CheckPOInt is intended to notify drivers who make use of TomTom Navigator of the approaching of certain points-of-interest.
It can be used to be warned of speed cameras, but doing so is at your own risk! In some countries the use of any kind of active warning of speed cameras is prohibited. You may risk a fine or some other kind of punishment.

The author of CheckPOInt is neither responsible nor liable for any consequences you suffer from the use of CheckPOInt!!!
The author of CheckPOInt does certainly not want to encourage speeding!!!


Download files

Here you can download CheckPOInt 6.0, which can be used in combination with TomTom Navigator 6.0 or newer:

  • CheckPOInt 6.0 for Pocket PC 2002/Windows Mobile 2003/Windows Mobile 5
    (October 01, 2006; 336 KB; supports ARM and XSCALE processors)

    Those of you who already installed version 5 may get a warning message when you install version 6, telling you that the file "CheckPOIntToday.dll" is in use and can not be overwritten or removed. This file concerns the Today screen plug-in of CheckPOInt.
    You can ignore this message. It does not impact the installation of CheckPOInt 6 in any way.
    Simply press the "No" button when the installation process asks if it should try again to overwrite this file.


Here you can download CheckPOInt 5.2.1, which can be used in combination with TomTom Navigator 5.2 or newer:


Here you can download CheckPOInt 3.2, which can be used in combination with either TomTom Navigator 3.x or 2.x:


And you can also download sound files for use with CheckPOInt:


Please remember:

  • CheckPOInt is provided for free!
    If you had to pay for it, go back to the shop and demand a refund of your money!!!
  • CheckPOInt is provided "as is"; although it was tested, it may contain bugs.
  • CheckPOInt 6 is intended for use in combination with TomTom Navigator 6.x.
  • CheckPOInt 5 is intended for use in combination with TomTom Navigator 5.x.
  • CheckPOInt 3 is intended for use in combination with TomTom Navigator 2.2 or v3.x
  • Tests were performed on a Cassiopeia E-200 that runs the Pocket PC 2002 operating system,
    on an T-Mobile MDA that runs the Windows Mobile 2003 SE operating system
    and on a T-Mobile MDA Pro that runs the Windows Mobile 5 operating system
  • The author did not test the Pocket PC 2000 version, but many PPC 2000 users reported that it runs without any problems.
  • It is not allowed to any other party than OABsoftware to (re)distribute and/or sell CheckPOInt, neither separate, nor packaged, nor in any other way!
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Release notes

Version 6.0.0

  • First release of CheckPOInt for use with TomTom Navigator 6.0.
    No functional changes.

Version 5.2.1

  • After a successful synchronization, the synchronization window is closed automatically.
  • Before starting a synchronization, CheckPOInt verifies if the memory card that contains the map data is present.

Version 5.2.0

  • Most of the enhancements in this version were made to make sure that CheckPOInt runs smoothly on Windows Mobile 5 devices.
    (on some WM5 devices the previous version of CheckPOInt gradually slowed down the PDA)
  • Support for landscape mode was added.
    When your device runs in landscape mode, the screens of CheckPOInt will be shown in landscape mode as well.

Version 5.0.2

  • Solved the remainder of the instability problems.
  • Enhanced the installation procedure.
    The plug-in for the Today screen is now automatically activated, and uninstalling CheckPOInt now removes all installed files.
  • It's no longer possible to synchronize when TomTom Navigator is running.
    This was done because synchronizing while TTN is running sometimes leads to file locking problems.

Version 5.0.1

  • Solved some of the instability problems.
  • Added a page to the menu of TomTom Navigator, which makes it possible to access the CheckPOInt screens from within TomTom Navigator.

Version 5.0.0

  • First release of CheckPOInt for use with TomTom Navigator 5.0.
  • Added a CheckPOInt plug-in for the "Today" screen of your Pocket PC.
    When you've installed CheckPOInt 5 on your Pocket PC, the Today plug-in will at first appear after you've reset the device
  • TomTom Navigator 5 uses a different method for drawing up its screens. This new approach makes it more difficult to add visual information to the navigation screen. It is still possible, but the information will "flicker".
    If on your device the amount of flickering is acceptable, you can check this option and you will get visual information about CheckPOInts warnings.
    If the flickering is to much, you can use the last option in the General Settings to switch off the visual information. You will still get the audible information!

Version 3.2

  • Added a big new feature: support for section cameras (in Dutch: "trajectcontr˘le"). See the manual for the details.
    NOTE: before you can make use of this new feature, first go to the Synchronize screen and press the Refresh button!!!
  • Added a smaller new feature as well: now, when you approach a POI, CheckPOInt not only shows a colored bar that indicates the distance between your current position and the POI, but also a small window with information about the type of POI you're approaching!

Version 3.1.3

  • Several users reported that CheckPOInts synchronization features could not connect to the internet when CheckPOInt was running on a Pocket PC that uses the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system. It seems that Microsoft made a few changes to the internet connection part of the operating system that caused this failure.
    In version 3.1.3 this problem is solved!
    A menu option called "Internet settings" was added. Until version 3.1.2 CheckPOInt connected to the internet the same way Internet Explorer does. But since this does not work correctly when running CheckPOInt on a Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC, you can now also explicitly tell CheckPOInt to connect to the internet directly (without a proxy server) or to make use of a proxy server.

Version 3.1.2

  • Solved another nasty bug! Until now when you pressed the "Refresh" button in the "Synchronization" screen, CheckPOInt did not keep the settings for the speed warning (sound file to play) for synchronized overlays!
    This bug was corrected in version 3.1.2.
  • And a small bug: the timestamp for deleted POI's was not correct. This is solved as well.

Version 3.1.1

  • Solved a nasty bug. Some internet service providers cache every file you retrieve from a web server, including OV2 files. CheckPOInt until now did not bypass that caching. Some users, who had recorded POI's, did not see those POI's back after they had synchronized with POIplace. The recorded POI's were sent to POIplace correctly, but because of the caching by the ISP they received an older OV2 during the synchronization, that did not include the just uploaded POI's..
    CheckPOInt 3.1.1 bypasses the caching by the ISP's! So you will always get the POI's you've uploaded back immediately when you synchronize.
  • Enhanced German translation.

Version 3.1

  • A number of small bugs were solved.
  • The most important one: CheckPOInt now handles non-synchronized overlays correctly again!
    A few bugs in version 3.0 caused CheckPOInt to handle non-synchronized overlays incorrect, but now you can save the settings for these overlays again and their POI's will be detected again!

Version 3.0.2

  • A bug, introduced in version 3.0, was solved. It was not possible to move a POI from one not-synchronized overlay to another. Now that is possible!

Version 3.0.1

  • On a number of Pocket PC's in the "synchronization settings" window the keyboard disappeared, which made it impossible to enter the e-mail address and security code. This was fixed.
  • In the same window you can now see the security code when you enter it.

Version 3.0

  • Synchronization features added; please see the manual.
  • Extended features for recording your own POI's; please see the manual.
  • Enhanced French translation (thanks to Samuel and Marc)
  • When you use TTN 2.0, CheckPOInt now automatically detects when you select another map in TomTom.
  • Because the way in which CheckPOInt 3.0 stores its overlay settings was changed, you have to redo the (nasty) job of setting the overlay settings!!!

Version 2.0.2

  • Solved a bug! In previous versions you did not get a first warning when you specified an interval that was shorter than the interval for the speed warning, while no speed-limit was set for the speed warning.
  • The user-interface to specify the type (and if relevant: speed limit) of a recorded POI is enhanced.
  • The speed limit 110 is dropped; that of 40 is added.
  • POI type "remove false POI" added, to remind you to remove a nearby POI at a later moment.
    (the actual removing of the false POI will be included in the next version)
  • CheckPOInt 2.0.2 is smaller than 2.0.1!

Version 2.0.1

  • The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in French as well.
    (the French translation may contain some errors, since I made it myself; please notify me of errors you come across!)
  • The setup of the add-on to get an extra menu in your Pocket PC's "Contacts" application (to show the address of one of your contacts in TomTom Navigator) can now be downloaded and installed separately. This is done because a similar feature is offered by TomTom Navigator 2.0.

Version 2.0

  • New functionality added! If you come across a POI and record it by pressing the selected "application launch" button, windows are shown to specify the type (and if relevant: speed limit) of the POI. Please see the manual.

Version 1.8

  • The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in Italian as well (thanks to Davide).
  • The bar that indicates the distance between your current position and the POI you're approaching now shows a color gradient.

Version 1.7.2

  • Again no new functionality this time.
  • A bug, that was introduced in version 1.7 and would make (part of) the screen of your Pocket PC freeze after a certain amount of time, was fixed!

Version 1.7.1

  • No new functionality this time.
  • The performance of the algorithm that searches for POI's is enhanced and made faster.
  • When you click on the menu within the Navigator view of TomTom Navigator, you won't have the chance of losing your dialog boxes no longer.

Version 1.7

  • When TomTom Navigator is in navigator mode, the CheckPOInt icon is visible in the lower right corner to indicate that it's active.
  • The progress bar that appears when you approach a POI now shows up only when TomTom Navigator is in the navigator mode.

Version 1.6

  • Fixed a bug: CheckPOInt crashed when you changed the general settings while CheckPOInt was monitoring incoming GPS information.
  • Enhanced the support for using "program launch" buttons (also called: hardware buttons) to record POI's.
  • Unnecessary resources were removed to keep CheckPOInt as small as possible.

Version 1.5

  • The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in German (thanks to Christian) and Dutch (thanks to Arjan) as well as in English.
  • You can configure whether you want to express your speed limits in kilometers or miles per hour.
  • It is now possible to configure that you want CheckPOInt to exit when TomTom Navigator is stopped.
  • You can configure whether you want to hear any first or last warning at all.
  • In the list of overlay files and in the list of recorded POI's the properties of an item can be shown by double-clicking it.
  • The name of the overlay is shown in the caption of its property sheet.

Version 1.4

  • The performance is improved dramatically, both for starting up CheckPOInt as for monitoring POI's.
  • POI's that you removed from overlay files using TomTom Navigators functionality are no longer falsely detected.
  • With this version both the home address and the work address of a contact you select in Pocket Outlook can be shown on the map.
  • The way the address of a contact is transferred to TomTom Navigator is enhanced.
  • The About box now shows the number of POI's that CheckPOInt monitors.
  • CheckPOInt can no longer be started more than once.

Version 1.3

  • This version handles overlay files correctly. Previous versions could hang up when they found data they couldn't handle.
  • The property sheet of an overlay file no longer disappears immediately when you want it to stay on the screen.