Well, two questions, actually:
1. Does a proximity alert sound when you are within a radius of x feet from the POI, where x is the number that you set, or does the alert sound only if that POI is along the route that you are currently traveling?
2. Is there a limit to how far away you can set a proximity alert and still have it work?
Thanks in advance.
Bump. I think this got lost after we started using the new unread post feature.
But it looks like there are no answers to my questions...
Ah, well, guess I'll dig around some more and see what I find.
Great site here, by the way!
On how you've loaded the POIs.
The Help file of the POI loader explains it. The "Garmin CSV file format" link on the "faq & help" page linked at the top of this page has information that should help too.
I think it also depends on the model of GPS unit that you have. My Mio has two settings for alerts on speedcams/redlight cams, one gives an audible alert the other a visual alert. Not sure about the Garmins.
I asked this same question several weeks ago and received no answer.
1. Garmin Customer Service says it's a radius alert. But, on my Garmin C320, I've found that the POI must be ON the route/street/highway being traveled.
2. I set my California Rest Stops POI to 14000 ft (2.5 miles). It works great because the rest stops are ON the route.
I verified that for my Garmin Nuvi 660 when you set a distance alert it is NOT a radius alert. You must be on the road that the alert is set for. Case in point. I have a proximity alert set for a Credit Union. I was on a side streen about 500 feet away & nothing. As soon as I turned onto the street the alert went off. Alert is set for 2600'. I then went another route & from about 2000' away as soon as I turned onto the road the credit Union is on the alert went off.
On my Mio I use the camera settings to mark buoys, channel markers, shoals, shallows and islands on our lake so I can get an alert when navigating at night. It uses a radius setting rather than an "on route" setting. When I got to Atlanta, it went off as I was traveling on 285 going over a side street, and that side street had a cam on it, not the highway, so I'm pretty sure the radius feature works on it.
I have a 360. I live near a school zone but not on the street that the school zone is on. I am within the radius of the school zone. When I arrive home, and I am driving above 20 the alarm sounds. As soon as I slow to pull into the driveway it stops.---------Earl Leeson
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