Thursday, 31 May 2012

How to Download TomTom Free Map Updates

| Thursday, May 31, 2012 | |

TomTom are a Dutch company and manufacturer of GPS products and in-car sat navs.  They are now becoming more popular in the United States and North America.  Whilst admittedly not as widely used in US car as say Garmin, they do still have a lot of very loyal customers who use their devices every day to help get them to and from their job or to complete driving vacations and trips.  The following article will tell you how you can download free maps to your TomTom GPS including the technical requirements needed.

TomTom Map Update Service

They currently have an online tool called the TomTom Map Update Service.  This lets their customers download TomTom map updates direct to their GPS product – meaning you have all the latest directions and even speed and safety locations that do tend to change from time to time – in fact new roads are built every day of the week.

TomTom Latest Map Guarantee

If you are after TomTom free map downloads and updates then the option for you is called the Latest Map Guarantee.  It is aimed purely at new customers who have just bought a TomTom GPS and is designed to ensure that you have the latest map installed when you start using your product.
It works quite simply, so if a new map is released by the company then they will let you download one complimentary update within the first month of you first using your TomTom GPS device.  This is all available via the TomTom HOME service – which you can sign up for online and start using straight away.

Download the TomTom Home Application (PC or Mac)

All you need to do is download the HOME application which will then check the GPS to see if there’s a new map available for it.  You can download it at any point during the initial 30 day period.  It’s a very easy to use software application and TomTom and known for their simply to use products – and the HOME map update service really is no different.
If you own a rival product, for example a Garmin Nuvi, then this service will not work for you.  Instead you will have to check a different website for free Garmin GPS map updates and follow a different set of guidelines. Please note that the GPS Bites website contains articles on all brands of GPS including Garmin so use the links near the bottom to visit them today for the best advice on how to update your product (also includes Navigon and Magellan).
Author Credit: This “how to” article was supplied by the team at GPS Bites.  GPS Bites is an independent website that offers news, reviews, interviews, and opinions from the international world of GPS.  Check them out for more information. 
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