Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - NuviCam - Auto switch on / off ??
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

NuviCam - Auto switch on / off ??

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Garmin Portable Navigation Devices
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
hijacker
Regular Visitor


Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 188

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:59 am    Post subject: NuviCam - Auto switch on / off ?? Reply with quote

Hi,

As a potential purchaser of the NuviCam, could anyone tell me if they will switch on and off automatically when 12v power is detected/lost in the car?

Thanks.
_________________
TT GO 1005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sussamb
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 4267
Location: West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest nuvis do so and so does the nuvicam, it also immediately starts recording.
_________________
Where there's a will ... there's a way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hijacker
Regular Visitor


Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 188

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
_________________
TT GO 1005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xtraseller
Frequent Visitor


Joined: 15/07/2003 22:59:27
Posts: 1050
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it does, but be warned the mount isn't fit for purpose - it isn't very flexible in positoning allowing it to view the road ahead (it's purpose)

Basically don't work in my car in any of the locations suitable for me so I will be selling mine. Disappointed

Also find the screen not as vibrant as the Nuvi 2699 - and I don't understand why, as it belongs to their premium range
_________________
TomTom Go Live 6100, 600
Garmin DriveLux 50, D-Smart 70, NuviCam, 3598, 2699, 2798
Mio Navman 695
Nexus 6p, Apple iPhone 6sPlus and Microsoft Lumia 950xl running TomTom, Garmin, CoPilot, Navigon, Sygic, Here Drive, Google, Waze, MS Maps
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
sussamb
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 4267
Location: West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did wonder about positioning as most dashcams are mounted at rear mirror height.
_________________
Where there's a will ... there's a way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xtraseller
Frequent Visitor


Joined: 15/07/2003 22:59:27
Posts: 1050
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes while I was concerned before buying, it was worse than expected

The cam could do with being at least at the top of the device and the mount is (unbelievably) lower in position than the normal Garmin mount, so any "bumps" in the dashboard (as on many cars thesedays for displays, etc.) and no chance of a dash mount, and the width of the unit with close proximity to the mount means a fixed side wing window position is also out of the question. So only allows windscreen mounting. Don't like this position because of access, but accepted it - but pops of my screen regularly because the mount and the angle of the screen means the unit is pushed tight against the glass
_________________
TomTom Go Live 6100, 600
Garmin DriveLux 50, D-Smart 70, NuviCam, 3598, 2699, 2798
Mio Navman 695
Nexus 6p, Apple iPhone 6sPlus and Microsoft Lumia 950xl running TomTom, Garmin, CoPilot, Navigon, Sygic, Here Drive, Google, Waze, MS Maps
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 5882
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So a brilliant idea poorly executed.

Let's hope they produce an updated unit using a TA cable and get rid of the magnetics.
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xtraseller
Frequent Visitor


Joined: 15/07/2003 22:59:27
Posts: 1050
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely - although I do like the magnetics, just designed by someone who probably has never tried using it!

I thought and accepted the traffic cable was external because it would be a very slim design (like the 3598) which for some would be an acceptable trade-off, but it's not - its quite large and heavy (well made though, it seems)

So I would wait until v2 - or buy my one off me Laughing Out Loud
_________________
TomTom Go Live 6100, 600
Garmin DriveLux 50, D-Smart 70, NuviCam, 3598, 2699, 2798
Mio Navman 695
Nexus 6p, Apple iPhone 6sPlus and Microsoft Lumia 950xl running TomTom, Garmin, CoPilot, Navigon, Sygic, Here Drive, Google, Waze, MS Maps
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 5882
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BAVC10
Lifetime Member


Joined: Dec 20, 2005
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've the same issue with my nuviCam. I use the air vent mount which was perfect for my 3598 but the low position of the camera means my nuviCam can only "see" about 1/5 of the road and the rest is the dashboard. This means the two "new" functions are useless as there isn't enough road for it to trigger an alert Being such a large unit mounting on Top of the dash would be more obstructive than helpful. I just use mine as a straight forward sat nav
_________________
DriveLuxe 51 LMT D - Firmware 6.20
Previously owned: DriveLuxe 50 LMT-D, NuviCam LMT-D, Nuvi 3598 LMT-D, Nuvi 3490LMT, 3790T, 1690, 765, 760, 660, 610, 360, 310, 300 and Streetpilot i3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SHC
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 128
Location: Hull

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got mine on the windscreen, right hand side. My dashboard is so vast and nothing sticks to it, don't really have a choice. In this position it works well.
Bit of an annoyance trying to make sure its aligned as the mount moves everytime you attach the device.
I do have a couple of gripes. I hate the warning screen at start up, I hate the notice to tell me to use voice control at start up - every-time
I don't seem to get any school zone warnings either.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sussamb
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 4267
Location: West Sussex

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There aren't many school warning zones. I suspect the number will slowly increase.
_________________
Where there's a will ... there's a way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Garmin Portable Navigation Devices All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
18.072 (08 Jul 20)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping