Kia Sportage sat nav
I have also just taken delivery of a Kia Sportage which has a built in TomTom sat nav and has Connected Services which would allow the driver to have real time traffic information and Speed Camera alerts, providing you have activated Wi-Fi hotspots on your phone and have initially connected to a Wi-Fi network. My phone is paired with the car system – so far, so good.
So, I have done all that and when I am on the drive of my home and connected to my own network, I have the connected services. I can see the Speed Camera icon on the screen and enter a route. Then after a while I get a message to say, “No traffic info available” and the Speed Camera icon fades away, presumably because I am not near a Wi-Fi hotspot and have lost connection to the TomTom server. On the return journey back home, I cannot get any Connected Services at all.
Am I doing something wrong? I have followed the instructions in the Kia Car Nav booklet. Should I be using a USB cable to connect my phone to the car system and not Bluetooth? I had the same problem in my previous car (Kia Optima) and resorted to using my GO 600 on long journeys, especially abroad. Surely the real usefulness of a sat nav is to have traffic info to enable you to get an alternative route so that you can skirt round a problem.