poi files,car speakers and red light cameras

 

I recently purchased a Garmin 1390LMT from Costco.
I previously had a nuvi760 which I just loved because of what it will do.

I noticed the 1390LMT does not have an output jack so you can you use your car speakers.any solution to this?
Also can POI and redlight/speed camera data and sounds be loaded on to this unit? If so do do you load it to the microsd card?

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Me Bigmac

short answers

mebigmac wrote:

I recently purchased a Garmin 1390LMT from Costco.
I previously had a nuvi760 which I just loved because of what it will do.

I noticed the 1390LMT does not have an output jack so you can you use your car speakers.any solution to this?

No. Beginning with the 4 digit series Garmin removed the output jack and the MP3 capability from their units. The FM transmitter was also removed.

mebigmac wrote:

Also can POI and redlight/speed camera data and sounds be loaded on to this unit? If so do do you load it to the microsd card?

Use the latest version of POI Loader.
As your system will and can not use MP3 sounds, you will need the WAV versions of alert sounds and the correct version of SOX.There are several excellent FAQs and tutorials written toward newbies that cover where to find the correct version of SOX, how to install it and how it is used.

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Location Of POI's

mebigmac wrote:

Also can POI and redlight/speed camera data and sounds be loaded on to this unit? If so do do you load it to the microsd card?

After following Box Cars advice on how to create POI's using sox.exe, you can put the POI's either on the Nuvi OR an SD card.

I personally load POI's that I want working at all times on the Nuvi unit. I also have some POI's that audio notifications can be annoying at times, for those I put on an SD card. If I don't wish to hear them I simply eject the SD card. The only problem using this method is if your Nuvi didn't have enough room for the map (or partial map) or the junction view, and they were placed on the SD card, you can't eject it.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

poi files

Thanks for the all the info. Its to bad Garmin took something that worked and then screwed it up.

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What worked...

mebigmac wrote:

Its to bad Garmin took something that worked and then screwed it up.

What worked that now does not?

Audio Jack?

jgermann wrote:
mebigmac wrote:

Its to bad Garmin took something that worked and then screwed it up.

What worked that now does not?

I believe what mebigmac was referring to was the newer units no longer provide an audio out jack.
I too miss this feature on my 2460, my 660 and 765T both have it. It's nice to plug into the car radio and never be concerned about noise levels that possibly interfere with instructions.

Garmin giveth, then taketh features away. I'd gladly trade the Eco-route (I disabled) for the audio jack.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Audio Jack?

@muell9k
That may be what he was asking about, but, because he titled his post POI Files, I assumed it was something about them.

The content on this site makes it easy ...

I've been using a GPS since the early 90's (a Magellan Nav5000 which actually had a calendar in it to predict if you would have adequate satellite coverage on a particular day at a particular time or not ... the full constellation of GPS satellites hadn't yet been launched into orbit!) but I'm VERY new to handling custom POI files. The content on this site has made it pretty easy to get going and I am much happier with my Garmin than I would have otherwise been.

I guess this is a way of saying "THANKS!!" to all who contribute and also to say to the OP, look around and you'll find a LOT of cool stuff!

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