Brilliant device just put in your vehicle dimensions and it will lead you to your delivery no worries.
Good quality unit, poor mapping. Previously owner off a snooper sat nav caravan addition, used this for 5 years driving class 1, may of only given me the odd bum steer, but downloading map updates was limited and a pain. So decided when the snooper died to go for tomtom 6000. Good looking unit, clear display, with good traffic and camera programmes although these are only free for the first year. Website is good and easy to use for map updates. But i have been using the tomtom for a couple of months now and lost track of the number of times it has sent me into trouble, either sending me to restricted roads or to roads that are not restricted but u would not want to take a 44 ton class 1 down. Also some of the junction instructions have a lot to be desired, with the names on the road junctions not relating to the names on the maps, or the voice instructions, also a number of industrial estates not in the poi. You can send update messages to tomtom, but should not need to when these updates are years old, i must be in high teens now. If the mapping issues were resolved this would be a good unit, as it is you constantly worried where it is sending you.
All the t`s ten out of ten for the tomtom. 1st impressions out the box is the normal tomtom quality feel. It comes with a cigarette plug , cable and magnetic mount so the device can easily been mounted/dismounted without pressing of buttons to release it from the mount. This is my 5th tt device in 11 years and they never fail to impress. When 1st powered on it froze and wouldn’t do anything but this was down to out of date software so best to download tt mydrive connect to your pc and update the device immediately. Once updated with new software and maps then it was no problem at all. My previous tomtom model was the 5150 live and was the ideal truckers companion but of course i always have my truckers atlas by my side to double check unusual routes as you cannot rely on the sat nav 100%. Now with the new range of tomtom `s the user interface has been completely overhauled and is different from any previous tt i have owned and it is very user friendly and simple to use from the off , finding an address via the post code is simple and it has an option to show destination on map and allows you to move the pinpoint if the post code is out etc. Once it has planned the route, which is about the same time it took my 5150, a new feature i like is the alternative route option which on the old tt is just planned another route. With the new ui it allows you to choose the alternative with up to 3 routes possible shown on the screen which is the same as google maps allows.
You’ve probably read a lot of reviews already on the tom tom trucker 6000maybe i go against the grain in deliveries to weight limited and restricted areas as i deliver to farms in the middle of no where around the country. I also read reviews that it takes you down country and narrow lanes yes it sometimes does but it’s not necessarily tom toms fault although roads may be narrow and unsuitable they arnt actually limited by the local authorities when they probably should be. . So a lot of common sense and additional planing is required. Yes it’s frozen on me once and took 3 mins to reboot i was tipping at the time so no dramas had it happened on the road i may have launched it out the window. Yes it can sometimes take a while to respond to button presses. Most of the new truck speed limits have been updated but not all, it seems to be a bit all over the place. But so far it has avoided ‘signed weight limits’ unless i need to be within the limited area it doesn’t make a fuss it just takes me there. Areas to avoid are shaded in pink with nice clear on screen instructions. Traffic function seems to work well.
We can not activate a free traffic and a speed service.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Perfect sat nav for a coach driver it has never
- The future of Navigation
- Tom Tom are the best
Brillinat bit of kit love it mick r.
Bought it for my son who is a coach driver.