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Title: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on April 17, 2019, 10:14:43
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Hello!

on behalf of WearSoft and with cooperation with Locus Map team, I want to introduce you new application which enables you to benefit from advanced features of Locus Map while using your Garmin device.

FEATURES
With Locus Map for Garmin you can
1) use it as main activity application which enables you:
-- display real-time data from Locus Map running on your smartphone in your Garmin:
---- maps incl. any overlays (no need for native map support of Garmin device!)
---- navigation
---- guidance
---- track recording
---- device status (battery, GPS.. )
-- record activities, provide their statistics and store them on Garmin Connect
-- see map stored on your Garmin device (on supported devices)
2) export routes from your smartphone to your Garmin to navigate them with other activity apps (on devices supporting navigation features)

QUICK SETUP & DEVICES COMPATIBILITY & USER GUIDE & FAQ & TROUBLESHOOTING
https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:add-ons:locusforgarmin

DIRECT DOWNLOAD
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.wearsoft.locus.addon.ciq

Please let us know what you think! I am here to answer all your questions.

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Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on April 24, 2019, 17:52:04
Hello, new version 0.9.0 now supports much wider range of Garmin devices and also adds screen with native Garmin maps if supported by device. 
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on May 02, 2019, 12:21:53
Too fast paid the full version with Lo Coins, none of my Garmin units being compatible :(

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: menion on May 02, 2019, 14:58:18
Good day sbojuju,
please give Jan information which device you own. As I know, some are planned this month.

If none of your devices will be planned, let me know and I'll, of course, refunds your purchase.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on May 10, 2019, 18:13:35
Hello all,

past week was busy. We released more versions during these days. But you can now enjoy (in version 1.1.0):

- much more supported devices (check it here: https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:add-ons:locusforgarmin#devices_compatibility)
- new disclaimer screen to advise how to see more data screens
- updated preview mode
- and lots of smaller fixes and layout improvements

Enjoy and if you spot some issue, don't hesitate to let me know!

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on May 30, 2019, 13:24:13
Hello Jan,

reading the news about your app in my Locus Pro app on my smartphone, i was really excited about that improvement for my most preferred combination of device which i used for hiking trips.
Although i used dedicated gps devices during my bicycle + hiking trip in the past 15 years, since 2 years for hiking i prefer using LocusMap Pro on a Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 together with a Garmin Fenix 3 HR.
A more easy transfer of tracks from Locus to Fenix and the option to get navigation turn advices would be a helpful enhancement to this combination.

At the moment Fenix 3 HR doesn't seems to be supported.
How far are you with your considerations about app for Fenix 3HR ?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on May 30, 2019, 21:01:34
Hi Papaluna,

we would love to add support also for Fenix 3 devices, but unfortunately they don't have enough resources (memory) to run such complex app. Currently we are still trying to find if there is way how to bring to this devices  more than just already planned track import functionality. For this reason, I can't commit to any publish date yet.

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on May 31, 2019, 17:22:28
Hi Jan,

many thanks for your reply.
Yes, i'm aware that the Fenix 3 series and some other device have limited storage (~24Mb).
Probably the only way might be to drop some functions.
But which ones!?
And it is a higher effort to maintain 2 version.
So i will wait, hoping you will find a solution.

kind regards
Gert
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Theo on June 08, 2019, 22:45:55
Just decided to buy a Garmin Forerunner 945 after I read that now, there is also Locus Maps support. :)

I really like the combination of Locus Maps and the GPS watch.
It also seems to work pretty solid thus far even though I wasn't yet able to test a lot.

That said, I already like to suggest two more features which would improve the binding a lot for me:

1. If I start recording from my phone, it won't record the heart rate data from the watch. It would be really awesome to have the watch heart rate data in the track record if there is no other heart-rate-device mounted.

2. If I start recording with the watch, my locus app on the smartphone won't start tracking (At least, it won't show the track recording screen). Would be cool if I a device-started recording would be in sync with the phone app.

Best regards
Theo

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on June 12, 2019, 10:46:18
Hi Theo,

Thanks for your suggestions.

1) You can do this even now if you enable heart rate sharing via your HR Widget on your watch. After that Locus Map can be paired via ANT+ to the watch via HR sensor configuration. Embed this feature directly to Garmin Locus Map application is not planned for near feature, but we will note it to our "possible future stuff" list. :)

2) Those two recordings are separated for reasons. There are also users who are using them together for purpose. But we are planning to make control of Locus Map recording from watch, which will basically do what you are requesting. So stay tuned for next versions!

Best Regards, Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on June 14, 2019, 09:58:15
Good day sbojuju,
please give Jan information which device you own. As I know, some are planned this month.

If none of your devices will be planned, let me know and I'll, of course, refunds your purchase.

Hi Menion, and sorry for the delay, I had not seen your message before...

And yes, none of my (too old) Garmin units is compatible with this app, but I had agreed it is my fault, as a demo mode was available before the purchase! ;)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on July 08, 2019, 11:38:03
Hi all,

for those who didn't yet find out hard way - Locus Map for Garmin for lots of users currently doesn't work as the Garmin app can't connect to Locus Map in smartphone. This is because of Garmin's unexpected change in Garmin Connect Mobile 4.20 resulting of fail of lots of Connect IQ apps which use local communication.

We are in touch with Garmin teams and they are working on solution, but we don't have confirmed day of fix from them yet. Unfortunately it is not possible to make workaround on our side, so until the resolution the only way how to make the app work again is to downgrade Garmin Connect to version 4.19. The installation file is available here:
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/garmin/garmin-connect-mobile/garmin-connect-mobile-4-19-1-release/

We are sorry for inconvenience.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Kalti94 on August 18, 2019, 20:35:08
After solving the problems with Garmin.
Can you check why the Fenix 3 and Fenix 3 HR are not supported while the outdated Vivoactive HR and the new Fenix 5 are?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on August 19, 2019, 11:00:56
Hi Kalti, the reason is that Fenix 3 has even less memory then those two mentioned models and current version simply do not fit there. But currently we are working hard to make it work even on Fenix3 models - we hope to release public version compatible with your watch in next few weeks.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on August 26, 2019, 16:17:58
Hello, for all with Fenix 3 or Forerunner 230/235 watches - check out the newest version! :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on September 02, 2019, 23:12:20
Hello Jan,
i buied and installed premium version onto my Fenix 3HR.
I have made first navigations and didn't encountered any crash.
Pretty good.
Howsoever i'm missing really the optio to import tracks/routes.
Is it caused by the limited memory.?
Might it be an option to serve a second app with this function?
Kind regards
Gert
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on September 03, 2019, 10:52:11
Hi Gert,

thanks for feedback. Unfortunately Fenix 3 doesn't support to import track via Connect IQ app, because of missing functionalities in its old CIQ version. Honestly, I was also surprised by this limitation.

So unfortunately, it is not possible to provide this feature on this model.

Jan

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on September 03, 2019, 22:07:47
Hi Jan,
1.
thats really strange.
I just exported a track from Locus.
I than opened the track with 'open with' option.
This offers me to choose Garmin Connect.
After this the track was imported into GC.
And from GC i can transfer the track to my Fenix 3.
So in general it is possible to transfer.
But it is really not user friendly.

2.no deviation alarm
Today navigating a track in Locus i could hear deviation alarm voice from Locus(fortunately i had forgotten to mute sounds otherwise i had missed this alarm) but doesn't see a hint on Fenix.
Bug or missing function?
Kind regards
Gert
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on September 04, 2019, 18:54:15
Hi Papaluna,

yes, this import works and I agree it is not really user-friendly. But I talked about importing via Connect IQ app like Locus Map. And that is not possible on Fenix 3 (unlike newer models which allows you to import track with two clicks via our app).

We have lots of planned features and some alert via Garmin before changing direction is one of them. The only question is how much we will be able to squeeze to already fully used memory limit on Fenix 3.

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on October 08, 2019, 15:58:04
Garmin fenix 6 is available now, Christmas is coming soon, Locus Map for Garmin is already paid, so... ;)

Concerning the fenix 6, can have the 6x version (with cartography) any interest over le 6 version (without cartography), for using it mainly with LocusMap, for that purpose? Not speaking here of its screen (a little larger,) nor the music related fonctions.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on October 08, 2019, 16:30:56
Hi Sbouju,

Fenix 6 is already supported, so why don't you install it? Broken maps on Fenix 6 will be fixed in next few days with new version.

EDIT: Oh, I didn't understand your answer at first.
Yes, with Fenix 6 PRO, you will have in Locus Map additional screen with Garmin maps. But with version 2.0.0, which will come in just few days, you will get another map screen in Locus Map regardless Fenix 6 model you choose to buy, so this might ease your decision. ;)

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on October 08, 2019, 19:11:03
Fenix 6 is already supported, so why don't you install it?
Good idea! I just need to make the (good!) choice for buying one of its numerous models, before this installation...  ;)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on October 13, 2019, 12:39:45
I have another question: on a fenix 6 (Connect IQ compatible) but which is not "Pro" or "X" (without any Garmin original cartography), can the watch show my smartphone LoMaps current map on its screen, as can do my Sony SmartWatch 3 ?

(http://img115.xooimage.com/files/8/e/6/20191013_131845-56a879a.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWDjzbVQf8w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWDjzbVQf8w)

Viewing the under picture and reading the documentation tends to answer "yes", but I want to be sure, because the purchase of a fenix 6X (with cartography) is something heavy, and not so really useful if one can do quite the same things with a "standard" fenix 6 or 6S *AND* "Locus Map for Garmin"  ;)

(https://services.garmin.com/appsLibraryBusinessServices_v0/rest/apps/f15dd655-e734-456e-b8f5-314d287df4a4/screenshots/d5b437f2-fba6-41ea-ab09-f8fd53646773)

On an other hand, seing what can already bring the WearOS compatibility of LocuMap, I can even consider buying a (cheaper...) Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F30 or WSD-F21 sport and connected watch, in place of a Garmin one...

(https://www.sport-passion.fr/pictures/test-materiel/casio-pro-trek-wsd-f30.jpg)
(https://www.watchuseek.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Pro-Trek-WSD-F21-display-980x720.jpg)

And in the same spirit, another (full) Locus wrist solution under, tested, but abandoned, mainly for the poor GPS reception of the Jelly Pro  :(

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Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on October 25, 2019, 16:45:19
Hello,
I'm an old Locus user (and beta tester) and I'm happy to see the development of Locus for Garmin.
I have a Samsung A5 2017 and a Gramin Forerunner 235.
As you suggested some post ago I tried this case of use:
track recording and navigation on the phone that receives the heart rate data from the watch and it works.
I think it's not very user friendly but the problem is from Gramin side, I need to go on Garmin options start and stop transmission of heart data if I do not use it for too much time (the smartwatch not the heart  ;D ).

Are the fields of track recording's watch-face customizable?
Now I see TIME - DISTANCE - TIME FROM START - CURRENT ALTITUDE.
For my experience  TIME needs an own watch-face (as other Garmin apps and watch-faces do) and the 4 fields need to be customizable.
How about to choose the first 4 from the config of locus map recording panel ?
In this way every one can choose  the best that fits his habits.
In my case I'd like to see HEART RATE - POSITIVE GAIN instead of TIME and CURRENT ALTITUDE.

Just another suggestion: you did a good job with the data field on the DEVICES watch-face but it's graphically horrible.What about:

Phone ------ Watch
OFF     REC     OFF
OFF     GPS      FIX
62%     BAT      81%

With Phone column withe, middle coloured, Watch column black.
I also suggest a bold font to increase readability.

Good job I think you did a nice app to make our life easier.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on October 29, 2019, 09:27:27
I have another question: on a fenix 6 (Connect IQ compatible) but which is not "Pro" or "X" (without any Garmin original cartography), can the watch show my smartphone LoMaps current map on its screen, as can do my Sony SmartWatch 3 ?
Hi, I missed your question, sorry. Yes, now you can even with natively non-map garmin models (except the oldest one)!   :)

EDIT: But one thing to add here: Fenix 6 PRO and other Garmin music or map models can utilise more memory for the app which Locus uses for better map caching when changing the screens and ability to activate enhanced map colors mode. Nothing fancy, but just want to point out, that although both F6 and F6 PRO can render maps via Locus, F6 PRO can do it a LITTLE bit better. Sorry to complicate your decisions a little. :)

(http://www.wearsoft.info/data/20191014_163752ss.jpg)

Hello
Datafields are not yet customisable but it is of course one of the feature which we want to bring in some future versions.
Thank you for the feedback! The app must supports lots of screen sizes and layout configurations, so its not easy to fine tunes fonts/pixels on all models. We will try to improve it in the future. :)

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: fera on November 25, 2019, 16:35:17
Hey Jan!

I really like this activity app, I have used your implementation for Sony Smartwatch 2 and for Android Wear in the past, but this is the right way, I think. I am a proud owner of a Forerunner 645 Music for 3 whole days now, so this came just in time for me.

I would be glad too if the data screens would be customizable, but as a quick fix, if this bigger change requires more effort, it would be enough for me if I could see the current (pedal) cadence in the watch-side data screens.

Oh and also, if someone pairs the sensors with the phone app, and start recording there, do you plan to just mirror out the measured values to the phone data screens in the Garmin app? So no broadcasting or duality, only the already measured values would be indicated like with the distance for example.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on November 26, 2019, 11:00:01
Hi fera,

first for all, I am not author of apps on Wear OS and Tizen.  These were done by Locus team. :) 

Not sure if I will be able to squeeze cadence somewhere until I release version with customised datascreen, but lets leave it open now. :)

As for the sensors connected to the phone, we may apply similar customisation to even phone recording screen for the future, but there are some technical challenges here, so can't promise anything yet.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on December 08, 2019, 14:27:19
Today I have to report a crash.
Last Locus Version, last plugin version, last connect version.
Garmin forerunner 235 and Samsung A5 2017

I was recording a track with locus, ant heart monitor active from the garmin, the app watch alert me for lost connection after 1 hour of recording.

On the watch I tried to restart the app, but at restart the watch rebooted not only the app.
On the phone I noted that the bluetooth was disabled (without any action from me), no way to restart the service. I stopped locus but no way ti restart bluetooth. I noted that after the locus stop the plugin was active in the notification bar, no way to stop it.
So i restarted the phone, this solved the issue and I was able to restart locus, garmin app and connection.

I think this is a serious bug becouse I had to reboot the phone.
What I need is something to set and forget, I do not need something I have to set up during a 4 hours of trailrunning.

 
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on December 08, 2019, 15:12:36
Hi,

thanks for your report. So based on your description, something in your phone crashed during your activity resulting mallfunction of Bluetooth service. I am afraid I can't affect stability of Android OS, the app doesn't do any control of Bluetooth connectivity. You are first to report such issue.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on December 08, 2019, 15:28:25
Hi,

thanks for your report. So based on your description, something in your phone crashed during your activity resulting mallfunction of Bluetooth service. I am afraid I can't affect stability of Android OS, the app doesn't do any control of Bluetooth connectivity. You are first to report such issue.
I wear the watch every day, with bt active and devices connected just for have phone notifications, this never happened before.
And ... there is always someone or something that arrives first, in my races is always someone else

Inviato dal mio SM-A520F utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on December 08, 2019, 17:27:01
Of course, the app uses sort-of continuous BT connection , so it might stress BT module little bit more. But it really just uses connection and do not control it. So I am afraid, I really can't do anything regarding its stability. But please let me know if it will be happening repeatedly.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on December 08, 2019, 17:31:33
Of course, the app uses sort-of continuous BT connection , so it might stress BT module little bit more. But it really just uses connection and do not control it. So I am afraid, I really can't do anything regarding its stability. But please let me know if it will be happening repeatedly.
Ok but I do not use app I not confident in while I training. I test it when I have the next walk with my family.

Inviato dal mio SM-A520F utilizzando Tapatalk

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on December 18, 2019, 19:39:40
Discovering my finally choosen fenix 6X   :)

And I have a first question, when viewing LoMaps on it : is there a way for zooming in/out the map view ?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on December 20, 2019, 16:58:52
Yep, just hold MENU (or UP) button. :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on December 20, 2019, 19:45:16
Ah, OK, the long press... ;) Fine  :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on December 22, 2019, 11:56:01
My second question, or problem, is that most of th time I cannot launch Locus Map on my fenix 6X, only getting the under message:
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on December 22, 2019, 18:05:43
And the thing which seems to have worked for this problem:  uninstall then re-install the LocusMap Garmin app... Until the next time ?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on December 23, 2019, 14:00:48
Hi, this is issue which I am aware that it might be happening for some users but wasn't able to simulate or find more details about it yet. Seems like just another Garmin connectivity issue which I am unable to handle in the app  >:(. Please let me know if reinstall really solved this issue for you or it returned occasionally. Thanks!
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on December 28, 2019, 18:07:28
Today I tested again the plugin:
recording and guide activated on the phone
the watch as a simple viewer
I found on the watch the Navigation watchface, why is it activated ? I have the guidance on the phone and not the navigation, I was following a track I did with locus planner.
Today it worked perfectly.
I'm still waiting for the custom watchfaces, than it'd be perfect for my use case, long distance running/trailrunning.
 
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on January 02, 2020, 12:35:59
Hi, Navigation screen is active when you run guidance via track, because some tracks have nav instructions usable even on this mode.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on January 13, 2020, 21:11:27
Hi,
Playing with the app on the fenix 6X, I feel the LocusMap map refreshing very slow and painful, and I was asking myself if it was for a bad setting or something like that, especially because this same map refreshing is very fast and smooth, when I compare with the Android Wear version of Locus Map on my Sony Smartwatch 3 in the same conditions.

Amazingly, the two watches can have their respective LocusMap app working in the same time ;)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on January 14, 2020, 10:35:55
Hi, that is the limitation of Garmin Connect IQ platform. The map will never be as fast as on Android Wear.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on January 17, 2020, 21:27:46
Datafields are not yet customisable but it is of course one of the feature which we want to bring in some future versions.
Is there a plan for making the Garmin watch able to launch/pause/stop the track recording in the smartphone Locus Map app, in replacement (or complement) of the track recording in the watch itself (already available)...?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on January 18, 2020, 13:17:53
Datafields are not yet customisable but it is of course one of the feature which we want to bring in some future versions.
Is there a plan for making the Garmin watch able to launch/pause/stop the track recording in the smartphone Locus Map app, in replacement (or complement) of the track recording in the watch itself (already available)...?
I do not like the start and stop feature on the watch because there is always the case that an unwanted button press stops the recording track. But the lap/point mark should be usefull.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on January 19, 2020, 11:06:18
Is there a plan for making the Garmin watch able to launch/pause/stop the track recording in the smartphone Locus Map app, in replacement (or complement) of the track recording in the watch itself (already available)...?
Yes! This is actually quite high on our priority list!

I do not like the start and stop feature on the watch because there is always the case that an unwanted button press stops the recording track. But the lap/point mark should be usefull.
Hi, doesn't your model support buttons lock feature? Start/stop feature is implemented to behave similar as native activity apps.
Create waypoint feature is also in consideration.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on January 19, 2020, 16:13:31
Hi, doesn't your model support buttons lock feature? Start/stop feature is implemented to behave similar as native activity apps.
Create waypoint feature is also in consideration.
Now I know something new about my watch, yes it supports this features, never know about that, thank you!
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on January 20, 2020, 20:52:23
Please let me know if reinstall really solved this issue for you or it returned occasionally.
I had it one more time yesterday. So yes, it comes back occasionally, but no so often... ;)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: fera on March 10, 2020, 12:52:07
Hey there!

Jan, have you considered apart from the customizable garmin data screens the possibility of including pedal cadence? It could be included instead of the avarage speed for example  :)

Because I understand that the custom screens are a much bigger effort to implement.

Thanks for your answer!

Edit: I forgot to ask, is this app open-source like the Sony Smartwatch 2 companion app was (I know that it was made by the Locus team)? Because if the source is public, I could squeeze the cadence into it  ;)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on March 10, 2020, 13:57:12
Hi, I would include cadence when enabling data screen customisations, thanks for your feedback.  App is not open-source.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: mdmystko on March 11, 2020, 15:53:06
Hi,
I am very happy with Locus Map on my Vivoactive 3. Taking a hike is so much easier with navigation on my wrist. If I take a longer break, I pause activity recording to get better stats. However, when I use Resume, collection of stats is not resumed. GPS track, elevation and heart rate are all recorded. On the other hand, distance and speed are ignored. I tried two approaches available in my Vivoactive 3:
Neither of them worked. I attach a screenshot of an activity that documents the problem.
(http://vivo3_resume_failed.png)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on March 13, 2020, 15:59:55
@mdmystko Hi, this unfortunately seems as some bug in Vivoactive3 firmware.  :-\ Does it happening all the time? Distance is freezed even on watch screen after resuming?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: mdmystko on March 18, 2020, 09:49:42
Yes, distance was frozen on watch screen after resuming. I recorded two such broken activities on a long hike with a 30 minutes pause. However, when I try to reproduce the problem on short (testing) hikes, everything seems to work correctly. If I identify conditions when the problem occurs, I will post once more.

BTW: I also vote for Edge support. Please, please, pretty please  :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on March 19, 2020, 17:32:31
Our app was nominated among TOP 3 of BEST APP OF ACTIVE LIFESTYLE in 2020 Garmin Connect IQ Developer awards!

Please help us to win!  8) Vote for us here
https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/b/news-announcements/posts/connect-iq-developer-awards---vote-for-best-apps-for-the-active-lifestyle

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Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: fera on May 12, 2020, 12:22:39
Will we get custom data screens? :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on May 13, 2020, 11:31:02
Hi, they are for sure still planned. Sorry it takes so long!  :)
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: basecore on June 02, 2020, 07:31:04
Hello,
first of all thank you for your great Addon. It works quite well.
But unfortunately on my Garmin Vivoactive 4 the location in the map view is not changing when my android smartphone lost its signal even if I'm running Locus Map on my phone with offline LoMaps.
Shortly after my phone gets signal again also the map view on the Vivoactive is working again.
I have a connection from my phone to the Garmin device. All other views on the Garmin device are updating. The offline map view on my phone is working also.

My smartphone is a Fairphone 2 with LineageOS 16.0 and MicroG (I am not using GApps).

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: lor74cas on June 02, 2020, 17:29:34
Again  Locus Pro closed, Garmin app closed, but Garmin sync notification still present.

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Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on June 04, 2020, 16:05:37
Yep !!!! ;D

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/general/2020-connect-iq-developer-awards-winners/
;)
But unfortunately on my Garmin Vivoactive 4 the location in the map view is not changing when my android smartphone lost its signal ...
Hmm, that is strange. Unfortunately you have quite unique setup, so not sure if I will be able to find out why it does not work properly for you.  :-\
Again  Locus Pro closed, Garmin app closed, but Garmin sync notification still present.
Info about closing and opening apps (+ course import) goes via Garmin messaging solution which is unfortunately highly unreliable. It might help to restart phone or watch to get it working again. Or you can of couse always shutdown Locus Map for Garmin service by clicking to STOP button on notification.

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: dominik on June 30, 2020, 08:58:58
Hello,

I have a Garmin Fenix 3 HR.
After installing Locus Maps for Garmin I could transfer a route to my watch and navigate with it (of course without map display).
After switching to the Pro version I get the following message on my watch when trying to transfer a route:
"Import to internal storage is not supported by this device"
It worked for the free version. In the compatibility overview the Fenix 3 HR is released for this! :-\
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on July 06, 2020, 10:20:18
Hi Dominic,

our app can't import route to internal storage of Fenix 3, thus the message you are getting. Activating Premium version do not affect this at all. Are you sure you didn't confuse it with navigation features controlled by phone? You can just turn on navigation on your phone and be navigated with your Fenix.

Compatibility table is correct.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Christophe on July 25, 2020, 18:27:23
Hi Jan, very good job that this app. I use it for cycling On my handlebar. Is it possible to use an external HR capteur? Because when my watch is not on my wrist the HR is not displayed.
Thanks
Christophe
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on July 27, 2020, 14:16:14
Are you sure that your Garmin watch cannot use an external HR sensor in place of its own...?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Christophe on July 29, 2020, 14:50:14
Hi,
My Garmin Watch is able to use an external HR sensor. But when I record a session with Locus map for Garmin application only the internal watch sensor is used. When I remove the watch from my wrist the HR is "--".
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on July 29, 2020, 15:13:17
OK... So if it is OK, you may prefer record your session with the watch app alone (= without any Locus app), in this case of twin HR sensors ?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on July 29, 2020, 21:38:54
Hi, the app should connect to same sensors you use for selected activity type when recording activity by Locus Map for Garmin. I would suggest to make sure, you are opening the app and turning on the activity when you already have your HR sensor active. It should for sure work.