Go Basic - Garbage

BernieH
BernieH Registered Users Posts: 1
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Bought a new Go Basic last Autumn. Complete and Utter Garbage. Suggests shortest routes through residential streets and narrow country lanes just to save a few hundred metres, no option to avoid motorways or other particular types of road and now will not update. What a waste of money - I feel like slinging it in the bin and going back to Garmin.

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  • Willy875
    Willy875 Registered Users Posts: 5,445
    Revered Voyager
    There is the option to avoid freeways > Select Settings from the main menu, then select Route planning.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,829
     Superuser
    edited March 4
    Hi
    @BernieH
    BernieH wrote: »
    (Snip) Suggests the shortest routes through residential streets and narrow country lanes just to save a few hundred metres (Snip)
    What route parameters have you used for the default 'Route planning type’ in the setting Menus ???
    Check... Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Route planning....
    BernieH wrote: »
    (Snip) No option to avoid motorways or other particular types of road, and now will not update. What a waste of money (Snip)
    The Avoid Menus Changed a while ago....
    I think the idea is, now they have added Tunnels & Country Borders to the list, is to have all the 'Avoids' listed in one Menu....

    To Always 'Avoid' Motorways etc....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Route Planning
    Scroll all the way down to sub menu 'Route planning'
    Turn off 'Motorways'

    To Avoid' Motorways etc... On a Route by Route basis....
    Plan & Calculate your Route -->
    Tap 4Dot (....) Menu --> 'Current Route' --> 'Avoid Road Types' --> Select... 'Avoid Motorways'
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    The NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices normally update using Wi-Fi....
    If Wi-Fi is not available or is slow/unstable/unreliable.....
    See Option (2) Connect over USB... In the link below....
    Here... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1739744/#Comment_1739744

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    Download the Tomtom GO Basic User Manual....
    Here... https://help.tomtom.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360014362979-GO-Basic-User-Manual

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