Follow the simple steps below to check whether you are able to use your smartphone to access TomTom Traffic on this device:
1. Go to Settings in your smartphone
2. Check whether there is something called Personal Hotspot (on iPhone), Tethering and portable hotspot (on Android under more settings) or Internet Sharing (on Windows phones under System Applications) 3. Check that you can turn on the Personal Hotspot (iPhone) or Bluetooth® tethering (Android).
4. Finally please check that your phone has a valid data connection by opening a web browser – checking that a page will load.
If all the above steps work, then your smartphone is compatible with a Smartphone Connected device
How much data will TomTom Traffic via Smartphone use?
On average, if you drive for an hour per day during peak time traffic, you will use approximately 7MB data per month. This is less than the equivalent of downloading or streaming 2 music tracks per month (which use around 5MB each).
The amount of data that is exchanged depends on:
- Frequency of use – TomTom Traffic is a real-time service. The more you drive, the more often your device will request traffic updates, which could result in considerably higher data usage.
- Time of day - during rush hour there are usually more traffic incidents. This means more data needs to be transferred than when roads are quiet (i.e. at night or in the middle of the day).
- TomTom Traffic relies on a mobile phone signal. In rural locations, Traffic Information may cease to be provided until you are reconnected.
Free map updates are only available over the internet and you will need a Broadband connection.
The maps can be quite large and may take a few hours to download dependent on the speed of your internet connection.
Four maps per year are supplied directly from TomTom over the internet for the lifetime of the product.
You will need to plug in the device to either a PC or Mac. A small programme will be downloaded and installed. The most recent map will be downloaded and installed. You will then receive prompts and emails informing you when a new map is available to download and install.
Western Europe - 2811.15 MB – Approx 3 hours on a 2Mb/s Connection
UK & Eire - 305.73 MB – Approx 30 minutes on a 2Mb/s Connection
For further information on map sizes: https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/maps/?WT.Click_Link=top_nav
For further information on download times: http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3611
Please ensure your internet connection is stable, and that you have the available bandwidth on any Fair Usage Policy you may have with your internet service provider to download the map updates.
Ideal World are proud to announce this amazing piece of kit! The TomTom GO 50 Sat Nav with Western European Mapping, 3D Maps and Lifetime Traffic will have you exploring in no time.
- Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device - Smartphone Connected
Get TomTom Traffic via your smartphone with Mobile Hotspot connection. Your smartphone needs to be compatible and come with a data plan. Extra costs may apply, check tomtom.com/connect for more information
Lifetime Maps (4 per year) - Always drive with the latest map. Get to your destination faster with Lifetime Maps. For the life of your product, you can download 4 updates of the map on your device every year. You receive all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest
5" (13 cm) touch screen - Touch screen technology gives you the optimum view with the easiest control to make operating your device a pleasure
One Touch Screen -Tap, scroll and go
3D Maps - See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D. With 3D Maps, you'll always know exactly where you are
Speak & Go - Control your device with your voice. With more than 1000 voice commands, you can navigate hands-free
Quick Search - Find your destination faster with intuitive search results. Quick Search starts to find your destination as soon you start typing
Route Bar - Essential traffic and travel information at a glance. The Route Bar shows precise traffic and speed camera information on the road ahead
Advanced Lane Guidance - Clearly see which lane to take at key junctions. Don’t miss your turning with realistic 3D pictures showing the correct lane to take
Map Share Changes - Share and download map verified changes from the Map Share community
Points of Interest - See Points of Interest around you. From petrol stations to hotels, your device comes pre-loaded with millions of useful POIs
My Places - See your favourite locations on the map. Easily find and navigate to your favourite locations every day
Alternative Route Planner - See up to three routes options when planning your journey
Western European Mapping (AD, AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, IE, IT, LI, LU, MC, MT, NL, NO, PT, SE, SM, VA)
- Battery lifetime - Up to 2 hours autonomous operations
Connectivity Smartphone Connected -TomTom Traffic, TomTom Speed Cameras, Quick GPS fix via Mobile Hotspot connection on your smartphone
Vehicle mount - Windshield
Internal memory - Yes
SD slot - microSD
Screen size - 13 cm (5") touch screen
Screen type - 16:9 resistive touchscreen
Screen resolution - 480 x 272 pixels
Size (W x H x D) - 14.45 x 9.05 x 2.22 cm
Weight - 235 grams
*Please note: The 3D maps are not 100% coverage.
If you cannot turn on Personal Hotspot (iPhone), Mobile Hotspot connection (Android) or Internet Sharing (Windows), you cannot currently use your Smartphone for Traffic information. Please contact your Mobile Phone Service Provider for help.
Blackberry devices are NOT compatible. Some Android and Windows Devices are not compatible. You may need to have Personal Hotspot (on iPhone) or Tethering and portable hotspot (on Android) or Internet Sharing (Windows) activating by your network service provider.
Map coverage: United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
- Apple iPhones require iOS6.0 or later
- Android devices require Version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
- Windows (where internet sharing is available) BlackBerry Z10 (v.10.0.9)
1 x TomTom GO 50
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x Car Charger
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Product Replacement Plan from Domestic General includes:
2 years protection (commences at the expiry of the manufacturer’s guarantee)
Brand new replacement in the event of a breakdown
Main services not included:
Damage by accident, cosmetic damage, malicious damage, indirect costs caused by the breakdown