Return route

Discussion in 'Navcore' started by Lillybry, Feb 16, 2017.

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    Lillybry

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    Hello - I'm a newbie aged 84! Can someone please tell me the easiest way to get my GO620 to plan exactly the same inward route as the outward one I have just finished?
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    Lillybry, Feb 16, 2017
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    Arno Moderator

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    First of all, welcome to TomTomForums.

    "Exactly the same" is of course not possible. (One-way streets, the other side of a roundabout, etc.)
    Unless you make changes in the Settings, TomTom is designed to get you the fastest from your "current location" to your destination.
    (When your GPS has a satellite fix, the arrow/chevron on the map will be blue and that is the current location. If your are in a house it may be blue but in a flat it will most likely be grey until you are out in the open.)
    You can set waypoints (stop overs, with or without actually stopping) if you want to drive a particular route.
    Lets say you want to go to Northampton but via Luton and Bedford. You would use Northampton as your destination and you sue the other two as waypoints.
    If you now want to go to home it will most likely select A43/A421/M40/+ as the fastest route.

    Please let us know what you have in mind as there is a way to drive the opposite direction as the outbound route.

    For my taste it is too involved and I do not bother with it but others here will reply to you too and the more they know about your intentions, the better they will be able to advise you.
     
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    Hello Arno - Many thanks for your very prompt reply and I fully understand your easily understood comments. I suppose what I was really hoping for was a magic button to push, which reversed the route I had just completed (in terms of waypoints which I had previously passed). You will no doubt be aware of the RAC and AA route maps which one can print off which will supply both outward and inward details. I am, of course, aware of the benefit of having an 'up to the minute' route in the event of major disruption on the previous planned one. I suppose really the easiest solution is just to tap in one's final destination at the starting point and letting TomTom do his own thing?
    Regards, Lillybry
     
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    On the whole, yes .. unless you specifically wanted to catch certain waypoints again on the return trip. Just point it home and let it go.
    If you want to do a true reverse trip using additional waypoints that you had selected for your outbound trip, it's not too hard to reproduce this using "Recent Destinations" to grab the waypoints already used. Start with your destination (the spot where the trip originally started) and add your waypoints from far to near again.
     
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