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    G'day,

    we've noticed recently that quite often arrival times are shown that are silly.....

    Like you are going to arrive before you leave, or, conversely, sometime tomorrow !! In either case the "now" time is correct, it's only the arrival time that's astray.

    Any ideas ?

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    It's been adjusted to sync to the beat of a drum ?

    First thing I would do is upgrade to the latest firmware.

    A google suggests that maps without speed limits can challenge the device when determining arrival times.
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    Hmm bit odd, mine are almost always within a minute or so unless an unscheduled stop very close to the destination. (Like road works.) Haven't used the T/T for a while I'll check next time I going somewhere on a longish trip.

    Is it based on GPs readings of where you are, where your going, and the average expected speed, based on speed limits?

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    I initially didnít understand that Ďviaí a town for instance meant the geographical centre rather than the PO on the High St and thus the distance to travel (and destination eta) would increase constantly because you hadnít gone to the specific waypoint.
    Maybe itís overdue for a reboot otherwise.


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    Somewhere out there I've seen information about time issues with old TomToms in the last few months. It is something to do with the basic programming and counting days with a number limit I think.

    Have you been to the TomTom website?
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    The tomtom forum is very good.


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    Thanks fellas,

    I might have to get brave and plug the SD card into the PC.... oh, and pay the bill as well I guess....

    Pity it's so neat having the maps in the dash, I'd be tempted to go and get another Garmin - there's one in the BA ute that updates itself OK, and all in the original purchase deal....

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    I use Here We Go down loaded to my phone, its free and seems to work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob View Post
    G'day,

    we've noticed recently that quite often arrival times are shown that are silly.....

    Like you are going to arrive before you leave, or, conversely, sometime tomorrow !! In either case the "now" time is correct, it's only the arrival time that's astray.

    Any ideas ?

    thanks,
    Bob
    I'd get Doc Emmett to check the flux capacitor in that thing, you don't want to get stuck in the past. My Tom Tom is updated every couple of months and is usually within a minute or two of the actual arrival time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustamif View Post
    I'd get Doc Emmett to check the flux capacitor in that thing, you don't want to get stuck in the past. My Tom Tom is updated every couple of months and is usually within a minute or two of the actual arrival time.
    I agree, it knows how old and slow I am.


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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    I use Here We Go down loaded to my phone, its free and seems to work well.
    But what does the law say when your looking at your phone while driving? Does it become legal if you clip it onto the dash? Most GPS won't let you change things once your on the move. What about the phone? Qld are talking about increasing the fine for hand held mobile phone use in a vehicle to $1000 first offence and loss of liscence for subsequent offences. Many tradies, police, and my sons Defender, have an Ipad mounted on the dash showing maps etc.

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    As I understand a GPS is fine whilst it is statically mounted on the dash. However when you touch the device (with the engine running) you are breaking the law.

    Hence the voice guidance on most units.
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    AFAIK Ďhandlingí is illegal eg handing it to your passenger.
    Iím not sure touching the screen of a navigational device (including a Ďmountedí phone) is illegal.
    I occasionally cancel a waypoint and that would mean stopping somewhere which would be a right pita.
    Some jurisdictions want to make speaking on a phone a dangerous distraction to be legislated against also.
    All part of the autonomous push me thinks.


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    G'day,

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    ....... google suggests that maps without speed limits can challenge the device when determining arrival times.
    and it probably gets peeved about maps without roads as well I suppose.....

    It has problems with us driving in the paddocks at road deviations....

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    As I understand a GPS is fine whilst it is statically mounted on the dash. However when you touch the device (with the engine running) you are breaking the law.

    Hence the voice guidance on most units.
    That's my understanding to Rob.

    I have mine mounted up next to the interior mirror, really easy to glance at it and the screen does not suffer from reflections. The only disadvantage in that position is when I use the sun visor, which will cover the screen. But as Rob says you still have the voice guidance.
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