17-11-2012 01:07 AM
18-11-2012 09:51 AM
This may be useful:
ps A map download is not an update: it is a new (updated) map.
pps You don't need to keep the device connected during download.
11-01-2013 01:41 AM - edited 11-01-2013 01:41 AM
The download/install times are a major turn off... They are completely ridiculous. And, for those of us that paid for maps and updates, that's completely unacceptable and needs to be fixed. This is why Garmin is the predominent GPS provider... This system is stupid. I was looking for an alternative to Garmin because my Garmin completely shut down in mid-travel.... So this time I got a TomTom, some of the maps are a little off, not by a lot but enough to get lost in an unfamiliar area, and then to add insult to injury, the downloads/installs take literally hours, half-days in some cases. I will not recommend this product if a solution is not worked out for this.
And Zsoh, before you reply with your butthurt fanboy absurdity, just know that I don't care what you think or what your experience has been, because all that matters is what my experience has been and what I think of the product. TomTom knows that unhappy customers are a detriment to future sales, I was going to buy a celebrity voice pack but I have changed my mind because I don't have a month to waste on downloading and installing it, which means LOST REVENUE! So I really don't give a flying hoot what pro-TomTom comment you're going to make. If you are not on their payroll, then your defense for it is just pathetic and bizarre (and out of alignment with similar complaints from others on this thread).
11-01-2013 01:50 AM
11-01-2013 02:06 AM - edited 11-01-2013 02:15 AM
Ha, exactly my point Zsolt... You were very predictable and as usual, a fanboy. Your response was pretty much a given. What I actually said was the "download/installation" was slow and it is. I have FiOS Quantum, you may know what that is, look it up, it's 300Mbps down, I doubt you or most people have that on this forum, or the world for that matter... Just because you can pipe it doesn't mean the unit can take it AND once it gets it, it takes forever to install/process it. So, your response was predictable and WRONG. Your response about the financial downturn and global warming are precisely what make you a fanboy, as it's a typical pretentious defense from a raging fanboy such as yourself. Google "TomTom slow download" and then you'll see exactly why your comments are typical fanboy absurdity. I don't mean any personal attack on you per se, simply pointing out that people have a valid concern/complaint and you have in every case on this thread attempted to minimize or disprove it with ZERO success considering we're all STILL having that experience, doesn't matter what you think, doesn't matter what fanboy assessment you apply, it's quite simply the experiences we are having... You look ridiculous when you try to contradict them.
11-01-2013 02:12 AM
I just wish that there is an option, that you can cancel the update. So that you can go back, and just select one update at a time. I made the mistake and had all the updates checked when I plugged in the new 2535, all updates including map updates (new maps) selected. After I tried again, thinking I could leave the new maps out from the updates and do these at a different time, it did not work, it started with the 6 hours update/download again.
11-01-2013 02:24 AM
11-01-2013 02:28 AM
11-01-2013 02:37 AM - edited 11-01-2013 02:41 AM
Zsolt, I indeed called you out thus "starting it" but in my defense, it was only because you had replied to every single similar complaint with some kind of contradiction that is irrelevant to a person's experience, it wasn't their or my OPINION, Zsolt, it was a stated fact, the download AND INSTALL takes literally hours. I am downloading at close to 300Mbps (not spot on but close enough to not matter). The download still took long. I can download movies, torents, etc. at lightning speed... So, like you said, catch 22, because you insist it's fast, I insist it's not. My ISP didn;t single out TomTom. I call you a fanboy because honestly, you really really are. Why would you tell people that there is not a problem or that their reason for complain is invalid when they are having a problem and their complaint is therefore indeed valid? That's what you have been doing... Go back and check, I'll wait... That's why I anticipated your typical response, Zsolt, and guess what my friend, YOU DELIVERED! Why? Because you are indeed a fanboy. Now, as for Garmin, and me being a fanboy of them, uhhh no, I specifically said I was looking for an alternative because my Garmin BROKE! And, while I didn't clock my download times for my Garmin, as I saw no need since it was quick, I can promise you this, it wasn't HOURS it was an hour at most... So, not sure what you want me to say about that. Also, my TomTom is off by blocks in some cases... I guess that's not a problem either? Or maybe that's something I'm doing wrong? Ultimately, Zsolt, the experience has not been a good one. Whether it's the download speed (as in the TT unit's ability to handle the pipe not what's provided by my ISP) or it's the install or processing of the data, no matter what you say, it takes hours.... A lot of people reporting five to eight hours... That's ridiculous. Again, I don;t know how long my Garmin took, but I can promise you beyond the shadow of any doubt that it did not take between five and eight hours. What country are you in? America is a huge country, maybe that has something to do with our difference in experience, either way, you minimizing people's complaints with half truths and bold assumptions is absurd and fanboyish... Take that how you want. I'm really done having the conversation, I think I've more than made my point. Enjoy your Skoda.