Fastest v shortest route- Route planning

Painterman62
Painterman62 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Is this another step backwards? My old xl gave an option of shortest v fastest route
Also speed related volume is no longer an option
Bought the go 6200 now feeling short changed why do so many features dissapear when you upgrade to what should be an upgraded product

Not impressed

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  • big
    big Posts: 1,712
    Superuser
    The option for type of route is still there under Settings -> Route Planning.

    Some other features, such as speed related volume are not available. It's probably best to look at the product as a totally new product rather than an upgraded one. It's just, well, "rather different". There are some new features too, as well as lots of features removed.
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    big wrote:
    The option for type of route is still there under Settings -> Route Planning.
    I also have this frustration, the solution you propose is a setting not an option. There used to be an option to ask for the route type when planning but this disappeared so now I cannot choose my route type when planning my route I have to dig into the settings menu and make a settings change just to plan one different route.

    Is this an accurate assessment or is there a way to asked for the option at the time of planning?
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,381
    Superuser
    Settings-->Route Planning-->Always ask …. is still there, the same as for earlier models.

    When you plan a route with that setting, you then need to decide 'fastest', 'shortest', etc.

    Next time you want to plan a route, AGAIN you will need to select the choice for the route.

    This is the same as you needed to do before. Don't really know what your issue is....
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    On my TT in Settings -> Route Planning I have

    Always plan this type of route
    • Fastest
    • Shortest
    • Most eco-friendly
    • Avoid Motorways
    • Walking
    • Bicycle
    Where am I not looking?
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,381
    Superuser
    What model do you have?

    My device shows (under 'When a faster route is available'):
    • Always take the fastest route
    • Ask me so I can choose
    • Don't ask me
    and THEN the next section underneath: 'Always plan this type of route'):
    . Fastest
    . Shortest
    . etc.
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    As per your original reply where is 'Always ask' for Route Planning?

    I think you are confusing the options for route planning with the options for what action TT should take when their is a faster route due to a traffic situation.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,785
    Superuser
    Hi
    @iwaddo

    NAV4/5
    Tap on the 4Dot(.... Menu)
    Tap Search
    Enter... 'Liverpool' Device offers 'Liverpool'
    Tap the offered 'Liverpool'
    Device offers 'Liverpool (centre)'
    Tap the offered 'Liverpool (centre)'
    View of the route opens Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options/info or Tap the Blue (Drive) Icon
    The Device calculates the route
    To change Route type... Tap on the 4Dot(.... Menu)
    Current Route
    Change Route Type
    Choose....
    Fastest Route
    Shortest Route
    Most eco-friendly Route
    Avoid motorways Route
    Walking Route
    Bicycle Route
    The Device recalculates the route

    The above choice will only apply to the current route
    At your destination the 'Route Type' will default back to the route type selected in the Setting Menu
    _________________________

    NAV2/3
    Tap Map
    From the Main Menu Tap (Navigate to)
    Tap (Address)
    Enter... Liverpool Device offers Liverpool
    Tap the offered Liverpool
    Device offers Liverpool (centre)
    Tap the offered Liverpool (centre)
    View of the route opens with more options or Tap Select
    Window opens... What Type of route should be Planned
    Choose....
    Fastest Route
    Shortest Route
    Most eco-friendly Route
    Avoid motorways Route
    Walking Route
    Bicycle Route
    Limited Speed
    I tapped Fasted
    The Device calculates the route
    Tap Done

    The above choice will only apply to the current route
    At your destination the 'Route Type' will default back to the route type selected in the Setting Menu


    ATB YFM
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    OK thank you.

    On my older device I get the chance to choose the route type each time, I do not understand why they have changed things though I'd have to guess that most people always ever on choose the same route type and probably usually the fastest.

    Thank you for your help.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,785
    Superuser
    Hi
    @iwaddo

    I've dusted off my old NAV3 GO 825 Live, and edited my reply
    With a Route planning menu flow
    Both NAV2/3 & NAV4/5 offer the same/similar options
    Both offer the option to change the Route type on a Route by Route basis

    ATB YFM
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    @YamFazMan Hi, I am not sure if we are agreeing or disagreeing here.

    I've just powered up an TomTom Go Live 1005 Model 4CR52 running App 12.07402687300.74 and in the Settings -> Route Planning -> Route Types menu there is the option of 'Ask me every time I plan'.

    Every time I go Main Menu -> Navigate To... -> Favourite -> [select destination] the next screen says 'What type of route should be planned? and I get seven different types.

    It is this option I was asking about.

    I now know that with the current software I have to select my destination first then go back into the menus to pick a different route type.

    Thank you for your help.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,785
    Superuser
    Hi

    My GO 825 Live is also setup the same way running App 12.07402687300.74 and in the Settings -> Route Planning -> Route Types menu option of is set to 'Ask me every time I plan

    Just pointing out that both systems are basicly the same just different :relaxed:

    ATB YFM
  • iwaddo
    iwaddo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    :grinning:

    So, basically the answer to my original question is no, the same option does not exist, but there is a workaround.

    Thank you for providing the clarity