Speed camera warning only on planned route? How about on map when no route is given?

Jan-Erik Söderholm
Jan-Erik Söderholm Registered Users Posts: 2
New Seeker
Garmin navigators show speed cameras even when only the map is opened and no route planning is done.
Is this possible whith this 6200 Wifi model?


  • Lochfrass
    Lochfrass Posts: 18,926
    edited March 2019
    Hi and welcome to the Forum.

    The Go6200 devices also warn of speed cameras when no route is planned and the map is open.
  • Jan-Erik Söderholm
    Jan-Erik Söderholm Registered Users Posts: 2
    New Seeker
    If You say so. I shall check this today. The speed cameras dont show on the map if you dont have a route programmed.
  • dmulv
    dmulv Posts: 676
    They won't be on the map, but you will be alerted to any approaching speed cameras as you drive.

    The only thing is you may get a few false positives, as the TomTom's having to second-guess which route you're taking.
  • feraliser
    feraliser Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Actually I have a 520 and have not received a single warning driving to and from work and I go through three fixed camera zones each way. This is an issue.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 10,116
    HI @feraliser

    When you tap Menu do you see the Icons Top right and are they all bold or are any greyish particularly the 2 cars icon. Try this out of range of your Wifi and whilst paired with your phone. Check in Settings Bluetooth or Wifi if you are connecting from your Phone by Wifi. Try with Bluetooth only as set to work. Check settings in Sounds and Warnings.

  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,323

    For general improvement using the Tomtom Speed Cam Database over the default settings

    Always use a Computer voice...
    Serena or Malcolm in the UK
    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
    Even more info if in the 'Setting menus' you setup a Wide Traffic/Route Bar