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mufcgaz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: new via 110 - adding POI files? Reply with quote

bought this 2day tom tom via 110
can you put downloaded poi's on ureself
dunt seem to be able to
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as it stands as the Via units use the "MyTomTom" interface for connecting to the PC.
TomTom have said they will be adding a third party POI option to the PC based interface at some future point, but what this will comprise of isn't known as yet - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: ? Reply with quote

my old tom tom 1 was easy to do and could update maps and cameras easy.
can't u update these maps ureself either so u need to buy newest maps?
maybe should buy 1 that uses an sd card like b4
which is bewst to buy?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problems are mainly down to the "MyTomTom" web-based way to update the new models rather then the lack of an SD card specifically.

You should still be entitled to the "Latest Map Guarantee".
TomTom have JUST got this working on the new system, and new maps have been sent to Go1000 owners (the 1000 works in the new way too), so if your map is earlier than v860 you should be offered the new version now or quite soon.

Ability to add POI files has been promised for sometime in the next few months, but we have yet to see how fully it is implemented.

If you want to send it back and get an older model, the Gox40 range is still the best featured, but probably very hard to find now. The x50 range is identical hardware, but the software has some of the "extras" such as the music player stripped out.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
Not as it stands as the Via units use the "MyTomTom" interface for connecting to the PC.
TomTom have said they will be adding a third party POI option to the PC based interface at some future point, but what this will comprise of isn't known as yet - Mike


Hi from Oz, friend just brought a new VIA160 for her hubby for xmas on my recommendation, I set it up for her, it appears the only interface by online browser, it did the check and said all up to date.
Read some fine print on TomTom site, it said to look for TomTom USB drive in explorer but nothing found, i loaded TomTom home but that cannot find device.
Therefore at this stage, no chance to load voices or POI's or even backup device to PC, anyone any experience or knowledge with these VIA devices?

Happy Christmas from Australia, Rgds Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the Via and Go-1x devices require the use of the web browser style "MyTomTom" This interface is rather limited in what it can do, currently you cannot add voices, POI files etc some of these features should be available next year though.

You cannot see the device using TomTom Home_2 or Windows Explorer as the file system is hidden - Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Marinemw wrote:
Read some fine print on TomTom site, it said to look for TomTom USB drive in explorer

That advice applies to older models, it does not apply to the GO 100x or Via models.

These do not use Mass Storage and so cannot be accessed in the same way. Your only interface is MyTomTom and, as yet, there is no support for the installation of other voices, POIs or any user backup.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Many thenks Mike & Darren

Thats what I thought, guess we'll wait for some update to at least go thro TomTom Home, we should be able to backup and istall POI's

Rgds
and a very happy and prosperous 2011

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Marinemw wrote:
Read some fine print on TomTom site, it said to look for TomTom USB drive in explorer

That advice applies to older models, it does not apply to the GO 100x or Via models.

These do not use Mass Storage and so cannot be accessed in the same way. Your only interface is MyTomTom and, as yet, there is no support for the installation of other voices, POIs or any user backup.


Hi again, I called TomTom Australia on Thursday 30th, they advised a upgrade fix is planned for release sometime January to enable these units to be synchronised thro TT Home. I checked the map on the VIA160 and it is not the latest map also (TT guy confirmed it) so hopefully they get their finger out and catch up with the software.

Happy new year TT users
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Marinemw wrote:
Hi again, I called TomTom Australia on Thursday 30th, they advised a upgrade fix is planned for release sometime January to enable these units to be synchronised thro TT Home.

As we have reported previously, TomTom have said sometime in Q1 2011 for the update rather than January.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Marinemw wrote:
Hi again, I called TomTom Australia on Thursday 30th, they advised a upgrade fix is planned for release sometime January to enable these units to be synchronised thro TT Home.

As we have reported previously, TomTom have said sometime in Q1 2011 for the update rather than January.


Hi Guru's
Any news yet on the VIA160 interface and map updates thro TomTom Home?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No new news to report on this, sorry.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: New Australia VIA160 - Interface Reply with quote

Marinemw wrote:
Darren wrote:
Marinemw wrote:
Hi again, I called TomTom Australia on Thursday 30th, they advised a upgrade fix is planned for release sometime January to enable these units to be synchronised thro TT Home.

As we have reported previously, TomTom have said sometime in Q1 2011 for the update rather than January.


Hi Guru's
Any news yet on the VIA160 interface and map updates thro TomTom Home?


Hi Darren and Guys n Gals
I am happy to report that POI's can now be loaded into the VIA160 model thro Internet Explorer interface. (unfortunately i cannot upload a picture of this event).
When the Via160 is connected thro IE to TomTom, some auto-update did happen (but not the latest map - Was informed by TomTom via phone that update still coming) then from the TomTom Icon at right bottom of page a little menu poppes up with "my tomtom", "add shared POI", "settings" and "close".... therefore i activated the "add shared POI" and another window opens in IE titled "Add POI set to device", you can then search your PC or USB etc for POI files to upload to your VIA160.

Hope this helps
B.Rgds
Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes we know Laughing We posted news of this when the update was released some weeks ago Cool
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