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How do I enter my route plan into my navigation system?
How do I enter my route plan into my navigation system?

How do I enter my route plan into my navigation system?

With Freeontour, you have three possible ways of navigating along your planned camping holiday route or motorhome tour.

Author: Freeontour

Last update: March 15, 2023 

You know the scenario: As soon as you’ve decided on the next holiday destination you’re full of enthusiasm as you plan your route. And eventually, the complete route is finished and all the necessary information is in place. But how do you get this information into your navigation system without having to type it all in again? Freeontour offers three different options for this.

Depending on the navigation system used, you can use the data from the Freeontour route planner in different ways for navigation. The most convenient option is to use the Send-To-Car function in the Freeontour app: 

Option 1: Navigating using a map app on the smartphone

Open your planned route in the Freeontour app and select the next waypoint you want to drive to by clicking on the three dots to the right of the waypoint. Select “Open with map app”. By doing this, you will send the waypoint data to the map app installed on your smartphone (or tablet), e.g. Google Maps. Then click on “Route” and insert your starting position. Now you can start your journey. Please note, you must be online to do this, and will use the corresponding data volume. And also consider that you can only transfer individual waypoints from your route plan to your map app this way.

Option 2: GPX transfer of your route from your PC to your navigation device

If you prefer to use your navigation system offline or a fixed navigation device installed in your vehicle, you can transfer single waypoints from your planned route from your PC to your device using GPX transfer.

To do this, first save your route on a USB stick or SD card and connect this to your navigation system. A detailed description of how this works is given here.

Option 3: Transfer the route by Bluetooth using the Send-To-Car function

If you want to conveniently transfer your routes planned with Freeontour to a permanently installed navigation device, you should use the Send-To-Car function of Freeontour! With Send-To-Car you can transfer your complete route via Bluetooth with a single click from the Freeontour app to selected navigation devices. The GPX transfer is no longer necessary. Another advantage: with Send-To-Car you can easily adjust your route planning on the road.

You can use the Send-To-Car function with these navigation systems 

The Send-To-Car function is currently available exclusively with the Zenec naviceivers Z-E3756, Z-N956 / N966 and on the Z-E3766 - on all of these devices that either carry the abbreviation EHG after the model name on their SD card or have received an update of the navigation software via Naviextras Toolbox since mid-April 2022. In these cases, when starting or booting the respective navigation device, the Freeontour logo is visible below the Zenec logo.

Those who already own an older Zenec naviceiver Z-E3756, Z-N956 /N966 or Z-E3766 can download a free update of the navigation software directly from Zenec and install it on the respective device. The download is carried out via the toolbox software from Naviextras.

What other benefits do these naviceivers hold?

All four devices are equipped with a special 3D motorhome navigation software, so that you can enter your vehicle’s important parameters, such as weight, height, length, width, etc., and these are then taken into consideration during route selection. If this seems too much work, you can simply select one of the pre-configured motorhome profiles up to 3.5 t or up to 7.5 t. Of course, you can also enter the details of your car and caravan. There are also pitch and campsite details available through both devices, and maps covering 47 countries. 

In addition to the special navigation feature and naturally the compatibility with Send-To-Car, all four devices have a range of other functions and specifications. This means, they can be used these days as full multimedia and entertainment centres in your vehicle or motorhome, and can be easily controlled by Bluetooth via your smartphone. You don’t even have to get up from your camping chair to change the music. And you can couple the naviceiver with your Bluetooth loudspeaker or Bluetooth headphones. 

What vehicles and motorhomes are suitable for the four Naviceivers?

The four Zenec navicervers have very similar functional ranges. However, their sizes are very different, so the types of vehicles they can be installed in are also different. The size and design of the Z-E3756 as well as the Z-E3766 is specifically aligned with the Fiat Ducato console, and therefore fits in numerous motorhome and camper van models – including those based on the Citroën Jumper and Peugeot Boxer.

With its 9-inch display, the Z-N956 respectively N966 is a more classical double DIN Naviceiver and therefore fits cars and motorhomes with space for a double DIN appliance. However, the Z-N956 / N966 only fits in double DIN radio bays that are at a 90° angle to the console surface. Furthermore, the console surface at the installation point shouldn’t curve too much either vertically or horizontally.

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