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Apprentice Traveler
Driver63005
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎29-05-2011
Location: US

Tomtom via 1535 with Voice Command - Wish List

After a 1000 mile trip with the Via 1535, I've discovered the following shortcomings with the product, and would like to recommend these be considered for future upgrades. I'm sure the more others see these as priority issues, the more they will be seriously considered for addition to our 1535s.

 

Voice command (VC) is a very useful feature of the Via 1535, but needs just a few minor adjustments to truly fulfill its potential.

  • VC needs the ability to be activated by speaking a user selected ‘key word’, so the driver does not need to search for a button on the screen while driving.
  • VC should remain active in listen mode until told to stop, or time out after a user selectable time of no voice activity.
  • VC should list of all applicable commands, and not just the first few as it does now does. Referring you to the manual while driving is not practical. Commands while in route may differ when not, and that should be reflected in what’s offered in list. If all applicable commands can’t be listed on single page, have a ‘Next page’ as you do on the other selections to scroll through the selections.
  • When listing Favorites and Recent Destinations, have each line read by gps so driver doesn’t need to read screen to select item.
  • Have POI as a VC option, and not just ‘driving to the nearest (POI category)’, as this may not be specific enough to identify the POI you’re looking for. In addition, you can’t remember the many different POI categories. Need multiple POI’s choices displayed for your selection. Would be easier if the POI’s were also identifiable and selectable by sub-categories, i.e. Restaurants – Fast Food, Italian Food, Chinese Food, etc…

 

POI:

  • For POIs, it would be more beneficial if the POI’s were also identifiable and selectable by sub-categories, i.e. Restaurants – Fast Food, Italian Food, Chinese Food, etc…
  • POIs should also display which direction they are from your current position, along with the distance.

 

Lane Guidance:

  • Allow user to select the distance ‘Lane Guidance’ is displayed. Looks like it’s at about .5 miles currently, but some users would prefer that set at .5, or 1 mile or 2 miles.

 

Road Avoidance:

  • For the ‘Avoid Roadblock’ option, add further distances to avoid. Currently 3 miles is the furthest distance you can choose. Add 5 miles and 10 miles as options.

 

 

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powerkiter
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎15-05-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tomtom via 1535 with Voice Command - Wish List

you re wasting your time with that posting . the chances of tom tom taking note are about nil
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Roymoon
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎11-04-2011
Location: US

Re: Tomtom via 1535 with Voice Command - Wish List

The 2535 has the same short comings. You can't list the 'nearest' hotels via VC. You have to accept the defacto 'nearest' or the nearest 'Holiday Inn'. Unless you don't mind pulling over and tapping your way to the POI category listing.

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