TomTom Go manual

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  • Brand: TomTom
  • Product: Navigator
  • Model/name: Go
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Turkish, Ukrainian

Table of Contents

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What’s in the box
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What’s
in the
box • TomTom GO including the Easy Click mount
• USB cable
• USB car charger
• Installation poster
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Read me first
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Read
me first
Mounting your device in your car
Make sure that both the mount and your windscreen are clean and dry before you attach
the mount. Place the device so that it does not interfere with your view of the road or of
any of the controls in your car.
To attach the mount, press the suction cup firmly against the windscreen on an area where
the glass is flat. Then twist the grip on the base of the mount in a clockwise direction until
you hear a click.
Plug the cable into your car dashboard and connect the other end to the connector on the
back of your device.
Switching on and off
To switch on your navigation device, press and hold the On/Off button until you see the
start-up screen. The first time you switch on your device, it may take a short time to start.
Setting up
Important: Take care to select the correct language, since the language you choose will
be used for all text on the screen.
When you first switch on your device, you have to answer a few questions to set up the
device. Answer the questions by tapping the screen.
GPS reception
When you first start your TomTom GO navigation device, the device may need a few min-
utes to determine your GPS position and show your current position on the map. In future,
your position will be found much faster, usually within a few seconds.
To ensure good GPS reception, you should use your device outdoors. Large objects such
as tall buildings can sometimes interfere with reception.
Micro-SD card slot
Your TomTom GO navigation device includes a micro-SD card slot so you can add extra
storage memory to your device. You can use a micro-SD card to store extra maps to use
in your device.
The micro-sd card slot is located under a cover on the side of the device.
About MyTomTom
MyTomTom helps you manage the contents, maps and services of your TomTom GO nav-
igation device, as well as giving you access to the TomTom community. It is a good idea
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to frequently connect your navigation device to MyTomTom, to ensure you always have
the latest updates. You can also log in to MyTomTom on the TomTom website.
Tip: We recommend using a broadband internet connection whenever you connect your
navigation device to MyTomTom.
Setting up MyTomTom
To set up MyTomTom, do the following:
1. Connect your computer to the internet.
2. Start a browser and go to tomtom.com/getstarted.
3. Click Download now.
Your browser downloads the MyTomTom support application, which you need to
install on your computer in order to connect your device to MyTomTom. Follow the
instructions on the screen if you are asked questions while downloading.
4. When prompted, connect your device to your computer using the USB cable. Then
switch your device on.
Your device is then recognised, backed up and the latest updates are installed.
Important: You should plug the USB connector directly into a USB port on your computer
and not into a USB hub or USB port on a keyboard or monitor.
Once the MyTomTom support application is installed, you can access MyTomTom from
the notification area on your desktop.
Tip: When you connect your navigation device to your computer, MyTomTom tells you if
there are any updates for your device.
Device not starting
In rare cases, your TomTom GO navigation device may not start correctly or may stop
responding to your taps.
First, check that the battery is properly charged. To charge the battery, connect your
device to the car charger. It can take up to 2 hours to fully charge the battery.
If this does not solve the problem, you can reset the device. To do this, press and hold the
On/Off button for 15 seconds and release the button when your device begins to restart.
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Charging your device
The battery in your TomTom GO navigation device charges when you connect it to the car
charger or to your computer.
Important: You should plug the USB connector directly into a USB port on your computer
and not into a USB hub or USB port on a keyboard or monitor.
Safety Notice
Some TomTom navigation devices contain a GSM/GPRS module which can interfere with
electrical devices such as cardiac pacemakers, hearing aids and aviation equipment.
Interference with these devices may endanger the health or life of you or others.
If your device includes a GSM/GPRS module, do not use it near unprotected electrical
units or in areas where the use of mobile telephones is prohibited, such as hospitals and
airplanes.
Take care of your navigation device
Never leave your TomTom GO or accessories on view when you leave the car as they may
become an easy target for thieves.
It is important to take care of your device:
• Your device is not designed for use in extreme temperatures and any such exposure
may cause permanent damage. Extended exposure to sun light may lead to early dete-
rioration in battery performance.
• Do not open the casing of your device under any circumstances. Doing so may be dan-
gerous and will invalidate the warranty.
• Wipe or dry the screen of your device using a soft cloth. Do not use any liquid cleaners.
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Safety
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Safety
Installing the mount
Consider carefully where to attach the mount in your car. The mount should not block or
interfere with any of the following:
• Your view of the road
• Any of the controls in your car
• Any of your mirrors
• The airbag
When your navigation device is in the mount, you should be able to reach the device easily
without leaning or stretching. You can attach the mount to the windscreen, side window
or use a Dashboard Mount Disk to attach the mount to your dashboard. The following dia-
grams show where you can safely attach the mount.
TomTom also offers alternative mounting solutions for your TomTom navigation device.
For more information about Dashboard Mount Disks and alternative mounting solutions,
go to tomtom.com/accessories.
Safety settings
We recommend using the safety settings to make your driving as safe as pos-
sible.
These are some of the options included in the safety settings:
• Show essential menu buttons while driving
• Show safety reminders
• Warn when driving faster than allowed
You can also drive more safely by using voice commands to control your TomTom GO.
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Planning a route
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Plan-
ning a
route Important: In the interest of safety and to reduce distractions while you are driving, you
should always plan a route before you start driving.
To plan a route on your TomTom GO, do the following:
1. Tap the screen to open the Main menu.
2. Tap Navigate to...
3. Tap Address.
Tip: The first time you plan a route, you are asked to select a country, state or region. Your
selection is saved and used for all future routes until you change this setting.
You can change this setting by tapping the flag before you select a city.
4. Enter the town or city name.
Tip: Instead of typing the address, tap the microphone button to enter the address by
speaking to your GO.
• Towns with similar names are shown in the list while you type.
• When the correct city or town appears in the list, tap the name to select the destina-
tion.
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5. Enter the streetname.
• Streets with similar names are shown in the list while you type.
• When the correct streetname appears in the list, tap the name to select the destina-
tion.
6. Enter the house number, then tap Done.
7. The location is shown on the map. Tap Select to continue or tap Back to enter another
address.
Tip: If you want your final destination to be a car park, tap Park nearby and select a loca-
tion from the list of car parks close to your general destination.
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8. Select the type of route you want to plan.
9. When the new route is shown, tap Done.
• For more information about the route, tap Details.
• To plan a different route, tap Change route.
Your TomTom GO starts to guide you to your destination, using spoken instructions
and onscreen directions.
Route summary
The route summary shows an overview of your route, the remaining distance to your des-
tination and the remaining estimated journey time.
To view the route summary, tap the right-hand panel on the status bar in the Driving view
or tap View route in the Main menu and then tap Show route summary.
When used with TomTom Traffic, the route summary shows an overview of your route,
the remaining distance to your destination, the remaining estimated journey time and traf-
fic information about delays on your route.
LIVE summary
LIVE summary shows LIVE services information on your route.
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To view LIVE summary information, tap the LIVE tab on the route summary screen. Tap
any of the panels for more detailed information.
The LIVE tab panels show the following information:
• Traffic on route - tap this panel to view detailed information about traffic delays and
other incidents on your route.
• Speed cameras - tap this panel to open the Speed Camera menu. You can then report
a speed camera or change your settings for speed camera warnings.
• Weather - tap this panel to view the latest weather reports.
Note: Not all LIVE services are available in all countries. You may be able to use LIVE serv-
ices when travelling abroad. For more information on available services, go to
tomtom.com/services.
Using your voice to plan a route
Instead of tapping the screen to plan a route, you can use your voice to plan a route.
For information about planning a route using your voice, see Voice command and control.
Frequent destinations
If you often make trips to the same destinations, you can set your TomTom GO to ask if
you want to plan a route to one of these locations, every time the device starts. This is
faster than planning a route in the normal way.
To select a new destination, tap Start-up settings in the Settings menu and select Ask for
a destination. Then select a button to use for this destination and answer the questions
about the destination.
Show my frequent destinations
You can set your TomTom GO to ask if you want to plan a route to one of your frequently
visited destinations every time the device starts.
To change this setting, do the following:
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1. Tap Start-up settings in the Settings menu and then select Ask for a destination.
2. Tap Yes, then tap Yes again to begin entering information about the destination.
3. Select a symbol for the destination and tap Done to set the symbol, then tap Yes.
Tip: To add new destinations, select one of the numbered symbols and enter a name for
the new destination button.
4. Tap Yes and if required enter a new name, then tap Done.
5. Enter the address details in the same way you enter an address when planning a route,
then tap Done.
6. If you want to set more destinations, repeat the steps above. Otherwise, tap Done.
You are asked if you want to change the start-up image.
7. If you want to change the image, tap Yes then follow the instructions shown on the
screen. Otherwise, tap No.
Every time your TomTom GO starts, you are asked if you want to plan a route. If you tap
Cancel, you are shown the Main Menu.
Using arrival times
When you plan a route, your TomTom GO asks you if you need to arrive at a particular
time.
Tap YES to enter a preferred arrival time.
Your GO calculates your arrival time and shows you whether you will arrive on time.
You can also use this information to work out when you need to leave. If your GO shows
that you will arrive 30 minutes early, you can wait and leave in 30 minutes time, rather than
arrive early.
Your arrival time is constantly recalculated during your journey. The status bar shows
whether you will arrive on time or if you are going to be late, as shown below:
You will arrive 55 minutes before the arrival time you entered.
If the estimated arrival time is more than five minutes before the time
you entered, it is shown in green.
You will arrive 3 minutes before the arrival time you entered.
If the estimated arrival time is less than 5 minutes before the time
you entered, it is shown in yellow.
You will arrive 19 minutes late.
If the estimated arrival time is later than the time you entered, it is
shown in red.
Status bar
preferences
Tap Status bar settings in the Settings menu, to enable or disable
arrival time notifications.
To enable arrival time notifications, select Leeway.
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Navigation menu options
When you tap Navigate to..., you can set your destination in many ways, not just by enter-
ing the address. The other options are listed below:
Local search
Tap this button to use TomTom Local Search with Google to help you
find shops and businesses in and around your current location.
You can choose to search for shops and businesses near you, near
your destination, near any other destination or in a city.
For example, if you are looking for a swimming pool near your cur-
rent location, enter ’swimming pool’ and choose the best search
result.
Home
Tap this button to navigate to your Home location.
You will probably use this button more than any other.
Favourite
Tap this button to select a Favourite as your destination.
Address
Tap this button to enter an address as your destination.
Recent
destination
Tap this button to select your destination from a list of places you
have recently used as destinations.
Point of Interest
Tap this button to navigate to a Point of Interest (POI).
Point on map
Tap this button to select a point on the map as your destination using
the map browser.
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to enter a destination using latitude and longitude
values.
Position of last
stop
Tap this button to select your last recorded position, as your destina-
tion.
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Planning a route in advance
You can use your TomTom GO to plan a route in advance, selecting your starting point
and your destination.
Here are some more reasons to plan a route in advance:
• Find out how long a journey is going to take before you start.
You can also compare journey times for the same route at different times of the day or
on different days of the week. Your GO uses IQ Routes when planning a route. IQ Routes
calculates routes based on the real average speeds measured on roads.
• Study the route of a journey you are planning.
• Check a route for someone who is coming to visit you and then explain the route to
them in detail.
To plan a route in advance, follow these steps:
1. Tap the screen to bring up the Main menu.
2. Tap the arrow button to move to the next menu screen and tap Plan route.
3. Select the starting point for your journey in the same way that you would select your
destination.
4. Set the destination for your journey.
5. Choose the type of route that should be planned.
• Fastest route - the route which takes the least time.
• Eco route - the most fuel-efficient route for your journey.
• Shortest route - the shortest distance between the locations you set. This may not
be the quickest route, especially if the shortest route is through a town or city.
• Avoid motorways - a route which avoids motorways.
• Walking route - a route designed for making the journey on foot.
• Bicycle route - a route designed for making the journey on a bicycle.
6. Choose the date and time that you will make the journey you are planning.
Your GO uses IQ Routes to work out the best possible route at that time. This is useful
to see how long a journey takes at different times of the day or on different days of the
week.
7. Your TomTom GO plans the route between the two locations you selected.
Viewing route information
You can access these options for the route you last planned by tapping View route in the
Main Menu or the Details button on the route summary screen.
Prepare route
This button is shown while there is no planned route on your GO.
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You can then select from the following options:
Show instruc-
tions
Tap this button for a list of all the turn instructions on the route.
This is very useful if you need to explain a route to someone else.
Show map of
route
Tap this button to see an overview of the route using the map
browser.
Show route
demo
Tap this button to watch a demo of the journey. You can interrupt the
demo at any time by tapping the screen.
Show route
summary
Tap this button to open the route summary screen.
Show
destination
Tap this button to see a preview of your destination.
You can navigate to a car park near your destination, call your desti-
nation if a phone number is known, and view any available informa-
tion about your destination.
Show traffic on
route
Tap this button to see all the traffic incidents on your route.
Note: This button is only shown if your device has either an HD Traf-
fic subscription or an RDS-TMC Receiver connected. Traffic infor-
mation is not available in all countries or regions. For more
information about TomTom traffic information services, go to
tomtom.com/services.
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Voice control
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Voice
control
About voice control
Instead of tapping the screen to control your TomTom GO, you can use your voice to con-
trol your GO.
For example, to increase the volume on your GO, you can say, "Increase volume."
To view the list of available commands, tap Help in the Main menu or the Setting menu
then tap Product manuals and then tap What can I say?
Important: Voice control requires a computer voice. When there are no computer voices
installed on your TomTom GO, this feature is not available.
To select a computer voice, tap Voices in the Settings menu, then tap Change voice and
select a computer voice.
Using voice control
To enable voice control and show the button in the Driving view, tap Make your own
menu in the Settings menu and select the checkbox for Voice control.
To switch off voice control and remove the button from the Driving view, tap Make your
own menu in the Settings menu and clear the checkbox for Voice control.
The following example shows how to use voice control to plan a journey to your Home
address.
1. Tap the microphone button in the Driving view to turn on the micro-
phone.
The microphone monitor is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.
2. When you hear the tone, say, "Navigate to Home".
While you are speaking the microphone monitor shows how well the device can hear
your voice:
A green bar means the device can hear your voice.
A red bar means your voice is too loud for the device to recognise individual words
and understand everything you say.
A grey bar means your voice is too quiet for the device to recognise individual
words and understand everything you say.
For some phrases, your GO repeats what you say and asks for confirmation.
3. If the command is correct, say, "Yes."
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If the command is incorrect, say, "No" and repeat the command after you hear the tone.
Your GO plans a route from your current location to your Home address.
Tip: To stop your GO from listening out for further commands, say "Back" or "Cancel" or
"Quit" or simply tap the screen.
Planning a journey using your voice
Important: In the interest of safety and to reduce distractions while you are driving, you
should always plan a route before you start driving.
Note: It’s not possible to plan a route using your voice for all maps in all countries, or in
all languages.
To plan a route to an address using speech, do the following:
1. Tap the voice control button in the Driving view.
2. When you hear the tone, say, "Navigate to address".
3. Say the name of the town.
Your GO shows a list of towns which sound similar to what you said and
tells you which town is at the top of the list.
If the town you hear is the same as the town you requested then say, "Done" or "OK" or
"Yes" or "One" or tap the town at the top of the list.
If the town you hear is incorrect, but the correct town is in the list, say the number next
to the correct town or tap the name of the town.
For example, if the correct city is Paris and this town is shown at the third item in the
list, you can say, "Three" or tap the name, Paris.
If the name is not in the list, then say "Back" or "No" or tap Back to return to the previous
screen and say the town again when you hear the tone.
4. Say the streetname.
Your GO shows a list of streetnames which sound similar to what you said and tells you
which streetname is at the top of the list.
If the streetname you hear is the same as the streetname you requested then say,
"Done" or "OK" or "Yes" or "One" or tap the streetname at the top of the list.
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Tip: Different locations may have the same name, such as a road that spans multiple post-
codes. When this happens you need to look at the screen and tap the correct location.
If the street name you hear is incorrect, but the correct streetname is in the list, say the
number next to the correct streetname or tap the streetname in the list.
If the streetname is not shown in the list, say "Back" or "No" or tap Back to return to the
previous screen and then say the streetname again when you hear the tone.
5. Say the house number.
Important: Numbers need to been spoken in the same language as the button names and
menus on your TomTom GO.
Numbers should be pronounced in the same way you normally say a number, in one
continuous sentence. So 357 is pronounced, "Three hundred and fifty seven."
If the number is shown correctly then say, "Done" or "OK" or tap the keyboard to enter
the number.
If the number is shown incorrectly then say, "Back" or "No" or tap the Backspace key and
repeat the number.
Tip: If you say, "Back" when there are no numbers on the screen, your GO will return you
to the previous screen.
When the number is shown correctly say, "Done" or "OK." Alternatively, enter the
number by tapping the screen.
6. When the route has been calculated and the route summary is shown, tap Done.
Your TomTom GO starts to guide you to your destination, using spoken instructions
and onscreen directions.
Entering addresses using your voice
Important: In the interest of safety and to reduce distractions while you are driving, you
should always plan a route before you start driving.
Even if you don’t use voice control to start planning a journey, you can still use your voice
to enter the address.
To start planning a journey tap Navigate to... in the Main menu, then tap Address.
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To enter the destination using your voice, tap one of the following buttons:
Tips:
• Your GO recognises places and streetnames when they are spoken in the local lan-
guage using local pronunciation.
• Spoken address entry is not possible for postcodes which must be entered using the
keyboard.
• Spoken address entry is not available for all maps in all countries.
Spoken address
Tap this button to enter an address entirely using speech.
Spoken address helps you to enter information without tapping the
screen.
This option recognises the following spoken terms:
• Commands: Yes, No, Back, Done, OK, Crossing.
• Streetnames.
• Cities and towns and their centres.
• Favourites, postcodes and POIs.
• Plan alternative route, Recalculate original, Avoid roadblock, Min-
imise delays, Clear route, Travel via... and Recent destination.
• Numbers. These should be pronounced in the same way you nor-
mally say a number, in one continuous sentence. So 357 is pro-
nounced, "Three hundred and fifty seven."
Tap this button at the base of the keyboard to use speech to enter an
address. When the button is grey, you cannot use speech to enter an
address.
This button is available for the for the following types of destination:
• City centre - to select a city or town centre.
• Street and house number - to select an address.
• Crossing or intersection - to select the point where two streets
meet.
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Driving View
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Driving
View
About the Driving View
When your TomTom GO device starts for the first time, you are shown the Driving View
along with detailed information about your current position.
Tap the centre of the screen at any time to open the Main Menu.
You can choose the screen shown when you switch on your device by tapping Settings
in the Main Menu, then tapping Start-up settings.
The Driving View
1. Zoom button - tap the magnifying glass to show buttons for zooming in and out.
2. Quick menu - to enable the quick menu, tap Make your own menu in the Settings menu.
3. Your current position.
4. Road sign information or the next street name.
5. Traffic sidebar. Tap the sidebar to open the Traffic menu.
The traffic sidebar is only shown if your device has either an HD Traffic subscription or
an RDS-TMC Receiver connected. Traffic information is not available in all countries or
regions.
6. Battery level indicator.
7. Microphone button for voice command and control.
8. The time, your current speed and the speed limit, if known. To see the difference
between your preferred arrival time and your estimated arrival time, check the Leeway
checkbox in the Status bar settings.
Tap this part of the status bar to switch between a 3D map and a 2D map.
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9. The name of the street you are on.
10.Navigation instruction for the road ahead and the distance to next instruction. If the sec-
ond instruction is less that 150m after the first instruction, you see it shown immediately
instead of the distance.
Tap this part of the status bar to repeat the last voice instruction and to change the vol-
ume. You can also tap here to mute the sound.
11.The remaining journey time, the remaining distance and your estimated arrival time.
Tap this part of the status bar to open the Route Summary screen.
To change the information shown in the status bar, tap Status bar in the Settings menu.
Driving View symbols
The following symbols are shown in the Driving View:
Mobile phone not connected - this symbol is shown when the
selected mobile phone is not connected to your device. You must
have already established a connection to this phone.
Sound muted - this symbol is shown when the sound has been
muted.
To turn the sound back on, tap the middle panel in the status bar.
Battery - this symbol is shown when the battery level is low.
When your see this symbol, you should charge your navigation
device as soon as possible.
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Advanced Lane Guidance
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Advanc
ed
Lane
Guid-
ance
About lane guidance
Note: Lane guidance is not available for all junctions or in all countries.
Your TomTom GO helps you prepare for motorway exits and junctions by showing the
correct driving lane for your planned route.
As you approach an exit or junction, the lane you need is shown on the screen.
Using lane guidance
There are two types of lane guidance:
• Lane images
To turn lane images off, tap Settings in the Main Menu, then tap Advanced settings.
Clear the checkbox for Show lane images.
Tip: Tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Driving View.
• Instructions in the status bar
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Tip: If no lane guidance is shown in the status bar and all lanes are highlighted, you can
use any lane.
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Making changes to your route
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Mak-
ing
change
s to
your
route
About route changes
After you plan a route, you may want to change the route or even the destination. There
are various ways to change your route without the need to completely replan the entire
journey.
To change the current route, tap Change route in the Main menu:
Change route menu
To change the current route or your destination, tap one of the following buttons:
Change route
Tap this button to change the current route.
This button is only shown while there is a planned route on your GO.
Calculate
alternative
Tap this button to find an alternative to the current route.
This button is only shown while there is a planned route on your GO.
This is a simple way to search for a different route to your current
destination.
Your GO calculates a new route from your current location, to reach
your destination using completely different roads.
The new route is shown next to the original route so that you can
select the route you want to use.
Avoid roadblock
Tap this button while driving on a planned route, to avoid a road-
block or traffic congestion on the road ahead.
Your GO will suggest a new route which avoids the roads on your
current route for the selected distance.
If the roadblock or traffic congestion suddenly clears, tap Recalcu-
late route to replan your original route.
Important: Be aware that when a new route is calculated, you might
immediately be asked to turn off the current road.
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Minimise delays
Tap this button to avoid traffic delays on a planned route.
It is not always possible to avoid all traffic delays. Your GO will check
for traffic delays on your route and calculate the best route to avoid
all or most of the delays.
Note: This button is only available when Traffic is enabled in the
Services menu. For more information about TomTom traffic infor-
mation services, go to tomtom.com/services.
Change
destination
Tap this button to change the current destination.
When you change the destination, you are shown the same options
and asked to enter the new address in the same way as when you
plan a new route.
Avoid part of
route
Tap this button to avoid part of the current route.
You are shown a list of the streetnames on your route. When you tap
one of the streetnames, your GO calculates a detour to avoid the
selected street. The route summary shows both the new route and
your original route. Tap the panel on the right to select one of the
routes and then tap Done.
If you do not want to use either of the routes shown in the route
summary, tap Change route to find another way to alter your route.
Travel via...
Tap this button to change your route by selecting a location you
want to travel past, maybe so you can meet someone on the way.
When you select a location to travel past, you are shown the same
options and asked to enter the new address in the same way as
when you plan a new route.
Your GO calculates the route to your destination via the selected
location.
The selected location is shown on the map using a marker. You can
only select one location to travel past on a route.
Unlike the warning which is given when you reach your destination,
no warning is given when you travel past a marked location.
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View map
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View
map
About viewing the map
You can view the map in the same way as you might look at a traditional paper map. The
map shows your current location and many other locations such as Favourites and POIs.
To view the map in this way, tap View map or View route in the Main menu.
You view different locations on the map by moving the map across the screen. To move
the map, touch the screen and drag your finger across the screen.
To select a location on the map, tap the location on the map. The cursor highlights the
location and displays useful information about the location in an information panel. Tap
the information panel to create a Favourite or plan a route to that location.
View map
1. The scale bar
2. Traffic - current traffic incidents. Use the Options button to select whether traffic infor-
mation is shown on the map. When traffic information is shown on the map, POIs and
Favourites are not shown.
Note: To use a TomTom traffic information service, you may need a subscription or a
receiver. Traffic services are not supported in all countries. For more information and to
subscribe, visit tomtom.com/services.
3. Marker
Markers point to your current location (blue), your home location (yellow) and your des-
tination (red). The marker shows the distance to the location.
Tap a marker to centre the map on the location pointed to by the marker.
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You can also set your own marker. Tap the cursor button, then tap Set marker position
to place a green marker at the cursor position.
To turn markers off, tap Options, then Advanced and clear the Markers checkbox.
4. Options button
5. The cursor with streetname balloon.
Tap the button in the streetname balloon to open the cursor menu. You can navigate to
the cursor position, make a Favourite of the cursor position, or find a Point of Interest
near the cursor position.
6. The Find button
Tap this button to find specific addresses, favourites or Points of Interest.
7. The zoom bar
Zoom in and out by moving the slider.
Options
Tap the Options button to set the information shown on the map and show the following
information:
• Traffic - select this option to show traffic information on the map. When traffic informa-
tion is shown, POIs and Favourites are not shown.
Note: To use a TomTom traffic information service, you may need a subscription or a
receiver. Traffic services are not supported in all countries. For more information and to
subscribe, visit tomtom.com/services.
• Names - select this option to show street and city names on the map.
• Points of interest - select this option to show POIs on the map. Tap Choose POI to
choose which POI categories are shown on the map.
• Images - select this option to show satellite images of the area being viewed. Satellite
images are not available for every location on the map.
• Favourites - select this option to show your Favourites on the map.
Tap Advanced to show or hide the following information:
• Markers - select this option to enable markers. Markers point to your current location
(blue), your home location (yellow) and your destination (red). The marker shows the
distance to the location.
Tap a marker to centre the map on the location which the marker is pointing to.
To create your own marker, tap the cursor button. Then tap Set marker position to
place a green marker at the cursor position.
To disable markers, tap Options, then tap Advanced and unselect Markers.
• Coordinates - select this option to show GPS coordinates in the lower left corner of the
map.
Cursor menu
The cursor can be used to do more than highlight a location on the map.
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Position the cursor on a location on the map, then tap Cursor and then tap one of the fol-
lowing buttons:
Navigate there
Tap this button to plan a route to the cursor position on the map.
View location
Tap this button to view information about the location on the map
such as the address.
Set marker
position
Tap this button to create your own green marker and place it at the
cursor position.
If a green marker exists, this button changes to Delete marker.
Find POI nearby
Tap this button to find a POI near the cursor position on the map.
For example, if the cursor currently highlights a restaurant location
on the map, you can search for a nearby parking garage.
Correct location
Tap this button to make a map correction for the cursor position on
the map.
You can make the correction only on your own map or you can share
the correction with the TomTom Map Share community.
Call...
Tap this button to call the location at the cursor position.
This button is only available if your GO has the phone number for the
location.
The phone numbers for many POIs are available on your GO.
You can also call phone numbers of your own POIs.
Add as Favourite
Tap this button to create a Favourite at the cursor position on the
map.
Add as POI
Tap this button to create a POI at the cursor position on the map.
Travel via...
Tap this button to travel via the cursor position on the map as part of
your current route. Your destination remains the same as before, but
your route now includes this location.
This button is only available while there is a planned route.
Centre on map
Tap this button to centre the map on the cursor position.
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Map corrections with TomTom Map Share™
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Map
correc-
tions
with
TomTo
m Map
Share™
About TomTom Map Share
TomTom Map Share helps you correct map errors and share map corrections with the rest
of the TomTom Map Share community.
To correct your map and share map corrections with other Map Share users, tap Map cor-
rections in the Services menu.
Map Share allows you to send and receive map corrections for one year after the new ver-
sion of a map is released.
This means that one year after the release date, you can still correct your own map but
you cannot send or receive map corrections until you upgrade your map to the latest ver-
sion.
Note: TomTom Map Share is not available in all regions. For more information, go to
tomtom.com/mapshare.
TomTom Map Share community
To join the Map Share community, do the following:
1. Tap Map corrections in the Services menu.
2. Tap Corrections from others.
3. Read the description, then tap Join.
4. Read the description, then tap Continue.
5. Select the category of Map Share corrections you want to use for your maps.
6. Tap Done.
When you connect your GO to your computer, MyTomTom downloads any new correc-
tions and sends your corrections to the Map Share community.
Map corrections
Map corrections are reported by Map Share users and verified by TomTom.
• Corrections that are reported by Map Share community members include:
Changes to the traffic flow in a street, blocking or renaming a street and adding, remov-
ing or editing POIs.
These corrections are immediately shared with the Map Share community.
• Corrections that are reported by Map Share members and verified by TomTom include:
Missing streets, errors in motorway entrances and exits and missing roundabouts.
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These corrections are investigated and verified by TomTom and are included when the
next map version is released.
Map correction settings
You can decide which map corrections from the Map Share community are used to cor-
rect your maps. To select a category, tap Map corrections settings in the Map corrections
menu.
There are three categories of map corrections:
• Corrections verified by TomTom - this category only includes corrections investigated
by TomTom.
• Corrections verified by TomTom or confirmed by many members - this category
includes corrections investigated by TomTom and corrections reported by a high
number of Map Share community members.
• All reported map corrections - this category includes corrections investigated by
TomTom and corrections reported by a high number of Map Share community mem-
bers and corrections reported by only a few Map Share community members.
Downloading and sending map corrections
To download the latest new map corrections and to send your own corrections, connect
your TomTom GO to MyTomTom.
If new map corrections are available for your maps, then your GO will automatically down-
load the corrections and update your maps.
You can select the type of corrections you want to download, in the Map corrections set-
tings menu on your GO.
Reporting a map error
If you find an error on your map, you can mark the location using the report button in the
Driving view. You can then correct the error and send the correction when you have com-
pleted your journey.
For example, you are driving to a friend's house and you notice that the name of a street
on your map is different from the name on the street sign. To mark the location for later
correction, tap the report button and your GO will record the location.
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Important: For safety reasons, do not enter the full details of a map correction while you
are driving. Mark the location of the map error instead and enter the full details later.
Correcting a map error
Types of map correction
To make a correction to your map, tap Map corrections in the services menu, then tap
Correct a map error. There are several types of map correction available.
To show the report button in the Driving view, do the following:
1. Tap Map corrections in the services menu.
2. Tap Map correction settings.
3. Select the type of corrections you want to download. Then tap
Done.
4. Read the instructions on the screen. Then tap Continue.
5. Select how you want to share your map corrections. Then tap
Next.
6. Select Show report button. Then tap Done.
The report button is shown on the left-hand side of the Driving
view.
Correct a map
error
Important: For safety reasons, do not enter the full details of a map
correction while you are driving. Mark the location of the map error
instead and enter the full details later.
To correct a map error, do the following:
1. Tap Map corrections in the services menu.
2. Tap Correct a map error.
3. Select the type of map correction you want to report.
4. Select how you want to select the location.
5. Select the location. Then tap Done.
6. Enter the details of the correction. Then tap Done.
7. Tap Send.
The correction is saved and the information is sent to Map Share.
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(Un)block
street
Tap this button to block or unblock a street. You can block or unblock
the street in one or both directions.
For example, to correct a street near to your current location, do the fol-
lowing:
1. Tap (Un)block street.
2. Tap Near you to select a street near your current location. You can
select a street by name, a street near your Home location or a street
on the map.
3. Select the street or section of a street you want to correct by tapping
it on the map.
The street you select is highlighted and the cursor shows the name
of the street.
4. Tap Done.
Your device shows the street and whether the traffic is blocked or
allowed in each direction.
5. Tap one of the direction buttons to block or unblock the flow of traffic
in that direction.
6. Tap Done.
The next time you connect your device to MyTomTom, your correc-
tions are shared with the TomTom Map Share community.
Reversetraffic
direction
Tap this button to correct the traffic direction of a one-way street, where
the direction of traffic is different to the direction shown on your map.
Note: Reverse traffic direction only works for one-way streets. If you
select a two-way street you will be given the chance to block/unblock
the street rather than changing the direction.
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Edit street
name
Tap this button to change the name of a street on your map.
For example, to rename a street near to your current location:
1. Tap Edit street name.
2. Tap Near you.
3. Select the street or section of a street you want to correct by tapping
it on the map.
The street you select is highlighted and the cursor shows the name
of the street.
4. Tap Done.
5. Type the correct street name.
6. Tap Done.
Change turn
restrictions
Tap this button to change and report incorrect road turn restrictions.
Change road
speed
Tap this button to change and report the road speed limit.
Add or
remove
roundabout
Tap this button to add or remove a roundabout.
Add missing
POI
Tap this button to add a new Point of Interest (POI).
For example to add a new restaurant near to your current location:
1. Tap Add missing POI.
2. Tap Restaurant in the list of POI categories.
3. Tap Near you.
4. Select the location of the missing restaurant.
You can select the location by entering the address or by selecting
the location on the map. Select Near you or Near home to open the
map at your current location or at your Home location.
5. Tap Done.
6. Type the name of the restaurant then tap OK.
7. If you know the telephone number of the restaurant you can type it,
then tap OK.
If you don’t know the number, just tap OK without typing a number.
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Edit POI
Tap this button to edit an existing POI.
You can use this button to make the following changes to a POI:
• Delete the POI.
• Rename the POI.
• Change the telephone number of the POI.
• Change the category that a POI belongs to.
• Move the POI on the map.
Comment on
POI
Tap this button to enter a comment about a POI. Use this button if you
cannot edit the error with the POI using the Edit POI button.
Correct house
number
Tap this button to correct the location of a house number. Enter the
address that you wish to correct and then indicate on the map the cor-
rect location of that house number.
Existing
street
Tap this button to edit an existing street. Once you have selected the
street, you can select an error to report. You can select more than one
type of error for a street.
Missing street
Tap this button to report a missing street. You have to select the start
and end points of the missing street.
City
Tap this button to report an error about a city. You can report the follow-
ing types of error:
• City is missing
• Wrong city name
• Alternative city name
• Other
Motorway
entrance/exit
Tap this button to report an error about a motorway entrance or exit.
Postcode
Tap this button to report an error about a postcode.
Other
Tap this button to report other types of corrections.
These corrections are not immediately applied to your map. Your
TomTom GO sends a special report to TomTom Map Share.
You can report missing streets, errors in motorway entrances and exits
and missing roundabouts. If the correction you want to report is not
covered by any of these report types, enter a general description then
tap Other.
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Sounds and voices
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Sounds
and
voices About sounds and voices
Your TomTom GO uses sound for the following:
• Driving directions and other route instructions
• Traffic information
• Warnings that you set
• Hands-free phone calls
There are two types of voice available for your GO:
• Computer voices
Computer voices are generated by your GO. They provide route instructions and read
aloud city and street names, traffic and weather reports, user messages and tutorials.
• Human voices
These are recorded by an actor and only provide route instructions.
About computer voices
Your TomTom GO uses text-to-speech technology and computer voices to read the street
names on your map as it guides you on your route.
The computer voice analyses the whole phrase or sentence before speaking, to ensure
that the sentence sounds as close as possible to natural speech.
Computer voices can recognise and pronounce foreign towns and street names. For
example, the English computer voice can read and pronounce French street names.
Important: Computer voices are not available in all languages.
If you require a computer voice and your language is unavailable, then you need to install
and use the English language computer voice. For more information on computer voices,
go to tomtom.com/services.
Selecting a voice
To select a different voice on your TomTom GO, tap Voices in the settings menu. Then tap
Change voice and select the required voice.
Changing the volume level
You can change the volume on your TomTom GO in several ways.
• In the Driving view.
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Tap the central panel on the status bar and move the slider to adjust the volume. The
last route instruction is played so you can hear the new volume level.
• In the Settings menu.
Tap Settings in the Main menu, then tap Volume settings and move the slider to adjust
the volume. Tap Test to listen to the new volume level.
Automatic volume control
To set your TomTom GO to automatically adjust the volume, do the following:
1. Tap Settings in the Main menu.
2. Tap Volume settings.
3. Select Link volume to noise level to automatically adjust the volume inside the car in
response to engine noise.
4. Tap Done.
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Settings
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Set-
tings
About settings
You can change the way your TomTom GO looks and behaves. Most of the settings on
your device can be accessed by tapping Settings in the Main Menu.
Use night colours / Use day colours
Turn off voice guidance / Turn on voice guidance
Use night
colours
Tap this button to reduce the brightness of the screen and display the
map in darker colours.
When driving at night or when driving through a dark tunnel, it is easier
to view the screen and less distracting for the driver, if the brightness of
the screen is dimmed.
Use day
colours
Tap this button to increase the brightness of the screen and display the
map in brighter colours.
Turn off Voice
guidance
Tap this button to switch off voice guidance. You will no longer hear
spoken route instructions, but you will still hear information such as,
traffic information and warnings.
Voice guidance is also switched off if you tap Turn off sound in the Set-
tings menu.
Note: If you change the voice on your GO, then voice guidance is auto-
matically switched on for the new voice.
Turn on Voice
guidance
Tap this button to switch on voice guidance and hear spoken route
instructions.
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Phone settings
Status & Information
Manage Favourites
Phone
settings
Tap this button to open the phone settings menu.
For more information on connecting your phone and making hands-free
calls, see Hands-Free calling.
Status &
Information
Tap this button to find technical information on your TomTom GO such
as the device serial number, application version and the map version.
You can also view the current status for GPS reception and your LIVE
Services.
For more information on LIVE Services, see LIVE Services.
Manage
Favourites
Tap this button to add, rename or delete Favourites.
Favourites provide an easy way to select a location without the need to
enter the address. They do not need to be favourite places, they can
simply be seen as a collection of useful addresses.
To create a new Favourite, tap Add. Then enter the location address in
the same way that you enter an address when you plan a route.
To view or change an existing Favourite, tap one of the items in the list.
To see more Favourites on the map, tap the left or right buttons.
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Make your own menu
Voices
Volume settings
Speaker settings
Start-up settings
Set clock
Make your
own menu
Tap this button to add up to six buttons to your own personalised menu.
If there are only one or two buttons in your menu, both buttons are
shown in the Driving view.
If you have three or more buttons in your menu, then a single button is
shown in the Driving view which opens your menu when tapped.
Change voice
Tap this button to change the voice that gives spoken directions and
other route instructions.
A wide range of voices are available. There are computer voices which
can read street names and other information directly from the map and
there are human voices which have been recorded by actors.
Voice settings
Tap this button to set the type of spoken directions and other route
instructions your TomTom GO will read aloud.
Volume
settings
Tap this button to set the volume level for your TomTom GO. Move the
slider to change the volume.
Speaker
settings
Tap this button to select the loudspeaker or loudspeaker connections
that are used on your TomTom GO.
Start-up
settings
Tap this button to set what happens when your TomTom GO starts.
Set clock
Tap this button to select the time format. As soon as you have a GPS fix,
the time will be set automatically. If you don’t have a GPS fix, you can
choose to set the time manually.
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MyTomTom account
Manage POIs
Show POI on map
MyTomTom
account
Tap this button to log in to your TomTom account.
You can only log in to one account at a time on your TomTom GO. If you
have more than one account or several people share the same device,
you can switch from one account to another as required.
Manage POIs
Tap this button to manage your own POI categories and locations.
Tip: To report incorrect or missing information about an existing Point
of Interest included with your map, use the Map Share service to share
your corrections with the Map Share community.
You can set your GO to let you know when you are near to selected POI
locations. In this way, you could for example, set the device to let you
know when you are approaching a petrol station.
You can create your own POI categories and add your own POI loca-
tions to these categories.
You can for example, create a new POI category called, Friends. You
could then add all your friend’s addresses as POIs in this new category.
If you add their phone numbers, you can call them on your mobile
phone using the hands-free calling feature on your GO.
Tap the following buttons to create and maintain your own POIs.
• Add POI - tap this button to add a location to one of your own POI
categories.
• Warn when near POI - tap this button to set your GO to warn you
when you are near selected POIs.
• Delete POI - tap this button to delete one of your own POI categories.
• Edit POI - tap this button to edit one of your own POIs.
• Add POI category - tap this button to create a new POI category.
• Delete POI category - tap this button to delete one of your own POI
categories.
Show POI on
map
Tap this button to select the types of Point of Interest (POI) you want to
see on the map.
1. Tap Show POI on map in the Settings menu.
2. Select the POI categories you want to be shown on the map.
Tap Search and use the keyboard to search for a category name.
3. Select whether you want POIs to be shown in 2D or 3D views of the
map.
4. Tap Done.
Point of Interest locations are shown on the map as symbols.
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Change Home location
Switch map
Planning settings
Safety settings
Change Home
location
Tap this button to set or change your Home location. You enter the
address in the same way as you do when you plan a route.
Your Home location provides an easy way to plan a route to an impor-
tant location.
For most people, your Home location will be your home address. How-
ever, you might prefer to set the location to another regular destination,
such as your workplace.
Switch map
Tap this button to select the map you want to use for route planning and
navigation.
Although you can store more than one map on the device, you can only
use one map at a time for planning and navigation.
To switch from the current map to plan a route in another country or
region, simply change this setting.
Note: When you first select a new map, you may need to connect to
your MyTomTom account and activate the map.
Planning
settings
Tap this button to set the way your TomTom GO calculates the routes
that you plan.
Set the type of route you want your GO to calculate.
Tap IQ Routes to set if you want the device to use IQ Routes information
to help find the best route.
Set whether you want your TomTom GO to replan the current route if a
faster route is found while you are driving. This is useful if traffic builds
up or clears, further ahead on your route.
Set whether you want to be warned if your route passes through an
area where your map contains only limited information.
Set how your GO should manage toll roads and ferry crossings when
the device calculates a route.
Set whether you want the route summary screen to close automatically
after you plan a route. If you select No, then you will need to tap Done
to close the route summary screen every time you plan a route.
Safety
settings
Tap this button to select the safety features you want to use on your
TomTom GO.
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Change car symbol
2D/3D settings
Status bar settings
Change car
symbol
Tap this button to select the car symbol that shows your current loca-
tion in the Driving view.
2D/3D settings
Tap this button to set the default view of the map. To switch between
2D and 3D views while driving, tap the centre part of the status bar in
Driving View.
It is sometimes easier to view the map from above, such as when
navigating a complex road network.
The 2D view shows a two dimensional view of the map as though
viewed from above.
The 3D view shows a three dimensional view of the map as though
you are driving through the landscape.
The following buttons are available:
• In 2D view: rotate map in direction of travel - tap this button so
the map is rotated automatically with the direction you are travel-
ling always at the top.
• Switch to 3D view when following a route - tap this button to
show the map automatically in 3D view when you are following a
route.
Status bar
settings
Tap this button to select the information you want to see on the status
bar.
• Horizontal - show the status bar at the bottom of the Driving view.
• Vertical - show the status bar on the right-hand side of the Driving
view.
• Maximum speed
Important: The speed limit is shown next to your current speed and
your speed is shown in red, if you drive faster than the speed limit.
Information about speed limits is not available for all roads.
• Current time
• Remaining distance - the distance to your destination.
• Leeway - your GO shows how late or early you will arrive, compared
with your preferred arrival time that was set when you planned the
route.
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Change map colours
Brightness settings
Keyboard settings
Change language
Set units
Operate left-handed / Operate right handed
Change map
colours
Tap this button to select the colour schemes for day and night map col-
ours.
Tap Search to search for a colour scheme by typing the name.
To download more colour schemes, go to tomtom.com.
Brightness
settings
Tap this button to set the brightness of the screen. Move the sliders to
adjust the brightness level.
To view the map and menus in day or night colours, tap Use night col-
ours or Use day colours in the Settings menu.
Keyboard
settings
Tap this button to select the keyboards that should be available and the
layout of the Latin keyboard.
You use the keyboard to enter names and addresses, such as when you
plan a route or search for the name of a town or a local restaurant.
Change
language
Tap this button to change the language used for all the buttons and
messages you see on your GO.
You can choose from a wide range of languages. When you change the
language, you are also given the opportunity to change the voice.
Set units
Tap this button to set the units used on your GO for features such as
route planning and weather reports.
Operate left-
handed /
Operate right-
handed
Tap this button to make it easier for right- or left-handed operation.
This will affect items such as the zoom bar when you are viewing the
map.
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Battery saving settings
Advanced settings
Reset factory settings
Battery
saving
settings
Tap this button to set the power saving features on your GO.
Advanced
settings
Tap this button to select the following advanced settings:
• Show house number before street name - when this setting is
selected, addresses are shown with the house number followed by
the streetname, such as 10 Downing street.
• Show street names - when this setting is selected, street names are
shown on the map in the Driving View. You do not need to select this
option when your GO is set to read aloud street names using a com-
puter voice.
• Show next street name - when this setting is selected, the name of
the next street on your route is shown at the top of the Driving view.
• Show current street name on map - when this setting is selected, the
name of the street you are on is shown at the bottom of the Driving
view.
• Show location preview - when this setting is selected, a graphical
preview of your destination is shown during route planning.
• Enable automatic zooming in 2D view
• Enable automatic zooming in 3D view
• Show lane images - when this setting is selected, a graphical view of
the road ahead shows which lane you need when you approach a
junction or motorway exit. This feature is not available for all roads.
• Show tips
• Automatically adjust clock for time zone
Reset factory
settings
Tap this button to delete all your personal settings and restore the
standard factory settings to your TomTom GO.
This is not a software update and will not affect the version of the soft-
ware application installed on your GO.
Important: This feature deletes all your personal settings!
If you want to keep your personal information and settings, you should
perform a full backup of your GO before you reset the device. You can
then restore all your personal information and settings after you reset
the device.
This includes items such as your Home and Favourite locations, your
personal menu and your POI categories and POI locations.
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Points of Interest
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Points
of Inter-
est About Points of Interest
Points of Interest or POIs are useful places on the map.
Here are some examples:
• Restaurants
• Hotels
• Museums
• Parking garages
• Petrol stations
Tip: To report incorrect or missing information about an existing Point of Interest included
with your map, use the Map Share service to share your corrections with the Map Share
community.
Creating POIs
Tip: You can download POI sets and share your own POI sets using MyTomTom.
1. Tap the screen to open the Main Menu.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Manage POIs.
4. If there are no POI categories or the one you want to use does not exist, tap Add POI
category and create a new category.
5. Tap Add POI.
6. Select the POI category you want to use for the new POI.
7. Tap a button to enter the POI address in the same way that you plan a route.
Add POI
category
Every POI must be assigned to a POI category. This means you
need to have created at least one POI category before you can cre-
ate your first POI.
You can only add POIs to POI categories you have created.
For more information on creating POI categories, read Managing
POIs.
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Home
Tap this button to set your Home location as a POI.
This is useful if you decide to change your Home location, but first
want to create a POI using the current Home address.
Favourite
Tap this button to create a POI from a Favourite.
You might want to create a POI from a Favourite because you can
only create a limited number of Favourites. If you want to create
more Favourites you need to delete some Favourites. To avoid los-
ing a Favourite, save the location as a POI before you delete the
Favourite.
Address
Tap this button to enter an address as a new POI.
When you enter an address, you can choose from four options.
• City centre
• Street and house number
• Postcode
• Crossing or intersection
Recent
destination
Tap this button to select a POI location from a list of places you
have recently used as destinations.
Local search
Tap this button to use TomTom Local Search with Google to search
for shops and businesses in and around your current location.
You can choose to search for shops and businesses near you, near
your destination, near any other destination or in a city.
For example, if you are looking for a swimming pool near your cur-
rent location, enter ’swimming pool’ and choose the best search
result.
Point of Interest
Tap this button to add a Point of Interest (POI) as a POI.
For example, if you are creating a category of POIs for your favour-
ite restaurants, use this option instead of entering the addresses of
the restaurants.
My location
Tap this button to add your current location as a POI.
For example, if you stop somewhere interesting, you can tap this
button to create a new POI at the current location.
Point on map
Tap this button to create a POI using the map browser.
Use the cursor to select the location of the POI, then tap Done.
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to create a POI by entering latitude and longitude
values.
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The POI is created and saved in the selected category.
Using POIs to plan a route
When you plan a route, you can use a POI for the destination.
The following example shows how to plan a route to a car park in a city:
1. Tap Navigate to... in the Main menu.
2. Tap Point of Interest.
3. Tap POI in city.
Tip: The last POI you viewed on your GO is also shown in the menu.
4. Enter the name of the town or city and select it when it is shown in the list.
5. Tap the arrow button to expand the list of POI categories.
Tip: If you already know the name of the POI you want to use, you can tap Search POI to
enter the name and select this location.
6. Scroll down the list and tap Car park.
The car park closest to your destination is shown at the top of the list.
The following table explains the distances shown next to each POI. How the distance is
measured varies depending on how you initially searched for the POI:
• POI near you - distance from your current location
• POI in city - distance from the city centre
• POI near Home - distance from your Home location
• POI along route - distance from your current location
• POI near destination - distance from your destination
7. Tap the name of the car park you want to use and tap Done when the route has been
calculated.
Your TomTom GO starts to guide you to the car park.
Spoken address
Tap this button to create a POI by saying the address.
Position of last
stop
Tap this button to select the location where your GO was last
docked.
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Tip: You can also use Local Search to find useful locations. For more information, about
Local Search and other LIVE Services go to tomtom.com/services.
Show POI on map
Calling a POI
Many of the POIs on your TomTom GO include phone numbers. This means you can use
your GO to call the POI and plan a route to the location of the POI.
For example, you can search for a restaurant that serves South-East Asian cuisine, call to
reserve a table and plan a route to the restaurant, and all using your GO.
1. Tap the phone button in the Driving view.
If the button is not visible in the Driving view, tap Make your own menu in the settings
menu and select Call... to display the button in the Driving view.
2. Tap Point of Interest.
3. Select how you want to search for the POI.
For example, if you want to search for a POI on your route, tap POI along route.
4. Tap the type of POI you want to call.
For example, if you want to call a cinema to reserve a ticket, tap Cinema and then select
the name of the cinema you want to call. Then tap Call or Dial to make the phonecall.
Your GO uses your mobile phone to call the POI.
Setting warnings for POIs
You can set a warning sound or message to be played or displayed when you approach a
selected type of POI, such as a petrol station.
The following example will show how to set a warning sound to be played when you are
250 metres from a petrol station.
1. Tap Manage POIs in the settings menu.
2. Tap Warn when near POI.
3. Scroll down the list and tap Petrol station.
Show POI on
map
Tap this button to select the types of Point of Interest (POI) you want to
see on the map.
1. Tap Show POI on map in the Settings menu.
2. Select the POI categories you want to be shown on the map.
Tap Search and use the keyboard to search for a category name.
3. Select whether you want POIs to be shown in 2D or 3D views of the
map.
4. Tap Done.
Point of Interest locations are shown on the map as symbols.
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Tip: To remove a warning, tap on the category name and then tap Yes. POI categories
which have been set with a warning, have a sound symbol next to the category name.
4. Set the distance as 250 metres and tap OK.
5. Select Sound effect and then tap Next.
6. Select the warning sound for the POI and then tap Next.
7. If you only want to hear the warning when the POI is directly on a planned route, select
Warn only if POI is on route. Then tap Done.
The warning is set for the selected POI category. You will hear a warning sound when
you are 250 metres from a petrol station on your route.
Manage POIs
You can set your GO to let you know when you are near to selected POI locations. In this
way, you could for example, set the device to let you know you when you are approaching
a petrol station.
You can create your own POI categories and add your own POI locations to these catego-
ries.
This means you can for example, create a new POI category called, Friends. You could
then add all your friend’s addresses as POIs in this new category. If you add their phone
numbers, you can call them on your mobile phone using the hands-free calling feature on
your GO.
Tap the following buttons to create and maintain your own POIs.
• Add POI - tap this button to add a location to one of your own POI categories.
• Warn when near POI - tap this button to set your GO to warn you when you are near
selected POIs.
• Delete POI - tap this button to delete one of your own POI categories.
• Edit POI - tap this button to edit one of your own POIs.
• Add POI category - tap this button to create a new POI category.
• Delete POI category - tap this button to delete one of your own POI categories.
Manage POIs
Tap this button to manage your POI categories and locations.
Tip: To report incorrect or missing information about an existing Point
of Interest included with your map, use the Map Share service to share
your corrections with the Map Share community.
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Help
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Help
About getting help
Tap Help in the Main menu or the Settings menu to navigate to emergency services cen-
tres and other specialist services and contact them by phone.
For example, if you are involved in a car accident, you could use the Help menu to call the
nearest hospital and tell them your exact location.
Using Help to phone a local service
To use Help to locate a service centre, contact the centre by phone and navigate from your
current location to the centre, do the following:
1. Tap the screen to bring up the Main Menu.
2. Tap Help or tap Settings, then tap Help.
3. Tap Phone for help.
4. Select the type of service you require, for example, Nearest hospital.
5. Select a centre from the list, the nearest is shown at the top of the list.
Your GO shows your position on the map along with a description of the location. This
helps you explain where you are while making a call.
If a phone is connected to your GO, your GO automatically dials the phone number. If
no phone is connected, the phone number is displayed for you to call.
6. To navigate your way to the centre by car, tap Navigate there. If you are on foot, tap
Walk there.
Your GO starts guiding you to your destination.
Help menu options
Note: In some countries, information may not be available for all services.
Phone for help
Tap this button to find the contact details and location of a service
centre.
Drive to help
Tap this button to navigate your way by car to a service centre.
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Walk to help
Tap this button to navigate your way on foot to a service centre.
Where am I?
Tap this button to see your current location on the map. You can then
tap Phone for help and select the type of service you want to contact
and tell them your exact location.
Safety and other
guides
Tap this button to read a selection of guides including a First Aid
guide.
Product Manuals
Tap this button to read a selection of guides relating to your naviga-
tion device.
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Hands-free calling
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Hands-
free
calling About hands-free calls
If you have a mobile phone with Bluetooth®, you can use your TomTom GO to make
phone calls and send and receive messages.
Important: Not all phones are supported or compatible with all features. For more infor-
mation, go to tomtom.com/phones/compatibility.
Connecting to your phone
First you must establish a connection between your mobile phone and your TomTom GO.
Tap Phone settings in the settings menu, then tap Manage phones and select your phone
when it is shown in the list.
You only need to do this once and your TomTom GO will remember your phone.
Tip:
• Make sure that you switch on Bluetooth® on your phone.
• Make sure that your phone is set to ‘discoverable’ or ‘visible to all’.
• You may have to enter the password ‘0000’ on your phone in order to connect to your
TomTom GO.
• Save your TomTom GO as a trusted device on your phone. Otherwise you need to enter
‘0000’ every time you use the phone.
For additional information about Bluetooth® settings, refer to your mobile phone user
guide.
Making a call
When you have established a connection between your TomTom GO and your mobile
phone, you can use your GO to make hands-free calls on your mobile phone.
To make a phone call, tap the phone button in the Driving View. Then tap one of the fol-
lowing buttons:
• Tap Home to call your Home location.
If you have not entered a number for your Home location this button is unavailable.
• Tap Number to enter a phone number to call.
• Tap Point of Interest to choose a Point of Interest (POI) to call.
If your GO knows the phone number of a POI, this is shown next to the POI.

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