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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:52 am    Post subject: Reviewed: TomTom GO 6000 Reply with quote

The TomTom GO 6000 is the Dutch navigation stalwart's current top of the range PND. It boasts a massive 6inch screen as well as their latest 'NAV4' software. The 6000 is also the only model of their latest batch of GOs (announced earlier this year) that has its own data connection without the need to connect to your smartphone. So, is bigger really better? Is the new map-centric NAV4 software any good? Can TomTom be forgiven for not including 3rd party POI support (again)?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: What no user POIs Reply with quote

For me the ability to not add my own or 3rd party POIs makes this a no buy model for me. Didn't TT learn anything the last time when they did this? Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF does " ...the new map-centric.. " mean. Aren't all satnavs "map-centric"?

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Didn't TT learn anything the last time when they did this?
Apparently not. Not enough complaints obviously.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WTF does " ...the new map-centric.. " mean. Aren't all satnavs "map-centric"?


The UI design is based around the map. It is always visible behind the menu items etc. I did mention this... ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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showing things like 3/4 mile instead of 750 yards etc.


I would be a bit worried about that - as 1320 yards is 3/4 mile.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MaFt wrote:
showing things like 3/4 mile instead of 750 yards etc.


I would be a bit worried about that - as 1320 yards is 3/4 mile.


I wasn't saying 3/4 mil IS 750 yards just that the display shows for example "3/4 mile" instead of for example "750 yards"

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: What no user POIs Reply with quote

larry17 wrote:
For me the ability to not add my own or 3rd party POIs makes this a no buy model for me.

Likewise.

When my trusty old 950 died last week, I was all set to buy the top-of-the-range 6000 to replace it, but once I realised that I could not import my own POIs (many of which can not be found by traditional POI searches - for example, the entrance to various camp sites at Le Mans or places in rural Ireland that just don't have an address), I bought a 1005 instead.

And after many years as a TomTom customer, and many different TomTom PNDs, I started seriously considering Garmin for the first time.

Epic fail.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
M8TJT wrote:
WTF does " ...the new map-centric.. " mean. Aren't all satnavs "map-centric"?
The UI design is based around the map. It is always visible behind the menu items etc. I did mention this... ;)
Yes, I saw that but still wondered why the gobeldy gook phrase 'map-centric' was used rather than your concise later explanation.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing that causes me most concern are the reports on TT's forum that the device loses the traffic connection without warning, and that it then does not automatically try to reconnect, you have to reboot/restart it. Was there any sign of this problem?

PS: good review.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
I wasn't saying 3/4 mil IS 750 yards just that the display shows for example "3/4 mile" instead of for example "750 yards"


While I was just teasing, 750 and 3/4 seem too related for accidental chance (I am not sure I have seen a TomTom say anything other than multiple of 100 yards, when over 100 yards anyway)

Funny really as I would like it to say in metres below 1/2 mile but miles over that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guivre46 wrote:
The thing that causes me most concern are the reports on TT's forum that the device loses the traffic connection without warning, and that it then does not automatically try to reconnect, you have to reboot/restart it. Was there any sign of this problem?

PS: good review.


I didn't notice anything like that. When I first started it up it did take an hour or so to get a connection but then again I was at home where the GPRS signal for Vodafone isn't great. After that initial connection there were no problems.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:37 pm    Post subject: TomTom6000 Reply with quote

You Quote"There is no Battery Indicator",that seems to differ from an owner who has just bought one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVfLmYIU6Ng
Surely this would increase the review mark? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops - my mistake. The battery indicator is there but only shows up when you have the menu open. I'll update the review.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obvious in'nit. Who on earth would want to see how much battery was remaining when actually using the device for navigating with the device not on charge? Still TT know (tell us) what we want.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"If you enter a postcode there is still no option of selecting a house number either."

I found by typing in a postcode, it comes up with the street name. Highlight the street then simply type in the house number then press Drive
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