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TomTom ditches map updates for some sat-navs


Various clients with TomTom sat-navs have been informed that their gadgets will never again get outline.

“Your maps will wind up plainly outdated and in that capacity route will be less precise,” the firm told clients.

“It has turned out to be evident that some of our more seasoned age route gadgets don’t have adequate assets to run the most current maps and programming.”

A representative for TomTom told the BBC the organization had been “proactively” speaking with clients.

“A full rundown of those influenced gadgets is accessible on our site,” he said.

TomTom has said dynamic memberships to delineate will proceed until the point when memberships run out, yet clients won’t have the capacity to restore maps or get new programming refreshes.

‘Lifetime updates’

In an email to clients, the firm included: “We will keep on providing speedy GPS settle refreshes so your gadget will keep on functioning as it does now.”

The BBC has addressed one client who was given another sat-nav at Christmas.

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Paula Hatcher’s accomplice gotten her the Start 20 gadget since her past sat-nav – a more seasoned model with a similar name – had not accompanied lifetime maps.

“I haven’t had the chance to refresh it even once, since the email I got toward the beginning of today [advised] the withdrawal of lifetime maps,” she said.

At the point when the BBC reached TomTom, the organization affirmed that there were two gadgets named “Begin 20” and that Paula’s, the more up to date form, would in actuality get outline.

A representative for the firm said the TomTom site would be refreshed to mirror this naming issue and maintain a strategic distance from perplexity.

In any case, other TomTom sat-nav models accessible at different online retailers have all the earmarks of being among those that the firm has said will stop to get refreshes.

Item portrayals keep on stating that maps on these gadgets will be invigorated numerous times each year “for the lifetime of your gadget”.

On its site, TomTom clarifies that “lifetime” implies the “helpful life” of a gadget: “ie: the timeframe TomTom underpins your gadget with refreshes, administrations, substance or extras. A gadget will have achieved the finish of its life when none of these are accessible any more Read More

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