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TomTom RDS-TMC Receiver - Was £49.99 Now £18.55 Delivered @ Amazon
TomTom RDS-TMC Receiver - Was £49.99 Now £18.55 Delivered @ Amazon

TomTom RDS-TMC Receiver - Was £49.99 Now £18.55 Delivered @ Amazon

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Technical Details:
The RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver
Receive free traffic updates for life! Just plug the RDS-TMC receiver into your TomTom and as soon as an update is received, your TomTom automatically adds the update into your routing, calculates your new journey time and suggests alternative routes
Most accurate and up-to date traffic information
The use of wireless data connection means that you get the best quality traffic information possible, 24 hours a day, all year round
Traffic situations
Locations
Direction of affected routes
The estimated delay
And your TomTom gives you an alternative route calculation!

37 Comments

I think these are a total waste of money. I purchased a TomTom one from Halfords a few months ago £109.99 and they were giving the traffic receiver away free with every TomTom.
There are not very accurate and very slow to clear old traffic incidents.
Another point to mention, they only work when you have a route programmed in.

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MIDGETMAN;2722360

I think these are a total waste of money. I purchased a TomTom one from … I think these are a total waste of money. I purchased a TomTom one from Halfords a few months ago £109.99 and they were giving the traffic receiver away free with every TomTom.There are not very accurate and very slow to clear old traffic incidents. Another point to mention, they only work when you have a route programmed in.



Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how else could it give traffic updates if it doesn't know where you're going!

Still a waste of money........

does anyone know if they can be used with the Navigo from eBuyer?

i see this works with a tomtom one v3, does anyone know how to tell which version your tomtom is?

as i dont know what version mine is.

Andy

MIDGETMAN;2722388

Still a waste of money........



Having had a TomTom 520T and now a 530T, both with the RDS-TMC Receiver, I'd agree and disagree. This is the latest version of the receiver that improved massively over the first version; think it's identified by a white tag. They can sometimes take a while to load the updates and sometimes the info they provide is sketchy; I hate it when it never told me that there was any traffic until I'm sat in it!! But overall they are worth having and have saved me being stuck in traffic a number of times. For £19.99 it's well worth purchasing and they will work on the TomTom X10, X20 and X30 models; not sure about other models though.

whizzkid;2722377

Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how … Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how else could it give traffic updates if it doesn't know where you're going!


Would still be useful to have for example all TMC's in a 10 mile radius. You know where you are going and could make a manual adjustment.

I know this from experience - you dont ask the satnav how to get home, but you would like traffic updates as you progress.

would this work on the ipaq 314?

musicman;2722827

Version 1 - Old style, looks very datedVersion 2 - Has an SD card slot … Version 1 - Old style, looks very datedVersion 2 - Has an SD card slot underneathVersion 3 - Does NOT have an SD card slot underneath



thanks,

i have v2 then

never mind.

Complete waste of money- even if free. Unsightly leads, poor reception in certain parts of the country and info is sometimes old. Just can't recommend at all.

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whizzkid;2722377

Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how … Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how else could it give traffic updates if it doesn't know where you're going!



lol.......:whistling:


Also best to avoid if you are a paramedic and ur using tomtom to get to the accident, with this thing plugged in

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Compatible Mobile Devices: TomTom GO 510, TomTom GO 710, TomTom GO 910, TomTom ONE XL, TomTom GO 520, TomTom GO 720, TomTom ONE - 3nd Edition

I got one of these (newest vesion) for my Tomtom 720 as an xmas present and for £19.99 I think it's worth it. Not perfect by any means but has helped me out on various occaisons, I use it for long trips rather than my short home to work journeys. Don't think I would have paid £50 though.

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BTW i hope you people realise that there is this RDS TMC method of gettig updates and also TOMTOM PLUS They are different and you should not buy this roduct expecting it to be something else.

The differences are explained here and you should read this prior to purchase:

tomtom.com/pag…tmc

Would it work with an HTC device running TomTom?
What about Destinator and iGO?

gus77;2724174

Would it work with an HTC device running TomTom?What about Destinator and … Would it work with an HTC device running TomTom?What about Destinator and iGO?



As far as I'm aware, they only work with the devices listed earlier by Adnan786 earlier in the thread. I have an HTC using TomTom Mobile 6 and you can use TomTom Plus, but not the RDS-TMC Receiver as connections are not compatible. Not sure about Destinator and iGO.

Also uses the connection for the iPod, so both can't be used at the same time.

definitely not working with v2. ordered one before which went back to Amazon

HertzVanRental;2724299

As far as I'm aware, they only work with the devices listed earlier by … As far as I'm aware, they only work with the devices listed earlier by Adnan786 earlier in the thread. I have an HTC using TomTom Mobile 6 and you can use TomTom Plus, but not the RDS-TMC Receiver as connections are not compatible. Not sure about Destinator and iGO.Also uses the connection for the iPod, so both can't be used at the same time.


thnx!

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gus77;2724174

Would it work with an HTC device running TomTom?What about Destinator and … Would it work with an HTC device running TomTom?What about Destinator and iGO?



Where would you plug it into on those devices? would u make a port converter in order to use it on ur device? Would diesel work in petrol cars?

Adnan786;2725074

Where would you plug it into on those devices? would u make a port … Where would you plug it into on those devices? would u make a port converter in order to use it on ur device? Would diesel work in petrol cars?


That's the point of asking... :thumbsup:

Adnan786;2724172

BTW i hope you people realise that there is this RDS TMC method of gettig … BTW i hope you people realise that there is this RDS TMC method of gettig updates and also TOMTOM PLUS They are different and you should not buy this roduct expecting it to be something else.The differences are explained here and you should read this prior to purchase:http://www.tomtom.com/page/rds-tmc



and your point is?

tomtom plus has an annual extortionate fee.

this is 19.99 for life.

i thought we were on a hot deals website?

lol :w00t:

amazon reviews ....


I have found this item to be next to useless, only finds a signal about 10% of the time, incorrect traffic reports, (I had a reported delay of 1 minute real delay was 3 hours 15 minutes). Requires a very strong signal and in my experience only works on signals from classic FM. ALL IN ALL A VERY EXPENSIVE WINDSCREEN ORNAMENT

This is the most expensive bit of wire that you will ever buy. I cannot get a signal within 10 miles of my house. If I drive up the A1 or M1 I do get a signal but the report has not changed in the last six weeks that I have been using these routes. I came across one major road junction which had been closed for three weeks by roadworks, but my expensive bit of wire did not know about it.
Save your money, this is a complete joke and should be reported to Trading Standards.

PGPSW website says this works well with New Version 8 Software on, but I think only the 30 series has it at the moment.

Correct me if I am wrong

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owais;2729895

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Willing to be corrected, but this was posted prior to your thread; check out the timings at the top of the thread.

whizzkid;2722377

Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how … Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how else could it give traffic updates if it doesn't know where you're going!




Useful if you are just out for a drive but want the satnav to warn of speed cameras (which you can have to warn when not following a route) and traffic jams locally which you can then avoid. You could ask why you need speed camera warning when not following a route but I find it a bonus.

As an aside - Traffic master advises you of problems without knowing your route. I find it handy.

Geoggy;2729462

and your point is?tomtom plus has an annual extortionate fee.this is … and your point is?tomtom plus has an annual extortionate fee.this is 19.99 for life.i thought we were on a hot deals website?



I'm not sure that these are even worth it at this price. Not so bad if you get it free with unit but I think I'd rather pay a subscription for more constant and accurate traffic data than just throwing £19.99 at something that will only randomly tell you about traffic problems. Probably get far more information from RDS traffic info via your car stereo.

I've got one of these. It is rubbish, much better just phoning 2222

[SIZE="3"]OK folks, whether you are for this beast or against it, here is a little bit of information to make sure that you get the latest version. You need to look for the article number which will definitely be on the unit but should be on the box too.

What you need to find is an article number of 4V00-013 if the last three digits are anything else it is an older unit and not very good. The relevant other suffixes are -000 = ancient, the first issue and -010 and -011, all three are to be avoided.

The information that I have is that if you have a socket on your TomTom for a TMC receiver then this latest unit will work with it.

Hope that helps someone. [/SIZE]

these are rubbish

blackrat62;2730025

Useful if you are just out for a drive but want the satnav to warn of … Useful if you are just out for a drive but want the satnav to warn of speed cameras (which you can have to warn when not following a route) and traffic jams locally which you can then avoid. You could ask why you need speed camera warning when not following a route but I find it a bonus.As an aside - Traffic master advises you of problems without knowing your route. I find it handy.



More misinformation - the RDS TMC service doesn't tell you anything about Speedcams. That's a seperate download and service.

As for the TMC service provided via ClassicFM, I've seen nothing but complaints about it - on all makes of PNA. The UK data is **** (about as good a local radio traffic news) and the receivers are usually deaf as a post. Much better to subscribe to a GPRS service (or get a GPS that includes it free, e.g. Garmin, though you also need a data plan on your phone), but even they're not perfect.

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I got one of these as a freebie when I bought my 510. To be honest it has been a total waste of time. It might just be useful if you need a very small washing line inside the car to dry things on, otherwise I would advise that £19.99 could be usefully spent elsewhere...[/SIZE][/FONT]

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blackrat62;2730025

Useful if you are just out for a drive but want the satnav to warn of … Useful if you are just out for a drive but want the satnav to warn of speed cameras (which you can have to warn when not following a route) and traffic jams locally which you can then avoid. You could ask why you need speed camera warning when not following a route but I find it a bonus.As an aside - Traffic master advises you of problems without knowing your route. I find it handy.



I guess they should revise the equipment to tell you of traffic problems within a certain radius of where you are, if you didnt have a route inputted.

whizzkid;2722377

Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how … Of course they're designed to work when you have a route punched in - how else could it give traffic updates if it doesn't know where you're going!



The Garmin version gives you the traffic information without a route being keyed in. The information is accessed through a menu and constantly shows traffic problems starting nearest away to furthest away from you.

Hmmm...price reduced from £50 to £20...?
If they were worth having and selling well they wouldn't need to discount these...
I've got a Tom Tom 920T with this device included and like most people that have one have commented, I find it very hit and miss with the accuracy of its information.
Apparently they work better in certain parts of Europe (no surprise there as Tom Tom are a Dutch company I beleive..) so might be worth trying if you travel in Europe a lot...otherwise save your money.

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Bisham;2737724

Hmmm...price reduced from £50 to £20...?If they were worth having and s … Hmmm...price reduced from £50 to £20...?If they were worth having and selling well they wouldn't need to discount these...I've got a Tom Tom 920T with this device included and like most people that have one have commented, I find it very hit and miss with the accuracy of its information.Apparently they work better in certain parts of Europe (no surprise there as Tom Tom are a Dutch company I beleive..) so might be worth trying if you travel in Europe a lot...otherwise save your money.



You might want to revise that to 'might be worth trying if you travel in Europe a lot...and know the local language whilst there' :thumbsup:

They tend to work better in Europe as they are generally run as a subscription service so you kind of get what you pay for sometimes...........
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