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Bit disappointed that Tomtom 5 won't install on my device. However, I'd just like to ensure I've exhausted all the options before I go ahead and upgrade my 'taster' version of tomtom 6 which is probably the best way forward. Has anyone downloaded the maps from the tomtom website (the western europe £65 bundle) and installed them ok?

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Bit disappointed that Tomtom 5 won't install on my device. However, I'd just like to ensure I've exhausted all the options before I go ahead and upgrade my 'taster' version of tomtom 6 which is probably the best way forward. Has anyone downloaded the maps from the tomtom website (the western europe £65 bundle) and installed them ok?

Latest maps and TTN6 go well together.

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Bit disappointed that Tomtom 5 won't install on my device. However, I'd just like to ensure I've exhausted all the options before I go ahead and upgrade my 'taster' version of tomtom 6 which is probably the best way forward. Has anyone downloaded the maps from the tomtom website (the western europe £65 bundle) and installed them ok?

I instaled TomTom Navigator 5 on my Vario III without any real issues. works with the internal GPS fine to.

what issues are you having?

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Swampie, would be good to hear how you did this.

I have tomtom 5 on my SPV C600 memory card and would love to transfer the files over to the memory card on my VIII ;)

In regard to transfering the tomtom files - is it as simple a task as blue toothing the files from my C600 to VIII?

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Bit disappointed that Tomtom 5 won't install on my device. However, I'd just like to ensure I've exhausted all the options before I go ahead and upgrade my 'taster' version of tomtom 6 which is probably the best way forward. Has anyone downloaded the maps from the tomtom website (the western europe £65 bundle) and installed them ok?

I also installed TomTom 5 on my Tilt. It works fine but set up can be tricky.

I app unlocked first with the removesecurity.cab. That may be your problem.

RemoveSecurity.CAB

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Swampie, would be good to hear how you did this.

I have tomtom 5 on my SPV C600 memory card and would love to transfer the files over to the memory card on my VIII ;)

In regard to transfering the tomtom files - is it as simple a task as blue toothing the files from my C600 to VIII?

The C600 uses adifferent version of TomTom 5, The C600 uses the Smartphone version which is designed for the Smartphone keypad while the Vario III will use the Pocket PC version and is touch screen based.

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Thanks AWarner. Looks like I may have to splash out yet yet yet again... Thank goodness I got the phone free otherwise i could never justify these purchases!

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Guest Phil Lee

I've posted this before in another thread but it is worth saying again.

On Monday I bought the Western European map. I had a lot of trouble downloading the map cab file (why oh why does TomTom Home not support download resume). I finally managed to get it downloaded and installed on my phone. At that point I was snookered because I couldn't see any way to install Navigator 6 so I could use the map. I went to bed thinking I'd bought a pup, especially after noticing some small text saying that the maps can only be used if you already own TomTom product. In the morning I rang up TT support and was pointed to this page. I clicked the link and lo and behold the Navigator 6 software downloaded itself into TT Home and then installed itself onto my VIII. I used it this morning for the first time and had no problems getting it to work with the VIII.

To make it clear, the process is:

1. Buy the map you want from http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/select.php

2. Download TomTom HOME from http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=17 and install it on your PC

3. Download the map you purchased and the voice and postcode files for the map

4. Go to http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?FID=6736&Lid=1 and click on the Download button. This will download the Navigator 6.30 software.

5. Install the map and software on your Kaiser

If you can manage the download 1Gb download for the WE cab file this is a quick and cheap way to buy TT. Western Europe cost me £69.95. If I had only wanted the UK and Ireland it only costs £41.95. That's good value compared with the boxed versions at £87.02 and £66.79 plus you don't have to wait for delivery ;)

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I've posted this before in another thread but it is worth saying again.

On Monday I bought the Western European map. I had a lot of trouble downloading the map cab file (why oh why does TomTom Home not support download resume). I finally managed to get it downloaded and installed on my phone. At that point I was snookered because I couldn't see any way to install Navigator 6 so I could use the map. I went to bed thinking I'd bought a pup....

Did you previously have TT Nav 5?

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Did you previously have TT Nav 5?

No I didn't. My first purchase of TT was on Monday when I bought the v6.75 WE maps. Once I'd nbought those and downloaded TTN6 from the link I gave in my post I was good to go on my VIII.

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No I didn't. My first purchase of TT was on Monday when I bought the v6.75 WE maps. Once I'd nbought those and downloaded TTN6 from the link I gave in my post I was good to go on my VIII.

;) Nice one.

Do you know if it installs straight to the VIII?

I guess my question should be, do you download to hard drive and then install and if so is there a backup left on your hard drive for if anything goes wrong.

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;) Nice one.

Do you know if it installs straight to the VIII?

I guess my question should be, do you download to hard drive and then install and if so is there a backup left on your hard drive for if anything goes wrong.

I installed from my PC via ActiveSync. It took a while to transfer the 1Gb map file. The files are still on my PC and can be backed up easily to CD/DVD if necessary.

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I installed from my PC via ActiveSync. It took a while to transfer the 1Gb map file. The files are still on my PC and can be backed up easily to CD/DVD if necessary.

Thanks for the info.

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Guest Neil5459

If you are intent on using TTN5, we published a guide on 4WM Here

Though its for WM5 devices, it applies equally to WM6. Be aware, it is a faff- and it always was from WM5 onwards! TTN6 is much easier to install, and of course the maps are much more up to date. The core data for TTN5 maps is getting on for 3-4 years old now, so may not be very accurate- truth to tell, TTN6 maps leave much to be desired in some instances ;) A recent 50 ile journey in Essex gave me at least 6 mapping errors- one of which would have been irrecoverable had I not seen a road sign pointing me in the opposite direction!

Oh- & don't forget you can't just copy TomTom maps to a new device and hope they will work- each map will need reactivating on the new device; If you've already used up your 2 activations, you'll need to send TomTom proof of purchase of the new device.

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The latest TT maps are more recent than 3-4 years ago. I've not been an active beta tester for the last year due to illness butr I was using up to date maps which have now been released.

Ther will always be errors as all mapping software relies on road alterations etc being reported and not just the mapping company traveling around (which they do in specialized camper vans)

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The latest TT maps are more recent than 3-4 years ago. I've not been an active beta tester for the last year due to illness butr I was using up to date maps which have now been released.

I know ;) My comment was "The core data for TTN5 maps is getting on for 3-4 years old now' as a hint that it would be better to update to TTN6!

The mapping data itself is pretty sound- I think the TV program about TeleAtlas showed the precision of the road mapping. However, then data is then sent out of UK, to be interpreted manually, which is where I suspect a lot of the errors are occuring. They mainly consist of either false instructions to 'Turn L or R' when it is the main road that turns, or no instruction to 'Turn L or R ' where the main road is incorrectly interpreted as taking the turn. So, good data, but human error in transcribing it. These errors are getting worse- I've used TTN since it was released for the PPC, and see more of these 'misinstructions' since TTN5

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The WE maps do not come with safety camera data. TT charge an extra £19.95 per annum for that data. If you have traffic updates with them it comes to £34.95 per annum (traffic is £29.95 on its own). Alternatively you can subscribe to the safety cameras from http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/ for £19 per annum.

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Ouch! It all adds up hey!

I might just give tomtom a miss for now - seeing as the only place I really drive to is Tesco's... and I well and truely know where that is ;)

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Guest Neil5459

If you just want Safety Camera warnings, I'd look at MoDaCo's excellent program called CamerAware. It costs £19.99 for a one-off subscription after which there are no ongoing charges.

The camera data is very up to date and the interface is excellent. Will co-exist with TomTom if you need to run both.

Look in the CamerAware Forum in the Forums list ;)

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Guest nevawlkalone
I've posted this before in another thread but it is worth saying again.

On Monday I bought the Western European map. I had a lot of trouble downloading the map cab file (why oh why does TomTom Home not support download resume). I finally managed to get it downloaded and installed on my phone. At that point I was snookered because I couldn't see any way to install Navigator 6 so I could use the map. I went to bed thinking I'd bought a pup, especially after noticing some small text saying that the maps can only be used if you already own TomTom product. In the morning I rang up TT support and was pointed to this page. I clicked the link and lo and behold the Navigator 6 software downloaded itself into TT Home and then installed itself onto my VIII. I used it this morning for the first time and had no problems getting it to work with the VIII.

To make it clear, the process is:

1. Buy the map you want from http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/select.php

2. Download TomTom HOME from http://www.tomtom.com/plus/service.php?ID=17 and install it on your PC

3. Download the map you purchased and the voice and postcode files for the map

4. Go to http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?FID=6736&Lid=1 and click on the Download button. This will download the Navigator 6.30 software.

5. Install the map and software on your Kaiser

If you can manage the download 1Gb download for the WE cab file this is a quick and cheap way to buy TT. Western Europe cost me £69.95. If I had only wanted the UK and Ireland it only costs £41.95. That's good value compared with the boxed versions at £87.02 and £66.79 plus you don't have to wait for delivery ;)

The url for downloading navigator wont work...it just keeps kicking up an error saying invalid url :(

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Guest Phil Lee
The url for downloading navigator wont work...it just keeps kicking up an error saying invalid url ;)

You have to have TomTom Home installed for the URL to work.

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