Whilst setting it up and testing it out I typed in my home address but the 6200 could not find it. Neither could it find a large block of flats nearby. All of these flats/town houses were built 30+years ago. So I tried the address on my 2014 Ford Focus Sat Nav and it couldn't find it either. I then tried just the post code in both Tom Tom and the Ford Focus. The Focus guided me right into my car park and was near door to door for the other flats. Tom Tom guided me to a place 200+ yards away and right past the entrance to my home. It also kept telling me to turn next left (or right) as opposed to keeping or bearing left/right as per the Focus. This would be confusing if someone didn't know the road and was listening to instructions as they could easily have turned into cul de sacs or entrance ways to shops.
With the nearby flats, Tom Tom placed me on the same road as the flats but, again, some 200 yards away and at a place which isn't in view of these flats. I also tried my brothers address. Tom Tom got the estate but not the house number and was, again, about 200 yards adrift and not near my brother's house. My Ford Focus also got within a few doors, leading me past their front door before stating I reached my destination.
Tom Tom also cannot find a few nearby restaurants, which have been in business for at least 10 years.
Suffice to say, Google, Waze etc also found all of these addresses and businesses easily without having to rely on post code only.
The 6200 is currently retailing at £299 on Amazon. Fortunately, I didn't pay that amount for it but I don't how such a premium, dedicated Sat Nav can be so poor in detail? Is up to date mapping accuracy sacrificed for mapping technology? Does it only recognise the first 3 or 4 characters/digits of a post code? I am ordering a Garmin to see if this has the same navigational problems because I don't want my dear lady having to keep checking google maps to avoid being parked hundreds of yards away from her destination. Very very worrying.
Am I the only one? Is there a serious mapping issue with Tom Toms? New estates and roads I can understand but not places which have been part of the city landscape for over 30 years.