Tomtom – GO 910 – User Manual

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TomTom GO3






Chapter 1
What’s in the box
What’s in the box
a Your TomTom GO
A Release button
B Microphone
C Charging light
D On/off button
E Light sensor
F Reset button
G Speaker
H Memory card slot*
b Windshield dock
A Audio out connector
B External microphone
connector
C External antenna connector
D Power connector
E TomTom connector
c Home Dock
A Home charger connector
B USB connector
d Remote control
+
A Volume up/down
B OK button
C Arrow buttons
D Left and right buttons
E Keyboard button
e Car charger f Carry case4






g Home charger h Documentation pack
i Product code card
j Audio cable
+
k External microphone l Memory card (SD card)*
*
TomTom GO 510/710 only
+
TomTom GO 910 only5






Chapter 2
Before You Start…
Before You Start…
Everyone Loves TomTom GO
So never leave your GO in your car when you’re not using it – it’s an easy target
for thieves.
Always take your GO, the windshield mount, and the car charger with you;
don’t leave any TomTom products on display.
Always store your GO in the carry case to protect the screen.
Back Up Your TomTom GO
It’s always a good idea to make a backup of the contents of your TomTom GO.
You can make a backup using TomTom HOME.
For more information about TomTom HOME, see Using TomTom HOME on
page 65.
Look After Your TomTom GO
It is important to take care of your GO and to clean it correctly.
� Use a soft cloth to wipe the screen of your GO; do not use any liquid
cleaners.
� If your GO gets wet, dry it with a soft cloth.
� Do not open the casing of your GO under any circumstances. Doing so may
be dangerous and will invalidate your warranty.
� Do not use the memory card (SD card) with any device other than a
TomTom device. Other devices may damage the memory card.
� Do not expose your GO to high or low temperatures, which can cause
permanent damage. For example, don’t leave it in the car on hot summer
days or during cold winter nights.6





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Chapter 3
Getting started
Getting started
Switching on
Follow the instructions on the Installation Poster to dock your TomTom GO in
your car.
The first time you switch on your TomTom GO, it may take up to 20 seconds
to start. To switch off your TomTom GO, press and hold the On/Off button for
2 seconds.
Setting up
You have to answer a few questions to set up your TomTom GO. Answer the
questions by tapping the screen. You will use the touchscreen for everything
you do with your GO.
You can change these settings at any time using the the Preferences menu.
For information about the Preferences menu, see Preferences on page 51.
Once you have answered the questions, your GO will display the Driving View.
The Driving View is shown in black and white until your GO locates your
current position.
For more information about the Driving View, see Driving View on page 17.
Locating your current position
Your TomTom GO must be outside to locate your current position. The first
time you start your GO, it can take up to 5 minutes to find your current
position. If it takes longer than 5 minutes, make sure that you are in an open
place without tall buildings or trees around you.
In the future, your position will be found much faster, normally within a few
seconds.
Once your GO has located your current position, the Driving View is shown in
full color and shows your position on the map.8






Finding your position faster
To find your position faster, use the home dock in combination with TomTom
HOME on your computer. When connected to the Internet, TomTom HOME
automatically downloads information which helps your GO locate your
position faster.
For more information about GPS, see How Does Navigation Work? on
page 67.
Note: Your TomTom GO does not transmit your position. You can, however,
send your position to TomTom Buddies. For more information, visit
www.tomtom.com/plus
Note: Some vehicles have a heat reflective shield embedded in the
windshield that may prevent TomTom GO from locating your current
position. If this is a problem in your vehicle, use the TomTom External
Antenna Kit (available as an accessory).9






Chapter 4
Docking your TomTom GO
Docking your
TomTom GO
Windshield Dock
Use the windshield dock to position your TomTom GO in your car. The
installation poster shows how to attach the dock to your windshield.
Using the Remote Control
The remote control is included with the GO 910 and can be bought as an
accessory for the GO 710/510. There are 5 sets of buttons on the remote
control:
� Volume up and down
� OK button – to open the Main Menu or press a button on the screen.
� Arrow buttons – to move around the screen.
� Left and right buttons – to press Done or Cancel when they are displayed.
� Keyboard button – to open the keyboard.
Home Dock
With the home dock you can charge your TomTom GO when it is not in the
car and also connect your GO to your computer. Connect the home dock to
the home charger and your computer as shown below.
Place your TomTom GO in the home dock in the same way as you place it in
the windshield dock.
When connected to your computer, you can use TomTom HOME with your
GO. For information about TomTom HOME, see Using TomTom HOME on
page 65.
Tips
� Make sure your windshield is clean and dry before trying to attach the
dock.
� Place the dock so it does not block your view of the road.
� Attach the dock to an area of the windshield where the glass is flat, not
curved.10





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Chapter 5
Making Your First Trip
Making Your First Trip
Planning a route with your TomTom GO is very simple. To plan your first
route, follow the steps below.
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Navigate to…
3. Tap Address.
When you enter an address, you can choose from four options:
� City center – tap this button to set your destination as the center of a city
or town.
� Street and house number – tap this button to set an exact address as your
destination.
�Zip code – tap this button to enter a zip code as your destination (UK and
the Netherlands only).
� Crossing or intersection – tap this button to set your destination as the
point where two streets meet.
For your first trip, we will enter an exact address.12






4. Tap Street and house number.
5. Start by typing the name of the town where you want to go.
As you type, the names of the towns that match what you have typed are
shown. When your destination is shown in the list, tap the name of the town
to set the destination.
6. Start to type the name of the street.
As with the name of the town, the names of the streets that match what you
have typed are shown. When your destination is shown in the list, tap the
name of the street to set the destination.
7. Now enter the house number of your destination and then tap Done.
The route is then calculated by your TomTom GO.
8. When the route has been calculated, tap Done.
Your TomTom GO will immediately start guiding you to your destination with
spoken instructions and visual instructions on the screen.
Note: Before you can plan a route in this way, your TomTom GO must first
locate your current position.Making Y our First Trip 13






What are the other navigation options?
When you tap Navigate to…, you can set your destination in many ways, not
just by entering the address. The other options are listed below:
Home
Tap this button to navigate to your Home location.
You will probably use this button more than any other.
For information about setting your Home location, see Change Home
location on page 54.
Favorite
Tap this button to select a Favorite as your destination.
For more information about Favorites, see Favorites on page 29.
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).
For more information about POIs and navigating to a POI, see Points of
Interest on page 33.
Point on map
Tap this button to select a point on the map as your destination using the
map browser.
For more information about the map browser, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to enter a destination with latitude and longitude values.
TomTom
Buddy
Tap this button to navigate to the current position of a TomTom Buddy.
Don’t forget that the Buddy may move before you reach him.
For more information about TomTom Buddies, see TomTom PLUS on
page 63.
Last docked
Tap this button to navigate to the location where your TomTom GO was last
docked in the windshield dock in your car.
This option helps you to find your car if you have problems remembering
where you parked it.
To get back to your car, use your GO while you are walking. Tap Navigate
to… then Last docked. You GO will navigate you to the location of your
parked car.
What happens if I parked in underground parking?
If your GO loses GPS reception for the last part of the trip, for example, if
you park in underground parking, the last-known position will be used. In
this case, it would probably be the entrance to the parking lot.14






Planning in advance
You can also use your GO to plan trips in advance by selecting both your
starting point and your destination. You could, for example, do the following:
� Find out how long a trip is going to take before you start.
� Check the route of a trip you are planning.
� Check a route for someone who is coming to you and explain the route to
them.
To plan a route in advance, follow these steps:
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Advanced planning.
3. Select the starting point for your trip in the same way as you would normally
select your destination.
4. Set the destination for your trip.
5. Choose the type of route that should be planned.
� Fastest route – the route which takes the least time.
� Shortest route – the shorest 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 trip on foot.
� Bicycle route – a route designed for making the trip on a bicycle.
� Limited speed – a route for a vehicle which can only drive at a limited
speed. You have to specify the maximum speed.
6. Your TomTom GO plans the route between the two locations you selected.
More information about a route
To find out about your route in detail, tap the Details button on the route
summary screen.
Advanced
planningMaking Y our First Trip 15






You can then select from the following options:
You can access these options for the route you last planned by tapping View
route in the Main Menu.
Browse as
text
Tap this button for a list of all the turn instructions on the route.
Browse as
images
Tap this button to see each turn in the trip. Tap the right and left arrows to
move forwards and backwards through the trip.
Browse map
of route
Tap this button to see the route using the map browser.
For more information about the map browser, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Show route
demo
Tap this button to watch a demo of the trip. You can interrupt the demo at
any time by tapping the screen.
Show route
summary
Tap this button to open the route summary screen.16





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Chapter 6
Driving View
Driving View
A Buttons to zoom in and zoom out on your position.
B Your current position.
C The name of the next major road, if applicable.
D The next instruction.
This area shows you what to do and when you will have to do it.
Tap this area to repeat the last spoken instruction and to change the
volume.
E The name of the next street to turn onto.
F Information about your trip.
Normally this area shows the remaining trip time, remaining distance, and
arrival time. To set which information is displayed, tap Status bar
preferences in the Preferences menu.
G Indicator of the strength of the GPS signal.
For more information about GPS, see How Does Navigation Work? on
page 67.18





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Chapter 7
Menus
Menus
Main Menu
Tap the screen at any time when your TomTom GO displays the Driving View
to open the Main Menu.
� Navigate to…
Tap this button to start planning a route.
� Find alternative…
Tap this button if you want to avoid part of your route, travel via a specific
location or calculate an alternative route.
� TomTom Traffic
Tap this button to enable or disable traffic information. For more
information, see TomTom Traffic on page 59.
� Mobile phone
This button opens the mobile phone menu. You can, for example, make
calls, and write or read messages. For more information, see Hands-Free
Calling on page 43.
� Change preferences
This button opens the Preferences menu. You can change many things
about the way your TomTom GO looks and behaves. For more information,
see Preferences on page 51.
Hidden buttons and features
When you first start using your TomTom GO, not all of the buttons will be
displayed in the menu.
Many buttons and some more advanced features are hidden because you
will not need these features very often.
To show all buttons and features, tap Show ALL menu options in the
Preferences menu.
To hide these buttons again, tap Show fewer menu options in the
Preferences menu.20





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Chapter 8
Finding alternative routes
Finding alternative routes
Find
alternative…
Once you have planned a route, you may want to change something about
the route, without changing your destination.
Tap Find alternative… in the Main Menu to change the route which is
currently planned.
Why would I want to change the route?
Maybe for one of these reasons:
� You can see a roadblock or a line of traffic ahead.
� You want to travel via a particular location, to pick someone up, stop for
lunch or fill up with gas.
� You want to avoid a difficult junction or a road you don’t like.
Using Find alternative… you can change your route for all of these. Tap one
of the options below.
Calculate
alternative
Tap this button to calculate an alternative to the route already planned.
As much as possible, your GO will look for another route from your current
location to your destination.
If you don’t like the new suggestion, tap this button again and your GO will
suggest another alternative route.
If you decide you would prefer to use the original route after all, tap
Recalculate original.
Avoid
roadblock
Tap this button if you can see a roadblock or a line of traffic ahead. You then
have to choose how much of the route ahead you want to avoid.
Choose from the different options: 100m, 500m, 2000m, 5000m. Your GO
will recalculate your route avoiding the section of the route for the distance
you selected.
Don’t forget that once a new route is calculated, you may have to turn off
the road you are on very soon.
If the roadblock suddenly clears, tap Recalculate original to return to your
original route.22






Travel via…
Tap this button to change your route so that it passes a particular location.
Perhaps you want to pick someone up on the way, or stop for lunch.
You choose the location you want to pass in the same way as you choose a
destination. So you can select from all the same options: for example,
Address, Favourite, Point of Interest and Point on map.
Using this button, you can only travel via one location. If you want to pass
more than one, use an Itinerary. For more information, see Itinerary
planning on page 23.
Recalculate
original
Tap this button to return to the original route without any deviations for
roadblocks or deviations to travel via particular locations.
Avoid part of
route
Tap this button to avoid a part of the route. Use this button if you see that
your route includes a road or junction you don’t like, or which is well-known
for traffic problems.
You then choose the road you want to avoid from a list of the roads on your
route.
Minimise
traffic delays
Tap this button to recalculate your route so that it avoids traffic problems as
much as possible. Your GO will check if there are any traffic problems on
your route and work out the best route to avoid the problems.
For more information about using TomTom Traffic, see TomTom Traffic on
page 59.23






Chapter 9
Itinerary planning
Itinerary planning
What is an Itinerary?
An Itinerary is a plan for a trip with more stops than just your final destination.
You create an Itinerary made up of the following items:
� Places you want to stop – destinations
� Places you want to pass – waypoints
Here’s an example of an Itinerary:
When would I use an Itinerary?
You could use an Itinerary for these kinds of trips:
� A driving holiday through a country with lots of stops.
� A two day car journey with an overnight stop.
� A short drive which passes particular Points of Interest.
Creating an Itinerary
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Itineray planning.
The Itinerary planning screen opens. At first, there are no items on the
Itinerary.
Destinations are shown with this symbol.
Waypoints are shown with this symbol.
Itinerary
planning
Note: The Itinerary planning button is only available when all menu buttons
are shown. To show all menu buttons, tap Show ALL menu options in the
Preferences menu.24






3. Tap Add and select a location.
Once you have added some items, you can organise them into the Itinerary.
Organising an Itinerary
Tap an item on your Itinerary to open a page of buttons for editing the item.
The buttons shown below are available.
Use these buttons to organize your Itinerary by moving items up and down,
and making them into destinations or waypoints.
Tip
You can add items to your Itinerary in any order and change the order later.
Mark as
waypoint
You can change a waypoint into a destination using this button.
Remember that destinations are places where you want to stop, and
waypoints are places you want to pass.
This button is only shown if the item you tapped is a destination.
Mark as
destination
You can change a waypoint into a destination using this button.
Remember that destinations are places where you want to stop, and
waypoints are places you want to pass.
This button is only shown if the item you tapped is a waypoint.
Mark ‘visited’
Tap this button to miss out part of your Itinerary. Your GO will ignore this
item and all the items before it in the Itinerary.
It will navigate you to the next item in the Itinerary.
This button is only shown if you are still due to visit this item.
Mark ‘to visit’
Tap this button to repeat part of your Itinerary. Your GO will navigate you to
this item followed by the rest of the items in the Itinerary.
This button is only shown if you have already visited this item.
Move item up
Tap this button to move the item up the Itinerary.
This button is unavailable if the item is at the top of the Itinerary.
Move item
down
Tap this button to move the item down the Itinerary.
This button is unavailable if the item is at the bottom of the Itinerary.
Show on map
Tap this button to see the location of the item on the map.
For more information about the map browser, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Delete item
Tap this button to delete the item from the Itinerary.Itinerary planning 25






Start using an Itinerary
Tap Options, then tap Start navigation.
Once you have created an Itinerary, it’s a good idea to save it. To save an
Itinerary, tap Save Itinerary.
To load a saved Itinerary, tap Load Itinerary.
To create a new Itinerary, tap New Itinerary and to delete one, tap Delete
Itinerary. 26





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Chapter 10
Using the Map
Using the Map
Every time you use your TomTom GO to plan a route, you are using the map.
However, you can use the map in many other ways.
To open the map, tap Browse map in the Main Menu.
Place your finger on the screen and drag it across the screen to move the map.
A The scale bar
B Your current position
C GPS button.
Tap this button to center the map on your current position.
D The Options button
Use the Options button to set what is shown on the map.
E The cursor
F The Find button
Tap this button to find specific addresses and Points of Interest on the map.
G The Cursor button
Tap this button to navigate to the cursor position, make a Favorite of the
cursor position, or find a Point of Interest near the cursor position. See
below for more information.
H The zoom bar.
Change the scale of the map by moving the zoom bar up or down.
Using the Cursor button
You can use the map to find addresses and Points of Interest (POIs), for
example, restaurants, train stations and petrol stations.
With the Cursor button, you can use what you have found. Tap the Cursor
button to open the page of buttons shown below:28






Navigate
there
Tap this button to navigate to the cursor position. Your GO will calculate the
route there.
Find POI
nearby
Tap this button to find a POI near the cursor position. For example, if you
have found a restaurant to go to, you can search for a parking garage
nearby.
Call
Tap this button to call the cursor position. This button is only available if
your GO has the phone number for the cursor postion.
The phone numbers of many POIs are stored in your GO. If you entered
phone numbers for POIs you have created, you can also call them.
For more information about hands-free calling, see Hands-Free Calling on
page 43.
Add as
Favourite
Tap this button to create a Favourite of the cursor position.
For more information about Favourites, see Favorites on page 29.
Add as POI
Tap this button to create a POI of the cursor position.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33.
Travel via…
Tap this button to travel via the cursor position. This button is only available
if you are currently navigating to a destination.29






Chapter 11
Favorites
Favorites
What are Favorites?
Favorites are places that you go often. You can create Favorites so that you
don’t have to enter the address every time you want to navigate there.
They don’t have to be places you like, just useful addresses.
How can I create a Favorite?
From the Main Menu, tap Add Favorite.
You can then select the location of the Favorite from the list below.
Give your Favorite a name that is easy to remember. Your GO will always
suggest a name, usually the address of the Favorite. To enter the name, just
start typing. You don’t have to delete the suggested name.
Note: The button Add Favorite may not be shown on the first page of the
Main Menu. Tap the arrow to open other pages in the Main Menu.
Home
You can set your Home location as a Favorite.
Does it make sense to do this?
If you want to change your Home location, you can create a Favorite of the
Home location before you change it.
Perhaps you want to change your Home location from your actual home
address to your office address. You can create a Favorite for your actual
home address before you change it.
Favourite
You cannot create a Favorite from another Favorite. This option will always
be unavailable in this menu.
To rename a Favourite, tap Manage Favorites in the Preferences menu.
For more information, see Preferences on page 51.
Address
You can specify an address to be a Favorite. When you enter an address,
you can choose from four options. The same options as appear in the
Navigate to… menu:
� City center
� Street and house number
� Zip code (in the UK and the Netherlands only)
� Crossing or intersection30






Recent
destination
Select a Favorite location from a list of places you have recently used as
destinations.
Point of
Interest
You can add a Point of Interest (POI) as a Favorite.
1. Narrow your choice of POIs by selecting the area where the POI is.
You can select one of these options:
� POI near you – to search from a list of POIs near your current position.
� POI in city – to choose a POI in a particular town or city. You have to
specify a town or city.
� POI near Home – to search from a list of POIs near your Home location.
If you are currently navigating to a destination, you can also select from a
list of POIs which are on your route or near your destination. Choose one
of these options:
� POI along route
� POI near destination
2. Select the category of POI:
Tap the category of POI if it is shown or tap the arrow to choose from the
complete list.
Tap Any POI category to search for a POI by name.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33.
GPS postion
Tap this button to add your current postion as a Favorite.
For example, if you stop somewhere you like, while you are there you can
tap this button to create the Favorite.
Point on map
Tap this button to create a Favorite using the map browser.
Select the location of the Favorite using the cursor, then tap Done.
For more information about the map browser, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to create a Favorite by entering latitude and longitude
values. Favorites 31






How can I use a Favorite?
You will normally use a Favorite as a way of navigating to a place without
having to enter the address. To navigate to a Favorite, do the following:
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Navigate to…
3. Tap Favorite.
4. Select a Favorite from the list.
Your GO calculates the route for you.
5. When the route is calculated, tap Done.
Your GO will immediately start guiding you to your destination with spoken
instructions and visual instructions on the screen.
How many Favorites can I create?
You can create up to 48 Favorites. If you want to add more than 48, we suggest
that you make some POI categories and add some of your Favorites as POIs.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33.
How can I delete a Favorite?
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Change preferences to open the Preferences menu.
3. Tap Manage Favorites.
4. Tap the Favorite you want to delete.
5. Tap Delete.
TomTom
Buddy
Tap this button to make a Favorite of the current position of a TomTom
Buddy.
For more information about TomTom Buddies, see TomTom PLUS on
page 63.
Last docked
Tap this button to save the location where your TomTom GO was last
docked in the windshield dock in your car.
This option helps you to find your car if you have problems remembering
where you parked it.
To get back to your car, use your GO while you are walking. Tap Navigate
to… then tap Favorite. Then select the Favorite you created for the location
of your parked car.
What happens if I park in underground parking?
If your GO loses GPS reception for the last part of the journey, for example,
if you park in an underground parking lot, the last-known position will be
used. In this case, it would probably be the entrance to the parking lot.
Tip: Tap the arrow to move to the next page buttons.32






How can I change the name of a Favorite?
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Change preferences to open the Preferences menu.
3. Tap Manage Favorites.
4. Tap the Favorite you want to rename.
5. Tap Rename.
Tip: Tap the arrow to move to the next page buttons.33






Chapter 12
Points of Interest
Points of Interest
Points of Interest or POIs are interesting places on the map. Here are some
examples:
�Restaurants
�Hotels
�Museums
� Parking garages
� Gas stations
Showing POIs on the map
1. Tap Enable/disable POIs in the Preferences menu.
2. Select the POI categories to display on the map.
Tap Find to search for a POI by name.
3. Tap Done.
The POIs you selected are shown on the map as symbols.
Calling a POI
Your TomTom GO knows the phone numbers for many POIs. You can, for
example, call a restaurant to book a table or a cinema to book tickets.
For information about using your TomTom GO for hands-free calling, see
Hands-Free Calling on page 43.
Tip
To help you stick to the speed limit, your TomTom GO also includes a list of
Radar Cameras.
To find out how to activate Radar Camera detection, see the TomTom PLUS
services leaflet included with your GO.
Enable/
disable POIs34






Navigating to a POI
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Navigate to… in the Main Menu.
3. Tap Point of Interest.
4. Narrow your choice of POIs by selecting the area where the POI is.
You can select one of these options:
� POI near you – to search from a list of POIs near your current position.
� POI in city – to choose a POI in a particular town or city. You have to
specify a town or city.
� POI near Home – to search from a list of POIs near your Home location.
If you are currently navigating to a destination, you can also select from a
list of POIs which are on your route or near your destination. Choose one of
these options:
� POI along route
� POI near destination
5. Select the category of POI:
Tap Any POI category to search for a POI by name.
Tap the category of POI if it is shown.
Tap the arrow to choose from the complete list of categories. Select the
category from the list or start to type the name of the category and select it
when it is shown in the list.
6. From the list of POIs shown, select the POI you want to navigate to. The
table below explains the distances listed next to each POI.
POI near you Distance from your current location
POI in city Distance from the city center
POI near Home Distance from your Home location
POI along route Distance from your current locationPoints of Interest 35






If you know the name of the POI, tap Find and type the name. Select it from
the list when it is shown.
Once you have selected a POI, the route to the POI is calculated by your
TomTom GO.
Managing POIs
Tap Manage POIs from the Preferences menu.
You can, for example, do the following:
� Create your own POI categories and add POIs to them.
� Set warnings when you get close to POIs.
Why would I want to create my own POIs?
A POI acts like a shortcut – once you have saved a location as a POI you never
have to type the address of that POI again. But when you create a POI you can
save more than just the location.
� Phone number – when you create a POI, you can save a phone number with
it.
� Categories – when you create a POI you have to put it in a category.
For example, you could create a category of POIs called ‘Favourite
restaurants’. With each POI, save their phone number so that you can call
them from your GO to reserve a table.
How can I create my own POIs?
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Change preferences.
3. Tap Manage POIs.
4. Before you can add a POI, you have to create at least one POI category.
Every POI is assigned to a POI category. You can only add POIs to POI
categories you have created yourself.
Tap Add POI category.
5. Enter a name for your POI category, for example, ‘Friends’ or ‘Favourite
restaurants’. Then select a marker for your POI category.
6. Tap Add POI.
7. Select the POI category you want to add the POI to.
8. Select the location of your POI from the list below.
POI near
destination
Distance from your destination
Manage POIs
Note: The Manage POIs button is only available when all menu buttons are
shown. To show all menu buttons, tap Show ALL menu options in the
Preferences menu.
Add POI
category
Add POI36






Home
You can set your Home location as a POI.
Does it make sense to do this?
If you want to change your Home location, you can create a POI of the Home
location before you change it.
Favorite
You can create a POI from a Favorite.
Does it make sense to do this?
You can only create a limited number of Favorites. If you want to create
more Favorites you have to delete some Favorites first. Before you delete a
Favorite, make it into a POI so that you don’t lose the address.
Address
You can specify an address to be a POI. When you enter an address, you
can choose from four options. The same options as appear in the Navigate
to… menu:
� City center
� Street and house number
�Zip code (in the UK and the Netherlands only)
� Crossing or intersection
Recent
destination
Select a POI location from a list of places you have recently used as
destinations.
Point of
Interest
You can add a Point of Interest (POI) as a POI. For example, if you are
creating a category of POIs for your favourite restaurants, use this option
instead of entering the addresses of the restaurants.
For more information about this option, see Navigating to a POI on page 34.
GPS postion
Tap this button to add your current postion as a POI.
For example, if you stop somewhere you like, while you are there you can
tap this button to create the POI.
Point on map
Tap this button to create a POI using the map browser.
Select the location of the POI using the cursor, then tap Done.
For more information about the map browser, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to create a POI by entering latitude and longitude values.
TomTom
Buddy
Tap this button to make a POI of the current position of a TomTom Buddy.
For more information about TomTom Buddies, see TomTom PLUS on
page 63.Points of Interest 37






How can I set warnings for POIs?
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Change preferences.
3. Tap Manage POIs.
4. Tap Warn when near POI.
5. Select the category of POI you want to be warned about.
Select the category from the list or start to type the name of the category
and select it when it is shown in the list.
6. Set how close the POI should be when you receive a warning.
7. Choose the warning sound for the category of POI you selected.
Last docked
Tap this button to save the location where your TomTom GO was last
docked in the windshield dock in your car.
If your GO loses GPS reception for the last part of the trip, for example, if
you park in underground parking, the last-known position will be used. In
this case, it would probably be the entrance to the parking lot.
Note: The Manage POIs button is only available when all menu buttons are
shown. To show all menu buttons, tap Show ALL menu options in the
Preferences menu.
Warn when
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Chapter 13
Sound
Sound
Your TomTom GO produces sound for many different things:
� Spoken instructions
� Hands-free calls
� Warnings about Points of Interest nearby
� Music
This chapter talks about the following:
� Sound basics – changing the volume.
� Speakers – using the internal speaker in your GO and using an external
speaker.
� Voices – using human voices and computer voices. What are the differences
between them and what can they do?
For information about making hands-free calls on your GO, see Hands-Free
Calling on page 43.
For information about playing music on your GO, see Music and Photos on
page 47.
Changing the volume yourself
You can change the volume in two ways:
� Tap the bottom left hand area of the Driving View. The last spoken
instruction is repeated and the volume slider is shown.
Move the volume slider to adjust the volume.
� In the Main Menu, tap Change preferences, then tap Volume preferences.
Move the volume slider to adjust the volume. Tap Test to check the changes
you make.
Changing the volume automatically
Your GO can change the volume automatically depending on how noisy it is
in the car.
Volume
preferences
1. In the Main Menu, tap Change preferences.
2. Tap Volume preferences.
3. Select Link volume to noise level.
Your GO will now change the volume depending on the background noise.40






Internal and external speakers
Your TomTom GO includes a high quality speaker. Normally, this internal
speaker will be used to play all the sound your GO makes.
If your car stereo has a line in connector, you can play sound from your GO
through your car speakers using the audio cable.
You can also play sound from you GO through a Bluetooth Hi-Fi speaker. This
could also be a Bluetooth Hi-Fi headset.
Using the audio cable
The audio cable is included in the box with your TomTom GO.
To play sound through your car stereo, do the following:
1. Plug the audio cable into the line out connector on the windshield dock, as
shown below.
2. Plug the audio cable into the line in connector on your car stereo.
3. On your car stereo, select Line in as the source.
Using Bluetooth Hi-Fi speakers
Your GO can play sound through Bluetooth Hi-Fi speakers, such as a Bluetooth
Hi-Fi headset, or a car stereo which uses Bluetooth.
To play sound over Bluetooth Hi-Fi speakers, do the following.
Note: Not all car stereos have a line in connector.
Note: You cannot listen to your car stereo and use the audio cable to play
sound from your GO on the car stereo at the same time.
For information about listening to music using your GO, see Music and
Photos on page 47.Sound 41






1. Tap Speaker Preferences in the Preferences menu.
2. Select the sound that you want played through external Bluetooth Hi-Fi
speakers. There are two options:
� Play music over external speaker
� Play spoken instructions over external speaker
You can select either or both options.
3. Tap Done.
4. Your GO asks you to confirm that you want to use an external Bluetooth
Hi-Fi speaker. Tap YES.
Your GO will start searching for Bluetooth Hi-Fi devices.
5. Select your Bluetooth Hi-Fi device from the list of devices found by your
GO.
Your GO will try to establish a Bluetooth connection with your device.
Your device may require you to enter a password on your GO before a
Bluetooth connection can be established. See the documentation for your
device for more information.
Once connected, sound will be played through the external Bluetooth Hi-Fi
speaker, if your GO is able to establish a Bluetooth connection with it.
Otherwise, all sound will be played through the internal speaker or through the
audio cable if it is connected to the windscreen dock.
Selecting a voice
Your TomTom GO has two different kinds of voices:
�Computer voices
This type of voice is generated by your TomTom GO. It gives you spoken
instructions while you are driving and can also read the following
information aloud:
� Street names
� Messages
� Traffic reports
� Weather reports
�Tips
� Tutorials
Speaker
preferences
Note: Computer voices are only available on the GO 910 and are not
available in all languages.42






�Human voices
This type of voice is recorded by an actor. It gives you spoken instructions
but cannot read anything else aloud.
How do computer voices work?
Your TomTom GO 910 makes use of text-to-speech technology to generate
computer voices. A text-to-speech program converts written text, for example
an instruction like “Turn right”, into the sound of a human voice.
The text-to-speech program looks at the whole sentence to make sure that the
sound you hear is as close to the real thing as possible. The program is also
able to recognize and quite accurately pronounce foreign place and street
names. For example, the English voice can read French street names. 43






Chapter 14
Hands-Free Calling
Hands-Free Calling
If you have a cell phone with Bluetooth®, you can use your TomTom GO to
make phone calls and send and receive messages while you are driving.
Connecting to Your Phone
First you must establish a connection between your cell phone and your
TomTom GO. You only have to do this once. Your TomTom GO remembers
your phone.
Tap cell phone in the Main Menu, then follow the instructions on the screen.
Setting up TomTom PLUS
After you have established a connection with your phone, you can set up a
connection for TomTom PLUS services.
For information about TomTom PLUS, see TomTom PLUS on page 63.
Your Phone Book
You can copy your phonebook from your mobile phone to your TomTom GO
so that you can make calls with just a few taps on the screen.
Note: Not all phones are supported. For more information, visit
www.tomtom.com/phones
Tips
� 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.
� Make your TomTom GO a trusted device on your phone. Otherwise you
will have to enter ‘0000’ every time.
See your phone’s user guide for information about Bluetooth settings.44






This is the safest way to make hands-free calls.
Making a Call
Once you have established a connection with your phone, you can start
making calls.
1. Tap Mobile phone in the Main Menu.
2. Tap Call.
3. Tap Number to enter a number to call.
4. Do one of the following:
�Tap Home to call your Home location. If you have not entered a number
for your Home location this button is unavailable. To enter a number, tap
Change Home number in the Phone preferences menu.
�Tap Number to enter a 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:
Note: You can copy your phonebook to your TomTom GO at any time. From
the Mobile phone menu, tap Get numbers from phone. Not all phones
support transferring the phonebook to your GO. For more information, visit
www.tomtom.com/phones
Note: Make sure that your phone is currently selected. The current phone is
shown at the bottom of the screen.Hands-Free Calling 45






�Tap Phonebook entry to select a contact from your phonebook.
�Tap Recently dialed to select from a list of people or numbers you have
called recently.
�Tap Recent caller to select from a list of people or numbers who called
you recently.
For information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33
Receiving a Call
If someone calls you while you are driving, accept or reject the call by tapping
the screen.
Auto-Answer
You can tell your TomTom GO to answer every call automatically after a
certain time. Tap Phone preferences in the mobile phone menu, then tap
Auto-answer preferences.
Select when your TomTom GO will automatically answer your calls.
Sharing your TomTom GO
You can establish connections with up to 5 mobile phones. To add more
phones, do the following
1. Tap Mobile phone in the Main Menu.
2. Tap Connect to your phone.
3. Tap Find other phone… and follow the instructions on the screen.
To switch between phones, tap Connect to your phone and then select your
phone from the list.
Note: If you have not copied your phonebook to your TomTom GO, the
button Phonebook entry is unavailable.46





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Chapter 15
Music and Photos
Music and Photos
Your GO 910 can play mp3 files and Audible® Audiobooks and can display
bmp and jpg images.
Putting Music and Photos on Your GO
Transfer music files and photos to your TomTom GO from your computer
using TomTom HOME.
For information about using TomTom HOME, see Using TomTom HOME on
page 65.
Playing Music and Audiobooks
1. Tap Music and photos in the Main Menu.
2. Tap TomTom Jukebox to start the Jukebox.
� Playlist – tap this button to select a playlist.
� Song – tap this button to select from all the songs on your GO.
� Artist – tap this button to select a song by a particular singer or group.
� Genre – tap this button to select a particular type of music.
� Album – tap this button to select from a list of all the albums on your GO.
Important
� Playing music and looking at photos stored on your GO is only supported
on the GO 910.
� You can control your iPod® from your GO 510/710/910 with the TomTom
iPod Connect Cable (available as an accessory).
� Only select music and photos when you are stopped. It is dangerous to do
this while you are driving.
Note: You can create playlists in a third-party application such as iTunes,
Musicmatch, or Winamp.48






� Audiobooks – tap this button to select an Audiobook.
Now Playing
As soon as you choose a song or Audiobook, your TomTom GO starts playing
that song, followed by the rest of the songs on the list.
A Information about the song.
B Volume – change the volume by moving the slider.
C The Options button. You can, for example, choose to repeat a song and
shuffle the songs. change these options:
• Shuffle songs – the next song is selected randomly.
• Repeat song – repeat the current song.
• Reduce brightness – brightness is only reduced on the playing screen.
• Show playing time – when selected the playing time is shown.
D Go to the previous or next song.
E Play or Pause the selected song.
F The Back button. Tap this button to go back to the TomTom Jukebox. The
music will continue to play. Tap the button Playing… in the Jukebox to stop
the music.
When you listen to Audiobooks, you will see buttons for going to the next and
previous chapter. When you stop listening to an Audiobook, your GO
remembers where you stopped.
To find out more about Audiobooks, go to the shop area in TomTom HOME.
Using your iPod® with your TomTom GO
You can connect your iPod to your GO with the TomTom iPod Connect Cable,
which is available as an accessory.
You can then control your iPod from your GO. Sound from your iPod will be
played over the internal speaker in your GO, or an external speaker if selected.
For more information about using different speakers, see Sound on page 39.
To use your iPod with your GO, do the following:
1. Plug the iPod Connect Cable into your iPod and into the windscreen dock.
Note: Not all mp3 files contain information about the song, such as the
artist or genre. If the file contains no information, the file name is used as
the song title.Music and Photos 49






2. In the Main Menu, tap iPod control on the GO 510/710 or tap Music and
Photos and then iPod control on the GO 910.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the connection.
You can now control your iPod through your GO. You select songs using the
same buttons shown above in Playing Music and Audiobooks.
Looking at Photos
1. Tap Music and photos in the Main Menu.
2. Tap Photo gallery.
The Photo gallery starts, showing small versions (thumbnails) of all the
photos on your GO.
Tap the arrows to move up and down the page of thumbnails.
Tap Slideshow to start a slideshow.
Tap the thumbnail of a photo to view a large version of that photo.
A Buttons to zoom in and zoom out on the photo.
B Buttons to move to the next and the previous photo.
C Tap Slideshow to start a slideshow.
D Tap Delete to delete a photo.50





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Chapter 16
Preferences
Preferences
You can change many things about the way your TomTom GO looks and
behaves. In the Main Menu tap Change preferences.
Hidden buttons and features
When you first start using your TomTom GO, not all of the buttons will be
displayed in the menu.
Many buttons and some more advanced features are hidden because you will
not need these features very often. This includes many of the preferences you
can change in the Prefences menu.
Show ALL
menu options
To see all of the buttons and features, tap this button in the Preferences
menu.
Show fewer
menu options
After you have finished, we recommend that you hide the advanced buttons
and features again by tapping this button.
I can’t find one of the buttons
Some of the buttons in the Preferences menu change depending on the
state of the preference.
If some buttons are hidden, you only see the Show ALL menu options
button.
If you can see all the buttons, then only the Show fewer menu options
button is available.52






Use night colors / Use day colors
Turn off 3D display / Turn on 3D display
Turn off map display / Turn on map display
Use Night
colors
Tap this button to reduce the brightness and use darker colors on the map.
When should I use this?
When it’s dark outside, it’s easier to see the screen of your GO if it isn’t so
bright.
To change back to a brighter screen and brighter colors on the map, tap the
button Use day colors.
Can my GO make this change automatically?
Yes it can. Your GO has a light sensor so it knows when it’s getting dark. To
change to night and day colors automatically, tap Brightness preferences in
the Preferences menu. Then select Switch to night view when dark.
Turn off 3D
display
Tap this button to view the map from above while you are navigating.
To switch back to seeing the map from your perspective as you drive, tap
Turn on 3D display.
When should I use this?
In some situations, it is easier to see the map from above. Perhaps if the
roads are very complicated or if you are walking and using your GO to
navigate.
Turn off map
display
Tap this button to turn off the map. Instead of seeing your position on a map
in the Driving View, you will only see information about the next instruction.
To switch the map back on again, tap Turn on map display.
When you tap this button, you have to specify when the map should be
turned off. These are the options:
� Always – you will only see information about the next instruction and
arrows. The map will never be shown.
� Above a certain speed – you set the speed at which the map is switched
off. When you are driving fast, the map can be distracting. We
recommend using this option to turn the map off when you drive on a
highway or freeway.
� Never – the map is never switched off.Preferences 53






Enable/disable POIs
Turn off sound / Turn on sound
Volume preferences
Enable/
disable POIs
Tap this button to set which categories of Points of Interest (POIs) should be
shown on the map.
You select from a list of POIs the ones that you want to see on the map:
When you select a POI, it will be shown on the map by the symbol you can
see next to each category in the list above.
To find a category of POI quickly, tap Find, then start to type the name of the
POI category. As soon as the category is shown in the list, you can select it.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33.
Turn off
sound
Tap this button to turn the spoken instructions off. The button changes to
Turn on sound.
Can I still use my GO to make hands-free calls when the sound is turned
off?
Turning the sound off does not affect hands-free calling. You will still be able
to hear the caller. After you have finished your call, the sound will still be off.
Tip
To change the volume, tap Volume preferences in the Preferences menu.
For more information, see Volume preferences on page 53.
To change the volume quickly while you are driving, tap the bottom left-
hand section of the Driving View and move the slider.
To change the voice, tap Change voice in the Preferences menu. For more
information, see Sound on page 39.
Volume
preferences
Tap this button to change the volume of the spoken instructions.
Can my GO change the volume depending on how noisy it is in the car?
Select Link volume to noise level and your GO will change the volume
according to the background noise. If there is a lot of noise in the car, the
voice will get louder automatically.54






Manage Favorites
Change Home location
Change voice
Warn when near POI
Set clock
Manage
Favorites
Tap this button to rename or delete Favorites.
To find a Favorite quickly, tap Find, then start to type the name of the
Favorite. As soon as the Favorite is shown in the list, you can select it.
For more information about Favorites, see Favorites on page 29.
Change
Home
location
Tap this button to set or change your Home location.
Do I have to have my actual home as the Home location?
Your Home location can be a place you go often, for example, your office. It
doesn’t have to be your actual home.
Why should I set a Home location?
Once you have set your Home location, you can navigate there quickly
whenever you need to get there. In the Navigate to… menu, just tap Home.
Change Voice
Tap this button to change the voice that gives you instructions.
A wide range of recorded human voices and computer voices are available.
For more information on choosing a voice and the differences between
human and computer voices, see Sound on page 39.
Warn when
near POI
Tap this button to be alerted when you are near a Point of Interest (POI).
For example, your GO can tell you when there is a gas station nearby, or
warn you that there is a radar camera coming up.
To find out about POIs and about setting warnings for POIs, see Points of
Interest on page 33.
Set clock
Tap this button to set the time and to change the way the time is displayed.
The easiest way to set the time is by tapping the Sync button. Your GO will
then take the time from the GPS information it receives.
For more information about GPS, see How Does Navigation Work? on
page 67.
Note: After using Sync to set the time, you may have to adjust the hours
depending on your time zone. You can only use Sync if you have GPS
reception, so you cannot set the clock in this way when you are indoors.Preferences 55






Switch map
Keyboard preferences
Manage maps
Switch map
Tap this button to change the map you are using.
When do I need to switch map?
You have to tell your GO which map you want to use. If there is more than
one map on the hard disk or memory card in your GO, you can switch to
another map.
Note: When you switch to another map, you may need to activate that map.
For more information about activating maps, see Using the Map on
page 27.
Keyboard
preferences
Tap this button to select the size of the keys on the keyboard and the
keyboard layout. You can select from two sizes:
� Large keyboard
� Small keyboard
Three keyboard layouts are available:
� ABCD keyboard
� QWERTY keyboard
� AZERTY keyboard
You use the keyboard to enter your destination or to find items in a list, like
POIs.
This button is only available if all menu options are shown. To show all
menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
Manage maps
Tap this button to do the following:
� Download a map – you can buy new maps from TomTom PLUS. For more
information, see TomTom PLUS on page 63.
� Switch map – tap this button to change the map you are using.
� Delete a map – tap this button to create more space on your GO by
deleting a map.
Don’t delete a map unless you have already made a backup of the map. If
you delete a map before you make a backup, you won’t be able to put the
map back on your GO.
For more information about making a backup, see Using TomTom HOME
on page 65.56






Manage POIs
Hide tips / Show tips
Speaker preferences
This button is only available if all menu options are shown. To show all
menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
Manage POIs
Tap this button to do the following:
� Set alerts for when you are near POIs.
For example, your GO can tell you when there is a gas station nearby, or
warn you that there is a radar camera coming up.
To find out about POIs and about setting warnings for POIs, see Points of
Interest on page 33.
� Create your own POI categories and add POIs to them.
For example, you could create a category of POIs called “Friends”, and
add all your friend’s addresses as POIs in the category. You can even add
your friend’s phone numbers with their address so you can call them from
your GO.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest on page 33.
This button is only available if all menu options are shown. To show all
menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
Hide tips
Tap this button to stop your GO from giving you tips from time to time.
After you hide the tips, the button changes to Show tips. Tap this button to
turn tips on again.
This button is only available if all menu options are shown. To show all
menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
Speaker
preferences
Tap this button to set whether music and spoken instructions should be
played using the speaker in your GO or using an external speaker.
There are two options for these preferences:
� Play music over external speaker
� Play spoken instructions over external speaker
If you select either option, you must select which external speaker will be
used. You can use the speakers on your car stereo or Bluetooth Hi-Fi
speakers.
For more information, see Sound on page 39.Preferences 57






Speech preferences
Many more preferences…
Not all preferences are described in this chapter. There are many other things
you can change to make your GO work the way you want.
The best way to find out about all the preferences is to try them. So go ahead
and give them a go.
This button is only available if all menu options are shown. To show all
menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
Speech
preferences
Tap this button to change the information given by spoken instructions.
If you are using a computer voice, the voice can, for example, read street
names, messages and warnings out loud. Computer voices are not available
in all languages.
You can also change the information a human voice gives you, but there are
fewer options.
For more information, see Sound on page 39.58





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Chapter 17
TomTom Traffic
TomTom Traffic
You can get traffic information in two ways:
� From TomTom Traffic
� From the Traffic Message Channel (TMC)
TomTom Traffic
TomTom Traffic is a TomTom PLUS service. To use TomTom Traffic you must
have a mobile phone with Bluetooth and a wireless data connection, for
example, GPRS.
TomTom Traffic takes the most up-to-date information from the best local
sources. Take advantage of the free trial to try TomTom Traffic. For more
information, see the TomTom PLUS leaflet.
Setting up TomTom Traffic
To receive TomTom Traffic, first establish a connection between your mobile
phone and your TomTom GO. See Connecting to Your Phone on page 43.
Then do the following:
1. Tap TomTom Traffic in the Main Menu.
2. Tap Enable Traffic.
The Traffic Message Channel (TMC)
The TMC is not a TomTom service, but is offered free-of-charge in many
countries. TMC transmits traffic information as a radio signal. To use TMC you
need to buy the TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver.
Note: TomTom Traffic is not available in all countries. Visit
www.tomtom.com/plus to check availability in your country.
Note: TomTom is not responsible for the availability or quality of traffic
information provided by TMC. TMC is not available in all countries or
regions.60






Setting up TMC
To start using TMC, connect the TMC antenna to the windshield mount. Plug
the TMC antenna into the TomTom connector.
Using Traffic
When TomTom Traffic is enabled, or a TMC antenna is connected to the
windscreen mount, the Traffic bar is shown on the right-hand side of the
Driving View, as shown below:
Traffic will immediately try to retrieve the latest traffic information.
Updating traffic information
If you are using TomTom Traffic, there are two ways to update the traffic
information:
�Tap Update traffic info in the Traffic menu.
� Set Traffic to be updated automatically at regular intervals.
To do this, tap Change Traffic preferences in the Traffic menu. Select
Automatically update traffic info while on route, then tap Done.
You are then asked if you want to limit how often Traffic is updated.
If you choose not to limit how often Traffic is updated, then TomTom will
send updated traffic information to your GO as soon as it has it.
If you choose to limit how often Traffic is updated, you are asked to set a
time.
TomTom saves this time limit and sends new traffic information at the
interval you set. If there is no new traffic information, then TomTom will not
send any information to your GO. This saves you money by not using your
wireless data connection when there is no new information.
If you are using the TomTom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver, traffic information is
automatically updated constantly.
Using traffic inform

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