Tomtom 6250 - Voice guidance issues

Nffc2047 Registered Users Posts: 10
Apprentice Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Does anybody else think the tomtom 6250 is terrible? The lane guidance for example is virtually non existent, you drive along a 4 lane motorway for example and it doesn't tell you where the lanes go to until virtually the end if the split, I can't stand the new tomtom compared to the older version and in my personal opinion was far far better and clearer


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,814
    edited February 2019

    How strange, are you using a Computer Voice (A Computer voice has a more comprehensive command set) in the UK use Serena or Malcolm

    On Motorways I receive a spoken warning approximately 1 Mile from the Exit-slip
    Then at 800 yards the ALG screen displays plus a spoken warning
    When I exit a Motorway and enter the Slip road when the ALG clears I receive a verbal instruction "In xxx yards turn Left/Right" or "In xxx yards at the runabout take the 'n' exit (Plenty of time to be in the correct lane)
    (You can clear the ALG early if required by tapping on the displayed ALG)

    On Motorway Intersections I receive a early verbal warning to keep right/left and the AGL or the Mini ALG of the junction displaying at 800

    Note... You can choose Full or split screen ALG
    Check the setting for the ALG (Advanced lane guidance)
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Settings --> Appearance --> Motorway exit previews....
    (1)... Show map and preview (Split screen... ALG/Map view)
    (2)... Show preview only (Full screen ALG view) Full Screen ALG like the old NAV2/3 devices... like your previous NAV3 GO 7150
    (3)... Off

    If you want to get back to the Map view quickly... Tap on the ALG screen to switch back to the map view


    Also for general improvement over the default settings for using the Tomtom Speed Cam Database
    From the main screen... Tap (.... Menu) -> Setting -> Sounds & Warnings...
    Set... 'Warning Type' to... Read Allowed... (Important... Needs a Computer Voice set in the Voices menu)
    Speed Cameras & Hazards... Set to ON
    The next 10 Setting ALL set to Always
    The next 4 Settings ALL set to ON
    The device will now say....
    'Fixed Camera'
    'Mobile Hot Spot'
    'Red-light Camera'
    'Accident Black-spots
    ‘Spoken Traffic delays’

    Speed Cams
    If you keep a check on the Traffic-bar... The device gives you a visual Warning of the next Fixed or Mobile Speed Camera many miles before you reach the camera