It has been a long time since TomTom is providing its users with various location technologies. They have easy-to-use maps, navigation software, and real-time traffic information. TomTom aims at serving its customers with the safer, cleaner and crowd-free world. You will get various next-generation location applications, Navigation (GPS) products, and maps updates in TomTom devices. Since driving with outdated maps will affect your whole journey. Hence, TomTom has arrived with “TomTom Lifetime Maps” feature.
This new feature of the TomTom device will allow you to download 4 or more map updates every year until the lifetime of your product. For TomTom Lifetime Maps service, you don’t have to pay any additional charges. Also, this feature is available as long as your device is supported by TomTom. Availing this service will avoid getting undesired surprises while driving such as new speed limits or road route change etc.
TomTom Lifetime Maps update is available for countries like the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Although, these updates are limited to the pre-installed regions from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, on your device. TomTom wants their customers to drive with the latest maps. This TomTom Lifetime Maps feature will allow getting the updates of the road networks, addresses, and point of interest.
What does Lifetime mean in TomTom Lifetime Maps?
TomTom states that “the users can update maps without any cost for the lifetime of the product”. But the question that arises is what does TomTom mean by Lifetime? Till when they consider the lifetime of the product?
So, here lifetime means the useful life of the product. According to TomTom, this feature is available for the period till the TomTom supports the product with software updates, services, content or accessories. When these are not available for your device, TomTom will consider that the product has reached the end of their life. Afterwards, you can’t avail this feature on your device.
This lifetime service is non-transferable. It can only be used on the devices that you have purchased and can’t be transferred to other device or app.
How to Check Eligibility for TomTom Lifetime Maps Update Service?
For checking whether your product includes the TomTom Lifetime Maps service or not, you can check from the following ways.
- From Product Packaging
If the product package has a logo stating Lifetime Map, then it means you can avail this feature. Hence, you can enjoy free updates of maps for the lifetime.
- From Website
You can check in the description of your product from the official website of TomTom. If your description has this feature, then you must activate it.
The process For Activating TomTom Lifetime-Maps Service
You can activate Lifetime Maps service with MyDrive and TomTom Home. Few products of TomTom (like GO 2000 series, VIA series, GO LIVE series, Blue&Me TomTom 2, Sony XNV, TomTom Connect) can activate through Mydrive. While others have to use TomTom Home.
For availing this service you first have to download and install MyDrive or TomTom home as per your product. Afterwards, follow the below-given process for successful activation of this service.
- After downloading and installing the respective software. Connect your Navigation Device with the computer.
- Then, switch on your device.
- Next, login to your TomTom account by providing the required information.
- Now, you will see all the available updates for your device.
- Confirm the update. Subsequently, wait for the process to get completed.
- If prompted, then link your connected device to your account.
- After that, you have to enter your activation code. MyDrive users will get this option on the bottom right corner of the screen. While TomTom Home users can locate this option in the main menu.
You will get the activation code on the card you receive with the product you have purchased or in the email that you have received after purchasing.
- Then, click “Activate”.
- This completes the activation process of this service.
If you are also a TomTom user, then you must opt for this Map updating service. This will ensure you that you are using the industry’s most up-to-date navigation service provider.