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Offline eldron

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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2016, 13:51:57 »
@zigzag
I uninstalled the watchapp and when I tried to install it again I was told that I´d have to update my watch first.
Not sure why that was necessary, if you can still use the app on your pebble classic with an even older firmware...
So I just used my lunchbreak to update my watch and then your watchapp. Looks like everything is working fine. I was reluctant to update, as there is a thread on the pebble forum about crashes in apps that use the compass with firmware 4.0 (and 4.01 as well).
Now the long press works and I can change the refresh rate from my watch - nice solution!
 
 

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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2017, 09:03:44 »
Hello zigzag,

great app, I love it!

Problem here with the compass:

In pebble I set a field to "guidance direction (calculated from moving)" and I thought, that pebble then shows the same compass direction like in locus, but it don't.

For example, I drive for 15 seconds just straight, then locus compass (calculated) shows straight, but pebble (calculated) differs a lot (shows for example right).
Sometimes it workes very well, than again not.
So its not reliable at all and makes orientation difficult.

When I switch to the build in compass of pebble, it's absolutely useless at all (ok, thats the hardware of the watch, we can't change here anything,  I guess).

So, to sum up:
It would be very nice and useful, if the (calculated) compass of pebble really shows the same direction like the locus gps direction.

How is it in your system?

I really appreciate your help and thoughts,
Erwin
 

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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2017, 14:46:53 »
Hello Erwin,

The guidance direction (calculated from moving) and the compass (calculated from moving) are working when you are in moving. If you stop, it is not accurate. In moving the 12 o'clock is your moving direction, and the arrow shows the destination.

The built in compass:
Before use it rotate the watch every direction.

ZigZag
 
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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2017, 08:32:03 »
Thank you zigzag for your good explanations and hints.

So, the arrow shows the destination (or just north of course). I finally got that.

But now, as proposal:
it would be very useful, when the arrow also would be able to show the "next navigation action point".
I think, that would be really helpful, because thats the point in practice you have to work with, what is your nearest aim and destination.

The overall destination isnt sooo important, because s.times you will get there, ok.
But the next action point, thats always the little challenge.

Would be happy, if it's possible for you you to add this.

Erwin

 

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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 09:40:21 »
Hello Erwin,

The guidance direction show on
- Guide on: direction to the destination point,
- Navigate to: direction to the action point,
- Guidance (guidance along the track): direction to the next track point.

ZigZag
« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 11:47:03 by zigzag »
 
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Re: Locus addon for Pebble
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2017, 20:07:39 »
Hello zigzag,

I tested it, and I'm convinced that at "navigate to" it shows not the next action point,it shows the destination.

Greetings, Erwin