POI Alert Question


Joined
Mar 24, 2008
Messages
49
TomTom Model(s)
GO 920
I have a question about POI alerts. I created a POI file for various points of interest that I want to visit on a trip. I wanted to use the POI alert feature to let me know when one of the points of interest is coming up. This works fine and I get the icon in the upper left and the sound, but I was hoping it would actually tell me what the POI is that's upcoming. Is there any way to have it display the name of the POI - either for the alert or on the map once I get close enough to see the icon on the map?

Thanks!
 
Ad

Advertisements

dhn

Moderator
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
23,212
Location
Toronto Canada
TomTom Model(s)
Go 50; Go 520
I have a question about POI alerts. I created a POI file for various points of interest that I want to visit on a trip. I wanted to use the POI alert feature to let me know when one of the points of interest is coming up. This works fine and I get the icon in the upper left and the sound, but I was hoping it would actually tell me what the POI is that's upcoming. Is there any way to have it display the name of the POI - either for the alert or on the map once I get close enough to see the icon on the map?

Thanks!
Does not Preferences-->Voice Preferences-->Announce Warnings do it?
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
5,937
Location
Downey, California
TomTom Model(s)
GO 910, ONE V2, GO 920 GO 730 & iPad TT App
If you want to see the POI icon display on the unit, go to preferences -> Manage POIs -> Warn when near POI -> select the POI and select the sound.
Last, it will ask you if you want to warn only when in route, I have that unchecked so it will always warn me.
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2008
Messages
49
TomTom Model(s)
GO 920
I have those items turned on, so I am seeing the icon warning and I'm hearing the warning sound, but what I was hoping is that it would announce verbally or with text on the screen what the upcoming POI was. For example, I'm doing Route66 and I wanted it to warn me when there was an interesting roadside attraction coming up and not just any attraction, but tell me what particular attraction it was.

Thanks!
 
Ad

Advertisements

dhn

Moderator
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
23,212
Location
Toronto Canada
TomTom Model(s)
Go 50; Go 520
I have those items turned on, so I am seeing the icon warning and I'm hearing the warning sound, but what I was hoping is that it would announce verbally or with text on the screen what the upcoming POI was. For example, I'm doing Route66 and I wanted it to warn me when there was an interesting roadside attraction coming up and not just any attraction, but tell me what particular attraction it was.

Thanks!
You can select a warning to play when near a poi of your choice ... including a recorded voice you make.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top