Is there a way... (speed warning)

 

Is there a way to make a setting or something on my Garmin to give me a warning when I go over a certain speed limit (kind of like the warning that goes off before you come upon a red-light camera/speeding camera)? I know that the Garmin can't tell you what the speed limit is on the street you're on. However, is there a way to make a list or something kind of like what is done with the camera files that I would instead enter in speed limits for streets I frequently travel on and then give me a warning if I go over that speed limit by a certain amount. I'm guessing this is just a pipe dream and I'm asking too much, but I figured if it could be done someone on this board would know how.

If this can't be done, are there GPS units out there that have speed-limit data loaded into them that can do this right out of the box? I don't make a habit of speeding, but sometimes I will admit I don't realize I start to go over the speed limit. It mostly happens when I think I'm going about the speed limit because I'm going with the flow of traffic, which I've found is often 15-25 miles over on some streets here! I have cruise control for the highways, but that doesn't help for city driving. Before anyone says it, I already do check my speed frequently, but it doesn't take long to go from doing the speed limit to 10 over sometimes. It's not a huge problem for me, I just think it would be really neat to have a way to have a warning like this. Maybe I'm just getting too used to these types of conveniences with my GPS warning me of cameras, and on top of that I am on an insulin pump with continuous glucose monitoring that gives me a warning if my blood sugar drops too low or goes too high. I love technology!

Thank you in advance for any help.

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I don't think you can achieve what you want with a proximity alert as you can for POIs.

However, there are newer GPS units out there that do speed limit warning. Most of the newer Garmin Nuvi units and the Garmin Zumo 660 have such a feature.
Other brands probably have features like that as well.

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Speed

You may want to try to create a custom POI, but as the previous person stated the newer garmins' do have this ability.
I have a nuvi 780 and it does have this available. Most of the nuvi and zumo have the available, check before you buy.

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I am confused

legatzke wrote:

You may want to try to create a custom POI, but as the previous person stated the newer garmins' do have this ability.
I have a nuvi 780 and it does have this available. Most of the nuvi and zumo have the available, check before you buy.

if the 780 has a speed monitoring feature, would my 765T have this as well?

and if so, where do I find such a setting?

or are you referring to the fact that the newer models such as my 765T display a little speed limit sign, and also show me my speed?

but that isn't an audible alert, which is what I thought the original post was inquiring about.

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speed alert

I don't think any of the nuvi's have a speed alert feature other than the POI alert used for speed cameras. This was discussed a while back in this thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/23670.

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AFAIK none of the Nuvi models have an actual speed limit alert. Some models will display speed limits occasionally, but they don't actually alert you if you are going over the posted limit.

You could build your own custom POI file with speed limit alerts. And if you're only concerned about a small number of roads it wouldn't take you that long. You should download Extra_POI_Editor http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor It's a free program which will allow you to easily build the speed limit POIs.

Wow, thanks for all the

Wow, thanks for all the advice. I am going to try that software hat GadgetGuy2008 suggested. I really don't drive out of town much, so I think that just might work for me to build my own POI. Does anyone know of any websites where I can find out the speed limits on particular roads without actually driving on them to look? Could I use the terrain view on Google Maps, or are the signs all blurry because of the software they use so you can't see people's license plate numbers and stuff? A website that lists speed limits specifically would be best.

If making my own POI doesn't work, well Christmas is just around the corner! I love this board. Everyone is so helpful. Thanks again!

I had seen that Feature in

I had seen that Feature in Navigon 2100. It has speed limits of most major roads. There is an option you can set to warn if you go more than 5 mph in Urban Areas and 10 mph above in Outside Urban areas. It will warn you with a voice alert like " Caution... caution..." I don't see that feature on all 3 of my Garmin units.

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A little off subject!

A little off subject! But is it possible to have your garmin warn you only if your going over the posted speed when approching speed cameras instead of it going off even if your going under the posted speed limit? It would be nice to have it only warn you about the speed cameras only if your going to fast.

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Add '@xx'

Irish FX4 wrote:

.. is it possible to have your garmin warn you only if your going over the posted speed when approching speed cameras instead of it going off even if your going under the posted speed limit? ..

Put an @xx (where xx is the desired alert speed) as the last item in the POI name field. Garmin only I think.

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How about keep you eyes on

How about keep you eyes on the road and watch for signs ...

Get a Passport 8500 X50 Blue

Get a Passport 8500 X50 Blue or Red Display smile

A good investment.

If not, stay within the legal speed limit as my father said smile :) smile

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Thanks

JD4x4 wrote:
Irish FX4 wrote:

.. is it possible to have your garmin warn you only if your going over the posted speed when approching speed cameras instead of it going off even if your going under the posted speed limit? ..

Put an @xx (where xx is the desired alert speed) as the last item in the POI name field. Garmin only I think.

Thanks JD4x4 i will try that.

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two different alerts

JD4x4 wrote:
Irish FX4 wrote:

.. is it possible to have your garmin warn you only if your going over the posted speed when approching speed cameras instead of it going off even if your going under the posted speed limit? ..

Put an @xx (where xx is the desired alert speed) as the last item in the POI name field. Garmin only I think.

I believe it will still alert you all the time, just a different sound if you're going over the limit. You would have to change the default sound of the "under the limit" alert to a short silence for that to work.

speed warning

The nuvi 885T shows you the speed limit of every street that your on and the speed that you are driving.

Not hardly!

john park wrote:

The nuvi 885T shows you the speed limit of every street that your on and the speed that you are driving.

There are a great many streets, roads, and yes, even highways that don't have speed limit displays. The speed limit display is best used as a guess as it is often off as speed limits change due to many factors including construction of housing and drives.

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