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    Default First TomTom, need some help to understand

    Hello there,

    few days ago I buyed my first TomTom XXL with Western Europe maps. Very nice. I'd like to update my map but I don't understand some things..

    - Which map to download? 1GB or 2GB? I was looking in TomTom, connected to pc. The "Western Europe" folder was about 1,5 GB. Then I were in TomTom and there was written: Western Europe 885.4053.

    - Actually my version is: 9.465. Can I take a 900.XXXX map without problem?

    - In [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] thread I'm reading some feature like: IQRoutes & ALG - CSpeech & ASR - HNR. Is it usefull to have a map with all features like 900.4602?

    - About IQRoute - when does it show up the image on TomTom? I've have taked some exit but no image like [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were shown. How to do it?

    - Previously I got a Garmin. In TomTom I point the same destination as in Garmin but it let's me make other streets (longer time). But it's setted to let me make the fastest trip. Why that? What should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertysz View Post
    - Actually my version is: 9.465. Can I take a 900.XXXX map without problem?
    Before downloding a map you should read [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    - In [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] thread I'm reading some feature like: IQRoutes & ALG - CSpeech & ASR - HNR. Is it usefull to have a map with all features like 900.4602?
    It depends on what you need, on navcore version and on navigator hardware.
    For example a map with cspeech is not useful if your TomTom does not have a microphone (it is mainly a waste of space)

    - About IQRoute - when does it show up the image on TomTom? I've have taked some exit but no image like [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were shown. How to do it?
    What you see in the image is ALG. It is shown only entering or exiting the highway.
    IQRoute is a simple screen where you should select day and time of departure. Basing on these informations TomTom chooses the route with less traffic.
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    In general:
    Check the tutorials, as I just cleaned them up a bit
    This will give you a better understanding of the terms we use and the general know how.
    The chart in the map section will show what map is suitable for a particular Navcore - not all NC versions are listed, so if in doubt the next higher version in the chart will indicate you need it for a certain map, otherwise the numbers below you version number are vaild.
    As for the Navcores: the best is what Home offers you and to make it work you need to patch the Navcore and activate the new map - we offer several tools for the job.
    Always be aware that having a suitable Navcore and map does not mean it has to work!!! You have to carefully check if for the map of choice you also see the corresponding meta code! Without it a map is unusable.
    For devices that only have a limited Navcore or versions below 9.xxx you can use the SE versions - see switchfiles for dummies!
    As an alternative I always offer several versions of the latest Navcores modified to suit almost any device.
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    Thank for reaply.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silv3rSurfer View Post
    Before downloding a map you should read [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I've read it. A lot of map are compatible but I don't know wich one is better than another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silv3rSurfer View Post
    It depends on what you need, on navcore version and on navigator hardware.
    For example a map with cspeech is not useful if your TomTom does not have a microphone (it is mainly a waste of space)
    Ok. Is HNR compatible with all TomTom's or does it depend on the hardware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silv3rSurfer View Post
    What you see in the image is ALG. It is shown only entering or exiting the highway.
    IQRoute is a simple screen where you should select day and time of departure. Basing on these informations TomTom chooses the route with less traffic.
    Undestood. I've seen ALG in the highway.


    - How did I understand if I have the 1gb version or the 2gb?


    Quote Originally Posted by Downunder35m View Post
    In general:
    Check the tutorials, as I just cleaned them up a bit
    This will give you a better understanding of the terms we use and the general know how.
    The chart in the map section will show what map is suitable for a particular Navcore - not all NC versions are listed, so if in doubt the next higher version in the chart will indicate you need it for a certain map, otherwise the numbers below you version number are vaild.
    As for the Navcores: the best is what Home offers you and to make it work you need to patch the Navcore and activate the new map - we offer several tools for the job.
    Always be aware that having a suitable Navcore and map does not mean it has to work!!! You have to carefully check if for the map of choice you also see the corresponding meta code! Without it a map is unusable.
    For devices that only have a limited Navcore or versions below 9.xxx you can use the SE versions - see switchfiles for dummies!
    As an alternative I always offer several versions of the latest Navcores modified to suit almost any device.
    I've checked the sticked items but did not find that what I am looking for, so I wwas asking

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    Ok, as said before: with a V9 Navcore you can use basically any map you like - if the meta code is posted.
    Simply download what you need and use FastActivate to patch your Navcore and activate the map.
    Maybe a good start for you would be to check the TT website, you can find manuals there as well additional info on the coverage of the maps (check the map store, you don't have to buy a map though).
    Last hint would be the build in help and tutorial on your TT, check it and the TT shows you how to operate it.
    Coming from Garmin it will take a little bit to get used to the different menu layout and functions.
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    Last question:
    If I download a new map, speed cameras or so could I connect to TomTom Home without problem or should I avoid it?


    Quote Originally Posted by Downunder35m View Post
    Coming from Garmin it will take a little bit to get used to the different menu layout and functions.
    About the different menu layout yes but not about the function. I've clicked every single icon to know what is behind it

    But what I say is that they have different ways to calculate the route. i.e.: If I must go from A to B the garmin gives me a route of 10km in 20min, through the city lets say. The TomTom gives me a route of 25km in 19min taking Highways. I know I've setted to tell me the fastest street but there are also 15km more.

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    Home is no issue and don't need patching unless you need the simulation of your device.
    If you are using a NC not intended for a device you need a ttgo.bak and ttgo.ori with the values of the last NC for your device.
    Otherwise Home will complain, but there is no real need for Home anyway, I have not used it for updates for over 2 years...

    Route calculations always differ on different platforms as the manufactorer uses different routines for the calulations.
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    If you need to use TT home you can patch it with any of the many programs available for download

 

 

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