Volume linked to speed


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I need to buy a TomTom, new or used, which has the setting that automatically raises the volume the faster you are driving. This is because I have a noisy van. Counsel you tell me which present or former models have this setting?
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There were TomTom devices YEARS ago where the volume could be varied based upon the ambient noise at the microphone of the device. Even better than speed, it dealt with general road and wind noise, etc.

HOWEVER, none of these devices is supposedly still receiving any map support, and haven't for some time now. Now that I've said that, and for no reason that I can explain, they offered me a full map update not that long back for my GO 740, which includes the feature you require. There was also a 940 model that may also have this same ongoing map support for some reason. They are the last two that supported the ambient sound feature. Here is the description of the menu setting for the feature on those devices:

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Volume preferences

Tap this button to change the volume for spoken instructions.
This setting does not change the volume of the radio, CDs, or music played
from an iPod® or USB storage device.

Can my GO change the volume depending on how noisy it is in the car?

Select Link volume to noise level and your GO will change the volume
according to the background noise. The noise level is constantly monitored by
the microphone on your GO. If there is a lot of noise in the car, your GO will
automatically increase the volume.

For example, if you are driving on the highway, which is often very noisy, the
volume level on your GO will be increased. When you are driving more slowly
again, the volume level will be lowered by your GO.

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Understand that production of these units was discontinued quite a long time back. They were first released in 2008.

In order to update any map, if a used device has been registered, you will need for the previous owner to supply you with a valid login and password for the device you are buying. Note that the owner can either provide the one being used all along, or can change the registration to something else for you, but that the previous owner needs to be sure to handle this on your behalf. I can't promise that you'll have the same luck I did with obtaining new maps, but as I say, the 740 and 940 appear to have been exceptions -- perhaps because they supported larger memory cards?
 
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There were TomTom devices YEARS ago where the volume could be varied based upon the ambient noise at the microphone of the device.

HOWEVER, none of these devices is supposedly still receiving any map support, and haven't for some time now. Now that I've said that, and for no reason that I can explain, they offered me a full map update not that long back for my GO 740, which includes the feature you require. There was also a 940 model that may also have this same ongoing map support for some reason. They are the last two that supported the ambient sound feature. Here is the description of the menu setting for the feature on those devices:?
Thank you so much. This is incredibly useful info. I shall look for one of these two models.
 
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