Rider 550 Deviating from planned route...


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Hi guys, long time TomTom user first time poster.
I searched and found a couple of threads on the subject but is there a definitive way to force the TomTom unit to follow the route planned in MyDrive?
It's quite frustrating spending hours going through maps and plotting the route only to have the TomTom change the route willy nilly.
When leading group rides it's not a lot of fun having to second guess the TomTom and rely on my memory.
Hope someone can chime in and shed some light.
Thanks,
Mick
 
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The Rider is one of the few TomTom units that can be forced to an absolute route. It is accomplished with a *.gpx file that uses 'trackpoints'. There are three different flavors of *.gpx -- route, waypoint and track. You need a 3rd party package (or I believe TomTom's own MyDrive Web service) that produces <trkpt> style entries in the *.gpx file.

Just understand that this allows no leeway by the routing engine -- so if traffic or closed roads get in the way, you're out of luck. You'll have to find your own detour and fight your way back to the original track again.

If you haven't used the web interface yet, you won't know that it also allows you to import a <trkpt> type *.gpx file for transfer to your Rider. Illustration below...


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The Rider is one of the few TomTom units that can be forced to an absolute route. It is accomplished with a *.gpx file that uses 'trackpoints'. There are three different flavors of *.gpx -- route, waypoint and track. You need a 3rd party package (or I believe TomTom's own MyDrive Web service) that produces <trkpt> style entries in the *.gpx file.

Just understand that this allows no leeway by the routing engine -- so if traffic or closed roads get in the way, you're out of luck. You'll have to find your own detour and fight your way back to the original track again.

If you haven't used the web interface yet, you won't know that it also allows you to import a <trkpt> type *.gpx file for transfer to your Rider. Illustration below...
Cheers for the reply.
I'll give it a try and see how I go.
Thanks again,
Mick
 

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