POI loader Alert settings??

 

Is see there's a setting one can set for a distance alert to a POI,what's everyone have there's set too? what's a good number to use? mines at 2000ft for now.

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Garmin nuvi 350 Lifetime Map Updates NT 2018.10

I use 5 miles

I use 5 miles

It varies.

For time zone alerts I use 1320 feet (1/4 mile). For Low Clearance alerts I use 26400 feet (5 miles).

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Bobbo and Linda

Alert Settings

Generally I set my alerts at 1500 ft. With RLC's this give me ample time to react.

Depends on the POI

And how long you need to react, as well as how long you want to listen to the alert sound.

For red light cameras some cities have them pretty close together. If you're set to more than 1/4 mile, you might get multiple alerts.

For things like rest areas, a mile in advance might be a good idea. It would give you plenty of time to mosey over to the exit lane. But then you have to listen to the alert repeat itself for the entire mile.

Not necessarily so

I set my alert settings on my Nuvi 260 to single alert and I only get one announcement of my wav. "Rest Area Ahead" or if I don't load my wav. files
I just get one ding-ding .

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Alerts

MrKenFL wrote:

I set my alert settings on my Nuvi 260 to single alert and I only get one announcement of my wav. "Rest Area Ahead" or if I don't load my wav. files
I just get one ding-ding .

I wish my 660 worked that way. Even with the alert tone set to single, every custom audio alert repeats itself several times.

I recently changed my strategy when I load your rest area file, for example. I previously used an alert distance of 2 miles (10,560ft.) but recently reduced it to 1 mile. It was getting irritating listening to "rest area ahead" repeated 3 or 4 times for the time it takes to travel 2 miles. With the distance set to 1 mile, it usually only plays twice and still gives me enough time to move into the correct lane for the exit.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

same for me as MrKenFL

I do the same thing on my 765T...single tone and I use a wav alert instead of an mp3 alert, to get around the mp3 player glitch, cause I always have the mp3 player going on a trip where I would encounter and need the rest area alert.

actually, the only time I seem to get multiple alerts, is if I stop and then start moving again prior to reaching the alert coordinates.

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

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So if your using(listening)your mp3 player you can't use a mp3 alert???

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Garmin nuvi 350 Lifetime Map Updates NT 2018.10

on some models

On some models (I don't know the complete model number list) that is correct. If you are playing mp3 music files and an audio alert is triggered which plays an mp3 audio alert file, it is just supposed to pause the playing of the mp3 music file. But what happens is when the mp3 music file resumes, it skips to the next song.

The only workaround is to load wav audio alert files instead of mp3 audio alert files as described.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

wav vs. mp3

I was under the impression that you HAD to use mp3 alert files, not mav files as the GPS couldn't play wav files...

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Garmin Nuvi 885T

WAV files work

They work on my 660 which has an mp3 player and they work for users of nuvi models that do NOT have an mp3 player. You just have to install the sox.exe file before running the POI Loader program.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

there is a known glitch

daman wrote:

So if your using(listening)your mp3 player you can't use a mp3 alert???

if you are playing mp3's, and an mp3 alert sounds, it will switch the mp3 to the next track, and in my experience, sometimes plays the alert and sometimes does not

using a wav sound as the alert instead, the way nuvi owners with models that don't have mp3 players do, is a workaround

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

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Ahh i see,will have to try this out and C..thanks.

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Garmin nuvi 350 Lifetime Map Updates NT 2018.10

Single Alert

Where do you select a single alert?
On the POI Loader from Garmin mine only has a speed or distance setting. (755T model)
Thanks!

Tools,settings,proximity

Tools,settings,proximity points,change,audio at bottom then select single or continuous.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.