09-07-2012 03:23 PM
As I drive for a living, my TomTom XL has become a fairly essential piece of kit. Particularly when customers now only give a postcode and expect you to be able to find them! Not with my TomTom, I won't. When I try to do a "navigate to postcode", it only allows me to put in the first half of the postcode, e.g. PA30, and then gives me a list of street names within that postcode area to choose from. Hey; if I knew the street name then I would search by street name!! Another issue is when the first part of the postcode only has 2 letters and a single numeric, eg. PA2 3AY. You cannot type in this postcode without it taking you to a list of streets in PA23. Absolutely useless.
Worse than all of that, however, is it's most recent problem. It keeps loosing the satellite signal and giving the message "waiting for valid GPS signal". This can last for hours. I have tried re-setting it while on the move (to the drum roll stage, and also the yellow screen, and the list of meaningless script that eventually appears if you hold down the on/off switch). I also regularly update the unit on my computer.
I am seriously unimpressed with this TomTom, and considering binning the thing and getting something else (definitely NOT a TT). There are smartphones (I do not have one ... yet) now with better GPS systems; what is going on with TomTom?
09-07-2012 10:12 PM
09-07-2012 10:21 PM