Stops not stopping


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Just acquired a Trucker 620. I work in real estate and want to put in a route of a dozen or so properties to go see. If I put in a route with stops, the device will take me to "drive by" the "stops", calls them "way points". But if I pass one, then I'm off to the next one without any hesitation. I'm not out for a scenic drive. I need it to take me to each stop as if it is one of many destinations, you know, "arriving", "stop here", kind of thing. How do I get the device to make multiple stops? I thought with a trucker GPS multi-stops would be self-evident. But no.
 
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Welcome to TomTomForums.

Don't know of a better way but an old fashioned work around would be to to look for the first of the day save it to Favourites, rename it 01_ and so on.
You then go to 02_ until you got them all. If you want to save the address to show to customers remove the 01 so you can start over the next day with 01 but haven't lost the address.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I understand the "work around", but seriously, you mean to tell me that my Trucker 620, specifically for a truck on a delivery route, doesn't have a way to create a route with multiple stops? With stops being the optimal word as in you must actually stop at each stop. This device is marketed as helping you plan your delivery route. Surely there is a way to make each stop mandatory. Sounds like I've wasted my money on this thing.
 

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Thanks dhn. Looked over the linked manual. I don't see anything that say I should be doing any different from what I've been doing. Do any truckers (delivery route drivers) actually use this Trucker 620? I'd be interested to hear a real life story of how they do multiple stops with this device.
 

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It's just how it works, though not always ideal for non-truckers, either.

Once you are within proximity of a waypoint, the device determines that waypoint to have been 'visited', and starts you on your way to the next one. Again, the problem isn't just for truckers. Imagine driving in a downtown area in any vehicle, lots of one-way streets, not much parking, plenty of traffic -- and you have to pass in front of your destination while you search for some place to park. As you pass by, the route to the next waypoint pops up, and you're still trying to figure out how to circle around the one way streets looking for someplace to park near your current destination again. Not fun. I think this is what you're talking about.

The only solution I've ever found to that is to keep hitting 'recent destination', which isn't always very convenient while you're navigating in downtown traffic.

One thing I've requested in the past, though it hasn't been implemented, is that in urban areas, the 'visited' proximity be shortened so that it's necessary to be closer to the waypoint before it's declared 'visited'. That would help in some cases, at least.
 
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From a June 2010 thread
Arno said:
I tried it without transferring to TomTom.
On a few 4 - 5 stop trips it's done really well but did nothing, rather wiped out all point of my last year 9000 mile trip to the West and South.
This is the current URL https://gebweb.net/optimap/ (after Covid not free any longer).
They invite to ask a question.
 

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Yes Canderson, exactly my issue. Only since I'm not at all familiar with my "stops"/destination, I'm not even aware when I've "come close" and before I even realize it, the device has me on my way to the next stop. I get back to the office and find out I've missed one or more of the places I was supposed to go to. This simply doesn't work.
 

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I'd go ahead and create your stops as a POI file using MyDrive Web as Arno suggests, then.
 

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Sorry, I didn't follow Arno's comment. Not familiar with a POI file. I see the POI tab (now that I'm looking for it) on Mydrive, but no idea what it is for.
 

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You will want to create a custom POI file, then use that tab you discovered to upload it to the TomTom cloud. You will also want to log into the cloud account with your device using the same name/password. The POI that you upload to the cloud will be propagated to your 620.

This can also be done by just adding your locations to My Places / Favorites instead of creating a POI file.

It would help to know how many locations you visit, and how regularly you visit them, in order to suggest which method is better for you.
 
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If it's only a dozen or so, using the MyPlaces will be quicker and MUCH less of a learning curve for you.

Use the TomTom MyDrive Web system to locate your stops, and create a 'favorite' for each of them. It will take either addresses or lat/long coordinates for input (the latter only in decimal degrees, as I recall). Punch those into the search bar for MyDrive and add them as favorites. When you turn on your 620, and if you've previously logged into the TT cloud services with the same email/password as you used to create your favorites, whenever your 620 is connected to the cloud (I prefer WiFi), it will automatically pick up the new list from MyDrive.

Anything you delete on the device will be deleted from the MyDrive list as well, and anything you add or delete on MyDrive will be reflected in the list on your unit.
 
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No POI (.ov2) files, only Favourites.
You make a Favourite for every stop that day and then preface them in the sequence you want to visit by 01, 02, 03 etc.
If those are recurring ones you remove the numbering, else delete the Favourite
You have to start every day with 01, o3, 03 etc.
If you have, lets say 200 that eventually repeat you will only have to go to that name in your Favourites, rename them with the number for that day and you're off to the races.
Initially very time consuming but as the list builds it will become easy.
 

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