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Daveeyt
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Will it work with no route planned Reply with quote

Hi, using tomtom via 135, can I aimply run the tomtom with no route planned and still hear and see the camera alerts.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends.......

If you have ticked the box that says warn only if POI is on route then No
but if you left this un-ticked then Yes

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, haven't received the sat nav yet, but good to know
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a further note about these "Warn only when on route" tickboxes.

It's your choice whether you tick or not....

If you DO tick the boxes then you only get warnings for cameras on your route and you do need to have a route set.

If you DON'T tick them, then you will always get warnings, even with no route set, but you will get a lot more "false alarms" for any cameras on nearby roads.

Personally, I find it is better to TICK the boxes and always drive around with a route set, but it's entirely a personal preference.

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As for setting up the camera warnings in general... when you get the unit, then some instructions are here: TomTom NAV3 models Installation Guide (OV2)

Those instructions don't actually mention that "Warn only when on route" tickbox specifically, but it appears just after you set the warning distance for each camera type and speed.

You need tick or untick that box individually for EACH one.

You'll probably feel it is a really long-winded task to set up all the warnings the first time. Unfortunately that's TomTom's fault, they never came up with a way to do it all at once with a configuration file.
But you SHOULD only have to do all that setting up once... when you update the camera database each week all your setting should remain intact.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I have it all set up now with the separate warnings for each camera type and speed limit.

I didn't set warnings for mobile or Pmobile, and for the time being set it to warn when not on route for all fixed camera types as i have just decommissioned my origin B2 after 8 years and feel I need full time warnings.


The flip side as I remember to this was that you could set a silent voice for always setting a route you are familiar with, this gave you the camera audio alerts but didn't tell you which way to go..is this still the way to go?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be... or there may be a simpler way on the VIA.

I don''t have a VIA myself, but on the newer GO models I have, there are now separate ways to mute all sound or to turn off just the navigation instructions.

To mute everything there is a loudspeaker icon to tap on the volume level bar and to mute just the instructions there's an item in the settings menu.
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