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 on your PC at home. Slowly but surely, you gather all the necessary information and incorporate it into the route plan for the upcoming motorhome tour. 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 possibilities, depending on which navigation system you are using. The newest and easiest method is to use our Send-to-car function (details in Option 3):
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.
How you save the GPX data to transfer it is dependent on the ports available on your navigation device.
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
Simply use our
Send-to-car function! With the Send-to-car function, you can transfer your
route from the FREEONTOUR app to your navigation device by Bluetooth with a
single click. You do not need GPX transfer. Another advantage: It is also very
easy to adjust your route plan while you’re on the road with Send-to-car.
You can use the Send-to-car function with these navigation systemsThe Send-To-Car feature is currently available exclusively with the Zenec naviceivers Z-E3756, Z-N956 as well as Z-E3766 - but only on those devices that are either factory-installed in a vehicle of one of the brands of the Erwin Hymer Group or which have been purchased via a brand or a partner distributor of the Erwin Hymer Group (eg Hymer or Dethleffs).
In case you already own a Zenec Naviceiver Z-E3756, Z-E3766 or Z-N956/N966, you can see from the supplied SD card whether the device supports the Send-to-car function: The model name on the SD card will then carry in addition the abbreviation EHG.
What other benefits do these naviceivers hold?All three 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.
Many motorhome manufacturers use the Fiat Ducato as the chassis for their motorhomes - for example Hymer with the Exsis-t. Photo: Hymer
What vehicles and motorhomes are suitable for the two Naviceivers?
The three 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.