Tomtom – GO 920 – User Manual

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TomTom GOWhat’s in the box 1.
2
What’s in the box
aYour TomTom GO
AMicrophone
BCharging light
COn/Off button
DLight sensor
EReset button
FSpeaker
GMemory card slot (SD card not
included) for optional additional
maps
HUSB connector
ITomTom connector / RDS-TMC
connector
JExternal antenna connector
KAudio out connector
bWindshield Holder cDocumentation pack
dCar charger eHome Dock
fAdhesive disk for windscreen
mount
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
I3
Included with TomTom GO 720T and 920T
Included with TomTom GO 920 and 920T
gRDS-TMC Traffic Receiver
hRemote controlBefore You Start… 2.
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Before You Start…
Switching on and off
To switch your TomTom GO on or off, press and hold the On/Off button for 2
seconds. The first time you switch on, it may take a short while for your device
to start.
Note: In rare cases, your GO may not start correctly. If this happens, press the
reset button, then switch on the device again.
Setting up
To set up your TomTom GO you need to answer a few questions by tapping
the screen.
Important: Take care to select the correct language, since the language you
choose will be used for all menus and written instructions.
Battery notes
We recommend that you fully charge your TomTom GO the first time that you
connect it to the home dock. It takes up to 2 hours to charge the battery
completely.
When you place your GO in the Home Dock, you are asked if you wish to
connect to the computer. If you select No, the device will switch off if you do
not tap the screen for three minutes. This happens so that the battery can
recharge at a faster rate.
For information on connecting your computer, see Using TomTom HOME
(89).
Note: Your TomTom GO uses a small amount of battery power to remember
the last screen being shown when the device is switched off.
If you do not charge your GO for a prolonged period of time, the next time you
start your GO it will show the default starting screen. All other device settings
will still be maintained.
Improving reception
If your TomTom GO takes longer than 5 minutes to find your current position,
make sure that the device is in an open space away from tall objects such as
buildings or trees.5
When you connect your TomTom GO to your computer, you can use
TomTom HOME to download information about GPS satellite positions during
the next 7 days. This helps your GO to find your position faster.
Important: Some vehicles have heat reflective shielding in the windscreen.
This may prevent your GO from locating your current position.
The TomTom External Antenna Kit (available for purchase as an accessory)
can help to improve reception.
Windshield Holder
Use the windshield holder to install your TomTom GO inside your car.
To attach the holder, press the suction cup firmly to the windshield in your car,
in an area of the windshield where the glass is flat.
Make sure that both the holder and your windshield are clean and dry before
you attach the holder. Place the holder so that it does not interfere with your
view of the road.
Home Dock
The home dock is used for charging your TomTom GO when it is not in the car
and for connecting your GO to your computer.
When connected to your computer, you can use TomTom HOME to manage
your GO. For information about TomTom HOME, see Using TomTom HOME
(89).
Take care of your TomTom GO
Never leave your TomTom GO or accessories in view when you leave the car
or they may become an easy target for thieves.
You can set a password for your TomTom GO which must be entered every
time you start your GO. For more information, see Using TomTom HOME (89).
It is important to take care of your GO.
• Your GO is not designed for use in extreme temperatures and any such
exposure may cause permanent damage.
• Do not open the casing of your GO under any circumstances. Doing so may
be dangerous and will invalidate the warranty.
• Wipe or dry the screen of your GO using a soft cloth. Do not use any liquid
cleaners.Driving View 3.
6
Driving View
When your TomTom GO starts, you are shown the Driving View along with
detailed information about your current location.
Tap the center of the screen at any time to open the Main Menu.
Note: The Driving View is shown in black and white until your GO locates your
current position.
ATap + and – to zoom in and out.
BYour current position.
CThe name of the next major road or road sign information, if applicable.
DNavigation instruction for the road ahead.
Tap this area to repeat the last spoken instruction and to change the
volume.
EThe name of the next street to turn onto.
F Information about your trip such as trip time, remaining distance and arrival
time.
To select what will be shown, tap Status bar preferences in the Preferences
menu.
GGPS signal strength.
HTraffic bar
To set up Traffic information, tap the Traffic bar to open the Traffic menu or
tap TomTom Traffic in the Main Menu.
IQuick menu – For more information, refer to the full manual.
A I
D F G E
A H C BEnhanced Positioning Technology 4.
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Enhanced Positioning Technology
Note: Enhanced Positioning Technology is available on the TomTom GO 920
and 920T.
Enhanced Positioning Technology or EPT estimates your location when GPS
reception is poor, such as when you drive between tall buildings.
Your GO uses positioning sensors to monitor your acceleration and direction
and then estimates your current location.
EPT only helps your GO to estimate your location. Calculating your precise
location is only possible when your GO receives a strong GPS signal.
When your GO is using EPT to estimate your location, the EPT icon is shown
on the status bar.
Your GO calibrates EPT automatically. If calibration is not complete when your
GO loses GPS reception, EPT cannot be used and the screen is shown in grey,
for example, when there is no GPS reception at the beginning of a trip.
AEPT icon.
BYour current position.
Calibration
Calibration is done automatically and requires no interaction from you.
However, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the calibration
procedure.
Your TomTom GO resets the positioning sensors each time the device is
switched on. To help improve accuracy in estimating your location, your GO
calibrates the sensors throughout your trip.
The following conditions are required for successful calibration:
• Your GO is receiving a strong GPS signal.
• The car has been stationary for at least 5 seconds and then travels along a
straight and level section of road for at least one minute.Making your first trip 5.
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Making your first trip
Planning a route with your TomTom GO is easy. To plan your first route, follow
the steps below.
Important: You should always plan your journey before you start driving. It is
dangerous to plan a route while driving.
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
Note: The buttons on your GO are shown in full color unless a button is
currently unavailable. For example, the button named Find alternative… in
the Main Menu is not available until you have planned a route.
2. Tap Navigate to…
3. Tap Address.
When you enter an address, you can choose from the following 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.
• Cross street or intersection – tap this button to set your destination as the
point where two streets meet.
• Spoken address – tap this button to set your destination by announcing
the address to your GO. For more information, see Spoken address (21).
Note: Spoken address entry is supported on TomTom GO 920 and 920T.9
For your first trip, we will enter an exact address.
4. Tap Street and house number.
Note: When planning a trip for the first time your GO asks you to choose a
state or country. Your choice is saved and used for all routes you plan.
You can change this setting at any time by tapping the state symbol or country
flag.
5. Start to type 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 appears in the list, tap the name of the town
to set the destination.
Tip: Instead of typing the name, tap this button to say the address
by speaking to your GO.
For more information, see Spoken address (21)
Spoken address entry is supported on TomTom GO 920 and 920T.
6. Start to type the name of the street and select it when it is shown.
As with the name of the town, the names of the streets that match what you
have typed are shown. When your destination appears 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.
8. Your GO asks if you need to arrive at a particular time. For this exercise, tap
NO.
The route is calculated by your GO.10
9. When the route has been calculated, tap Done.
Your GO will immediately begin to guide you to your destination, using both
spoken instructions and on-screen directions.
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 trip. 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 preferences in the Preferences menu, to enable or disable
arrival time notifications.
Select the required options on the first menu screen and then tap Done.
To enable arrival time notifications, select Show leeway to arrival time.
To disable arrival time notifications, unselect Show leeway to arrival time.11
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 (52).
Favorite
Tap this button to select a Favorite as your destination.
For more information about Favorites, see Favorites (32).
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).
For more information about POIs and navigating to a POI, see Points of
Interest (38).
GPS position
Tap this button to select your GPS position, as your destination.
For more information about GPS, see Global Positioning System (GPS)
(88).
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 Driving View (6).
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to enter a destination using 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 (65).
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Spoken address
Note: Spoken address entry is available for TomTom GO 920 and 920T.
Instead of typing addresses, you can now enter an address by speaking to
your GO.
Note: The speech recognition feature is currently only available for entering
addresses and for responding to special notifications.
Planning a route 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 visit you so you can 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 the arrow button to move to the next menu screen and tap Prepare
route.
3. Select the starting point for your trip in the same way that you would 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.
Position of
last stop
Tap this button to select your last recorded position, as your destination.
For more information about the GPS, see Global Positioning System (GPS)
(88).
Spoken
address
In the Main menu tap Navigate to…, then tap Address, then tap Spoken
address or Spoken address (dialog) and speak when prompted.
For more information, see Spoken address (21)
Spoken
address
(dialog)
Prepare route13
• 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 freeways – a route which avoids freeways.
• 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 be driven 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
You can access these options for the route you last planned, by tapping View
route in the Main Menu.
To find out about your route in detail, tap the Details button on the route
summary screen.
You can then select from the following options:
Browse as
text
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.
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.
Tap the screen to turn off the 3D display and view the map from above.
Browse map
of route
Tap this button to see an overview of the route using the map browser.
For more information about the map browser, see Driving View (6).
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.Finding alternative routes 6.
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Finding alternative routes
Once you have planned a route, you may want to change something about the
route, without changing your destination.
Why 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 intersection or a road you don’t like.
Find alterna-
tive…
Tap Find alternative… in the Main Menu to change the route that is
currently planned.
Then tap one of the options below.
Calculate
alternative
Tap this button to calculate an alternative to the route already planned.
Your GO will look for another route from your current location to your
destination.
If you decide you would prefer to use the original route after all, tap
Recalculate original.
Why would I need to do this?
Apart from the roads near your position and near your destination, the new
route will use totally different roads to reach your destination. This is an
easy way of calculating a totally different route.
Avoid
roadblock
T ap 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.15
Travel via…
Tap this button to change your route so that it passes a particular location,
perhaps to pick someone up on the way.
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, Favorite, Point of Interest and Point on map.
Your GO will calculate a new route to your destination that passes the
location you chose.
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 (43).
Recalculate
original
Tap this button to return to the original route without deviations to avoid
roadblocks or traveling 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.
Minimize
traffic delays
T ap 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
(73).Sounds and voices 7.
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Sounds and voices
The sound on your TomTom GO is used for features such as:
• Spoken instructions
• Hands-free calls
• Warnings
•Music
For information on making hands-free calls on your GO, see Hands-free
calling (46).
For information on playing music on your GO, see Music and Media (26)
How do I change the volume level?
You can change the volume in three ways:
• Tap the bottom left hand area of the Driving View. The last spoken
instruction is repeated and the volume level is shown.
Move the volume slider to adjust the volume.
• In the Main Menu, tap Change preferences, then tap Volume preferences.
Tap Test to check your changes.
• You can set your GO to change the volume automatically depending on
how noisy it is in the car.
Changing the volume automatically
Volume
preferences
Your TomTom GO can change the volume automatically.
1. In the Main Menu, tap Change preferences.
2. Tap Volume preferences.
3. Select Link volume to noise level.
4. Tap Done.17
Selecting a voice
How do computer voices work?
Your TomTom GO 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.
Note: If you select a Human voice, this will only be able to announce
commands, but not street names. If you would like street names to be
announced, you will need to select a computer voice.
Internal and external speakers
Your TomTom GO contains a high quality speaker. This is used to play all the
sounds on your GO unless you connect to external speakers.
You can connect external speakers to your GO in the following ways:
• Using an audio cable.
Note: If your car stereo has a line-in connector, you can play sound from your
GO through your car speakers.
• Connecting a Bluetooth® Hi-Fi headset or speakers.
• Tuning the FM Transmitter in your GO to use your car radio speakers.
FM transmitter
There is an FM Transmitter inside your GO that works like a radio station. This
means you can hear the instructions made by your GO and play your mp3
songs through your car radio speakers.
Setting up
• In the Main Menu tap Change preferences, then tap Speaker preferences.
Change voice
To change the voice being used by your TomTom GO, tap Change voice in
the Preferences menu and select a voice from the list.
Your TomTom GO has two different kinds of voices:
• Computer voices
These are generated by your GO. They provide spoken instructions
while you are driving and can pronounce street names and announce
messages, traffic reports, weather reports, tips and tutorials.
•Human voices
These are recorded by an actor.
Note: Human voices only provide spoken instructions.18
• Switch on your car radio.
• Tune your car radio to a frequency that is not being used by a radio station.
• Tap Change and set the frequency on your GO to the same frequency as
your car radio.
If you drive into an area where a radio station transmits on the same
frequency you are using for the FM Transmitter, you may have to use
another frequency.
Using more than one speaker
You can select different speakers to be used for specific events, such as using
the internal speaker for TomTom GO instructions and external speakers for
hearing handsfree phone calls and listening to music.
• Internal speaker
• Bluetooth Hi-Fi device
• Line-out (audio cable)
• FM to your car radio
Is it difficult to hear spoken instructions when music is playing?
When you choose to use a Bluetooth® Hi-Fi device for music and spoken
instructions, you are asked if you want to pause music when spoken
instructions are announced. By default, music is always paused for spoken
instructions.
When you receive a hands-free phonecall, music is always paused and spoken
instructions are not given.
For information about making hands-free calls on your GO, see Hands-free
calling (46).
Using the audio cable
To play sound through your car stereo or other external speaker using an
audio cable, do the following:
1. Plug the audio cable into the audio out connector on your GO.
2. Plug the audio cable into the line-in connector on your car stereo or other
external speaker.
Note: Not all car stereos have a line in connector. Check the manual for your
car stereo for specific information.
3. If you are using your car stereo, select line-in connector on your car stereo
as the input source.
4. On your GO, tap Speaker preferences in the Preferences menu.
5. Select the speaker you want your GO to use for announcing instructions.
• Internal speaker
Speaker
preferences
Tap this button to change the speaker settings.19
• Bluetooth Hi-Fi device
• Line-out (audio cable)
• FM to your car radio
6. Select the speaker you want your GO to use for playing music.
• Internal speaker
• Bluetooth Hi-Fi device
• Line-out (audio cable)
• FM to your car radio
7. Tap Done.
8. Your GO asks you whether you want to use an external Bluetooth® Hi-Fi
speaker. Tap NO.
Your GO will confirm that when the device is connected, the sound you have
selected will be played through the audio cable.
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 Media
(26).
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:
1. Tap Speaker preferences in the Preferences menu.
2. Select the speaker you want your GO to use for announcing instructions.
• Internal speaker
• Bluetooth Hi-Fi device
• Line-out (audio cable)
• FM to your car radio
3. Select the speaker you want your GO to use for playing music.
• Internal speaker
• Bluetooth Hi-Fi device
• Line-out (audio cable)
• FM to your car radio
4. Tap Done.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Speaker
preferences
Tap this button to change the speaker settings.20
Your device may require you to enter a password on your GO before a
Bluetooth® connection can be established. See the documentation for your
Bluetooth® Hi-Fi device for more information.
Once connected, sound will be played through the external Bluetooth® Hi-Fi
device.
If your GO cannot establish a Bluetooth® connection then all sound will be
played through the internal speaker or through the audio cable if it is
connected to an external audio device with speakers.Spoken address 8.
21
Spoken address
Important: You should always plan your journey before you start driving. It is
dangerous to plan a route while driving.
When you plan a trip with your TomTom GO, instead of tapping the screen to
type in an address, you can use spoken address entry to say the address.
Note: Speech recognition is supported on TomTom GO 920 and 920T.
Your GO recognizes place and street names spoken using the local language
and pronunciation.
It is not possible to using spoken address entry to say place and street names
in all countries.
Spoken
address
(dialog)
Tap this button to enter an address using only speech. Using this option,
your GO can recognize the following:
• Commands: Yes, No, Back, Done, OK, Crossing.
• Street names.
•Place names.
• Numbers: Numbers should be pronounced as individual numerals. For
example, to say the number 35, say “Three” and then say “Five.”
Using Spoken address (dialog), you can enter information without tapping
the screen.
Spoken
address
Tap this button to enter an address using both speech and by tapping the
screen. Using this option your GO can recognize the following:
• Street names.
•Place names.
Using Spoken address is typically faster than using Spoken address
(dialog).
When this button is shown on the keyboard, you can enter information by
speaking instead of typing. Tap this button to enter information using
spoken address entry.
Tip: When this button is shown in grey, you cannot use speech to enter an
address.22
Speaking to your TomTom GO
When any of the following symbols are shown on the screen, it is possible to
enter information using speech.
Planning a trip using spoken address entry
Important: You should always plan your journey before you start driving. It is
dangerous to plan a route while driving.
To plan a route using speech, do the following:
1. Tap Navigate to… in the Main menu.
2. Tap Address.
For this example, we will navigate to an address using only speech to enter
the address.
3. Tap Spoken address (dialog).
Sound level correct – When the recording level is shown in green, the
device hears your voice at the correct level.
Sound level low – When the recording level is shown in yellow, the device
has difficulty in hearing your voice. This may mean that you need to speak
more loudly or move closer to the device.
Sound level high – When the recording level is shown in red, the device has
difficulty in hearing your voice. This may mean that there is too much
background noise or that you are speaking too loud.23
4. Say the city name.
When you say the city name, you are then shown a list of six names that
match what you said.
Your GO tells you the name at the top of the list. If the name you hear is
correct, then say, “Done” or “OK” or “Yes” or “One” or tap on the name.
If the city name you hear is not correct, but the name appears in the list, then
say the number next to the correct name or tap on the correct name.
For example, if the correct name is Rotterdam and this name is number two
in the list, you could say, “Two” or tap on the name, Rotterdam.
If the city name is not shown in the list, then say “Back” or “No” or tap the
Back button to return to the previous screen. Then say the city name again.
Note: You need to say numbers in the same language that is used for menu
buttons.
5. Say the street name.
As with the city name, you are then shown a list of six names that closely
match what you said.
Your GO tells you the name at the top of the list. If the name you hear is
correct, then say, “Done” or “OK” or “Yes” or “One” or tap on the name.
Note: Different locations may have similar names, such as a road that has
multiple postcode locations. In such cases, all of these locations are shown in
the list and you need to look at the screen and select the correct location.
If the street name you hear is not correct, but the name appears in the list,
then say the number next to the correct name or tap on the name.
For example, if the correct name is Rembrandtplein and this name is
number three in the list, you could say, “Three” or tap on the name,
Rembrandtplein.
For example, looking at the list shown here, if the correct name is
Rembrandtplein, you could say, “Two” or tap on the name, Rembrandtplein.24
If the street name is not shown in the list, then say “Back” or “No” or tap the
Back button to return to the previous screen. Then say the street name
again.
6. Say the house number.
Numbers should be pronounced as individual numerals, but without
waiting in between each digit. For example, you would say the number 357
as one continuous sentence, “Three, five, seven,”.
If the number is shown incorrectly, say, “Back” or “No” or tap the Backspace
key. Then say the number again.
Tip: If you say, “Back” when there are no numbers shown on the screen, then
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.
To select a crossroads as the location, say “Crossing”.
Note: You need to say numbers in the same language that is used for menu
buttons.
7. Your GO asks if you need to arrive at a particular time. For this exercise, tap
NO.
The route is calculated by your GO.
8. When the route has been calculated, tap Done.
More ways to speak to your TomTom GO
There are various ways to enter an address using speech.
To see the options available, Tap Navigate to… in the Main menu and then tap
Address.
Note: Postcode address entry is not possible using speech.25
• City center – to say the centerf a city or town, tap this button and then tap
the speech button at the bottom of the keyboard on the next screen.
• Street and house number – to say an address, tap this button and then tap
the speech button at the bottom of the keyboard on the next screen.
• Cross street or intersection – to say the point where two streets meet, tap
this button and then tap the speech button at the bottom of the keyboard
on the next screen.
• Spoken address – tap this button to enter an address using speech and by
tapping the screen.
• Spoken address (dialog) – tap this button to enter an address only using
speech. You can still tap the screen for entering certain details if you prefer.Music and Media 9.
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Music and Media
Important: Only select music and media when you are stationary. It is
dangerous to select songs and make adjustments while you are driving.
Your TomTom GO can play mp3 audio files and Audible® Audiobooks and
display HTML and text documents and photos.
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 (89)
Playing Music and Audiobooks
1. Tap Music and media in the Main Menu.
2. Tap TomTom Jukebox to start the Jukebox.
Note: You can create playlists using a third-party application like iTunes,
Musicmatch or Winamp.
• Playlist – tap this button to select a playlist.
• Artist – tap this button to select a song by a particular singer or group.
• Album – tap this button to select from a list of all the albums on your GO.
• Song – tap this button to select from all the songs on your GO.
• Genre – tap this button to select a particular type of music.
• Audiobooks – tap this button to select an Audiobook.
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.
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 in the list.27
AInformation about the song.
BVolume – change the volume by moving the slider.
CThe Options button. You can, for example, choose to repeat a song and
shuffle the songs. You can 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 music button in Driving View – enables fast access to your music.
• Automatically switch to Driving view – when a song begins playing, the
Driving View is shown.
• Slideshow – your photos are shown while your music is playing..
DGo to the previous or next song.
EPlay or Pause the selected song.
F Tap the Back button to go back to the TomTom Jukebox player. The music
will continue to play unless you 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.
FM transmitter
There is an FM Transmitter inside your GO that works like a radio station. This
means you can hear the instructions made by your GO and play your mp3
songs through your car radio speakers.
Getting started
• In the Main Menu tap Change preferences, then tap Speaker preferences.
• Switch on your car radio.
• Tune your car radio to a frequency that is not being used by a radio station.
• Tap Change and set the frequency on your GO to the same frequency as
your car radio.
If you drive into an area where a radio station transmits on the same
frequency you are using for the FM Transmitter, you may have to use
another frequency.
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.
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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 Internal and
external speakers (17).
To use your iPod with your GO, do the following:
1. Plug the iPod Connect Cable into your iPod and into the windshield dock.
2. In the Main Menu, tap Music and Media and then iPod control.
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 media 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.
AButtons to zoom in and zoom out on the photo.
BButtons to move to the next and the previous photo.
CTap Slideshow to start a slideshow.
DTap Delete to delete a photo.
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B B D CHelp me! 10.
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Help me!
Help me! provides an easy way to navigate to emergency services centers and
other specialist services and contact them by phone.
For example, if you are involved in a car accident, you could use Help me! to
call the nearest hospital and tell them your exact location.
Tip: If you do not see the Help me! button in the Main Menu, tap Show ALL
menu options in the Preferences menu.
How do I use Help me! to call a local service?
You can use Help me! to find and make contact with a service center.
When you select a service center, your current location and the phone number
of the POI are shown.
If your phone is connected to your GO, your current location and the service
center phone number are shown, and your TomTom GO automatically
prepares for making a phone call. The phone call will only be dialed, when you
tap Dial.
If your phone is not connected, your current location and the service center
phone number are shown, but your TomTom GO does not prepare for making
a phone call.
To use Help me! to locate a service center, contact the center by phone and
navigate from your current location to the center, do the following:
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Help me!
3. Tap Phone for help.
4. Select the type of service you require, for example, Nearest hospital.
5. Select a center from the list; the nearest is shown at the top of the list.
Your GO shows the location of the service center on the map and the
contact details.
6. To navigate your way to the center on foot, tap Walk there.
Your GO starts guiding you to your destination.30
Options
Phone for help
Use your TomTom GO to find the location of a service and the contact
details.
• Emergency services
• Emergency breakdown services
• Nearest police station
• Nearest doctor
• Nearest hospital
• Nearest public transport
• Nearest car repair services
• Nearest dentist
• Nearest pharmacy
• Nearest vet
Note: In some countries, information may not be available for all services.
Drive to help
Use your TomTom GO to navigate your way by road to a service center.
• Nearest car repair services
• Nearest hospital
• Nearest doctor
• Nearest police station
• Nearest pharmacy
• Nearest dentist
Note: In some countries, information may not be available for all services.
Walk to help
Use your TomTom GO to navigate your way on foot to a service center.
• Nearest gas station
• Nearest public transport
• Nearest police station
• Nearest pharmacy
• Home
• Nearest doctor
Note: In some countries, information may not be available for all services.
Where am I?
Your TomTom GO shows your current location.
You can then tap Phone for help to select the type of service you want to
contact.31
First Aid
Guide
Tap this button to read the British Red Cross First Aid guide.
Other guides
Tap this button to read a selection of useful guides.Favorites 11.
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Favorites
What are Favorites?
Favorites are places that you often visit. 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 especially like, just useful addresses.
How can I create a Favorite?
From the Main Menu, tap Add Favorite.
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.
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.
Home
You can set your Home location as a Favorite.
Favorite
You cannot create a Favorite from another Favorite. This option will always
be unavailable in this menu.
To rename a Favorite, tap Manage Favorites in the Preferences menu.
For more information, see Manage Favorites (52).
Address
You can specify an address to be a Favorite. When you enter an address,
you can choose from four options.
• City center
• Street and house number
• ZIP code
• Crossing or intersection
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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.
Does it make sense to do this?
If you visit a POI you particularly like, for example a restaurant, you can add
it as a Favorite.
To add a POI as a Favorite, tap this button, then do the following:
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 (38).
My location
Tap this button to add your current position as a Favorite.
For example, if you stop somewhere interesting, 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 Browse map (36).
Latitude
Longitude
Tap this button to create a Favorite by entering latitude and longitude
values. 34
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 (38).
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 Favourites.
Tip: Tap the arrow to move to the next page.
4. Tap the Favorite you want to delete.
5. Tap Delete.
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.
Tip: Tap the arrow to move to the next page of buttons.
4. Tap the Favorite you want to rename.
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 (65).
Position of
last stop
Tap this button to select your last recorded position as your destination.
For more information about the GPS, see Global Positioning System (GPS)
(88).35
5. Tap Rename.Browse map 12.
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Browse map
To look at the map in the same way as you might look at a traditional paper
map, tap Browse map in the Main Menu.
You can move the map by touching the screen and moving your finger across
the screen.
AThe scale bar
BYour current position.
CGPS button
Tap this button to center the map on your current position.
DOptions
EThe cursor
FThe Find button
Tap this button to find specific addresses.
GThe 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.
HThe zoom bar
Zoom in and out by moving the slider.
Cursor button
You can use the map to find addresses and Points of Interest (POIs), for
example, restaurants, train stations and gas stations.
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Tap the cursor button then tap one of the following buttons:
Navigate
there
T ap this button to navigate to the cursor position. Your GO will calculate the
route.
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.
Center on
map
Tap this button to bring the location currently highlighted by the cursor to
the center of the screen when looking at the map.
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 of many POIs are stored in your GO. If you enter
phone numbers for POIs that you create, you can also call them.
For more information about hands-free calling, see Hands-free calling (46).
Add as
Favorite
Tap this button to create a Favorite at the cursor position.
For more information about Favorites, see Favorites (32).
Add as POI
Tap this button to create a POI at the cursor position.
For more information about POIs, see Points of Interest (38).
Correct
location
Tap this button to correct the location shown at the cursor position.Points of Interest 13.
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Points of Interest
Points of Interest or POIs are useful places on the map. Here are some
examples:
• Restaurants
•Hotels
•Museums
• Parking garages
• Gas stations
Showing POIs on the map
1. Tap Show POIs on map 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 have selected are shown as symbols on the map.
Calling a POI
Your TomTom GO knows the phone numbers for many POIs. You can, for
example, call a restaurant to book a table.
For information about using your TomTom GO for hands-free calling, see
Hands-free calling (46).
Navigating to a POI
You can use a POI as your destination. For example, if you are traveling to an
unfamiliar city, you could choose a POI to help find a parking garage.
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Navigate to… in the Main Menu.
3. Tap Point of Interest.
4. Tap POI in city.
5. Narrow your choice of POIs by selecting the area where the POI is located.
Show POI on
map39
You can select one of these options:
• POI near you – to choose from a list of POIs near to your current location.
• POI in city – to find a POI in a particular town or city.
• POI near Home – to choose from a list of POIs near to your Home location.
You can select from a list of POIs which are along your route or close to your
destination. Choose from one of these options:
• POI along route
• POI near destination
6. Type the name of the town you want to visit and select the town when it
appears in the list.
7. Tap Parking garage.
8. 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 appears in the list.
9. Select a parking garage. The distance listed next to each POI is the distance
from the city center.
10.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.
If you know the name of the POI, tap Find and type the name. Select it from
the list when it is shown.
11.Select a parking garage. The distance listed next to each POI is the distance
from the city center.
Once you have selected a POI, the route to the POI is calculated by your
TomTom GO.
The route to the POI is then calculated by your TomTom GO.
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 location
POI near
destination
Distance from your destination
Last POI Distance to the last POI you visited40
Managing 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.
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 the 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.
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 in which you want to add the POI.
Manage POIs
Tap Manage POIs from the Preferences menu.
Add POI
category
Tap Add POI category.
Add POI
Tap this button to add a POI.41
8. Select the location of your POI from the list below.
Home
You can set your Home location as a POI.
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.
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.
• City center
• Street and house number
• ZIP code
• 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.
My location
Tap this button to add your current position 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 Driving View (6) and
How can I create my own POIs? (40)
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 (65).
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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.
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.
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.
Position of
last stop
Tap this button to select your last recorded position as your destination.
This may be useful if your GO is unable to maintain a strong GPS signal,
for example, when you drive through a long tunnel.
For more information about the GPS, see Global Positioning System
(GPS) (88).
Warn when
near POI
Tap this button to receive a warning when you travel near to the location
of a POI.Itinerary planning 14.
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Itinerary planning
What is an Itinerary?
An Itinerary is a plan for a trip including more locations than your final
destination.
An Itinerary can include the following items:
• Destination – a location on your trip where you want to stop.
• Waypoint – a location on your trip you want to travel through without
stopping.
Here’s an example of an Itinerary:
When would I use an Itinerary?
You could use an Itinerary for trips such as:
• A road trip through a country with lots of stops.
• A two day car trip with an overnight stop.
• A short drive which passes by Points of Interest.
In all these examples you could tap Navigate to… for each place. However, if
you use an Itinerary, you can save time by planning everything in advance.
Creating an Itinerary
1. Tap the screen to bring up the main menu.
2. Tap Itinerary planning.
Destinations are shown using this symbol.
Waypoints are shown using this symbol. 44
Note: This button may only be available if all menu options are shown. To
show all menu options, tap Show ALL menu options.
For more information, see Hidden buttons and features (49).
3. Tap Add and select a location.
Tip: You can add items to your Itinerary in any order and rearrange the order
later.
Start Using an Itinerary
Tap Options, then tap Start navigation.
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.
Following an Itinerary
When you use an Itinerary to navigate, the route will be calculated to the first
destination on the Itinerary. Your TomTom GO calculates the remaining
distance and time to the first destination and not for the whole Itinerary.
As soon as you start to use an Itinerary, the route is calculated from your
current position. You do not need to set a departure point.
When you have passed a waypoint or reached a destination, it is marked as
visited.
Waypoints are shown on the map. Your GO will not warn you when you are
approaching a waypoint or when you arrive at a waypoint.
Managing an Itinerary
Tap an item on your Itinerary to open a menu of buttons for editing the item.
The buttons shown below are available.
Itinerary
planning
The Itinerary planning screen opens. At first, there are no items on the
Itinerary.
Mark as
waypoint
You can change a destination into a waypoint using this button.
Waypoints are locations you want to pass through on your way to your
chosen destination(s).
Destinations are locations where you want to stop.
This button is only shown if the item you tapped is a destination.45
Mark as
destination
You can change a waypoint into a destination using this button.
Waypoints are locations you want to pass through on your way to your
chosen destination(s).
Destinations are locations where you want to stop.
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 Driving View (6).
Delete item
Tap this button to delete the item from the Itinerary.Hands-free calling 15.
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Hands-free calling
Hands-free calling
If you have a mobile phone with Bluetooth®, you can use your TomTom GO
to make phone calls and send and receive messages.
Note: Not all phones are supported or compatible with all features. For more
information, visit www.TomTom.com/phones
Connecting to Your Phone
First you must establish a connection between your mobile phone and your
TomTom GO.
Tap Mobile phone in the Main Menu and then follow the instructions on the
screen.
You only need to do this once, after which your TomTom GO will remember
your phone.
Setting up TomTom Services
When you have established a connection with your phone, you can set up a
wireless data connection for TomTom Services.
For information about TomTom Services, see TomTom PLUS (65).
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.
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.
This is the safest way to make hands-free calls.47
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 can transfer their phonebook to your GO. For more
information, visit www.TomTom.com/phones
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.
Note: Make sure that your phone is currently selected. The current phone is
shown at the bottom of the screen.
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.
•Tap Phonebook entry to select a contact from your phonebook.
Note: If you have not copied your phonebook to your TomTom GO, the button
Phonebook entry is unavailable.
•Tap Recently dialed to select from a list of people or numbers you have
called recently using your GO.
•Tap Recent caller to select from a list of people or numbers who called
you recently. Only calls you have received on your GO are saved in this
list.
For information about POIs, see Points of Interest (38).
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
To add more phones, do the following. You can establish connections for up
to 5 mobile phones.
1. Tap Mobile phone in the Main Menu.
2. Tap Connect to your phone.48
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.
The available buttons are listed below:
REDIAL
Tap this button to redial a telephone number using your mobile phone.
Read/Write
message
Tap this button to read or write a message.
Phone
preferences
Tap this button to configre how your TomTom GO communicates

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