500ft TTS notification?

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500ft TTS notification?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:37 am

I started getting 500ft notifications today instead of .1mi. The problem is that the notification comes at .1mi and not 500ft.

EDIT (added after several posts): The notification is coming at near .2 miles (.19 miles actually) instead of the intended .1/500ft mark.
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500ft TTS notification?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Okay, so this is what I found. In .1 miles it does say 500 feet instead of .1 miles. For the 1 mile mark and the quarter-mile mark, it says to make the turn, it has dropped the "get ready" part. I would imagine, that for other speed notifications, that the .5 and .6 mile mark also have had their TTS changed.
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:28 pm

Oh, so I did a typo in my OP. The 500ft warning is coming as soon as the app shows .1 miles, which is really .19 miles. So, this 500ft warning is coming very near the .2 mile mark instead of the actual 500ft mark.
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:51 pm

The TTS and on-screen don't match up at the 500ft mark in the current app beta. When the app shows going from .2 to .1 miles (which is really .19 miles), you get the "in 500ft" notification, which is wrong by 500ft. The notification is really coming at the 1000ft mark.
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:52 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I started getting 500ft notifications today instead of .1mi. The problem is that the notification comes at .1mi and not 500ft.

I'm seeing (hearing) this as well - BUT I've also lost TTS, so I'm just getting "In 500 feet, turn right" instead of "Turn right on Main Street"
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:06 pm

On my return trip I got full TTS, but with the 500 foot instead of .1 mile warnings...
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby cdombroski » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:44 pm

I noticed a few changes this morning as well.

In one half mile, prepare to exit right -> In one half mile, exit right

In zero point six miles, prepare to exit right -> In oh point six miles, exit right

I also think the timings have changed for the final prompt (turn right at X); it seems to come sooner than before.
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500ft TTS notification?

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:03 am

I noticed this also. What exactly did it say before? I can't remember.

Also, realize that .1 mile is 528 feet. By the Waze method of conversion, this is much closer than 500 ft = 500 m that they've used in the past.


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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:30 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Oh, so I did a type in my OP. The 500ft warning is coming as soon as the app shows .1 miles, which is really .19 miles. So, this 500ft warning is coming very near the .2 mile mark instead of the actual 500ft mark.


Maybe it's giving you extra time to "get ready". :D
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Re: 500ft TTS notification?

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:23 am

When it's counting down tenths of a mile, it makes the announcement for one-tenth of a mile, or 500 ft when the 0.2 turns to 0.1. This seems logical, but as Alan says, it's actually at .19 without that 9 visible. The announcement gets made, and then 10-15 seconds pass and then it starts counting down in feet...starting with 475 ft.

It should be switching from 0.1 to 500 ft (or 530 ft for that matter) and that's when the announcement should be made. Until I saw it happening, I couldn't make any sense of it.

Also, it seems to chopping off the "In" with TTS. Instead of "In 500 ft, turn" I'm only hearing "500 ft, turn". It doesn't seem to happen every time though. The two times I noticed it, I was turning right.
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