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Hands free calling and FM transmitter

TomTom GO 720 pairs with my N95 8GB but only plays the conversation through the internal speaker and not the FM transmitter. I can bearly hear the conversation. Help anyone? The other functions work fine with the FM transmitter.

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  • Grant Brown Oct 20, 2008

    I have recently purchased a tom tom go 720 traffic. i can bearly hear the internal speaker in the tom tom while driving. Does anyone know how to connect to the fm radio in the car so when a recieve and make a call the sound comes out through the car speakers???????

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Weak hands free, and I hear the drumbs when I tune to the channel but voice is over the unit

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I've had my Tom Tom Go 720 for almost a year and instructions through the FM Transmitter worked well until I guess during an update it was taken off. Now there is not even the option to send instructions to the car stereo through FM Transmitter, only through the speaker, bluethooth and line-out cable. The next menu screen does have the option to transmit music through the FM transmitter. I don't get it. I already e-mailed Tom Tom support.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Maybe this is known knowledge by others but I just discovered a glitch today with the 720 I have the following firmware and software below.
    App:8.301(9736/090114)
    OS:244890
    GPSv: 1.20
    Boot: 5.5015
    Map: North America v815.2019

    My discovery is that this version of the firmware still allows turn by turn instructions as long as you navigate to the fm transmitter page it will broadcast over the radio. If you leave that page then it only transmit through the internal speaker. So there appears to be a glitch with their software so maybe someone will figure out a way to hack this someday or TomTom will stop punishing the US market and renable this feature. I would love to see if someone else can replicate this issue with the same firmware.

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Old post, but here we go.

1: Update to latest firmware from tomtom, for Gox20/x30 that is 8.351
2: Make an silent mp3 file and put that onto device
3: Play silent mp3 in loop
4: Send nav instructions over fm to radio... et voila!

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Yep - bad news, it won't do that. I bought my TomTom 930T this summer and was very disappointed when it didn't do that.


Now the unit can no longer transmit the instructions over FM either as "it infridges uk radio laws"

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Hi

Tom Tom have removed the facility, as detailed below:

We understand that you are concerned about the recent change to the TomTom application which has disabled FM Transmission of navigation instructions. We deeply regret that it has become necessary for us to implement this change, as our FM Transmission technology was a unique innovation at the time of its release.
Unfortunately, due to recent legislation, it is no longer allowed to occupy an unused FM frequency unless audio transmission is constant. Because the signal that carries your TomTom's voice instructions is not constant (voice instructions are only given occasionally, as needed) it has now become illegal to transmit this kind of audio via FM radio transmission.
We regret that this feature can no longer be offered under the current legal restriction.

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You need a mp3 with no sound on it and it shound work so i was told

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

Its not designd to do that

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