Itinerary and POI


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This is probably a stupid question but please bear with me as I am a complete novice. I am in the UK and next year we are doing Route 66 so, on a recent visit to Canada I bought a TomTom 350 XL at the airport on the way home, not realising it is a fairly old model. However, I have been busy Googling and it appears that I can develop and preload itinerary and POI files, using something like Tyre, which I can work on over the Winter. Whilst I can see that an itinerary can contain a maximum of 48 Waypoints I cannot find out whether that has to include the POI list I want to put together or whether that is a seperate entity and operates independently and if it does, how. In an ideal world I would do a dummy run but with US maps on the kit I can't do that in the UK!

Any advice will be appreciated greatly.

Dave
 
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Sounds as though I may have wasted my money in that case. Any thoughts on which model I should buy now?
 
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Totally baffled now as more Googling led me to a manual on TomTom XL to TomTom HOME where there is a section on Itinerary planning. This manual is 61 pages long, almost double the length of the one you posted. Apologies but I can't copy the link address
 

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Try confirming with support. They will tell you it is a legacy device but ask anyway:
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Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The was a 340LIVE model with Itinerary Planning and a 540 with IP but not the 350 model.
 
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Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated
 
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Nope, you definitely did not waste money. Maybe I am biased but I do not like itineraries, particularly while on vacation where I may change directions because I saw some thing or heard something else.

Go to page 10 of the manual - Planning a route with a new starting point.
That is your ticket for your "dummy runs".

Before taking it to the next step I have to know if you have the Manage POIs (see below) on your device.

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I have taken a look and it has Manage POIs but with a different icon. Mine is 3 blue symbols - fuel, parking and restaurants by the look of it. I know what you mean about itineraries but with a 2,500 mile trip starting in LA as we have decided to do it backwards, I bought the TomTom specifically to keep on Route 66. At our ages (well into old age) trying to follow maps and signs would be too stressful!
 

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In the first place, have you downloaded TomTom HOME and connected your device to it to get updated?
If you have not done it yet make a complete backup of your device to your PC. Do not use the built in back up from HOME.

Let's go on.
Mine is a higher version of GPS than yours and may have options which you do not have.

If you click Manage POIs and get this screen you can make your trip by using your custom POI categories for each step of your trip.
These can be made by input on the connected PC and it becomes easy.

If you only have the 3 TomTom supplied categories of Fuel, Restaurants and Parking, I will not be able to help you to make easy segments for your trip.

My second last trip to Oregon was only 14,500 km with wee detours like Yellowstone, Vancouver Island, San Antonio and Chattanooga. Steps planned with Google maps for daily driving times and distances and the ease of dragging the end point or route to interesting points seen on the map.
Only then did I enter locations into the GPS.

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Apologies for the delay in replying. I have checked and I can add POI categories so I will try what you have suggested and thank you very much for the suggestion. I am going abroad later today and will not have access to the internet for a week or two, but will give this a try when I can.
 
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I will try what you have suggested and thank you very much for the suggestion.
Send me an eMail at (e-mail address removed) and I will post some easy suggestions with map samples so you can look at it when you have the time.
 
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