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RAC DashCams Use PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Alerts
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
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- Windows-only software (no Mac support other than simply viewing the .mov files without the speed/location data)

Deal breaker for me. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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- not spoken alert for cameras - again, you need to be able to see the screen when driving

That's not very clever. I wonder if that could be changed with a firmware update?

EDIT/ I presume it beeps?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeharris wrote:
MaFt wrote:
- not spoken alert for cameras - again, you need to be able to see the screen when driving

That's not very clever. I wonder if that could be changed with a firmware update?

EDIT/ I presume it beeps?


Yes - you get a 'ding' on approach and a different 'ding' for the all clear.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the 250m warning seems a little close. If my maths is right that's less than 9 seconds at 60mph or less than 8 seconds at 70mph.

The device obviously knows that SPECS are a different camera category as it works out average speed, but does it have a different ding for fixed vs mobile so the driver knows what to look out for?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bmuskett wrote:
Looking at the file you download from the ProofCam Product Resources page, the date might be a part of the file name.


Yes, it is now. They changed it after I suggested that 'edogdata.dat' wasn't very clear that it was the speed cams...!



Any ideas how to download the DAT file? Every time I click on the web link I get a web page full of random text..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
MaFt wrote:
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- Windows-only software (no Mac support other than simply viewing the .mov files without the speed/location data)

Deal breaker for me. Sad


Same here, on Android tablet mostly these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

toplessmini wrote:
Any ideas how to download the DAT file? Every time I click on the web link I get a web page full of random text..

In Firefox, right click on link, then Save Link As...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:47 am    Post subject: RAC 07S please speak up!? Reply with quote

I just bought an RAC 07S due to their 99 offer, but I'm wondering if I did the right thing for a couple of reasons.

The safety camera alert sound is barely audible, even set to the highest volume, and would be easily missed if distracted by something trivial such as trying to concentrate on driving! My car isn't particularly noisy whilst travelling but even without the radio on you would be forgiven for missing the little "bing" it produced. Is this normal for a unit of this supposed quality?

I'm also perplexed as to why the 07S model is supposedly 175 normally when it's seemingly of a lower specification than their RAC 05, which has higher definition recording, lane drift alerts and forward collision warning for only 150.

If any other users of these can shed light I'd appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: RAC 05 dash cam speed warning Reply with quote

Hi all, My speed warning only seems to work AFTER im in the new speed area , have I got to set something else up???
Thanks for any replies.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about speed limits or speed cameras?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Back to edogdata-2.dat today I see!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: rac 05 dash cam Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Are you talking about speed limits or speed cameras?

Speed Limits
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: rac 05 dash cam Reply with quote

oldmaceie wrote:
M8TJT wrote:
Are you talking about speed limits or speed cameras?

Speed Limits

I also had a 70mph come up on screen when I was in a 50mph zone this happened to be (I think) because there was a dual carriageway alongside the road that I was on.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firstly, the speed limit 'markers' are put on the map by the map makers, not the satnav makers and the symptoms you are having are common. The satnav has to know that you have passed the marker before it can alert, thus the alert is usually a few tens of yards after the actual limit sign. Some brands have advanced warnings, but that can be a pain in the butt, getting two warnings for a speed limit change.
WRT incorrect speed limit alerts. Your explanation is a possibility. Again it's the map makers who have got it wrong and it usually takes a long time for them to correct them especially if no-one reports the error. Speed limits on satnavs are notoriously inaccurate, so don't be surprised if you come across a few more errors.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Firstly, the speed limit 'markers' are put on the map by the map makers, not the satnav makers and the symptoms you are having are common. The satnav has to know that you have passed the marker before it can alert, thus the alert is usually a few tens of yards after the actual limit sign. Some brands have advanced warnings, but that can be a pain in the butt, getting two warnings for a speed limit change.
WRT incorrect speed limit alerts. Your explanation is a possibility. Again it's the map makers who have got it wrong and it usually takes a long time for them to correct them especially if no-one reports the error. Speed limits on satnavs are notoriously inaccurate, so don't be surprised if you come across a few more errors.


Many Thanks for your response, its good to know that I am not an idiot!
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