If I download the POIs for speed / red light cameras, should I expect any kind of audible alert from my Nuvi 260W?
After downloading, if I update in the future, does the old data get over-written / replaced, with "gone" cameras delted automagically?
If you load the camera files in the express mode the old file is overwritten and alert distances are set for the red light cameras and a default speed of Zero is set for the speed cameras automagically.
The audible alert settings can be configured from your unit's menu.
This is what I'm wondering.
I loaded the redlight poi's and all I get is two beeps (beep beep). I looked in the folder and there is an mp3 file that speaks the alert. but I can only make it play this mp3 if, after I get the beeps, I press on the red alert banner at the top and then press on the map icon. otherwise it won't play.
My question, is it supposed to play the mp3 or just beep?
I'm no expert....but I believe that for an audible warning, such as an MP3 file, to be heard when in the vicinity of a red light cam, the MP3 file MUST have the same name as the red light camera file.
I'll share how I do this so that you can get a better idea of my process.
I connect the DNX8120 to a laptop via USB and windows see it and the garmin's SD card.
I have a folder on the laptop that contains the following:
I run POILoader and tell it to deploy to the garmin device, and it puts the new file, Poi.gpi, on the garmin.
There are a couple of things that you need to check. One being the ability of the Kenwood unit to play alert sounds and second, what type of alert file is needed. Some units require alerts to be WAV files and that requires SOX.EXE be placed in the same program files folder as POILoader.exe.
Of course there is always the double extension problem that many people experience but it sounds as if you are aware of that problem and are handling the file names correctly.
Thanks, I'll look into what the DNX8120 can handel. Maybe I'll call Garmin and see if I can get an answer quicker than google.
I installes red light and speed cameras on my 755T what should I expect when it comes upon one
Unless you also installed the alert sound files you will get beeps and the banner at the top will announce what the beep means.
OK, Garmin think I'm gonna wait 35 minutes before they pick up the phone!!!
Anyway, I did find a reference to the kenwood version of the Garmin, and it looks like the mobilePC version.
anyone know what I need to do differently?
The Kenwood manual, starting on page 33, states you first have to load the custom POIs onto an SD card and then use the SD card to transfer the file (presumably a single poi.gpi since that's what the POI Loader program generates) to the DNX8120 unit.
Since the unit has an mp3 player, the assumption would be that custom audio alerts should work since the POI Loader program is used. However, we all know what sometimes happens when we "assume" and the manual does not get into any detail about custom POIs, just like the Garmin manuals don't get into much detail either.
Correct, that is what I was following.
What happens is the PIO loader puts it on the SD card in \garmin\poi and when you start the GPS it detects new POI's and prompts you to copy them.
You can also hook up a laptop to the DNX8120 and have poi loader put them directly on the GPS.
I just redid the whole thing and I'll test it later. There is a camera at the intersection down the street.
Does that unit have a Simulation mode (I didn't check the manual)? If it does, you can run a simulation rather than burning the gas to drive it. Unless you were going out anyway since its Friday night.
one of those wtf! moments.
I used sox with a wav file and it's working!
Who'da thunk it? the automotive version of the garmin which sits INSIDE a headunit, can't use mp3!
btw, simulation mode is cool, never knew about it before.
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