Alerts not alerting

 

Ok, I have repeatedly put my POIs back into the unit several times and I am still not getting any alerts. I looked up the POI and I was less then .1 miles away and it didn't alert. Under the descr of the POI, it says Alert Info...Distance 2461ft. Zero Speed.

So it looks like it should alert. Any ideas?

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Try the distance say at 800

Try the distance say at 800 -1000 feet and see if that will cause the alarm to go off.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Distance by road - not as the Crow Flies

asianfire wrote:

So it looks like it should alert. Any ideas?

Do any of the things in this post apply?

i.e. Is it possible that you were never actually 2461ft away (BY ROAD)? ... and also, I wonder what it does if the POI is not actually (exactly) on the road.

What are the coords of the POI in question?

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I started to monitor the GPS

I started to monitor the GPS a mile away and continued to monitor it a mile pass the location (Sheetz). Sheetz is right on the road and I pass it. I even tried sitting in the parking lot where it said that I was 0.0 miles away from it. When i loaded the POI, I set it to be 1/2 mile away (2640 feet).

I will try 800 and see what it does. I am also wondering if it has anything to do with the TTS mod that I did.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

You do have proximity alarms turned on don't you?

See page 17 on The Owner's Manual

Between that and setting the parameters with the POI Loader, it should work.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Stupid is as Stupid does, however....

Ok, about 10 minutes after I wrote the original post, I realized that my 'custom POIs' proximity alert was turn off for some reason. So that fixed Sheetz and most of my school alerts.

However (and this has been this way since day one), there are certain schools (not all of them) that don't alert. They are on right on the road and I can see them if i use the map, but there is no alert. There isn't anything different from one to the next that I can tell. I read the other posts and understand about the proximity and the way it works. I have the POIs internally.

Wait, wait, wait... let me ask you this and I believe this answers my own question. If you are inside that radius, does it alert? or does it ONLY alert if you past that prox. point. In other words, I have my alert set to 1/2 mile. Now, when I turn on that street, it is less then 1/4. So therefore, I would never hit that 1/2 mark. Does that make sense at all?

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

You may be on to somethig, but it may need expert opinion...

asianfire wrote:

Wait, wait, wait... let me ask you this and I believe this answers my own question. If you are inside that radius, does it alert?

I think you are on to something there... I may be wrong - as I have not done a lot of experimenting with proximity alerts - but i think it will alert when you cross the proximity threshold - and if you're within that, it won't alert - unless you also use a naming convention with the file to give it a speed alert, and meet that speed threshold.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

OK! I just don't get this

OK! I just don't get this whole alert thing. I went by a sheetz today and it didn't go off. Now the sheetz is RIGHT ON THE ROAD. But my alert didn't go off. So I turned around, and BAM there is the alert. I went around about 3 times and each time, it would alert if I was traveling east bound on the 4 lane highway, but never west bound. I just don't get it. Now my schools don't alert either.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Is this a divided highway, that you can't cross?

If it's working out the distance by road - then maybe you're nowhere near as close as you think you are! ... because it's working out all the U turns etc that are involved.

Maybe? wink

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

yeah, I know that it is

yeah, I know that it is working by the distance of the road and not the by the crow flies (thanks to you). I just don't get it, I see the Sheetz icon right on the road and it merrily (sp) passes me as I pass it. So I go up a mile or so and turn around and it alerts exactly (I set it 1/4 mile) when it suppose too. Tell me what you think of this theory...

Like you said, it goes by the road distance. Since the sheetz is on the other side of the road (according to the GPS), and you have to make a U-turn (which in reality you don't), it is further then a 1/4 of a mile (Which is exactly what you just said, isn't it...lol) The funny thing is, is that the GPS has the Sheetz on the wrong side of the road, so maybe if I change the coordinates, I will get an alert. Thanks for the brainstorm!

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

If this is one that you pass

If this is one that you pass regularly and therefore can test easily, try setting your alert out further and see what happens at that location.

thanks, but I tried that,

thanks, but I tried that, went from 800 ft to 1 mile. Made no difference.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

try this....

Place the coordinates in Google Earth, then you can visually see where the coords are pointing at.

If you need to adjust you can, then try another drive-by.

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I figured out the problem,

I figured out the problem, the location was on the opposite side of the road then what it really was. Therefore, you had to do a U turn and that caused it to be way over the alert distance.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

poi distance

kch50428 wrote:
asianfire wrote:

Wait, wait, wait... let me ask you this and I believe this answers my own question. If you are inside that radius, does it alert?

but i think it will alert when you cross the proximity threshold - and if you're within that, it won't alert

At least with my 660, the alert will still sound if I turn onto a street that has a poi within the radius. The POI has to be on the street that I am currently traveling on however, and not within a specific radius per se. Example: Dunkin Donuts (mmmm...donuts...) is on a parallel street, but within my 1000' radius. I am not heading towards it, so my alert will not sound.

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Garmin Quest/Quest2/Nuvi660/Nuvi755T

Yeah, I have noticed that

Yeah, I have noticed that too. If you really think about it, alerts were initally meant to be use to alert you that you are coming up on something, red light, school zone, etc. So I am guess that since you are not actually going to cross that location (because you are on a different street) that they figured that they weren't going to alert you.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

maybe you could try setting

maybe you could try setting your coordinates for the middle of the road. like on the median/double yellow?

Hey, great idea!

Hey, great idea!

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I thought so, thats why I

I thought so, thats why I posted it smile. (<--Kidding) It seems to work with my c330.

Rest Stops

Could this be the same with Rest Stops and a nuvi 680?

I have named the csv and mp3 names the same and did not get an alert. Could it be that its not on the direct path, but own its own road?

Anyone else have luck with alerts and Rest Stops?

PS - do I have to use the speed alert and the prox alert or just the prox alert?

Thanks

For what it's worth

I read in another post how to use the simulate mode to play with the proximity alerts without burning up petrol at $3.15/gallon.

( mild bragging rights here ) I was also able to get the custom alert .mp3 file to play a small sound byte that matched the POI ( IHOP restaurant ), pretty cool.

But I will agree with most of the info here, I MUST BE on the same road as the POI, NOT at an intersection or cross-road. The IHOP I use triggers the alert from either direction, if i'm on the exact road.

I had hoped that "Proximity" meant proximity ( i.e. radius ). There are times I'm trying to find a location in a very large mall or parking lot that may be several hundred feet off of the highway but the alerts won't sound until I turn into the parking lot. Kinda defeats the purpose. :+(

Alerts not working

How are your Poi files set for alerts are they for example schools@20 if so that is why they dont work because my 2720 will not work like that HERE IS HOW THEY ARE AND THEY WORK FINE Example Schools_20 Hope this helps

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Alerts

I am new to this and am wondering if I need to install POI's in the nuvi or on the card. I can't understand how they would work from the card. Any info will help.
RCCJCC new nuvi 650

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RCC

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Either will work. The unit will read the files in either location.

MIddle is what I did

Jeremy1026 wrote:

maybe you could try setting your coordinates for the middle of the road. like on the median/double yellow?

I had similar issues with a Speed Alert that I pass every day on the expressway. It would trigger going westbound, but not eastbound. Went back to Google Earth and zoomed in and moved the pointer to the median strip between the east and west bound lanes and now it triggers in both directions. Because the original point was located on the westbound side of the expressway, it must have handled the divided lanes as two different roads, perhaps. Or maybe it was smart enough the see that the alert was only on the westbound side.

Happened to me too ...

I had the exact experience with one of my POI in nuvi 660. The sound did not come off while I was approching the location, and even it did not come off when I reached it. But, as I was leaving the location from the same location side of the road the sound came off smile. I think you are right guys about which side of road your POI is located and from which side you are approaching your POI. I will try to set my POI on the roads madian and see what will happen.