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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: CamerAlert through Headunit Reply with quote

To All - A Happy New Year.

Long time user of Road Angel Professional Connected and before that the Origin Blue etc.

I am evaluating the CamerAlert software product as a replacement for my aging Road Angel Professional Connected, which despite still having a couple of years database updates is suffering from me changing the battery (I think I modified the speaker in a bad way). As I also have a new car - its time to re-evaluate the mechanism for avoiding cameras. I have not yet subscribed - but will do once the initial testing is out of the way.

So far - it all looks promising. Cameras are spotted, and the phone, through Bluetooth, interrupts the playing music, very loudly initially (to the point that I was wincing) however that has I think been dealt with.

What I am getting, however, is garbled voice warnings. I think what is happening is the the phone is transmitting the "Gatso. Speed 30" type warning but all I actually hear is the last part of Gatso (I think) followed by Speed 30. I suspect that the Head Unit is taking a second (or less) to switch over and is losing the first part of the warning.

Has anyone else found this?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

42 views and no response. Does anyone else try to use the alerts through the in car SatNav system?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope

I use a Garmin 2599 which works perfectly with the camera database and gives me the superior digital traffic.

My Honda headunit only has RDS traffic which is pathetic in comparison.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, nor I, I'm afraid. I use CA on my android phone and it throws the alerts out of the phone's own speakers.
I used to sync it to the car radio but I didn't like it interrupting the music. But it worked as intended.

ETA, a wee bit more info.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using the CamerALert app for iOS or Android or is this on a standalone SatNav?

If it's the app then go to the advanced settings and choose a sound for the 'Pre-warning' - then if it's simply a delay in your bluetooth set-up it will trim the pre-warning (eg a siren sound) rather than the 'fixed speed camera' etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the fact that the volume makes him wince MaFt?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fixed the volume issue.

Oh and CamerAlert for Android

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm on CamerAlert with iPhone.

Warnings come Bluetooth through my built in satnav/media system and I use the pre-warning as suggested by MaFt. My built in system has several volume settings and the one affecting this is the handsfree volume, as opposed to the radio volume.

I started using the pre-warning idea a long time ago before I had a built in system and was using various bluetooth headsets and speakers which lost the startup of the warnings - instead of pre-warning DingDong, I got Dong, which was sufficient (to power up the following spoken warnings).
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