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If you have Nav you get one year free of ENFORM which includes eAssist and eDestinations.

On my PC I programmed in 17 destinations that I wanted to download and program in my Navigation system. I organized them into 5 folders.

Then I went to the car and couldn't figure out where the eDestination place was ( it was late at night and I didn't want to trudge through the manual) so I called eAssist and they helped me out immediately ...eDestinations is under Points of Interfest (POI).

So I downloaded the destinations I had programmed in on my PC. It was all very seemless.

It also doesn't take up space for any of the 100 addresses you can program locally on your GPS.

Hopefully the eDestinations don't go away if I decide not to renew ENFORM, but they probably will.
 

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Just took delivery of my 2012 CT about a month ago and now want to play around with eDestination. I successfully registered with Enform (already had a LexusDrivers account) but when I then try to access eDestination, it requests me to "link" my account. After submitting my username/PW, it states my eDestination subscription could not be located, call a 1-800 number (which no one is available at 11:30pm Sat night). I was under the impression I got Enform/eDestination/Safety Conn/Destination Assistant all free for the first year. I was told everything would be set-up by Lexus. That how it is typically done or did your Enform set-up go differently?
 

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Just took delivery of my 2012 CT about a month ago and now want to play around with eDestination. I successfully registered with Enform (already had a LexusDrivers account) but when I then try to access eDestination, it requests me to "link" my account. After submitting my username/PW, it states my eDestination subscription could not be located, call a 1-800 number (which no one is available at 11:30pm Sat night). I was under the impression I got Enform/eDestination/Safety Conn/Destination Assistant all free for the first year. I was told everything would be set-up by Lexus. That how it is typically done or did your Enform set-up go differently?
You may want to call your salesman. Mine set everything up for me.
 

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If you have Nav you get one year free of ENFORM which includes eAssist and eDestinations.

On my PC I programmed in 17 destinations that I wanted to download and program in my Navigation system. I organized them into 5 folders.

Then I went to the car and couldn't figure out where the eDestination place was ( it was late at night and I didn't want to trudge through the manual) so I called eAssist and they helped me out immediately ...eDestinations is under Points of Interfest (POI).

So I downloaded the destinations I had programmed in on my PC. It was all very seemless.

It also doesn't take up space for any of the 100 addresses you can program locally on your GPS.

Hopefully the eDestinations don't go away if I decide not to renew ENFORM, but they probably will.
Sorry to say but that function it does go away when your trial period is over. I couldn't justify the cost of keeping it. :(
 

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I can't see how that could be worth it, but to each his own.

How hard is it to put in several destinations, then clear them and they are always available under previous destinations, even when the car is moving?
 

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Got set-up today via 1-800 number.

I will try out and weigh whether $265/yr is worth it....
I think eDestination cost them very little but most of the money goes toward paying wages for the chat people and for the cell connection. I can see that it would handy to just push a button and ask the person to route you to the closest Walmart or something. When I used it to route to Disneyland, my 6 yrs old in the car was very impressed of my talking car. :p Papa's car is so much cooler than Mama's.
 

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How do you download it from your PC into you car's nav system?

If you have Nav you get one year free of ENFORM which includes eAssist and eDestinations.

On my PC I programmed in 17 destinations that I wanted to download and program in my Navigation system. I organized them into 5 folders.

Then I went to the car and couldn't figure out where the eDestination place was ( it was late at night and I didn't want to trudge through the manual) so I called eAssist and they helped me out immediately ...eDestinations is under Points of Interfest (POI).

So I downloaded the destinations I had programmed in on my PC. It was all very seemless.

It also doesn't take up space for any of the 100 addresses you can program locally on your GPS.

Hopefully the eDestinations don't go away if I decide not to renew ENFORM, but they probably will.
 

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Wait a minute ... I thought the eDestination was part of Lexus Driver page, it is listed under the My Lexus tab.

eDestination/eFiles is nothing new and it is a generic service. BMW and others uses similar way to transmit via Google Map under send tab; and also certain pricey GPS units also got this feature all for free.
 

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Wait a minute ... I thought the eDestination was part of Lexus Driver page, it is listed under the My Lexus tab.

eDestination/eFiles is nothing new and it is a generic service. BMW and others uses similar way to transmit via Google Map under send tab; and also certain pricey GPS units also got this feature all for free.
eDestination is part of ENFORM which will stop after 1 year if you don't pay for it. I don't think you could just pay for eDestination, you have to pay for destination assist (human voice one) bundled together and that is why it cost so much per year.
 

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I really liked eDestination when I had it but the cost of continuing this service was way too expensive for what it’s worth. It’s nice to add your destination from the comfort of your office or on your home laptop, beam it up to mother Lexus and then download it to your car at a later date. However, it’s just as easy sit in your car and input your destination – all while at a complete stop, of course. The time it takes to get this information downloaded to your car, you can enter the destination just as fast if not faster. I’ve never been a fan of eAssist and get a creepy feeling knowing the person I’m talking to from Lexus Central knows so much about me, my car, and my exact location. It was demonstrated at the dealership at the time of delivery but I’ve never used it after that. All the new smart phones makes eAssist and eDestination a moot point.
 

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It goes away next month, just like Sirius did. I personally don't think they are worth it.
And those still trying it out remember that after the initiation of the conversation you have to hang up or they can still hear you and the conversation in the car until they go off hook!
 
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