11-06-2011 07:38 PM
I have used Garmin and Magellan for years and am frustrated that they do not offer an AUDIBLE alert when my travel speed exceeds the speedlimit in the database. It seems such a positive, useful, and technically easy thing.
I have read all the series-specific Forums, and can find no comprehensive list of TomTom models that offer this great feature. Can someone provide a list of TomTom car models that offers AUDIBLE alerts when I exceed the speed limit from the speedlimit database?
11-06-2011 09:04 PM
hi i have the go live 1000 and it has alerts for driving above speed limit also you can set it to warn if driving over a preconfigered speed limt that i can set the limits for,i would imagine the 2xxx series has similar .not to sure of the via .maybe if a via user is reading this post they can confirm whether its available ,its under the safety settings on my unit
18-06-2011 08:38 PM
After several tries, I got the following supposed answer from TomTom (Amanda):
Thank you for updating your incident.
All TomTom devices which has classical user interface (such as TomTom One 140, One 130, One XL, XL 330, XL 340, XL 335, XXL 540, XXL 535, Go 630, 730, 930, Go 740 ) has the option where you can have the speed warnings or alerts on the TomTom device.
We can enable the option to receive speed warning or alerts on the TomTom device. You need to check mark the following options:
o Warn when driving faster than allowed.
o Warn when driving faster than a set speed.
With Best Regards,
TomTom Customer Support
Does anyone know if she is right? So many have said that VISUAL but not AUDIBLE alerts are available on most models that I am worried.
19-06-2011 12:49 AM
hi as previous posts and tomtom have said you can have audible alerts for driving faster than allowed /faster than a set speed for example om my live 1000 i would do the following
tap screen=settings=safety settings ,i would then check the boxes for "warn when driving faster than allowed" and also"warn when driving faster than a set speed".i would then be asked for the warning sound i wanted for each listing
forgive me for saying but you seem reluctant to accept that you can any particular reason? have you got a particular tomtom in mind if so then a user of that unit could tell you exactly that you can and how to do it as i have done for the 1000 series
20-06-2011 08:53 PM
Thanks for your, and the other, replies. No, I do not yet have a TomTom but I do own, and use, Garmin and Magellan, and I have done a lot of on-line reading. The AUDIBLE over speed limit feature is a no-brainer to me yet neither Garmin nor Magellan offer it and I had to ask TomTom several times before getting the answer that I posted.
I have now purchased a used TomTom 730 (one of the models that TomTom says has this feature) and am looking forward to using it upon arrival.
Again thanks for the help.
20-06-2011 10:33 PM
your welcome enjoy your unit
17-02-2012 12:05 PM
I have bought 5 GPS systems in the US, both Garmin & Tomtom and have yet to find one with an AUDIBLE ALERT. Now, I'm in the UK and have been advised to buy the Tomtom Via Live 125 Europe 45 because it has enough memory to load the US/Canada maps.
But does it have an audible alert??
When I was in Halfords the other day, the salesperson could not find an AA or either this Tomtom or others. Subsequently his manager called and said the reason why it didn't work was because the Halfords store is a metal box and it basically can't get the signal inside it.
Am suspicious of that explanation. Does anyone else know if the Tomtom vias have audible alerts??
17-02-2012 12:32 PM
this is possible with that device. Please have a look at the device's user manual for more information.
However you won't be able to use the LIVE services in the US. If you need that device mainly for the US I recommend getting a GO LIVE device when returning to the US if you'd like to use LIVE services in the US. However with that device you won't be able to use those services in Europe.
If purchasing a device have a look to get one with at least 4GB internal memory and possibly a SD card slot. That way you'll be able to extend your memory up to 32GB.
Also if purchasing a US M device you'd have the advantage of getting lifetime map updates for the North American maps. Such an offer isn't available for any European device.