Got a nice new garmin drive assist. I have the Rest Areas combined poi-factory file and have an alert to sound 2 miles out for me to get into the right lane if I decide I need a break. However, every time the alert chimes, my garmin thinks that I've suffered an "event" and the dash cam footage automatically saves.
Now, i've hit some hard bumps, and I know that can cause the video recording to save itself, but this happens almost every time I pass a rest area. I say almost because I took a road trip last week, and there was one or two rest areas this did not happen at. Everywhere around where I usually travel though it does happen.
Any one else having this issue?
Now I've heard everything!
My only thought is to try changing the rest area alert tone to something less 'crashy' and see if that reduces or eliminates your camera's action. This may especially be worth trying if other custom POIs with alerts are loaded to the GPS which do not trigger an event.
I have a Tarzan file (it's the 1937 Johnny Weismuller one) of him Screaming.... (I have it as a ring tone in my phone and you can hear it all over the building when it goes off, so if you want it, I'll convert it to a .wav for you and you can change your tone!
My only thought is to try changing the rest area alert tone to something less 'crashy'
Is it the "toilet flushing" alert sound?
Based on your post."However, every time the alert chimes".It sounds like you are using the standard defult alert or what I call the bong alert. Try using a voice alert and see if that makes a difference. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsJTUmvb6_o for instructions .You will need wav and sox.exe per the FAQ. Under sounds select one of the wav files http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6643
if it makes a different i'm using a custom alert sound
Have you tried, as suggested above, trying another audio file?
Also, do you have other custom alerts for other POIs that work but don't crash? ...or is the Rest Area alert your only custom audio alert?
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