Sunday, March 18, 2012

TomTom owners get their GPS fix

I know, I repeated the pun; couldn’t help myself. About 17 hours after TomTom admitted to a leap year bug affecting satellite acquisition, and three days after it first reared its head, they’ve come up with a fix. Interestingly enough, they are blaming it on some sort of third-party software. Mmm, maybe so, but it sounds like something pre-installed on their devices.

Basically, the fix involves installing a new software update, doing a reset and then letting the unit acquire satellites from scratch. Follow the link above for the details. Lastly, we now have a list of affected units (this is a US list; the bug probably affects all VIA and curent generation GO units, and I’m assuming START models too):

VIA 1400/1405/1430/1435, VIA 1500/1505/1530/1535, GO LIVE 1535, GO 2405, GO 2505, GO 2435, GO 2535, GO 2535 LIVE, GO 2535 WTE (World Traveler Edition)

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