I have had my Garmin c350 for a couple of weeks and unfortunately have not a chance to use on the open highways. I have downloaded a couple of poi's, like reststops and cracker barrel locations, to name some. What am I to expect as I am driving down the road from these POI's that I have downloaded. Thanks
I guess that all depends on how you load them in, do you want them set to alert you when you are approaching them?
Like Ms POI said, it depends on how you load them in and why you load them in.
For instance, I have the POI for NPR stations. I can't tell you how many times I go to a new place and it takes me forever to find a local NPR station on the radio. So, this POI does NOT tell me where to go, but rather, what station NPR is on the radio based on my current location.
Another POI tells me where all the Sheetz locations are. I have set the GPS to alert me when I am within a mile of one. However, I could have set it to not alert me, but if I was in the mood for one, I could find one near me based on where I was.
So there are not only different ways to load them in, but different reasons as well.
thanks...I thought my radio would come on and someone from Garvin Corp. would bellow out to me that a Cracker Barrel was coming up on the right. LOL ... I did notice on one of my downloads a place to put alerts, so now I know...can't wait to get on the road! WooHOo
how do you set it up to alert you. i downloaded all these POIs and pass by them but never get an alert.
Alerts can be set several ways. There are two types of alerts, speed and proximity.
Alerts can be set through the name of the file. See FAQ's for specific information: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1278
The other method is when you load the files onto your GPS with POI Loader. Recommend that you use the 188.8.131.52 (beta) version. You can set it to load automatically or manually. In the manual method, as you load each POI file you have the option to set Proximity or Speed alerts. You can also set the distance for the proximity alert. On your GPS, make sure that alerts are turned on.
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