I have just purchased a Navman MY50T. Before this I used a Navman F20 since 2006. The MY50T ability to name the streets and to inform you which lane to move into is a great improvement.
I have installed some extra pois from this website such as camp grounds, petrol stations, caravan parks ect. I wondered if some people more experienced than myself could advise me what to set the alarm distance at for some of the different pois . THANKS
I have found that the alarm distance should be governed by the speed you are expected to arrive at the POI.
For example if you are travelling in a town at 50kph, then probable 200m is fine, however if you are travelling at 110kmp, the I set mine to be 400m. This gives me time to react.
A problem I have found with the preinstalled short speed camera distance is that if you set an alarm at 200m, which at 110kmp requires a quick check of the speedo, then heavy braking if required.
Hi thanks very much for your very helpful answer. I have since purchased a TOMTOM XL 250 and have used your advice to set the distances for its POI as well. THANKS.
Sorry to take so long to thank you. I have been traveling around Australia in my camper van and not been on this site for a while.