Manual and Tutorialsv4.10TomTom Navigator Quickstart GuideTomTom Navigator User GuideInstallation PosterCopyright 1996-2004 TomTom B.V., The Netherlands.TomTom is a trademark of TomTom BV.Data copyright 2004 Tele Atlas N.V., The Netherlands.Data copyright 2004 Tele Atlas Inc, U.S.A.http://www.tomtom.com
IntroductionThank you for purchasing TomTom Navigator as your navigation system. This Quick Start Guide contains basicinstructions for using TomTom Navigator. This guide is to be used after the SD card has been inserted and the GPSreceiver has been connected.If necessary, refer to one of the other two documents that have been supplied:InstallationposterUser guideThe poster contains all procedures for mounting and cabling the hardware to make the systemready for first use.The software is already installed on your SD-card. If custom software installation is required, referto the user guide.This guide is provided on the CD-ROM and contains detailed instructions on all functions. Forcustom installation, also refer to this guide.Chapter 1Launching the application for the first timeThe GPS receiver is connected, the SD-card is inserted, and the program has started automatically. The very firsttime you use TomTom Navigator, you will be asked to specify your language:Tap the language of your choiceAfter you have selected your preferred language, you will be asked to specify a few personal preferences:
Tap the screen anywhere.Setting up right-handed or left-handed operationYou can now decide to set up the software for either left-handed or right-handed operation. With left-handedoperation, important buttons and controls will be located on the left side of the screen. As a result, you will be able tooperate them with your left hand without obscuring the screen. For right-handed operation: tap Yes.For left-handed operation: tap No.Choosing how distances are displayed
1. Tap an option.2. Tap DoneChoosing how time is displayed1. Tap an option.2. Tap Done.Selecting a voice
You may now select the voice that will be used for driving instructions. Many different voices are available in manydifferent languages.1. To browse through the voices, tapfor forward, or2. To hear a sample of the current voice, tap the Test button.3. Tap Done to select the current voice.for backward.Specifying your home addressProviding a “HOME” address is very useful. For example, you will be able to plan a route back home with a single tapon the screen. If you wish to specify your home address now, tap Yes.If you wish to specify your home address later, tap No.If you choose Yes, you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Enter the first letters of the name of your home city by tapping the corresponding letters on thekeyboard.2. In the list, tap your city.3. Enter the first letters of your street name.4. In the list, tap your street.5. Enter your house number.6. Tap Done.Selecting the correct GPS receiver1.2.A brief tourTo browse through the GPS receivers, tapfor forward, orTap Done when the correct GPS receiver is displayedfor backward.
You are now presented with a brief tour of TomTom Navigator. It explains the most important concepts and controls.It only takes a few minutes.After the brief tour, TomTom Navigator is ready for use.Chapter 2Planning your first routeThe main screen of TomTom Navigator displays your position on the map. It gets this position from your GPSreceiver. If your GPS receiver is switched off, or has not (yet) determined a clear position from the GPS satellites, themain screen will display your last known position. To emphasize the fact that your real position is unknown, thescreen is displayed in back and white.The main screen when your GPS position is not known(showing the last known position)The main screen when your GPS position is known but nodestination has yet been provided
Your position is indicated by thesign.A. To zoom in, tap [ ] in the upper right-hand corner.B. To zoom out, tap [-] in the upper left-hand corner.To access the menu (which provides access to all the options and functions available), tap the screen roughly in themiddle.The menuThe menu appears when you tap the main screen. It provides access to all functions.First page of the menuSecond page of the menu1. To access any of the functions, tap the corresponding icon.2. To browse to the next menu page, tap .3. To return to the main screen, tap Cancel.Planning your first routePerform the following steps to plan a route from your current position to a particular address.1. In the menu, tap Navigate to.You are now asked to choose a type of destination. Some of the items on this menu may be dimmed, indicatingthat they are (currently) unavailable.
2. Tap Address.3. Enter the first letters of the name of the city by tapping the corresponding letters on the keyboard. A fewletters usually suffice. The cities with the same initial letters will be displayed in the list. Tap the city when yousee the name in the list.4. Enter the first letters of the street name until you see the street you are looking for displayed in the list.Then, tap the street name.
5. Enter the house number and tap Done. (Note: if you do not enter a house number, you will be asked toselect a street crossing instead.)TomTom Navigator will now plan a route from your current GPS location to the destination you have just entered.Once the route has been calculated, tap Done to return to the main screen.Please note: route planning will not start unless TomTom Navigator knows your current location – which requires avalid GPS signal. If necessary, refer to your installation poster to find out how to connect your GPS device.Driving aroundYour main screen will now look similar to the one below:
On the map, a dark red path indicates the planned route. The lower left-hand corner shows the next driving instruction: an arrow showing what to do, and adistance indicating when to do it. At the very bottom you see the name of the next street you will reach if you follow the current drivinginstruction.The lower right-hand corner shows your journey information:o the current timeo the estimated time of arrivalo the distance left to the destinationo your current speedo the time left to the destinationOnce you start driving, driving instructions will be provided in advance by a voice. Should you miss a spokeninstruction, you can tap on the driving instruction (the bottom left-hand corner) to repeat it.The route summaryIf you tap the journey information (i.e. the lower right-hand corner of the main screen), a full-screen route summarywill be displayed:
The title bar shows your current destination and the current time. The map shows your route from start to finish.Underneath the map you can see the total travel time and the length of the route.The side bar shows the state of your battery, the current strength of the GPS satellite signal, and your longitude andlatitude.Finally, the small button below shows your application version. To display a complete list of route instructions, tap Route.To browse around on the map of your route, tap Map.To return to the main screen, tap Done (or tap anywhere on the map).To get more information on the GPS signal, tap the GPS information bar on the side.To get detailed information about your software version, tap the version button on the side.Ignoring the planned routeTomTom Navigator is very flexible. If you take a different turn from the one TomTom Navigator proposes (whether bymistake or on purpose), TomTom Navigator will adjust almost instantly to the new situation. It will keep guiding you toyour destination from your current position as fast as it can calculate.Chapter 3Points of interestPoints of interest (often abbreviated to “POI”) are locations such as parking garages, petrol stations, hotels,restaurants, hospitals, airports, etc.When planning a route you can select a nearby point of interest as your destination. You can also ask TomTomNavigator to show or hide certain POI on the main screen or on the map.Enabling/disabling particular points of interestIn the preferences, you can specify which POI categories are of interest to you.
1. In the menu, tap Change preferences2. Tapto go to the next preferences page.3. Tap Enable/Disable POI.4. Place checkmarks in front of the categories that are of interest to you. You can add or remove acheckmark simply by tapping the category.You can scroll through the list usingand, or use the keyboard to search for particular items.5. Tap Done.Points of interest from the marked categories will be displayed on the maps.Showing/hiding points of interest To hide the points of interest on the main screen, tap Change preferencesHide POI in the menu, then tap.To show the points of interest on the main screen, tap Change preferencestap Show POIin the menu, then.Note: only those points of interest that you have check marked in your preferences will be displayed.FavouritesTomTom Navigator allows you to maintain a list of favourites – locations that you use a lot, like your work address,your company headquarters, your best friends, your most important customers, your hotel etc.Any location can be turned into a favourite.To create a favourite tap Add favouriteYou will be asked to provide a name.in the menu.PreferencesTomTom Navigator offers many preferences – options that allow you to change the look and feel to your liking.In the menu, tap Change preferences.There are several pages of preferences, which we recommend you study at leisure. In this Quick Start Guide,however, we will restrict ourselves to describing the most important ones which you will probably use on a daily basis.Refer to the user guide on the CD-ROM for information on all preferences.Turning the sound on and offYou can turn off the voice that gives navigation instructions. You will then have to rely on the visual instructions onyour screen to navigate. To hear the navigation instructions again, turn on the sound once more. If the sound is
switched off, this is indicated during navigation by theIn the menu, tap Change preferencesicon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. If the sound is currently switched on, switch it off by tapping Turn off sound. If the sound is currently switched off, switch it on by tapping Turn on sound.Using day colours/night coloursNormally, TomTom Navigator uses bright colours with a lot of contrast, so that you can see the map clearly, even inbright sunlight. When it is dark outside, you may want to switch to night colours. The map will then be displayed usingsubdued colours that will not interfere with your night vision.In the menu, tap Change preferences.If day colours are used, switch to night colours by tapping Use night colours.If night colours are used, switch to day colours by tapping Use day colours.Requesting an alternative routeRoutes are calculated on the basis of the time required to reach the destination. In other words, TomTom Navigatorcalculates the quickest way to get you to your destination.If for some reason you want to get rid of a particular route (for instance because of a traffic jam), you can request analternative route. Such an alternative will use different roads, and will probably take more time. An unlimited numberof alternatives can be calculated – each alternative will be longer and/or take more time than the previous one.1. In the menu, tap Find alternative2. Tap Calculate alternative.The alternative route is calculated and displayed on the screen.Note: this menu also offers options to avoid roadblocks directly ahead.If you wish to revert to the original (fastest) route, tap Recalculate original.Browsing around on a mapTomTom Navigator offers many features that allow you to browse around on a map. You can do so by tapping
Browse mapin the menu, or tap Map in the route summary screen.On the map, you will find all the items you might find on a normal, paper map, such as cities, town, roads, streets,rivers and lakes, points of interest (such as petrol stations, restaurants and hospitals) etc.You will also find more dynamic and personal elements, such as your current GPS position, your favourite locations,or your current departure and destination.The blinking iconrepresents your cursor. Simply tap the map anywhere to place the cursor at that position.To increase or decrease the scale of the map, move the white square at the side of the screen up or down. The mapwill zoom in (or out) relative to your cursor position.To browse around, simply tap the map and drag it around.ButtonFunctionThis button allows you to search for a specific location and place your cursor there. You use it to locate: an address; one of your favourite locations; your home location; a recent destination; a nearby point of interest (e.g. a hotel or petrol station); your current GPS position.The cursor provides functions for your cursor location (i.e. the location indicated by the blinkingYou can: calculate a route from your current location to the cursor location; find a point of interest near the cursor location; centre the map around the cursor location; turn the cursor location into a favourite.icon).
OptionsThe options button allows you to change the properties of the map that is currently being displayed. Forinstance, you can decide to show more or less roads and streets, or street names, or to show or hidepoints of interest or favourites.You can even show or hide specific categories of points of interest, by tapping Show POI in the optionsscreen.By tapping this button (in the top right corner of the screen), the map will be will re-centred around yourGPS position.DoneTap Done to return to the main screen.
IntroductionThank you for purchasing TomTom Navigator as your navigation system. This User Guide is your reference using TomTomNavigator .If necessary, refer to one of the other two documents that have been supplied:Installation posterThe poster contains all procedu