Hi dear POIbase users. Today I’m going to demonstrate how to transfer POI’s that were downloaded from POIbase to the newest Dacia sat nav. First of all, you have to transfer your POI’s to a USB stick. Just download them via POIbase. Make your POI selection in the POIbase user interface. It’s very important the stick is FAT 32 formatted – otherwise it won’t work – often they have been formatted using a different system, which won’t work. So make sure it’s FAT32, or reformat it to FAT32. Then use POIbase to transfer your POI’s. And restart the sat nav. This is important. Before installing the POI’s press this top left button for five seconds to turn it off. This will reboot the sat nav. It turns off. And it takes a while before you can turn it on again. After 5-6 seconds you can reboot it. If the device was reset properly, you’ll see the Dacia symbol when it turns on. Once it’s been rebooted, insert the stick at the top right. The best ones are ones with LED’s, as they flash when you connect them, so you know something’s happening. This is a USB 3 stick, which is faster. A USB 2 stick would take a few seconds longer. With a USB 3 stick, as you witnessed, it goes pretty fast. And when it’s done, I wait for about 5 seconds in case the sat nav is still processing something in the background. Then just remove the stick. And restart the sat nav again. This is important. Don’t start doing things on the sat nav, just turn it off. Hold the button for 5 seconds again until it’s off. Another really important point – when I inserted the USB stick before – it was flashing. Don’t remove it if it’s flashing as that means it’s doing something. Leave it in until it’s stopped flashing. If you haven’t got one with an LED, just wait for 1-2 minutes, which should definitely be enough. For instance, I installed 300,000 POI’s. All the speed cameras, plus a lot of other POI’s. So that was rather a lot, and they were installed pretty fast with the USB 3. USB 2 sticks take a bit longer, as mentioned before. But it shouldn’t take longer than two minutes. So, now it’s rebooting. You can tell from the Dacia screen again. Exactly.
Now. Don’t have a shock. Hit the NAVI button. You’ll get this warning screen here and at first you won’t be able to activate the “Accept” button. And you might think Oh God! I trashed my sat nav. But it’s not the case. The sat nav is installing the POI’s, and while it’s doing that, the “Accept” button won’t react. It might take 1 – 2 minutes for the button to be accessible. We’ll speed up the video so you don’t have to wait. But it’s really important not to freak out about the disabled button. Tap on it now and again to make sure it doesn’t turn off. Also, don’t reboot it while this screen is active, as the sat nav is busy processing the data. So, you just have to wait. The video will skip forward now to where the button is enabled. So, I was a bit too fast. The colour changed; it was kind of white and then you could click it. You’ll notice when the colour gets lighter that you can click it. So just click it then, and you’ll enter navigation view. We set up a few test POI’s. These are the speed cameras. I’ll zoom out a bit. These aren’t real POI’s, I just made them for demonstration purposes. There are real POI’s over here, and real speed cameras. One moment while I scroll to Munich. There are more there. For instance, there are lots of speed cameras here, here a red light camera, here a mobile speed camera. Click the speed camera>options>Info. There are two, probably there’s one on each side of the road. Click on the camera for extra information. You can see the speed camera direction here. If the camera is related to speed, the speed will be displayed here too. And you can see the details like this. So. I’m a bit surprised actually …. because … I haven’t … Oh! The speed cameras are activated by default. That’s why speed cameras are displayed, but no normal POI’s. The other POI’s have to be activated manually. But you only have to do this once. After you’ve done it once, the POI’s will always be activated, even if you add different ones later. We’ll do that now as it’s a bit obscure. To activate the POI’s, click on Destination at the bottom of the map here. Then click Options, and then Map Settings. Here you’ll find the menu item “POI Markers”. Click on it and scroll down until you get to POIbase. Here’s POIbase. The default setting after the initial installation is “off”. They need to be set to “on”. Then they’ll be displayed on the map. Another important and interesting thing is, if you click on the POIbase symbol, you can streamline the settings further. Maybe you want to display POI’s situationally, like petrol prices – these POI’s are very useful and they are free. They are divided into bargain, normal price and expensive. So, on the map you’ll see if a petrol station is cheap, normal or pricey. And you can either turn them all on, or just pick the cheap ones and disable the others. The data is from the German Market Transparency Unit. The data is very up-to-date and is updated on our servers every five minutes. It’s really great and I recommend it to everyone. Here are all the POI categories you installed. I installed fast food – all the things we offer: McDonald’s, Subway, Pizza Hut. You can install all sorts of stuff. I’ve got the Camping.info data too. They are also great and have lots of info which I’ll show later. You can configure them to your liking. And they have to be activated, as I demonstrated. After activating them, they ought to appear on the map, and I can see some now a camping POI here a petrol station. By the way, the size of the POI’s can be configured in the settings too. You can make the icons smaller if you think they are too big. That’s possible in the settings. I’m going to a petrol station, there’s an expensive one near a cheap one: I’ll click on the cheap one: I have to zoom in to get the circle. There are three in one place here. We only saw one icon because we were zoomed out. I’ll click on Options>Info. We can see our POI and the one that was preinstalled by the manufacturer. Ours is green because this petrol station is categorized as having comparatively good prices in this area. So, I can click on it and on Display POI info, and it will also display the price: 1.229. Along with the time the price was last changed, and when it was last updated. So that was that, and now we’ll have a look at a camping POI. When you see the rotating circle after clicking on it, you can hit options. Only then, not if you half missed it; you have to see this circle. Go to Options and then Info>Display POI info, and here you’ll see a huge amount of info about the Camping POI. Prices, opening times, ratings, and whatever extra information the camping site provided. Phone numbers and so on should also be included. So that was that. I don’t want to make this video too long. I think I’ve covered the most important points. Which POI’s you download is entirely up to you: it can be configured in POIbase, and another important things is, when you go back to your PC with the stick and select different categories, for example if you remove McDonald’s and install – what do I know – vegan restaurants, or something else, it will be updated automatically. The McDonald’s will be removed and the new ones will be displayed. It will automatically reflect what you configured in POIbase on your PC. So you don’t have to worry about that. So, that was it for now. Thanks for watching. I hope the video was useful. And have fun using POIbase.