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How long does it take to update full map of europe with the new 6000 premium

After downloading, my GO 6000 typically takes nearly an hour for a full map update of Europe.
Any experience of how long it takes with the newest Go 6000 premium?
How does this compare to the competition?
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  • VikramKVikramK Posts: 10,884 Moderator
    Hi @agzol

    The latest map of Europe is v10.40, which is around 9 GB and depending on your internet speed the download time could differ.

    Updates on the GO PREMIUM can be done over the WiFi but if you have a fast LAN connection then you can also use MyDrive Connect as an alternative.

    See this FAQ

    Scroll down and see the last section under- USING MYDRIVE CONNECT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A WI-FI® CONNECTION


    Regards
    Vikram
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,402
    Superusers
    Hi
    @agzol

    The NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices like you’re Go 6200
    Normally update using Wi-Fi......See Option... (1)
    But you can update over USB... See Option... (2)


    TomTom Video... Updating your navigation device using Wi-Fi®



    If you have successfully connected your device to your Wi-Fi....
    To check your Connection Speed, Signal Strength & Quality
    On the Device... Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Settings --> Wi-Fi
    Tap on the Your Wi-fi name (The one Showing as connected)
    A new Menu Page opens

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    On the left-hand side of the screen is your Wi-Fi Connection Status

    Tomtom recommend a minimum Wi-Fi download speed of 30Mbps
    Tomtom NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices will only connect to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network
    All the update actions are executed on the device...

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    If Wi-Fi is not available or is slow/unstable/unreliable.....
    See Option... (2) Connect over USB
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    Option... (1) Connected Wi-Fi
    Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Updates & New Items
    Extra Maps are Installed/Maintained... Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Maps

    I always update my devices one Update at a time
    The NavCore Application and QuickFixGPS updates are force ticked by Tomtom... Deselect any other updates like Maps, Speed Cams etc... Update the mandatory item/s first, when complete update the remaining items one at a time

    Note... NAV(5 Wifi) devices connected over Wifi do not require MyDrive Connect to be running Even if myDrive is running you have no access the MyDrive Connect menu structures as used by the previous NAV3 & 4 devices

    Option... (2) Connected USB
    If Wi-Fi is not available or is slow/unstable/unreliable.....
    Tomtom recommend a minimum Wi-Fi download speed of 30Mbps
    Updating your new NAV5 (Wi-Fi) device over USB will require "MyDrive Connect"
    Get it here.....
    www.tomtom.com/getstarted
    Run MyDrive Connect.....
    Note... The NAV(5 Wifi) devices have no access the MyDrive Menu structures as used by the previous NAV3 & 4 devices
    Connect your Device to a USB Port on your PC
    Updating a NAV5 (Wi-Fi) device using USB is the same as using Wi-Fi, all of the update actions are executed on the device...
    Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Updates & New Items
    Extra Maps are Installed/Maintained... Tap the 4Dot(.... Menu) --> Setting --> Maps
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    Note... MyDrive Connect will only show a "Splash screen" saying "Connect your device using Wifi" etc
    If required you can close the 'Main Mydrive Window' showing the "Connect your device using Wifi" Splash screen... MyDrive Connect only needs to run in the background on the PC TaskBar


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    ATB YFM
  • agzolagzol Posts: 6 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Thanks for the replies but they don't answer my question.
    I'm trying to decide whether to buy the latest GO 6000.
    The issue I have with my current GO 6000 is that the overall time to update a full map of Europe is around 90-100 mins (download is about 40 min while update is 50-60 mins). I see claims that the competitive devices are much faster , so are TOMTOM willing to provide some realistic timings for full map updates?
    (i have 60+ Mbps fibre, USB3 and wifi (55Mbp+)
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,402
    Superusers
    edited January 2020
    Hi
    @agzol

    Maybe usefull... A simple calculator with which you can calculate download time for a file depending on download speed.
    How long time it will take depends on file size, your own download speed and the server's upload speed.
    In these calculations it is assumed that your download speed is the bottleneck.
    See... https://www.download-time.com/
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    Updating my NAV4 GO 5000....
    Full Europe map size 8.5+ GB
    Virgin Media Broadband 110 Mb/s
    NAV4 GO 5000 over USB using MyDrive connect....
    Map Download only... 10mins 55seconds (Stopwatch)
    Download + Install... Total 1hr 4mins 37seconds (Stopwatch)
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    The NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices normally update using Wi-Fi...

    I always update my devices one Update at a time
    The NavCore Application and QuickFixGPS updates are force ticked by Tomtom... De-select any other updates like Maps, Speed Cams etc... Update the mandatory item/s first, when complete update the remaining items one at a time
    This will help to prevent a Log-Jam effect on the Tomtom Servers if something go wrong with one of the updates... The Server only has to wait for one update file to Time-Out

    I've never seen a Wi-F1 speed above 72 Mbps displayed on my Go 6200 or GO Premium....
    I guess that's the Max Download speed of the NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices ???

    03ezlalq6s04.jpgI'm using a Win10 PC hard-wired to the Router....
    Virgin Media Broadband 110 Mb/s
    I updated the Full Europe map v1040 size 9 GB
    Obviously for me, updating the GO 6200 over USB with MyDrive connect running in the background is the Faster option.... (Option (2) ... In my post above)
    NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Devices update on the fly i.e... No Download/Upload/Install

    I'm happy with an 9 GB Map update in 23Mins 24secs (Stopwatch)

    ATB YFM
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