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Old 28-02-2008, 03:43 PM
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Garmin mobile xt Speed Camera warnings

I think I've installed this correctly, as in maps first, then camera overlay.

1) How do I check the speed camera database is on the phone correctly

2) How do I get it to warn me about cameras!!


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Old 01-03-2008, 11:31 PM
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Well to check the cameras simply in map mode scroll to the location of a camera known to you and zoom in. They only appear once you have zoomed in. and for the other part Garmin will automatically warn you as long as you have the setting turned on. --> settings --> proximity points.

Or simply drive past a speed and see if works. It works perfectly for me and has done from installation.

My only problem is trying to find up-todate POI's. As speed cameras are forever popping up in London. I normally get mine from a free websites where all the information about POI is slowlly accumulated. The only problem with this is they are often out of date.
Where did you get your POI set from?? and do you know if i can create my own POI's

Hope this helps ya!

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Old 03-03-2008, 03:17 PM
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If I've installed them correctly, would I be able to check in either the 'Map Sets' menu or the 'Custom POI' menu or something?

I'm not convinced I've installed ut correctly.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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did you try what i said.
Unfortunatley that is all i did and it works. I am still trying to get my head around these poi's and mapsets as this satnav thingy is a real first for me.
It took me forever to figure out how to put the maps on the bloody thing.

sorry i couldnt help any further, but i cant believe that no one else has tried to help, i sure some people know what to do.

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When you say you have install the poi correctly, did you use garmins poi installer? If so you shouldnt have to change any of the settings. I got the lastest database from pocketgps.com and then used garmin poi installer and it worked fine.

When a camera approaches, i can see a pic of a speed camera and the top bar lights up red with a beeping sound and speed limit.
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i got speed cameras and rel light camera alerts by using the garmin POI installer. and i just googled for free poi websites, downloaded a free database poi file, and garmin poi installer did the rest. works great, but only when i have a route planned and i am approaching a rel light with camera.

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Old 03-04-2008, 03:52 AM
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i have the garmin xt mobile on my n95 8 gig. i installed both standard red/speed cam poi in it and also the advanced. i was able to load the standard maps through the poi loader but the advanved maps must be installed manually. all that ment was to extract files to hdd. then copy that over into the POI folder on ur garmin device. if that folder doesnt exist then just simply create it and away u go.

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:33 PM
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When you say you have install the poi correctly, did you use garmins poi installer? If so you shouldnt have to change any of the settings. I got the lastest database from pocketgps.com and then used garmin poi installer and it worked fine.

When a camera approaches, i can see a pic of a speed camera and the top bar lights up red with a beeping sound and speed limit.
I used the Garmin Mapsource app to install the POI's...

Where do I get the POI installer from?

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I used the Garmin Mapsource app to install the POI's...

Where do I get the POI installer from?
garmin website for free. google is your friend.

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Old 04-04-2008, 08:04 AM
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garmin website for free. google is your friend.
Woo hoo! Finally got them installed... That MapSource app isn't the easiest to use is it...

Now, lets go speeding up to a camera and test it...

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Guys i don't know someone can help me but i have two issue..

1) First time when i installed Garmin XT mobile the background was blue.. then after 1day it changed to white background...

2) I always get message Searching satellite... sometime i have to wait 5minute before getting signal.. is that normal???

thank you!

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:19 PM
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you have it on auto mode, which turns the screen from day to night mode when its day and night.

you need to enable AGPS, which uses small amount of data, but gives oyu a lock in about 15 seconds.

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Woo hoo! Finally got them installed... That MapSource app isn't the easiest to use is it...

Now, lets go speeding up to a camera and test it...

Is there an easy way to change the sound that plays without having to re-install the POI's and without using the Garmin POI loader?

I used the MapSource app to add the POI's...

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Old 07-04-2008, 07:15 PM
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This is getting ridiculous... If I install the Speed camera database using the MapSource app using the GDB file, the POI's work, but with an inaudible sound.

When I try using Garmins POI loader pointing to this folder:



...it tells me that 10,000 odd POI's have been successfully installed, but I SEE NOTHING.

What am I doing wrong??

GOING SLIGHTLY MENTAL NOW.

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Old 23-04-2008, 06:47 AM
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Speed Cameras and other POI's

If you have installed them properly you can see them - select WHERE TO - scroll to EXTRAS - CUSTOM POIs - the list is there - It shows POIs near your current position so get a satellite fix first so GMXT knows where you are. If you're in London it won't show POIs in Australia for eg.

I'd also like to know how to change the alert sound - it is very soft at the moment
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