I can't get my Nuvi 370 to sound an alarm when approaching a speed camera from Cyclops. The unit does display the speed camera icon however. The audio notification is turned on.
Anyone has had a similar problem in the past?
Thanks for your help.
you have to have a sound file for both the Nuvi 350 & 370 units.
Unless I'm wrong Cyclops was a trial version in my old 350.
You now have to buy a $ 24.95 subscription from Garmin to get it for a year.
So whatever is on the 370 would be well out of date since the 370 model was discontinued years ago !
Welcome to The Factory.
The Cyclops description states that there will be a sound alert as you approach a speed camera whether or not you're exceeding the speed limit and states that the nuvi 370 is compatible with Cyclops US and Canada:
I assume your Volume is set to a reasonable level and not muted and that you have the Attention Tone enabled (see p 43):
I don't see it mentioned in the owners manual but some nuvi models have an audio mixer that lets you individually adjust various volume settings (navigation, alerts, etc.) If your 370 has a mixer, check each volume setting.
As mentioned, unless you have a paid subscription to Cyclops for your 370 and update frequently, the data you have could be well out of date. What you can do to replace the Cyclops file is to install The Factory's redlight and speed camera POI files:
Once you earn your windmill here, you have free access to the files. Before that, you can pay a small fee to access the files. These files will offer the default "ding" alert on their own, but many here will download and use a custom audio alert to replace the "ding:"
Your 370 has the ability to use either mp3 or wav audio.
Are you not hearing any sound or expecting a voice to warn you?
Cyclops files will ONLY play a bong sound, unlike POI Factory Speed Camera files that are created using POILoader, here you can have a voice announce an upcoming speed camera.
With the new Cyclops GPI file, my Nuvi doesn't play the bing bing (or bong) sound that it used to do while approaching a camera with the old cyclops file.
Thanks to you all for your suggestions but that was not the source of the problem.
Interesting. It sounds like Garmin tweaked something either intentionally or unintentionally and you may want to pursue the issue with Garmin. The problem with this is that the person answering your question may or may not understand your problem or just offer some boilerplate response to you. You really need to get 1-2 levels up in Garmin's response network before you may get a real answer.
One possible thought. I wonder if Garmin altered their file so that an alert will only occur if you're exceeding the speed limit. Sadly the only way to test this is to speed through a speed camera location.
One further complication with the US/Canada Cyclops file which may be news to you is that the newer nuvi models are now incompatible with the US/Canada Cyclops file. It's especially odd when all other geographic areas' Cyclops files other than US/Canada are compatible with the newer models. Given that the US/Canada Cyclops only works with older mostly discontinued nuvi models, Garmin may not have an interest in your loss of the "boing."
Out of curiosity, how long have you been using Cyclops and when did the loss of alerts become evident? I assume the loss occurred right after a Cyclops download/install.
I did a complete hard reset of my unit and now it's working. Go figure...
A hard reset often cures these Garmin's with amnesia.
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