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Can Smart Phones or IPhone warn of red light cameras?

 
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260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

Need a different app

There are apps out there that do that. The poi factory files only work with the portable GPS units.

I use

I use Trapster on my iPhone. It has really good features using input from users.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Thanks

thanks for your reply

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260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

good to know that. i thought

good to know that. i thought you could do this only on gps devices.

There's an app...

For almost anything you can think of - and probably some things you've never thought of...

The GPS apps on iPhone I've used thus far lack the ability to do custom POIs, and optimized routing - so if those things are deal-breakers for you, the stand-alone GPS that does what you want is still the way to go - but the apps are evolving, and getting better all the time.

What would be the perfect thing - in my opinion - would be a GPS app on a phone that would be a "data conduit" for a stand alone device - giving all the best of both worlds.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Not Exactly...

chimchim12 wrote:

There are apps out there that do that. The poi factory files only work with the portable GPS units.

cool

The files here at POI factory can and will work without a stand alone GPS.

If you have the right app?... you can use your smart phone as a GPS without a data or internet connection.

All that is needed is a smartphone with GPS capability and the right app. I use a great one that will alert to any POI file loaded. I have it on my Samsung Epic 4G as a backup.

If anyone wants the name... (Radardroid).
Your Smartphone can alert to Redlight cameras, Speed traps or any POI file loaded.

There is a APP for that!!!

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"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy S4

There is an Iphone app that does custom pois

http://www.alk.com/copilot/ -- uses OV2 for the poi file format - so a csv file from here could be converted to OV2 and used... However, it appears you'd need a means of dropping files into the iPhone's physical storage... to do that on a mac, I use iPhone Explorer. Similar programs for Windows exist.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

poi factory files work great

poi factory files work great on my nokia n8 with gmobile xt.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

PhantomAlert

kkkelleher wrote:

Or will you still need your Garmin or other gps?

I use PhantomAlert on both my Garmin and my BlackBerry. I use primarily my Garmin, but if I am in a vehicle without the ability to hve the GPS, the BlackBerry works excellent.

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Which one is more

Which one is more accurate/reliable, PhantomAlert or POI file created on this website?

Accuracy?

tttincognito wrote:

Which one is more accurate/reliable, PhantomAlert or POI file created on this website?

I'm not sure I know the answer to that. The POI file has something like 3,600 red light cameras and another 450 speed cameras. PhantomAlert lists something like 144,000 entries, but that includes speed & red light cameras, speed traps (useless to me, since they are moving target), school zones, and DUI checks (which I think is useless). I just download the database for speed & red light cameras from their site into my BlackBerry & Garmin, since that is all I'm interested in.

The major difference, though, is probably that the PhantomAlert database is updated & verified online by all users, whereas the POI file is more limited in updates.

What it all comes down to is probably a matter of preference. I like the BlackBerry option when I'm in a rented car or otherwise without my Garmin.

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

nope need gps

yep ya still need that garmin

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