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I've asked before, not sure if nobody knows, but where does my 2350LMT get its info for red light and speed cams? It seems to be more accurate than poi factory, yet how is that possible since the gps is over a year old?

I found this on their website, it's $8.49 to get their file that's supposedly updated "daily."

I would be willing to spend that, because I think I just got nabbed for $75 in DC. Just wondering if anyone knows about this cyclops thing. Thanks.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=287&pID=69781

Or better yet, if we take the free trial, do we get today's file for free? wink

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Previous discussion

From what others have reported, I'll continue using the POI Factory files. Let us know of your findings if ever you do the comparison of both databases.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/27357

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johnnatash4 wrote:

I've asked before, not sure if nobody knows, but where does my 2350LMT get its info for red light and speed cams? It seems to be more accurate than poi factory, yet how is that possible since the gps is over a year old?

Where have you found it more accurate than POI FACTORY?

Garmin Cyclops

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THE GARMIN WEBSITE.
Garmin Cyclops feature sounds an alert as you approach a traffic enforcement camera. The database is maintained daily and contains information about fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary/roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras.
The 30-day free trial allows you to test out the service free of charge. Updates can be downloaded to your device throughout the free trial period. One free trial is offered per device and at the end of the trial, a new One-time update or One-year subscription can be purchased. The free trial is not available for all safety camera regions.
AS LONG AS YOU'V NEVER ACTIVATED THE FREE TRIAL FOR YOUR DEVICE, YOU CAN STILL RECEIVE THE FREE TRIAL EVEN THOUGH YOUR DEVICE IS OVER A YEAR OLD. Personally I'd go for Garmin's free trial first.

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Does it download daily, or just maintained daily? How does the data get imported?

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Good Info

akanyr wrote:

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FROM THE GARMIN WEBSITE.
Garmin Cyclops feature sounds an alert as you approach a traffic enforcement camera. The database is maintained daily and contains information about fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary/roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras.
The 30-day free trial allows you to test out the service free of charge. Updates can be downloaded to your device throughout the free trial period. One free trial is offered per device and at the end of the trial, a new One-time update or One-year subscription can be purchased. The free trial is not available for all safety camera regions.
AS LONG AS YOU'V NEVER ACTIVATED THE FREE TRIAL FOR YOUR DEVICE, YOU CAN STILL RECEIVE THE FREE TRIAL EVEN THOUGH YOUR DEVICE IS OVER A YEAR OLD. Personally I'd go for Garmin's free trial first.

Interesting, I'll have to try the trial to see if it works with my c340. I don't think it will, but wouldn't hurt to try.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Cyclops

One-Year Subscription – A One-year subscription will provide unlimited safety camera downloads for the region selected over the course of one year. Pay only one time and return as often as you choose to download updates to your compatible device. This option will keep you up to date as safety cameras are relocated or added in your area.

Shrifty, you beat me to it by a couple of minutes. There is a list of compatible devices and I did not see the C340

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Dudlee

Compatible list

Dudlee wrote:

One-Year Subscription – A One-year subscription will provide unlimited safety camera downloads for the region selected over the course of one year. Pay only one time and return as often as you choose to download updates to your compatible device. This option will keep you up to date as safety cameras are relocated or added in your area.

Shrifty, you beat me to it by a couple of minutes. There is a list of compatible devices and I did not see the C340

I saw the list, but figured I'd ignore it and see what happens grin

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

I think i will stick to my

I think i will stick to my files from POI-factory.

Definitely not compatible

Tried activating for my c340 and received the following:

"Device not supported
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This device doesn't support Cyclops™ Safety Cameras — U.S. and Canada.
Please connect a different device and try again.

StreetPilot c340 Software Version 6.10 - S/N xxxxxxxxx (undefined MB available)Device not supported"

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Cyclops

pilothaz wrote:

I think i will stick to my files from POI-factory.

I tried the Cyclops trial software before on a Garmin 1350LMT, I will also stick with the POI Factory files.

POI Files All The Way!

I have found the POI files here to be pretty reliable.

Why pay for something that so far hasn't shown to be any more reliable than what is available here? (I haven't seen any data to show otherwise yet).

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Red Light Camera Warning

I hove both Cyclops and POI-Factory RLC data installed in my 2460LMT and they both warn in most cases.

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romanviking

CYCLOPS

What is the cost for Cyclops.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

accuracy

telecomdigest2 wrote:
johnnatash4 wrote:

I've asked before, not sure if nobody knows, but where does my 2350LMT get its info for red light and speed cams? It seems to be more accurate than poi factory, yet how is that possible since the gps is over a year old?

Where have you found it more accurate than POI FACTORY?

Seemed to be accurate in DC area. POI went off, no camera. On the way back, both POI and Garmin went off, there was a camera. Anyway it doesn't seem that $2x breaks the bank for something that works. I believe I'm about to get a $75 ticket in DC, and who knows, maybe having the cyclops would have helped. I think my 2350LMT had the cyclops from whenever it was mfg., so it's not up to date in all cases, like where I might have gotten nabbed. I have to wait and see if I do get a violation, if so, would have rather spent $30 on cyclops and kept the other $45 in the bank. smile

I guess I have both? (from original purchase)

romanviking wrote:

I hove both Cyclops and POI-Factory RLC data installed in my 2460LMT and they both warn in most cases.

Seems like cyclops knows to alert you in a certain direction and not the other? It also has the mobile safety zones as well.

It Seems Like A Good Idea

But POI-Factory still has a great database. You also get the great community here. Of course, using both is an option too. Let us know if you try it out.

cyclops and the speed limits

Does it gives sound alerts of the speed limits instead of the peeping sound on Garmin ?

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Cezoot

Cyclops & Speed Limits

On my 40, the free Cyclops just beeps if you have the 'beeping' on. And it's directional. But I don't believe they update it (for free).

POI-Factory is much better

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

On the 2350LMT

Semi-Related question.

I have a 2350LMT. I think it came with Cyclops, but I never activated anything - not even a trial. It beeped at me one time about a traffic camera, and it was well after 30 days with the unit - so I think Cyclops comes from the factory but you have to pay to update it.

Recently, I discovered the speed and RLC files here, and I pretty much prefer them (nice to be able to set my own icon and nice to be able to search and see where the cameras are rather than just driving up and being surprised.

But I'm not sure I want TWO files alerting me to RLC info.

Question (finally): Where is the Cyclops info stored, can I delete it, and if I do, will it re-install with a map update?

Thanks!

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Tiger-Heli wrote:

Question (finally): Where is the Cyclops info stored, can I delete it, and if I do, will it re-install with a map update?

It's stored in the POI folder on the nuvi, the same place where your POIs are stored from here. The filename will be fairly obvious: "safety_camera_US_Canada.gpi" and comes with a corresponding .unl(unlock) and may also have a corresponding .gma(validation) file. Look for something similar.

The file has no expiration date and will continue to provide you with alerts, but unless you subscribe, the file will NOT be updated with new info. The file does NOT get updated nor reinstalled with a map update if you delete it.

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i think i will try it

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nuvi 2757LM

Garmin Cyclops

I am happy with the POI files but the directional alert is nice. I would certainly not want both on teh GPS, one alert is enough. Does it do anything else?

2595 LMT not compatible

According to Garmin the US 2595 LMT is not compatible, The European one is... I was planning to subscribe. The trial work but not yearly version

DC Red Light Cameras

DC is a bad place to go for Red Light and Speed cameras. They use both hidden mobile and fixed. My GPS goes off constantly. They also like to put the cameras right after a tunnel in the hopes you do not have a GPS signal and your are not going to pick them up.

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