Recently purchased a Garmin DriveSmart 61, a very nice and fast model. It also supports red light and speed cameras. Once I checked more into this, found out I this is a subscription feature from Cyclops ($24.99/year) - see above link.
This is a good example of the continued value of POI Factory in the form of a user-maintained red light and speed camera databases. Have no experience with Cyclops, but will wager the POI Factory data bases contain more reliable data.
Anyone have experience with Cyclops or performed a comparison?
Thanks POI Factory!
Never used it
Try this thread which is very short and will give you a very good comparison between our RLC and SPeed cameras and Cyclops:
As I suspected - thanks for point this out.
I've had four different Garmins a 350, 855, 3790 and 2797 since 2002 and I remember that one came with a time limited version of Cyclops installed. For some reason I think it may have been the 350. If I recall I never ever had any warning alerts.
I am using Red light Camera POI files from poi-factory site for years and it is working great for me and don't need any other subscription.
Just bought a new Garmin DriveAssist 50 LMT 5" Dash Cam GPS Navigator & it came with Cyclops installed. Very happy with the unit as a whole.
Cyclops works well and only alerts when the camera is facing in the direction that you are traveling. Something POI files presently don't do. POI files alert once you get within a certain distance of the camera regardless of which direction you are driving. Cyclops also only gives a little ding for the alert and a red notification on the screen. It would be better if you could add your own alert. If your radio is on you could miss the alert.
Not sure how often Garmin updates the database. I doubt it's as often as the files on this site. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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