It would seem to me that maintaining an accurate database is very difficult.
Yesterday, we were passing through NJ, and being alerted at all the old intersections where NJ had rlcs. They did away with them years ago.
Back in July, I purchased the Cyclops figuring we're going to be spending time in Toronto, let's be extra careful and do the belt and suspenders method of awareness.
It's not the POI Factory file that triggered all the alerts in NJ, it's Garmin!
I think of maintaining such a database as being like area codes and exchanges. Think about how many new area codes and exchanges are created--it isn't simply because of the number of devices (like iPads, etcs., it has to do with the management of the previously used numbers).
Well, not sure that Cyclops is worth it, but I figured having both files would ensure we know when we're approaching a rlc in Toronto. If I could do it again, sure, I wouldn't have bought it.
How does cyclops work? Specifically, is the file updated every x weeks? How do you know if an update is available? How is the update performed? Does it use Garmin Express or something else?
I'm just curious and wonder how it works.
I use The Factory's RLC and SC files and never tried Cyclops, especially now in the US where many Garmin On The Road devices are incompatible with Cyclops USA.
I have warnings on a couple of roads about speed and the cameras were removed years ago ! also off ramps the were shut down it tells you to turn off on there aren't many errors but there a pain when your on a long trip and you don't know the area well !
Well I login to Garmin Express with the device connected, and then it will ALWAYS say an update is available for the FM traffic (totally useless lol and obsolete). Then there is another tab for paid subscriptions or something like that--it doesn't say what's available, so I simply click it. Then when I go into the "about" part of the Garmin, it has the date of the file. It's definitely not every week, but seems to be more than 1/mo.....and on the trip to Toronto, I did not notice any false alerts, however, I did notice an intersection that was missing from both Cyclops and POI (reported)...
Thanks, I always wondered...
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