Garmin 250 Sounds not working

 

Thanks for all ywho repsoned to no sounds working on my 250.
I have most of the csv and gpx working a few bugs but i think it is more possibly wav files may not work properly and need to maybe adjust my alerts distant also.
But Again thanks

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How do you use POI Loader?

ser_R wrote:

What a great Site first of all.
A newbie here just learning.
I have a Garmin 250 And having problems loading in alerts.I load in Wav files as I finding reading threw this site that My 250 does not play mp3 (take it i have a cheapee).I do everything i am suppose naming wav same as csv or gpx and in same directory as file but will not alert.Alert is on in GPS too. Only way i can get alerts to work Is I edit my csv or gpx with Extra PIo Editor and I can add alert there and it will play when i reach that alert point.Now this seems like a hard way to get alert sound to work especially if you have to edit every waypoint to associat with wav file.
So What I like to know What Can I do?

Again a great Site

Are you using POI Loader in manual mode where you can set alerts or using the express mode which will not alert for most of the POI files available here?

this will help

go to the thread below, Charles has it all laid out for you.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/22097

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ser_R wrote:What a great

ser_R wrote:

What a great Site first of all.
A newbie here just learning.
I have a Garmin 250 And having problems loading in alerts.I load in Wav files as I finding reading threw this site that My 250 does not play mp3 (take it i have a cheapee).I do everything i am suppose naming wav same as csv or gpx and in same directory as file but will not alert.Alert is on in GPS too. Only way i can get alerts to work Is I edit my csv or gpx with Extra PIo Editor and I can add alert there and it will play when i reach that alert point.Now this seems like a hard way to get alert sound to work especially if you have to edit every waypoint to associat with wav file.
So What I like to know What Can I do?

Again a great Site

When using Extra PoiEditor using the proximity setting and saving as a gpx file you are building the alert into the custom pois file.You don't have to do each one separate.Just highlight one of the custom pois on the first screen,go to edit,select replace field,You will see file name use the down arrow and select proximity.Put number of FT in new field value.Select replace all and it will put proximity in all the custom pois.This is a good way to get alerts and still use the express mode for poiloader for files you don't update often.

If using the csv files and you have done all the steps for using wav files you will need to select the manual mode and set distance for poiloader.

If you are getting alerts using wav files for Extra Poieditor it sounds like you have done the wav files correctly but have not use manual mode to set them.

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How do you use POI Loader?

Using POI in express and have done it in manual too.
same thing happens.

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ser_R wrote:What a great

So if i make a GPX file than i don't need to keep csv file than in gps?.
I have gpx file done for gas stations and there is a wav file I have put into one of locations and
proximity is sent for 300 meters still only that loacation works when I make it a place i want to go to. Will not work when i just go by station.

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Ah

ser_R wrote:

So if i make a GPX file than i don't need to keep csv file than in gps?.
I have gpx file done for gas stations and there is a wav file I have put into one of locations and
proximity is sent for 300 meters still only that loacation works when I make it a place i want to go to. Will not work when i just go by station.

Ah, if you're hoping for alerts for places set back off the street (schools, businesses, etc.) more than a small distance, you will not get an alert travelling by it even though you can still plan a route to these POIs.

Some nuvis (I'm not sure about your 2xx series) can do TourGuides. Do a search here on POI Factory for TourGuides to see how they work and if they'll work with your device. If useful to you, you change the name of the csv file to start with TourGuide. When loaded to your GPS, TourGuide alerts will occur when you're anywhere within a set radius of one of the POIs.

I had the issue you see now when I downloaded the school zone csv file and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting my alerts when I approached schools. Changing the name to include TourGuide along with a manually set 500' alert distance fixed it. Sadly for me, 500' isn't that much advance warning but when I increase the distance I start getting false positive alerts for schools 1-2 streets to my left and right.

Redlight and speed camera csvs don't suffer from this issue since they're right along your streets. Interstate highway Rest Areas would suffer from this issue except that POI Factory members heroically created a special csv file for Rest Areas where the POI isn't the Rest Area itself but is instead the Interstate exit ramp to each Rest Area.

If the coordinates are

If the coordinates are located more then 50 ft off the road of travel you will not receive the alert.What are the coordinates of the gas station you pass and not get the alert?We can pull up the coordinates and see how far off the road the coordinates are located.You are also correct if you have a gpx file you don't need the same csv file.Using Extra Poieditor and seeting the proximity and saving the file as a gpx will allow you to use the express mode for the alerts.TourGuide in the file name will give you a radius alert and you can increase that radius by using manual mode for poiloader.Using express mode with TourGuide in the file name will give you a 1/4 mile radius alert.

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ser_R wrote:

Alert is on in GPS too.

ser_R wrote:

So if i make a GPX file than i don't need to keep csv file then in gps?.

In both posts you talk about putting alerts and POI files "in GPS." I am not sure whether you mean this literally or not. No alert, or POI file should be placed on the GPS. They remain on your computer and POI Loader compiles a file, POI.gpi, which contains everything; it then places this file on the GPS.

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