Just got off the phone with TomTom Support. Surely there must be a way to save a current location as a favorite in my TomTom GO 910. I figured it must just be buried somewhere in a non-intuitive place. To my surprise, TomTom Support sez there’s no way view your current location and save it. You can only enter an address manually. Saving your current location is very useful for a number of reasons:
- Sometimes you do not know the exact street address of your location, but you want to save it so you can return.
- Sometimes places do not have an official street address, so you’d like to be able to just save the coordinates (e.g. a flee market, fruit stand on the side of the road, etc.)
- Sometimes the TeleAtlas maps are just wrong, and say you have arrived at your destination, even though the correct destination is a half a mile up the road. So you’d like to be able to save the corrected location.
TomTom – PLEASE, this is a very basic GPS function, and one that both your major competitors (Magellan and Garmin) support. How about some firmware update love and drop in this much needed feature (while you’re at it, can you also add the “Clear Route” button to the homepage, and add support for more cell phones? Oh, and let’s not forget about fixing that horrible windsield mount).
UPDATE: Apparrently you CAN in fact, save your current location, despite TomTom support saying it's not possible. Here's how you do it: Menu -> Add Favorite -> Next Page -> GPS Position
Thanks to one of our readers for submitting the tip. Hey TomTom -- *paleeze* do some customer support training - these guys are killing you.