01-04-2011 05:09 AM
I guess no question is a dumb one???.............I have had my tomtom for a week and am still discovering new things to do, and ways to use it..........I live in Colorado and am always wondering about elevation ........
With all that this gps does.............it doesn't measure altitude???...................ooooorrrrrr.......do
i did a search here and found nothing............and out on the web, i found all sorts of differing opinions........
does anyone know for sure................??
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01-04-2011 05:29 AM
It's been some time since I've done this:
Download the height file and follow the directions EXPLICTLY.
Seems I had a problem putting the files in their proper folders on the TT, but you should be able to get help from the forums.
Once it's set up, it works like a charm. We were in Nederland (above Boulder) last weekend; the altitude was within 30 feet or closer.
Check your current altitude with Google Earth, then remember to edit the .cfg file to correct the proper Day and Night numbers.
It works with the One and 530 XXL; should work with yours.
01-04-2011 06:18 AM
A followup on the above:
A forum search shows the following:
Here's what he says: (he being Jogurt, the programmer)
Just extract the package, extract the "cab"-file in it and throw the file and the directory in it onto your TT, root (topmost) directory.
What that *means* is:
* Unzip the .zip file, somewhere on your PC. It contains a .cab file and a .toc file. (I don't know what the .toc file is -- I eventually ignored it.)
* Now, unzip the .cab file! I remember (now) that I missed that step too, and wondered why nothing happened when I copied it to my unit.
* When you unzip the .cab file, you'll find a file called "ttn", and a "Height" directory with a couple of files in it: height.cfg and height.so.
* Those are the things you copy to your unit. Put "ttn" in the root, and copy the "Height" directory and files to a "Height" directory on the unit.
Then (and only then) can you edit the cfg file to type in your day and night numbers. Here is also where you add (or subtract) from the indicated altitude to correct.
01-04-2011 05:28 PM
Thanks a lot frank........that sounds like a deal to try......I may wait to see if a moderator chimes in on this one..........after reading thru these forums, it sounds to me like these [tomtoms] are a little on the fragile side when it comes to communicating with their own downloads, let alone someone else's.....................Mine is doing a great job right now and I have learned not to "fix" unless broken.............I think I may be able to buy an altimeter for under 50 bucks......
05-04-2011 02:10 PM
05-04-2011 02:26 PM
Do you mind visiting tomtomforums.com and posting there the same as here. Many folks will appreciate it.