a grocery better, no?
    I don't saying anything about your last comment...

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    I did some testing about those imported Routes via MyDrive... and I am positively happy... TomTom Go behaves quite similar to my good old Garmin Legend/Vista for e.g. motorbike routing. Here some observations:

    Whether you put a track or a route in your GPX-File... TomTom Go treats them the same... it treats them as routes... a track with 5 track points is treated the same way as a route with the same 5 waypoints/stopps/routepoints...

    The route calculation (based on the track- or route-points) in the GPX-File is done based on the route-settings in TomTom Go. So you first have to set your preferences (e.g. with / without toll roads etc.) and then load the route. If you change your mind: set the desired preferences again and load the route again...

    Don't worry that the loaded route appears as a track in TomTom Go. As soon as you drive it's treated as a route with recalculation once you're off the route.

    In case the recalculation calculates a complicated route (because it wants to go back to the original track/route points): simply load the route again.

    Since you cannot reverse a GPX-route within TomTom you have to put in addition a reversed route in your GPX-File, if you need it.

    Remark: all my testing was done with GPX-files that were created by Garmin Mapsource/Basecamp
    Last edited by garbaetsch; 5th June 2016 at 05:47.

 

 

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