Active magnetic windscreen mount- Can you mount it on the dashboard?

Mikethemalt
Mikethemalt Registered Users Posts: 12
Legendary Explorer
edited December 2020 in Devices using TomTom HOME
Hi all

Will the active magnetic mount fit straight onto the dash, my dash is not smooth it has the very small dimple effect, or would I have to get a mat or similar to sit it on

Thanks, Mike

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  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,391
     Superuser
    Doubt the mount will fit on anything other than a solid material.
  • Mikethemalt
    Mikethemalt Registered Users Posts: 12
    Legendary Explorer
    Thanks dhn
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
    Hi
    Sticky mounting Disk, Beanbag Mount etc.....
    https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/accessories/?type=mountsdocks

    ATB YFM
  • Mikethemalt
    Mikethemalt Registered Users Posts: 12
    Legendary Explorer
    Many thanks YamFazMan

    I'll be buying the Go 520 soon, it comes with the magnetic mount, do you know if the sticky disks are part of the kit or do I have ro purchase them separately

    Thanks Mike
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
    Hi
    The Sticky Disks are not mentioned in the "In the box" List.....
    https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/products/go-520/
    So I guess they are extra

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  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    dhn wrote:
    Doubt the mount will fit on anything other than a solid material.
    .
    Does the Active Magnetic mount adhere to glass, ie, the windshield.? It's magnetic, glass isn't..?? - I can see the need for a magnetic disc for the dash as most dashboards are not magnetic, being made mostly of plastic or non magnetic materials.. but how does the mount work on glass..??
    About to pull the plug and buy the GO620..
    Thanks
    Thomas
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
    Hi
    @jatco

    [h3]The magnet is for the Retaining & Quick release of the PND Device[/h3]
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    [h3]The Suction Cup holds the Mount + Device to the Screen or Dashboard[/h3]
    ATB YFM
  • John-Jay
    John-Jay Registered Users Posts: 749
    Revered Pioneer
    Hi, @jatco ,

    Edited!

    "YFM" beat me to it!!
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    YamFazMan wrote:
    Hi
    @jatco

    [h3]The magnet is for the Retaining & Quick release of the PND Device[/h3]
    a58043fc-0ad3-4a42-a857-1b7569e11e98.png
    [h3]The Suction Cup holds the Mount + Device to the Screen or Dashboard[/h3]
    ATB YFM
    .
    Thanks YFM. Got it..answers that question with your description.
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    Ordered the GO620...hope it lives up to expectations. Does the power cord plug into the PND or the mount? I'm guessing the mount because of the contacts above the magnet.
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,391
     Superuser
    The mount...….
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
    Hi
    @jatco

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    ATB YFM
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
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    Thx YFM
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
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    jatco wrote:
    Thx YFM
    Just received my new GO620 when I got home from work. Only opened the shipping box, outer and inner box to get to the unit...and compared it in size to my EOL 730 (5"). Obviously larger..but havent done anything yet ..ie, charging, reading the booklet etc...
    Will do when I get the chance.... (had to mow the lawns...lol...)..
    Cheers
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    Thanks for the link YFM. I'll get to it when I can. Need to spend time with it. What's in the box.fdb0e875-6ca5-4303-a167-b2f561d26db9.jpg
    EOL unit over new 620
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  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    Review of Day 1 with my new 620. Overall, pretty good. Nice graphics and then some..like buildings, etc, road directions good, starting to get used to the New system and lots to iron out..ie, have the address of the destination display longer than once arrived..(minor), cleaning my old disc so the new will adhere better..(a quirk..)..Cancelling a route..(when almost there..), ..Vehicle images, (miss my car icon)..and some other things still to work out.!! nt
    Im not excited about the mount.. It sits higher then my EOL 730, tho only an inch larger, the mount on the dash obstructs my vision at the right.. - Gotta work on that..and or some other location..which could be tricky.
    Anyone else have an issue with where they mount the Mount.??
    So far...it's do-able. Gotta get used to it, I guess,...
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,325
     Superuser
    Hi
    @jatco
    jatco wrote:
    lots to iron out..ie, have the address of the destination display longer than once arrived..
    Tap the left-hand side of the Top Info Bar to toggle between List and Map view
    jatco wrote:
    Cancelling a route..(when almost there)....
    For some reason Tomtom have decided to Auto Clear your Route when you arrive at your destination and switch the Map to a zoomed out North-up overview Map
    You can turn off the automatic switching to the North-up overview map in the setting menu

    With "Automatic Map Switching" turned off when you arrive at your destination and the device will continue using your chosen navigation screen to show your present location... Note... You may need to tap the Plus Icon button a couple of times to zoom in for the map detail

    From the main screen
    Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) Icon (Screen Bottom left)
    Swipe left or Tap the mid/right edge of the screen to go to the Cogwheel Icon
    Tap Cogwheel Icon
    Tap Appearance
    Turn off Automatic Map view switching
    Tap Blue arrow head Icon ( > ) top right on screen to exit

    But unfortunately this has an effect to both ends of the journey.....
    If you have turned off Automatic Map view switching
    Now whenever you have planned a route, you will have to tap the "Lets Go" banner or the "Direction of travel Icon" the arrowhead above the plus and minus buttons
    To switch to your chosen navigating screen
    The Map does not auto switch at either the start or the end of your journey
    ___________________________________________________

    There are also three options for the Zoom function.....
    (1)..... Zoom into next turn
    (2)..... Based on road type (My preferred option)
    (3)..... None
    From the main screen
    Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) Icon (Screen Bottom left)
    Swipe left or Tap the mid/right edge of the screen to go to the Cogwheel Icon
    Tap Cogwheel Icon
    Tap Appearance
    Tap Automatic zoom
    choose the required option
    Tap Blue arrow head Icon ( > ) top right on screen to exit

    ATB YFM
  • jatco
    jatco Registered Users Posts: 93
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    Thanks once again YFM for your tips and tricks. Will try them out and see how it goes.
    Since the power cord can plug directly into the back of the device, I may look around for another type of mount so the unit doesn't sit so 'tall' on the dash of my work van. Maybe it'll be different in one of our 2 cars. I haven't tried that yet, though when in our cars I usually attached it to the windshield..but that doesn't work in the van.
    Thx again.
  • cjenk114
    cjenk114 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    I'm waiting to open the present (620 Supreme) on Christmas day! It's replacing my Samsung tablet running the Go app.
    I have the tablet mounted on a CD mount and I'll re-engineer the 620 to use this mount. Will be easy to do and I'll post some pics
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