Written on: 07/10/2002 by stuart.
Maps cover the whole country although not to street level. Motorways A roads and most B roads,
Easy to use,
Map design configurable (helps clarity of screen).
No voice for directions,
Captures the Com port restricting other uses for the GPS signal.
I use the TomTom route planner software in conjunction with my HP Jornada 525 and Garmin eTrex GPS receiver. Overall the three products work well together and have certainly helped me find my way about. The route planner could do with working with the city maps software so that street level mapping is a possibility.
Also when driving, the screen can be difficult to see so voice commands for turn left 100 meters etc would be useful. I'd like to use my GPS and Jornada with a product called trafcam which warns of approaching speed cameras however route planner captures the com ports for the GPS data and therefore cannot be used to multi task with trafcam.
The software can be a little slow to plot a route, however if this is carried out before departing it's not a problem.
The on screen functions are useful such as click and hold to set destination and departure.