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TomTom GO 6000
With dashcams taking off, I am surprised non of the satnav makers haven't produced a decent integration of the two. If I am going to mount a satnav on my windscreen, why not fit a dashcam in the back and kill two birds with one stone?
"The Current Route icon combines the ability to change the route type between fastest or shortest with choosing between walking or bicycle journeys. You can also choose to avoid blockages on the journey or add waypoints, which you can use as an advanced journey planner. ***Sadly, this is otherwise missing from the new menu system.***"
Am i missing something? What is "sadly missing"? The whole paragraph which preceded the comment? To me it is written as if they are active features not "missing". #confused
Good aesthetic design, but lacks the features of TOM TOM GO1005. I've had several reasons to call TOM TOM to get HD Trafic working, to advise them that features I expect that are on the GO 1005 should be on the GO 6000, especially avoid part of route. Currently only allows to avoid standard parts of the route ie Toll Roads, Bike routes etc., but not parts of the planned route that I'm originally taking. I'm informed, by TOM TOM, that they have 'bugs' in the software, not good for a new product, and that they will be upgrading sofware in September. Just wish they had the best bits of the GO1005 to create a good GO6000. Also you seem to have to touch the screen lots of times to plan a route from the favorites in 'My Places' just to get you started on a planned route, very frustrating. 3 ot of 5 at present.
can anyone let me know if it is possible to install speed camera voice alerts on this new go 6000 thinking of buying one but do not want to go back to moo etcthanksJohn
Don't touch this one!!! you cant import POI's and you cant import and old favorites from your last tomtom
Tomtom going down..No remote control, no tmc, no nothing...It sucks.
Do NOT BUY any of the New Go Series Devices. TomTom have crippled these devices/ From a hardware point of view some items like bluetooth & light-sensor are gone. The software features are pathetic. It navigates (on road) tolerably well. It's implementation of UK postcodes is faulty. Many features like co-ordinate input and avoid road block are missing to mention just 2. There is no on-screen battery level indication while navigating. The device just dies unexpectedly while navigating at a critical moment. Full map releases are weeks behind and getting longer, all other TT devices. Oh yes, a handful (1 kilobyte) of map-updates takes 10 minutes to apply. Read TomToms' own support forums for the whole ghastly story.
TomTom managers will obviousely sucseed in leeding their company into desaster! The GO 6000 is far away from that You would expect to get from one expencive and brand new product. It is even much less usable then the last generation (1000) of TT-Nav's :-( Realy sad! Only to say: I have been using TT's since they very beginning. And the 6000 may be my very last one TT
I've just sent my GO 6000 back to TOMTOM : this thing is a toy, not a top of the line GPS system. It lacks basic features due to oversimplification … stay with the 1005.
you can import all your favorites and POIs
I tend towards being a Luddite, who has no use for a Smartphone and resisted the distraction of Satnav while driving. Recently my personal circumstances changed – I now need a Satnav – and so following extensive research the TomTom GO6000 seemed to meet my requirements.
However reading the reviews on this site, and others, I was concerned that this pieceof equipment might not be a good investment. Further researched encouraged meto buy one and see if it would satisfy my needs.
Yes there are few paper instructions and the initial download did take a while onmy rural broadband. I spent a period of time finding out how things worked. ThenI took to the road using it on known journeys and played with various features.
I am surprised the initial download did not take longer, when one considers the information available from the data base.
The paper instructions were scanty and could be improved, however a little quiettime with the equipment before going on the road and then using on known routeswhere all this Luddite needed to get used to methodology and explore the potential.
There is a lot of useful information and impressive functions in the data base. Thetraffic updates seem to work well and changes the routing when needed to avoid problem areas during the journey.
As a total novice I have been very impressed and would recommend the TomTom GO6000 to anyone and not to be put off by the negative reviews.
It does what it claims.
I could be petty about a few minor points; however I look forward to this helping me foryears to come.
I'd like to make Linux users aware of a problem: updating the GO6000 is only possible via Windows or Mac PCs - not via Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 13.1 and expected that the GO update is web-based only, but a little piece of Software "MyDrive") needs to be installed locally - not available for Linux. (In times of platform-independent Java et al, I was negatively surprised).I've tried the Wine tool, but can't get "MyDrive" working with it.This is a no-go for me and I'll have to return my brand new sat nav - pity, because I really liked it.
Last week I bought a TOM TOM Start 60 from John Lewis on line. Imagine my surprise when it refused to acknowledge my postcode was a legitimate address declaring it as an 'unknown location' and/or 'an unmade up road' The firm refunded me yesterday having tried in Store to enter my details on its demo. tom toms with the same result. My 6 year old garmin accepted my post code. So I have now bought another Garmin which was demonstrated in the store to accept my code and address. Why with a new model should tom tom do this?
You are completely illiterate.
Avoid at all costs! This latest range is a complete disaster for tomtom lovers. There are so many glaring shortcomings in this pile of satnavs, soon to be destined for the rubbish dump (already being sold off by disgruntled buyers on Ebay). For me the final nail in the coffin is not even being able to add your own points of interest which is an absolute must for professional drivers. The 6000 is just a shiny toy for those who buy before checking.
Correct. Demonstrates how ill-informed the negative comments are.
Unbelievably ignorant comment.
Graham makes a good point. Many of us with older TomTom devices have used TYRE to plan routes on PC and transfer them to ITN file on TomTom but that's not possible on the newer models like the 6000.Graham's comment is not ignorant but informative.
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