Now, for the important part: The software recognizes the map (whole of Europe), also recognizes it's a good 2 years old and offers an updated map with an additional support/map update cycle of 18 months for ~60€.
Okay, let's buy that one - after all, it's the map offered when I clicked on "My Updates", right?
I am throwing this GPS away and relying on my cellphone for navigation. I have owned two Tom Tom VIAs - one of which I broke myself.
I would always use this device and found it worked better than cellphone directions, I even would offer it after others tried to use their phones. My current Tom Tom (24 months old) rarely connects with the GPS satellites anymore and I am looking for a place to recycle it. I initially connected my device to their website looking for updates more than a year ago.
Tom Tom wanted to charge me for updated maps after I owned the device for a year. Many of my friends have Garmins, so my next GPS will be a Garmin. For the past 3 days, I have been trying to fix the failure of my Tom Tom Rider to work.
That means your satnav’s maps will become less accurate as time goes on.Quite amazing for a device developed on a linux kernel. I don't consider the virtual box option because my system is very light. After a little research, I can give a response : Unless you have different infos, and i hope you will, response is NO.py Tomtom (developed in python) and j Tomtom (developed in Java) are 2 projects that are able to updates several model of GPS.As long as your satnav is relatively modern (within the last five years or so), you should be able to update it.Smaller brands such as Navigon might present a problem, but those with Tom Tom, Garmin or Navman satnavs should be fine.