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Plan an advance route on GO 5200

How do I plan a route in advance between 2 places away from my current location.

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,073
    Superusers
    edited June 2019
    Hi
    @bb123

    Take a look at the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner...
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    Login with your account Email & Password

    Download GO 5200 user Guide....
    Here...http://download.tomtom.com/open/manuals/gox20x/index.htm

    ATB YFM
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 8,867
    Superuser
    edited June 2019
    Hi @bb123

    If you want to do It on your Go5200

    Tap menu
    Tap Search
    Find an address as usual and accept it and it appears on the map as black circle with a menu with Drive on right hand end. Tap the 3 vertical dots next to Drive and select the option to use as Start point. Then do the same to find a destination and when you Tap Drive it creates the route between the two points. You can also then using the same process add Stops to the Current Route you have created.

    Doug
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,073
    Superusers
    edited June 2019
    Hi
    @bb123

    On the device
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Search
    Enter the address say Liverpool
    The device offers Liverpool... Tap on the offered Liverpool
    A quick menu opens with a Black Icon with 3Dots + The Drive Icon
    Tap on the 'Black Icon with 3Dots'... Select Use as a starting point
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Search
    Enter the 2nd address say Manchester
    The device offers Manchester... Tap on the offered Manchester
    A quick menu opens with a Black Icon with 3Dots + The Drive Icon
    Tap the 'Drive' Icon... The route will calculate

    ATB YFM
  • ghostmistghostmist Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Bravo YamFazMan that works precisely on my Go6200.
    Your instructions are absolutely lucid & should be used as a model for others.

    Internet malware cleaners use "Canns" for affected users to follow simplistically & your instructions match them perfectly..

    Thank you very much indeed
    ghostmist
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,073
    Superusers
    Hi
    @ghostmist

    You're welcome, glad you're sorted :)

    If you want to save the new Route....
    Saving the Route
    Using the method above plan/calculate your Route...
    While the device is still on the 2D North-up planning screen
    'Quick Tap' anywhere on the displayed Route --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Manage route --> Add to my Routes.... Edit the route name as required or simply Tap Add

    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
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    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route, a .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to select and cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it....

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    ATB YFM
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,073
    Superusers
    Hi
    @ghostmist

    Maybe Useful....

    Note.... On the Start Range of Devices, you have to connect over USB....

    If you use the Save & Sync option on the MyDrive Web Route Planner
    The Save & Sync option save a .GPX Track... its basicly a bread crumb track that you follow

    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route, a .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner now uses 'Send Destination' or 'Send Stops' to send an .ITN Route
    The MyDrive Web Route planner only sends the route to the device as a Destination... Or if you add Stops it send it as a Route (But it's is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below

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    Be Aware....
    If your starting point IS NOT your present location there's a BUG
    When using the 'Send Stops' option, during an "A" to "B" route transfer where 'A' IS NOT your present location... The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies also to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...


    For more info See... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1198253/#Comment_1198253
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    This is the workaround method I use....

    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route Planner....
    Get it Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    (1).... Plan my Route with the MyDrive Web Route planner (With or Without Stops as required)

    (2)... Zoom in... Place a Sacrificial stop close to the Start Icon

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    (4)... Choose the 'Send Stops' option... The route will sync to your device

    (5)... The device will calculate your route from your 'Present location'
    (5.1)... The device will calculate your route using Stops in the order that you placed the Stops in the route
    (5.2)... If the planned Start of the Route is your 'Present location'... Then skip Bullet-point... (6)

    (6)...When the route has calculated, Pinch zoom to the correct start of your Route (The Sacrificial Stop Icon) 'Long Tap' (Tap and hold for +1 second) on the Sacrificial Stop Icon --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Use as a Starting Point'
    The device will calculate your route from your new location

    (7)... Saving the Route
    'Quick Tap' anywhere on the Route --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Manage route --> Add to my Routes.... Edit the route name as required or simply Tap Add
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    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
    Note... (2) The MyDrive Web Route planner will sync a route with a Max of 20 stops

    ATB YFM
  • ghostmistghostmist Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]

    Hello YamFazMan,

    Thank you for the above, most helpful. I have to admit I am struggling with the 6200
    primarily because I have not used a TomTom before.
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