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    Smile Speed camera voice alerts

    Hi. I am new to this site and this is my first post.

    I have been using my old nokia phone with nokia maps loaded onto it for offline use for 6 years.
    It used to be adequate for my needs but is no longer updated (for a couple of years), and the screen is so small I can't read the text anymore.

    I decided to get a proper sat nav, choosing the Garmin nuvi 2699.
    I have not had much chance to use it at the moment.

    The one thing that really annoys me with it, is the fact that it only pings for alerts such as speed cameras etc.
    My 6 year old nokia with free nokia maps is far better for notifications, such as "speed camera ahead"

    I downloaded a poi for speed cameras with voice alerts from the net, which did not work.

    Has anyone got a solution to help me, as this would be far better than ping ping ping! which drives me mad.

    Thanks

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    G'day waynee, welcome to GPSPower.
    The Garmin Cyclops GPI files are encrypted so not easy to de-compile them.

    Other 3rd party files without voice warnings can usually be separated into their underlying location [GPX/CSV] files and then recompiled using POI software with a compatible sound file [WAV/MP3] suitable for your unit. Have a look in the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], scroll down to 'Working with pois and favorites' and the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], scroll down to 'Pois Management Tools'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    G'day waynee, welcome to GPSPower.
    The Garmin Cyclops GPI files are encrypted so not easy to de-compile them.
    Well this is what I know (so far), after decrypting them, you won't get any other sounds nor voices for Cyclop working. This is because it uses a proprietary record type (that the firmware can interpret) So unless you can change the firmware as well, it's a no go. Only other solution is to extract alert data then rebuild using generic alert record type (adding your own sounds/voices) that are used in PoiLoader.

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    one POI with POI loader is not comparable, Cyclop is a smart, it know where you are, ex: if you have one red light alert under you, on simple POI dont know if you are upper on big hiway or if you are on this red light alert way . i prefer one bip alarm with smart alert lol

    sorry for my bad english
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    So far no alerts (from any products) know the altitude (height) to discriminates between alert beneath an overpass or accurate enough to distinct the closeness of one from side streets of a highway. The only "smart" Cyclop capability as compared to normal "POILoader" alerts is that it's directional.
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    Check the difference between the Cyclop technology and simple POI


    Watch this video and see how working Cyclop ! Cyclop know the différence between True or false alert
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    There is nothing "special" about "Cyclop waypoint technology", it's just directional. "Simple POI" as you called it is just a proximity omni-directional alerts. I can make "directional" alerts without "Cyclop waypoint technology" and it will behave just like it. BTW, Cyclop video show "Other Systems" wrong. No proximity alerts that I've experienced so far* will triggered multiple times once you remained INSIDE the proximity of the alert. It's Cyclop bullsh*t marketing.

    * TomTom, iGO, Navigon, Garmin, Sygic
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    I confirm that there will not be multiple alerts provided the receiver remains within the zone, being the proximity circle defined by the radius from an omnidirectional alert. For it to alert again the receiver needs to exit from then reenter the alert zone. Cyclops simply 'knows' if you are approaching from the one single direction in which the camera is aimed, i.e. if it's a unidirectional alert. The video in the cyclops website takes 'poetic license' to its limits of acceptability and is more than puffery, it's downright misleading. Their competitors should complain.
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    So on POI factory,you have Nice POI red light alert and radar alert, and never omnidirectional ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by quebec001 View Post
    So on POI factory,you have Nice POI red light alert and radar alert, and never omnidirectional ..
    I'm assuming you mean to say "never directional" I think "POI factory" is using Garmin's POILoader to create their alerts which are all omni-directional (or perhaps non-directional is a better term). Directional (uni or bi) can only be made using Cyclops "proprietary" record or "special" record* via Garmin Content Toolkit.

    * such as Alert Circle or Bearing Angle
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