Anyone have any problem using the restaqreascombined.csv file?
I loaded it into my Nuvi 350 and found out that my Nuvi does not announce upcoming places from that file.
I can see the places on my Nuvi and they will map, but they don't seem to announce.
Am I missing something?
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Have you set an alert?
Check the faq area for instructions if you haven't.
I checked a number of the Rest Areas, Turnouts here in Florida with that file, with the Proximity Alert set at 1 mile and I always got alert exactly at 1 mile in agreement with roadside signs.
I know the proximity alert can be set up to 25 miles.
I set proximity to 2500. Maybe that is too close?
What would be a good proximity?
Should it be set differently for different types of POI?
Say for files with campgrounds?
Say for hospitals?
Say for gas stations?
And along those lines... my garmin already has some POI's in it... how do I turn on the alerts for them?
I set my proximity alerts for 5280 ft. since in most cases I am travelling in the 65-70 mph speed range . This allows me time to read the alert and get into the proper lane without endangering myself and other cars.
My personal choice!
The built in POIs cannot have alerts without selecting that POI, pressing "GO", and following the GPSr instructions to get there !
I set other alert distances in accordance to the speeds I will be driving in the type area they will be in. (in general)
I set mine differently, depending on what type of POI it is. Speed/redlight cams, about 1/4 of a mile. Others, such as say a restaurant, perhaps a mile or two.
Say I have this poi file...
I run poi loader (latest version)... and set a proximity on it of say 1,000 feet. No mp3 for the file is loaded.
Now when I run my Nuvi... and "Jill" and I are bopping on down the highway... and we come across one of the poi's in the poi file that was loaded...
Assuming the point is on the road... ahead of me...
What should happen?
1. Should "Jill" announce the point ahead at 1,000 feet?
2. Should I just get a "bing-bing" from the Nuvi?
"Jill" doesn't know anything about your alerts.
You will hear the "bing-bing" if the alert is set properly.
And you will get a visual alert on the GPS screen.
Now I understand the need for the mp3 files! I have been beating my head against the bricks trying to get "Jill" to tell me of poi's in the poi files I have loaded.
I don't get a "Bing bing" I get a "Bing Bong". What am I doing wrong.
Ok Ok.... I get a Bing Bong also...
I could not understand why "Jill" was not announcing my POI's... Now, I have to apologize to a non human?
What a life us men have to lead... lol
you better apologize, or she will mislead you by "accident"
Yeah, isn't Jill the one who has been reported to "get an attitude" if you don't listen to her?
yeap, she is the one!
that a female created gps just to give us guys grief...
YEah, she never tells me that I am cute or nice. As in the commerial, we keep it on a professional level.
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