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For the first time ever when using my TomTom on a journey, my TomTom receiver made a three bong noise(sounded like a clock chiming) it did it three times in a short distance, and on the return journes it did it once at roughley the same spot. What is it?

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  • Greenmeadow Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks but I was in the same county and country when this happend and didn't deviate from route

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It's a settable option in preferences or sometimes you can set it when you first select a map. Its a reminder when moving from one country ( where you drive on the right ) to another country ( where you drive on the left ) to keep on the correct side of the road . It will bong if the road deviates a little from the map or more typical is if you deviate from the route . Such as if you left the route to go into a petrol station , it will bong as you rejoin the road to remind you to drive on the correct side of the road.
Hope this helps , please rate my answer if it meets your requirements.

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  • Ken Roberts
    Ken Roberts Nov 11, 2008

    You dont need to deviate from the route to get the 3 bongs reminder . Its the TomTom that "thinks" you have drifted slightly from where it "thinks" the road is. Its just a reminder but what I meant was , if you deviate from a route it "might" happen ( if the option is set on the tomtom ) . Besides deviating , the TomTom will bong when the road / route deviates from where the TomTom "thinks" it should be. So , if the tomtom "thinks" the road is 5 meters to the left ( this could happen if the map has a slight error in it or where the tomtom has a slight missread on the GPS signal or where the road builders have altered a road position ), It will sound the alert ( it does this just in case you might have accidently crossed to the wrong side of the road ) . You don't need to have changed country for this to happen , especially if you are using a map the covers Western Europe it's just that its more likely to bong "if" you have just changed country. Im'e sorry to be sketchy on this as I include a lot of "mights , may be , if , thinks " but this is the way it works . Good luck .

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