To have your School Zone warning alert operational during school times only is a manual function of disabling the warning.
The Point Of Interest alert has no Time Of Interest function and as far as I'm aware no GPS unit has an automated time zone alarm function.
Interesting.Do you recommend these obsolete, third world GPS technology devices instead of many other more advanced GPS models?
Road Angel and gpsguider both have timed school zones
How can you call a GPS obsolete and third world, when the very latest TomTom XL340 DOES NOT HAVE TIMED SCHOOL ZONES.From what I can gather you cant even do this with a TomTom.Why. Perhaps the TomTom is a third world obsolete piece of junk, considering I have a mate who has a Road Angel that is 2 years old and it has timed school zones and not only that it only alerts on school days.Chip
The other possible reasons for not having timed zones are:
1. Makes the files much larger and eats more memory.
2. Even out of the timed speed reduction, there are still kids around the schools and it doen't hurt us motorists to be warned that we are in a school zone.
Seems incredible doesn't it the GPS has so much functionality but something so apparently simple like time activated POI's appears to have skimmed over the heads of the programmers, or is it too difficult? Wonder what the answer is?
Hey you are all right about these school zones, however the GPS will tell you that one is coming up, Now we all have clocks in our cars to check the time and see if we are actually in a time frame. The GPS is a warning only. After that, beware in all school zones.
The Garmin Nuvi 3790T changes the speed limit to 40 kilometres during school zone times but provides no other warning. As an additional aid I have downloaded the GPS Data Team POI for school zones (but not the WAV File -with the message "school zone ahead") which gives me a "ping" warning about 400 metres from a school zone. These two in combination work well for me.