Hello to all forum members ,I am new to this forum and love it, never
new you could do so much to a gps.
I added Garmin GPX Proximity Alert for a Garmin POI File to my 265wt Garmin,works good but I would like to change the alert distance now it is set for a 100 ft. Can I install the same GPX Proximity Alert file again and change it to a farther distance.
I am unsure about changing the alert distance in already downloaded files. What I have done is re-download the .gpx files changing the alert distance prior to hitting the download button. I am also unsure about about how changing the alert distance in the drop-down box affects the alert distance in the .cvs files. I am under the impression that the .cvs files containing the phrases "red light" and "speed" are fixed at 400 meters (approx. 1200 feet) by the software in the Garmin units. If anyone has further clarification to this, perhaps you can share it and we can all be edified.
The road speed at a given intersection would determine the best alert distance but I know of no practical way to individually set the 1000's of locations available. At highway speed you would want more warning than at a slower city speed. Garmin sets the warning to be triggered at I believe at 400 meters for POI's loaded that trigger their software. I would think 300 to 400 meters would be a good average. I generally use 400 meters or 1200 feet as a rule. Perhaps someone else has different opinions they would like to share...
Yep roadrider, I use 300 mtr distance for nearly all, can be a bit of a nuisance occasionally but the only way of finding out what suits the individual is to re-download the files with different distances or learn how to edit the file manually.